Cellphone ruling not a problem, area police say

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER The U.S. Supreme Court decision preventing police officers from searching cellphones after an arrest, unless they first obtain a warrant, will likely have little impact on the area. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that people who are arrested do not...

Murder suspects plead not guilty

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER TIFFIN — Two men charged in the May shooting death of a 20-year-old Fostoria woman pleaded not guilty in court Thursday. Garrett N. Brown, 18, whose address is listed as Findlay, and Tyson J. Ogg, 19, who is listed as a transient, appeared...

Reineke looking to expand car lot

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — A North Baltimore car dealership intends to expand its lot on land that once housed a village high school. The North Baltimore school board this week approved a letter of intent with Reineke Motor Inc. to sell two acres of land...

Suspected sex offender appears in court

OTTAWA — A Gilboa man charged with scores of sex offenses, including human trafficking, returned to court Thursday for one of the last scheduled hearings in his case. Gary L. Badertscher, 53, appeared in Putnam County Common Pleas Court for an expected hearing to suppress...

Area man convicted of sex charges

OTTAWA — A Putnam County jury has found a Continental man guilty of raping a child. Timothy W. Good, 53, is scheduled for a July 8 sentencing after he was convicted of two sex-related offenses at a trial this week in Putnam County Common Pleas Court. He was convicted of...

State conducts gypsy moth spraying in area counties

REYNOLDSBURG — The Ohio Department of Agriculture sprayed materials to disrupt gypsy moth mating this week in seven northwestern Ohio counties, including Allen, Hancock, Hardin and Wyandot. The aerial treatments are designed to disrupt gypsy moth mating on 13,275 acres in...

FTC clears Marathon deal

The Federal Trade Commission this week cleared Marathon Petroleum Corp. of any potential antitrust concerns in its planned $2.87 billion purchase of Hess Corp.’s 1,256 East Coast gas stations. Marathon Petroleum’s Speedway subsidiary is expected to close its purchase...
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