Crash injures Deshler men

DESHLER — Two Deshler men were injured in a Christmas Eve crash on Road C, west of the village. Christopher Arens, 22, and Matthew Herder, 24, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the 8 p.m. crash, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office reported. They were taken by...

4 hurt in Christmas Eve crashes

Four people were injured Wednesday night in accidents in Upper Sandusky and in the Deshler area. Two people were hurt in a single-car crash about 6:36 p.m. on East Wyandot Avenue in Upper Sandusky, the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reported. Both people were taken to...

Flu hospitalizations climbing in Ohio

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio health officials say 935 patients with the flu required hospital care last week, nearly doubling the statewide total of flu hospitalizations to more than 1,900 so far this season. Flu season can stretch from autumn into spring, and this year it appears...

State troopers step up patrols

COLUMBUS (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says troopers will be in full force watching the roads throughout Ohio this holiday season to target impaired drivers and try to prevent serious crashes. The patrol said 24 people died last year in crashes between Christmas Eve and...

Hancock jobless rate among state’s lowest

Hancock County’s unemployment rate in November shrank to 3.3 percent, fourth lowest in the state. It was 3.4 percent in October. Jobless rates fell or stayed flat in most neighboring counties last month, the State Job and Family Services Department reported. Putnam County,...

Fire heavily damages rural Vanlue house

VANLUE — No injuries were reported when a fire erupted late Monday night and heavily damaged a house at 11588 Hancock County 252, northwest of Vanlue. Bill Drown, Vanlue fire chief, said all four occupants of the house were able to get out. The blaze was reported at about...

Magistrate appointed

A new Hancock County Juvenile and Probate Court magistrate has been named. Current Magistrate Kristen Johnson, who has been elected to serve as judge starting early next year, selected David Land for the position. Land has been an assistant prosecutor for 24 years in the city of...

Heroin seized in drug raid

VAN BUREN — Law enforcement officers found heroin after raiding a Van Buren home. At about 5:30 p.m. Monday, officers entered 109½ S. Main St. and seized heroin, a large amount of cash, drug paraphernalia, hypodermic needles, criminal tools, and a gun, according to the...
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