About 100 farmers meet with Rep. Latta on Blanchard flooding

About 100 people, mostly Hancock County farmers, met with Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, to complain about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and with the Army Corps of Engineers’ plans for flood control on the Blanchard River. The meeting was held in an equipment...

UF professor earns Fulbright Scholar grant, will teach in Vietnam

Louann Cummings, a business professor at The University of Findlay has won a Fulbright Scholar grant and will soon be teaching in Hanoi, Vietnam. Cummings will teach both introductory and specialized accounting and finance courses during the 2014 spring semester, according to a...

Winter weather advisory in effect for Putnam, Henry counties

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Putnam and Henry counties until 10 p.m. today. While only one inch of snow is expected tonight, winds gusting up to 30 mph may cause drifting and blowing snow on rural roads. The winds are expected to calm down...

Two area men arrested on robbery charges

OTTAWA — A multi-county investigation into a pair of robberies led to the arrest Monday of two area men, authorities reported. Taken into custody on robbery charges were James R. Reynolds, 34, of Fort Jennings, and Trent A. Webster, 49, of Van Wert. According to the Putnam County...

Jail hosts resource fair for inmates

The Hancock County jail hosted a resource fair today, allowing inmates to meet with area social service agencies. The fair aims to help inmates make improved decisions when they re-enter society, said Carol Steegman of Hope House. “When you’re asking someone to leave behind...

Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel headed to Rock Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Artists are...

Hamlet Protein to double Findlay plant’s production capacity

Hamlet Protein is planning to double the production capacity of its Findlay plant, according to Pork Magazine. By fall of 2014, the Findlay plant’s second processing line is scheduled to go into operation. The new production line will be installed inside the existing factory...

Marathon Petroleum Corp. announces two executive appointments

Marathon Petroleum Corp. has announced that Pamela K. M. Beall will become senior vice president of corporate planning, government and public affairs, effective Jan. 1. Beall first started at Marathon in 1978, transferring to USX — then Marathon’s parent company — in 1985....