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Two dead in Crawford County motorcycle crash

BUCYRUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Two men are dead after the motorcycles they were driving crashed in Crawford County Sunday afternoon. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened at approximately 1:36 p.m. Sunday on Leesville Road near State Route 598. According to the sheriff’s office, a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Gary Sprague, […]
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Cops Nab Man Accused of Killing 4 in Ohio Over ‘Mind Control’

A two-day manhunt for the suspect accused of gunning down four people in two houses in Ohio—allegedly because he believed he was the victim of mind control—has ended with his arrest in Kansas.Stephen Marlow, 39, was nabbed in Lawrence shortly before 9 p.m. on Saturday when a police officer on alert for the fugitive spotted his vehicle and followed him into a parking lot.The arrest came a day after Marlow allegedly went on a rampage 650 miles away in Butler Township, outside Dayton, Ohio, killing Clyde Knox, 82, and his wife Eva, 78, in one home and Sarah Anderson, 41,...
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Man critically injured in fireworks incident at Ashland County Airport

ASHLAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fireworks incident that left a man with critical injuries. An office spokesperson said it took place Saturday at the Ashland County Airport. The spokesperson did not provide exact details of what happened but confirmed crews were on...

Ohio shooting leaves 4 dead, prompts manhunt for person of interest

Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Shootings at multiple scenes in western Ohio killed four people and prompted a manhunt for a person of interest, police said. The Butler Township Police Department said officers discovered multiple crime scenes after responding to reports of gunshots around 11:45 a.m. They found four people with gunshot wounds, all of whom were pronounced dead at the scenes.

Ohio Woman Claims She Captured Footage of Bigfoot Howling in the Woods Near Her Home

One woman’s recent encounter with Sasquatch has us wondering if it was actually Bigfoot or a big fake. Recently, an Ohio woman claimed that the creature returned to her neck of the woods near her home, based on an audio recording she heard. Suzanne Ferencak, who’s a bigfoot hunter in her spare time, recently shared with local journalists that she recorded howling in her nearly decade-long tenure as a sasquatch specialist.

Open Source: What's the status of the Bellville dog park?

BELLVILLE -- Tiny, tender strands of grass poked through the mud of the former soybean field, stretching towards the sun. GALLERY: Progress at Bellville Dog Park Finnigan's Run. Local News. Locally Powered. Our goal is to help make the community a better place to live and work, and to do...
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Hometown touch: Centerburg restaurant thrives with community support

Jessica Earick launched Eggmann's Eatery with her sister, Kristina Hagemann, in 2020, an uncertain time for the restaurant industry. But two years later, Earkick told the Mount Vernon News the Centerburg restaurant is still thriving. "Everything has been going awesome," said Earick, the restaurant's lead chef. "The support of the...

Galion restaurant inspections: June and July critical violations

The following restaurant inspections with critical violations were conducted by the Galion City Health Department during June and July:. ● The Wayside Station, 529 Sherman St., Galion, June 9. Sewage and other liquid waste: Backflow prevention (critical). Direct connection between the sewage system and a drain originating from equipment (ice maker). Provide proof of a one inch air gap between the drain of the ice machine and the sewer line. Correct bu June 20.
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Velvet Ice Cream, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announce exclusive partnership

POWELL – Today, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Velvet Ice Cream announced an exclusive partnership that will make Utica, Ohio-based Velvet Ice Cream the zoo’s official ice cream provider for hand-dipped ice cream. The three-year partnership also makes Velvet the presenting partner for the birthday party program held at the zoo as well as the Zoombezi Bay Summer Nights event series.

RV'ers Meet-Up

In 2020 we met Talmange and Ashanti Grace, also known as Adventure Bandits. Adventure Bandits are what you call "most timers". Not full time rvers, but that are on the road most of the time. They have been growing a YouTube community around RV life and this year they held their first meet up and called it a Glampout. This meet-up took place at the Cardinal Center Campgrounds in Marengo, Ohio. This first meet up for the Adventure Bandits brought 400 Rvers together, and many other YouTube channels!
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August First Friday to celebrate dog days of summer

MOUNT VERNON – The First Friday season continues with August First Friday. Experience Mount Vernon invites community members and visitors alike to the Central Business District of Mount Vernon for the Dog Days of Summer event. Food, live music and four-legged fun "fur" all during the 2022 First Friday...

The Inn at Ashland Woods hosts dog-themed "Mutt Strut" event

ASHLAND — The sounds of sniffing and panting filled the air at The Inn at Ashland Woods' first Mutt Strut Wednesday, where dogs of all shapes and sizes showed their stuff and socialized. Around 100 people and a few dozen dogs (plus one feline infiltrator in a backpack) showed...

The Best Things To Do At Mohican State Park

Ohio is full of beautiful state parks that are just waiting to be explored. If you live here, you already know that this state has so much more to offer than cornfields. Mohican State Park is located in one of the most beautiful regions of the state, offering rolling hills, stunning forests, and impeccable views.

Open Source: Jake's Restaurant becomes "The Jake" habilitation services

ASHLAND — A reader recently saw cars parked at the former Jake's restaurant, and asked Ashland Source to find out what was happening there. So we did. Our reporting empowers people to individually and collectively achieve progress in our region. Help make free, local, independent journalism sustainable by becoming a Source Member.

Improvements wrapping up at Port Bucyrus Airport

BUCYRUS – Work is underway on a $2.1 million improvement project to extend the taxiway at Port Bucyrus-Crawford County Airport south of town. Blacktop work on the taxiway surface started on Monday. The overall project, however, was delayed because it was too wet to trench the area in the spring, according to airport manager Kevin DeTray.

Pet of the Week: Meet Taffy

Taffy is such a sweet and affectionate girl. She’s approximately 5 years old and would be the perfect lap cat. She’s still searching for her forever home and we hope you may be able to help. She is already spayed and could potentially go home with you the same day you visit with her.

Oak Hill Cottage in Mansfield is an ode to yesteryear

MANSFIELD -- When the photographer took this picture in the summertime more than 100 years ago, he was standing in the spacious lawn of the estate surrounding Oak Hill Cottage. Support Our Journalism. History is about understanding where we’ve been. A membership with the Source supports where we’re going. Keep...