11 hrs ago
Daily Report for June 17, 2013
12:11 a.m. Sunday, 2600 block of I-35, Ottawa, Tory L. Hendrix, 28, Benton, Kan., on suspicion of driving while suspended after being stopped for a traffic infraction.
15 hrs ago
Police: Community has more to learn on seat belts, safety
Ottawa police officers issued 188 citations - 161 for seat belt violations - between May 20 and June 2 as part of its annual participation in the statewide Click It or Ticket campaign, according to an Ottawa Police Department report.
19 hrs ago
Talks could bring closed captioning to city broadcasts
Closed captions could be added to the televised broadcasts of Ottawa City Commission meetings in the near future to aid hearing-impaired residents in the Ottawa community and surrounding area.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Chamber welcomes intern from OU
As part of a summer internship program, the chamber welcomed 2011 Ottawa High School graduate Kevin Tyner, who now is a junior at OU.
Mystery child alerts tenants to blaze above
A mystery boy apparently helped save the life of at least one tenant in a burning apartment building this weekend in Ottawa.
Cops vs fire blood drive Wednesday
An annual blood drive competition between the Ottawa Police Department, Ottawa Fire Department, Franklin County Sheriff's Department and Franklin County Emergency Medical Services is set for noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Celebration Hall, 1737 S. Elm St., on the Franklin County Fairgrounds, Ottawa.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Home moved for Herald's 1963 construction still stands on city's north side
It's not something most people see every day: a house being pulled from its foundation to be loaded onto the back of a truck and transported to its new location.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Police ID program reimagined for seniors
Connie Sleichter wishes a senior identification program would have been around several years ago when her uncle went missing, she said.
Police ID woman found dead
A 29-year-old woman who was found dead in her apartment Sunday morning in a multi-family residence at 912 S. Cedar St., Ottawa, has been officially identified as Michelle Morrissey, an Ottawa Police Department news release said Friday.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
County joins officials fired up over new gun law
The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is following in the Ottawa City Commission's footsteps by seeking to opt out of controversial legislation that would allow concealed weapons inside some governmental buildings.
School board taps new ORC appointee
Ottawa school board members voted 6-0 to appoint Russ Wilson to fill Curry's vacated term on the recreation board.
School board OKs contract, pay for new superintendent
The school board voted 7-0 to ratify a two-year contract with Stroh, which begins July 1 and expires June 30, 2015.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
District tackling Ottawa roof repairs with settlement money
The Ottawa school board voted 7-0 Monday night to spend a recent $2.5-million settlement it received from Manning Construction Co.
Ottawa author delves into real-life murder mystery
An unsolved murder case literally fell at her feet one day while she was chasing kids around the Emporia Public Library, she said.
Police: No official ID yet on body
The Ottawa Police Department continues to wait for a positive identification on a 29-year-old woman who was found dead in her apartment Sunday morning in a multi-unit residence at 912 S. Cedar St., Ottawa.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Lawmakers talk successes, pressure of final votes
No legislators went away with everything they wanted, but that doesn't mean lawmakers representing Franklin County journeyed home from Topeka empty-handed.
New law allows concealed carry of firearms at city pool, library
The library director said she's not thrilled, though, that the day could come when she might wonder if a library patron is checking out a book while carrying a concealed firearm under his jacket or in her purse.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Neighbor, mother say woman was sick before body found
A neighbor of a 29-year-old Ottawa woman who was found dead Sunday morning in a multi-family residence on Cedar Street said she did not suspect foul play.
Donor, runners honored at 5K
A local fundraising event this weekend got a helping hand from one of the Franklin County Cancer Foundation's most consistent contributors.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Police investigating woman's death after discovery
Ottawa police were investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman Sunday afternoon who found in a residence across the street from Ottawa University.