Carey bank robber sentenced to prison

UPPER SANDUSKY — A Carey man was sentenced today to three years in prison for robbing a village bank. Chad E. Gossman, 38, had pleaded guilty in Wyandot County Common Pleas Court to robbing the First Citizens National Bank, 129 E. Findlay St. On Jan. 14, Gossman entered the bank...

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announces dividend

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced today it will pay out a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share on common stock, payable March 28, to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 5, 2014. The dividend is the 168th consecutive quarterly dividend paid out by...

Open Arms to receive state grant

Findlay’s Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services is one of 23 rape crisis centers in Ohio to receive a grant from the state, which will be used to help sexual assault survivors. The funds will come from Ohio’s $2 million Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund, according to...

Book World: In Saul Austerlitz’s ‘Sitcom,’ a serious look at the history of the TV genre

Lucy. Mary. Hawkeye. Norm. Kramer. Homer. To borrow from the “Cheers” theme song, everybody knows the names of these classic situation comedy characters. In “Sitcom,” Saul Austerlitz shows how these weekly, 30-minute programs have evolved to become an American art form — from the...

Book World: In Saul Austerlitz’s ‘Sitcom,’ a serious look at the history of the TV genre

Lucy. Mary. Hawkeye. Norm. Kramer. Homer. To borrow from the “Cheers” theme song, everybody knows the names of these classic situation comedy characters. In “Sitcom,” Saul Austerlitz shows how these weekly, 30-minute programs have evolved to become an American art form — from the...

Editorial: Mr. Obama backpedals on entitlement reform

PRESIDENT OBAMA has not released his budget for fiscal year 2015, but he has already let it be known that one good idea won’t be in it: Unlike last year, Mr. Obama will not propose the use of a more accurate inflation factor, “chained CPI,” in the government’s annual...

Milbank: The battle for the conservative soul

Arthur Brooks, head of the American Enterprise Institute, had the unorthodox idea to invite the Dalai Lama to exchange views on capitalism with a panel of scholars at the conservative think tank Thursday. The Tibetan spiritual leader gently suggested that there might be “more...

Pre 1930 Rails Facebook Page

Milepost 804 From time to time, I make reference to the Pirates, a loose-knit email group that I share model railroading interests with. Well, some of them have started a Facebook page that is dedicated to early era model railroading. You can find the page hee:...

Eagle, Lye creeks at minor flood stage; Blanchard River still rising

Swollen by rain and melting snow, Eagle Creek and Lye Creek near Findlay are at minor flood stage, the National Weather Service reports. At 8 p.m. today, Eagle Creek’s level was at 9.62 feet, above its predicted crest. Minor flood stage on Eagle Creek starts at 9 feet. The...