Road alerts continue in 5 counties

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Thanks to slushy and slippery roads, Hancock County and four nearby counties remained under a Level 1 weather alert Thursday. Henry, Seneca, Putnam and Wood counties also were under a Level 1 alert. The alert warns motorists that roadways are...

City budget allows fire, police hiring

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council on Thursday approved a $64.3 million overall budget for 2014 that makes possible key staffing increases, a jump in capital improvement funding, and a higher reserve amount. The total reflects a $3 million increase from the amount...

Cat in downspout at Donnell School

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER When Susan Orians called for her cat to come in Wednesday night, she heard an unexpected meow. “I knew it wasn’t mine,” Orians said. “My cat has a really girly meow and this one was much bigger and deeper.” The meow came...

Grand jury indicts second man for shooting incident

By RYAN DUNN staff writer A second person was indicted Thursday in last month’s shooting of a Findlay man inside a city home. Derick R. Curry Jr., 25, address unknown, was charged by a Hancock County grand jury with aggravated robbery and felonious assault for allegedly...

Fostoria Council to fill vacant seat

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — Residents living in Fostoria’s Second Ward could meet their newest representative in as little as two weeks. During the first Fostoria City Council meeting of the new year, Law Director Tim Hoover said Thursday he recommends...

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department A man wanted under a Huron County warrant was found Wednesday at 947 Morse St., 1D. A motorist in a brown car departed the Kroger gas station, 1996...

Police union lawsuit moved out of county

A civil lawsuit over whether a former Findlay Police Department sergeant may return to work has been moved to Cuyahoga County. According to court filings, the police union, representing Sgt. Dave Hill, filed a lawsuit against the city in Cuyahoga County days before the city sued...

‘Insourcing’ topic of Bluffton talk

BLUFFTON — A Bluffton University professor today will discuss jobs coming back to the United States from China. George Lehman, chair of the business studies division, will discuss the idea of “insourcing” as opposed to outsourcing at 4 p.m. in the Stutzman...

BVC Girls Basketball: Glick, Cramer lead Arcadia past Hornets

RAWSON — Molly Glick and Courtney Cramer combined to score 30 points as Arcadia beat Cory-Rawson 44-35 on Thursday in Blanchard Valley Conference girls basketball action. Glick and Cramer each scored 15 points and Rebecca Kirian grabbed nine rebounds to lead Arcadia (7-3,...

Girls Basketball: Grove takes down Lincolnview in NWC

VAN WERT — Columbus Grove hit 10 of 19 shots from 3-point range Thursday night as the Bulldogs took care of Lincolnview 70-54 in a Northwest Conference girls basketball game. Columbus Grove’s Jade Clement was 5 of 6 from beyond the arc on her way to 15 points. Sydney...