Ohio Teen’s Death Blamed On Abnormal Heart

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — The death of a 16-year-old girl who collapsed at a haunted house attraction in southwest Ohio has been blamed on heart abnormality. Her mother says Christian Faith Benge (BINJ) had only one working lung due to a birth defect, and her heart apparently...

UPDATED: Robinson testifies in his defense

Montre Robinson testified this afternoon that he did not know his co-defendant, Ralph Harris III, possessed a firearm the night of  Joe Gutierrez III’s killing. Robinson, 21, of Findlay, is charged with murder following the Nov. 8 shooting death of Gutierrez, 34, also of...

Driver Sentenced To 30 Months After Marine’s Death

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio driver has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after a hit-and-run crash killed a U.S. Marine from Virginia. The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) 26-year-old Holly Fowler of Urbana was sentenced Monday in Logan County Common Pleas Court. She...

Officials Look For Feedback On Ohio Public Transit

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Department of Transportation planned to hold a meeting in Cleveland Tuesday to hear from civic leaders and planners on the importance of public transit. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports ( ) Tuesday’s meeting is the first of five scheduled this...

Area unemployment rates fall in September

Hancock County’s unemployment rate declined to 3.8 percent in September from 4 percent a month earlier, the state reported. It was the fifth lowest rate among Ohio’s 88 counties. Jobless rates declined in all neighboring counties and among 79 of Ohio’s counties last month....

Pet Boa Constrictor Escapes In Southwest Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio say a boa constrictor escaped from the home of its owner over the weekend and is still missing. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( ) police in Delhi Township west of Cincinnati say the owner was outside feeding the six-foot long snake...

Fewer Young Ohioans Getting Their Driver’s License

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Data shows fewer young people in Ohio are getting their driver’s license. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) the number of people in Ohio ages 16 to 20 who obtained a driver’s license dropped 8.5 percent in the last decade. A new report by the...

MPLX announces third quarter dividend

MPLX LP today announced a dividend of 35.75 cents per share for 2014’s third quarter. It will be an increase of 1.5 cents per share, or 4.4 percent, over the previous quarterly distribution and a 20.2 percent increase over the third quarter of 2013. MPLX has increased its...

Tiffin PD searching for robbery suspect

Tiffin police officers responded to a report of a robbery in progress at Heritage IGA, 479 E. Market St., Tiffin, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Monday. According to a news release, a male subject entered the store and demanded money from a cashier. The suspect then fled the scene...

At A Glance

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