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Appeals court upholds ruling in Hancock County rape case

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer An appeals court has upheld a Hancock County Common Pleas Court decision to deny a Rawson man’s attempt to withdraw guilty pleas to multiple charges of rape. Gary A. Martin, 57, of Rawson, was sentenced by Judge Joseph Niemeyer to 32 years in...

Rasmussen edges past Robertson

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Voters in Hancock County decided six races for Republican and Democratic Central Committee seats on Tuesday. The goal of each party is to have a committee member to represent each voting precinct in the county. The outcome of the five Republican races...

Garrett grabs Democratic spot in 4th District race

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Racking up twice as many votes as her two opponents combined, Janet Garrett, of Oberlin, won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to represent the 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House. With over 97 percent of precincts reporting, Garrett garnered...

Huffman, Goodman get Republican nominations

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Wes Goodman won the Republican nomination to represent the 87th District in the Ohio House on Tuesday, and Matt Huffman won the GOP nod to represent the 12th District in the Ohio Senate. No Democrats are running for either seat, so both men are virtually...

GOP picks 3rd District Court nominee

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer Republican voters overwhelming picked Judge William R. Zimmerman on Tuesday as their party’s nominee for an open seat on the 3rd District Court of Appeals, Lima, according to unofficial election results. Zimmerman, a Shelby County...

Arlington votes for liquor option

ARLINGTON — Arlington voters supported a liquor option for a new restaurant and banquet hall on Tuesday, according to unofficial election results. Voters in the Madison West precinct authorized Bradley N. Cooper, doing business as Curly’s Bar and Banquet Hall, 132 W....

Buckland bests Blakely in State Central Committee race

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Incumbent State Central Committee member Cheryl Buckland was re-elected in the 1st Senate District during Tuesday’s Republican primary. Buckland, of Findlay, defeated challenger Cheryl Blakely, also of Findlay, for the woman’s seat on the...

Hancock boasts good turnout

Hancock County elections board Director Jody O’Brien and Deputy Director Lori Miller said voter turnout in Hancock County was good during Tuesday’s presidential primary. “We would have been happy with a little better turnout, but it was good,” Miller said....
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