Boy rescued after gorilla shot at Cincinnati Zoo

By JOHN MINCHILLO Associated Press CINCINNATI — Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, “Stay calm!” while one woman yelled, “Mommy loves you!” as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow moat...

Group ends medical marijuana ballot drive

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI — A group has ended its effort to put a medical marijuana issue on Ohio’s general election ballot. The Ohioans for Medical Marijuana announced that organizers decided with “a heavy heart” to halt collection of...

Semi overturns on state highway in Putnam County

LEIPSIC — Two Texas truck drivers escaped injury Sunday when a tractor-trailer hauling vegetables overturned on Ohio 65 at Township 7D, south of Leipsic. The northbound truck failed to negotiate a curve at a railroad crossing and overturned, coming to rest on its side about...

Missing Putnam County inmate located

OTTAWA — A female inmate who failed to return to the county jail after being released on furlough has been located, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Breonna Jean Stephens, 22, was located by the Lima Police Department, according to the sheriff’s...

Detroit man faces multiple drug possession charges

UPPER SANDUSKY — A Detroit man faces felony drug possession charges after being stopped by Upper Sandusky Police on Friday, the department reported. Brian Smith, 50, was charged with possession of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), a fifth-degree felony; possession of MDMA,...

Weekend: Tour de Coop

One day. Ten coops. The first annual Hancock County Tour de Coop will take citizens on a self-guided tour of several urban chicken coops throughout the area to benefit the City Mission of Findlay. The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Tickets for adults are...

Weekend: Get outside!

Wondering how you are going to fill the time this summer? The Hancock Park District is offering a season full of learning with a variety of activities. The listed programs run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and have a minimum of six participants and maximum of 20, unless...

Weekend: Time for tea and a story

  This year’s Peter Rabbit Tea featuring “The Tale of Tiggy-Winkle” will be held Monday, June 6, and Tuesday, June 7 at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 U.S. 224, west of Findlay. Storytimes will be 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday,...
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