Updated: Former Carey teacher sentenced for attempted sexual battery

A former Carey teacher and girls basketball coach at Columbian High School in Tiffin has been sentenced to 17 months in prison for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old Carey student. Katie Fazekas, 32, of Tiffin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted sexual battery, a...

vanden Heuvel: Making every vote count

By Katrina vanden Heuvel August 5 at 7:48 AM The Electoral College rules that govern our presidential elections are the political equivalent of education’s standardized test. Just as high school classes devolve into test preparation, not learning, presidential elections...

Gilboa man sentenced to 28 years for sex crimes

OTTAWA — Gary Badertscher was sentenced this afternoon to 28 years in prison for sex offenses with children. The 53-year-old Gilboa man, appearing in Putnam County Common Pleas Court, pleaded guilty to felony charges of possessing child pornography and soliciting minors online....
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Bellaire Viaduct, Then & Now…

Milepost 859 As mentioned in my previous post, I was recently looking for some photographs and ran across some that I hadn’t looked at for quite some time. That brings us to the photo above, taken by J.J. Young many years ago in Bellaire, Ohio. I’m not sure how I...

Public invited to Army Corps-Latta flood tour Wednesday

The public is invited to Wednesday’s tour of sites along the Blanchard River with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, according to Sarah Criser, Latta’s communications director. Latta has invited Lt. Col. Karl Jansen, commander of the corps’...

Osborn Avenue bridge closed today

The Hancock County Engineer’s Office will close the bridge on Osborne Avenue in Findlay today. A release from the department says the closure will allow equipment to be placed on the bridge to collect soil borings in the Blanchard River. The bridge will be closed at 9 a.m....
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Milbank: Dana Milbank: Bob McDonnell is a loser either way

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., with his lawyer John L. Brownlee on the second day of his and his wife Maureen’s corruption trial, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (Alexa Welch Edlund/AP) By Dana Milbank Opinion writer August 4 at...
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Rampell: Stop the campus rape numbers game

Students at the Sample Gtes entryway into Indiana University campus Bloomington Indiana. (bigstock) By Catherine Rampell Opinion writer August 4 at 8:45 PM One in five? Yeah, right. Sounds way too high. That’s a common reaction to the oft-cited statistic about the share of...
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Gerson: Bet on Africa rising

Girls look at a poster, distributed by UNICEF, bearing information on and illustrations of best practices that help prevent the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD), in the city of Voinjama, in Lofa County, Liberia in this April 2014 UNICEF handout photo. As of July 27, 2014, a...
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Cohen: Richard Nixon’s lasting damage to the GOP

NIXON BY NIXON: IN HIS OWN WORDS: Richard Nixon. (courtesy of HBO/courtesy of HBO) By Richard Cohen Opinion writer August 4 at 8:23 PM Richard Nixon is not having an easy time of late. The Post alone has run at least three opinion pieces reminding us all that Nixon was a skunk...