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Botched Executions To Be Raised In Kentucky Case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge in Kentucky says recent botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio throw into question the state’s proposed use of two drugs to carry out a lethal injection. Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd said in a two-page order that “legitimate...

Botched Executions To Be Raised In Kentucky Case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge in Kentucky says recent botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio throw into question the state’s proposed use of two drugs to carry out a lethal injection. Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd said in a two-page order that “legitimate...

Severe thunderstorm watch issued until 9 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for most of northwestern Ohio until 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The watch, which also extends over lower Michigan and northern Indiana, includes Hancock, Henry, Putnam, Seneca and Wood counties. Damaging winds and...

Hancock-Wood Electric to conduct load control measures through 6 p.m.

Hancock-Wood Electric Co-operative will be conducting load control measures on members during peak demand times today, between 1 and 6 p.m. According to a press release from Hancock-Wood Electric, hot temperatures and the resulting high energy use are the causes for the load...

Performing arts center on schedule to open in fall 2015

Right now it’s about pouring concrete for the orchestra pit and stage house foundation, installing plumbing and raising more money. But the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is on schedule to open in all its grace and grandeur in fall 2015, said Edward Reading,...

US Approves Expansion Of Great Lakes Sanctuary

DETROIT (AP) — The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in northern Michigan has received federal approval to expand its size nearly tenfold and boost the preservation of scores of sunken vessels in an area of Lake Huron once known as “Shipwreck Alley.” Thunder Bay,...

Town Street railroad crossing now open

According to Safety Service Director Allyson Murray, the Norfolk & Southern railroad crossing at Town Street is now open.

Tiffin Walmart closed due to “suspicious” fire

Tiffin police and fire officials are investigating a “suspicious” fire that occurred at the Walmart store on West Ohio 18 early this morning. According to Chief William Ennis Jr. of Tiffin Fire & Rescue, police and firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 4:36...

16-year-old Arrested In Cincinnati Murder

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati say they’ve charged a 16-year-old boy with killing a man this week. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports that police arrested the teen Thursday in the fatal shooting Tuesday night of 31-year-old Stephen Balderos at an apartment complex....

Columbus Avenue crossing still closed

The Columbus Avenue CSX crossing is still closed for emergency repairs.