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Discussion of U.S. cultural history would propel Redskins’ name change

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D.C. Democratic primary results should be right, not necessarily fast

As a precinct captain at a successful polling place in the District on Tuesday, I was disturbed by the characterization, in the April 2 front-page article “Bowser wins primary,” of the vote tabulation as “late and messy.” It is important to tabulate results quickly, but...

Syrians are still suffering. Please don’t forget.

Dima Wannous, the author of “The Chair,” is a novelist based in Beirut. Three years ago, after 40 years of oppression under a dictatorship, Syrians dared to dream. Not only did they speak out, they screamed: “Syria wants freedom!” And ever since that day, they’ve been...

Syrians are still suffering. Please don’t forget.

Dima Wannous, the author of “The Chair,” is a novelist based in Beirut. Three years ago, after 40 years of oppression under a dictatorship, Syrians dared to dream. Not only did they speak out, they screamed: “Syria wants freedom!” And ever since that day, they’ve been...

Fire destroys semitrailer at North Baltimore truck stop

A semitrailer was destroyed in a fire this afternoon at the Petro truck stop at the Ohio 18-Interstate 75 interchange near North Baltimore. The truck, which was hauling soybeans, was first reported to be on fire just before 2 p.m. No injuries were reported. North Baltimore,...

Red Cross director to help with landslide recovery

Todd James, executive director of the American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot Counties, will be joining several hundred Red Cross disaster responders as part of the Oso, Wash. landslide disaster relief operation. James will leave for Washington on Saturday and will...

Litter Landing due for an upgrade

Hancock County’s recycling center, Litter Landing, may soon be getting an upgrade. The commissioners agreed today to hire Peterman Associates, Inc., Findlay, to develop building and site plans for the recycling center. Commissioner Mark Gazarek said two buildings at the center...

UPDATE: Moderate flooding predicted along Blanchard River in Findlay

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Blanchard River at Findlay from Friday afternoon until further notice, with moderate flooding predicted in Findlay. The weather service is currently predicting a crest of 12 feet on early Saturday morning, which...

Flood advisory issued

The National Weather Service at 12:44 p.m. issued a flood advisory for Hancock and Wood counties. Moderate to heavy rain is moving across the region and will taper off later this afternoon. Excess rain runoff will cause minor flooding of low-lying areas and farmland near creeks...

Summer Vacation?

Hot town, summer in the city – Lovin’ Spoonful A certain sign that summer cannot be too far away is the fact that the calendar here at work is filling up with dates taken for vacation. There is a science in selecting precious vacation days. Don’t want to crowd...