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2018 PRIMARY ELECTION: Fire levies pass

Fire protection levies were approved Tuesday in two Hancock County fire districts, according to unofficial numbers from the Hancock County Board of Elections. The new Southwestern Hancock Joint Fire District won voter approval of a 1.5-mill levy for five years for fire protection...

2018 PRIMARY ELECTION: Sprague wins GOP state treasurer nom; Issue 1 passes

State Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, will be the Republican nominee for Ohio Treasurer of State, leading Sandra O’Brien in today’s primary election. With more than 81 percent of the vote in, Sprague has a 90,000 vote lead over O’Brien, 355,689 to 267,352....

2018 PRIMARY ELECTION: Cordray, DeWine win gubernatorial primaries

The Associated Press has called both the Democratic and Republican primaries for Ohio governor, with Richard Cordray and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine set to face off in the fall. Tuesday’s win by Cordray, the former consumer watchdog under President Barack Obama buoys...

2018 PRIMARY ELECTION: Cross wins 83rd District Republican race

Jon Cross has defeated Cheryl Buckland in the hotly contested Ohio 83rd House District Republican primary. In Hancock County, Cross, of Kenton, won with 4,892 votes, while Buckland, of Findlay, had 3,956 votes. Logan and Hardin County vote totals were still in the progress of...

2018 PRIMARY ELECTION: Hancock County JFS levy fails

With all precincts reporting in, the Hancock County Job and Family Services levy has failed. A total of 7,193 votes have been cast against the levy, with 4,962 votes for the levy.

2018 PRIMARY ELECTION: Bechtol holds off primary challenge

Hancock County Commissioner Tim Bechtol has held off a primary challenge from Paul Craun for the Republican nomination for county commissioner. With all precincts reporting, the unofficial results had Bechtol winning with 4,918 votes, while Craun had 3,311 votes.

Woman’s death ruled as accidental drowning

Accidental drowning has been ruled as the cause of death of the woman whose body was found Monday in a submerged car in a pond at Owens Community College, according to Hancock County Coroner Dr. Mark Fox. Fox said his office can’t yet confirm the identity of the body found in the...

Jays closer Roberto Osuna charged with assault in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — All-Star closer Roberto Osuna of the Toronto Blue Jays was charged with assault Tuesday and put on administrative leave by Major League Baseball, preventing him from playing for at least a week. Toronto Police declined to say whether it was domestic assault....
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FANTASY PLAYS: Real vs fake pitching starts, golf outlook

It’s critical in all formats of fantasy baseball to be able to identify and evaluate hot starts by pitchers to determine which performances are real, and which ones are going to go up in a puff of smoke. This week we will look at a couple of pitchers off to surprising...
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Trump decides to exit nuclear accord with Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a profound blow to U.S. allies and potentially deepening the president’s isolation on the world stage. “The United States does not make...