Thumbs

UP: A person with no affinity for cats may consider it a waste of time, but the concerted effort to free a feline from a downspout at Donnell Middle School provided many a warm, fuzzy break from a long, hard week. Seeing Findlay Superintendent Dean Wittwer, school Principal Don...

Program planned on persecution

BLUFFTON — Two faculty members from Hesston College in Kansas will present a program at Bluffton University on Anabaptists and African-Americans, through songs and stories. The presentation, which is free, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and at 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to...

Owens hosting Kan Du exhibit

The library at Owens Community College’s Findlay campus will feature work from Kan Du Studio artists, in an exhibit that opens Monday and continues through Feb. 13. The college will host a reception for the artists from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The reception is free and...

McComb board applicants sought

McCOMB — The McComb school board is still looking for applicants to fill two vacancies. Anyone interested can submit a letter by Monday to the school’s central office at 328 S. Todd St., said Superintendent Meri Skilliter.

Christmas Bird Count numbers are in for Hancock

By JIM ABRAMS The Hancock County Naturalists has completed its annual Christmas Bird Count. Thirty-two members surveyed Hancock Park District properties, Van Buren State Park, roadways, reservoirs, along fields and at feeders. Sixty-six separate species of birds were identified,...

Council Legislation

Jan. 9, 2014 Public Attendance: 15 ORDINANCES • 2014-1, appropriating $64.3 million for 2014 expenses. Motion to suspend the statutory rules of council approved 10-0. Ordinance approved 10-0. • 2014-2, authorizing the service-safety director to execute the necessary grant...

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department: Police Department Assault charges were sought Thursday after a punch was reportedly thrown on Carnahan Avenue. Police responded to recent domestic disturbances on East Sandusky Street and West Main Cross Street. A...

Boys Basketball: McComb wins thriller at Leipsic

By ANDREW WILLIAMS Staff Writer LEIPSIC — The term “free throw” can be a bit misleading. Friday night’s Blanchard Valley Conference tilt between Leipsic and McComb proved why. Zach Kuhlman hit a pair from the line for the Vikings with 2.7 seconds left in...

Arctic air prompted Toledo Zoo to bring all animals indoors

Chris Oaks spoke with Toledo Zoo spokesperson Andi Norman. Q: There’s an old saying that “the weather’s not fit for man nor beast,” and we certainly experienced that this week. I would imagine, though, the penguins and polar bears were loving it. A: Well,...

Letters to the Editor 01-11-14

LET MOTHER NATURE DO IT In August, The Courier published a news item saying a wildlife habitat on Lye Creek was being considered. That’s how we learned of something that will affect our neighborhood, our front and backyards. We were able to garner enough attention from city...