UPDATE: Four injured in two-vehicle crash near Rawson

RAWSON — Four people were injured when a car rear-ended a Kawasaki utility vehicle on Hancock County 12, south of Hancock County 313, just south...

Area lawmaker wants to strengthen texting-while-driving ban

COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker who sponsored the state’s texting-while-driving ban says more should be done to strengthen the law. State Rep....

Charges filed after inmate’s escape

BOWLING GREEN  (AP) — New charges have been filed against an inmate who escaped a low-level corrections facility in Bowling Green and a woman...

Early morning fire destroys Columbus Grove home

COLUMBUS GROVE — A fire early this morning destroyed a Columbus Grove home, Columbus Grove police reported. No one was hurt in the blaze at...

Cedar Point’s Mantis getting a makeover, new name for 2015

Cedar Point’s Mantis is being repurposed into a new ride for the 2015 season, Rougarou. Cedar Point announced today that Rougarou will use...

UPDATE: Escaped inmate found in Bowling Green attic

BOWLING GREEN (AP) — An inmate who escaped from a low-level corrections facility in Bowling Green was back in custody Thursday night after...

Military and overseas voting to begin for Ohioans

Military and overseas voting begins Saturday for November’s general election. County elections boards will begin mailing absentee ballots to...

Hancock County correction officers get new contract

Correction officers who work for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office will get pay raises under a new three-year contract, but will pay higher...

Trial date set for former Riverdale teacher

A December trial date has been set for a former Riverdale School District teacher charged with child endangerment. Barb Williams is scheduled for...

Weiker gets life sentence in Fostoria arson

Shey L. Weiker has been sentenced to life in prison for her role in a Poplar Street fire that killed two people on Memorial Day. Weiker and her...

Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op conducting test this afternoon

Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op will be conducting tests on its load control system this afternoon, but co-op members don’t need to reduce...

Hancock County Sheriff’s Office gets safety grant

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant worth more than $34,600. A release from the office says the money came from the...