Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op issues peak demand alert

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative has issued a peak demand alert from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. today due to cold temperatures. During those hours, Hancock-Wood is asking customers to reduce electricity use as much as possible. The period may be extended depending upon updated forecast...

Gov. Kasich to visit Findlay on Thursday

Gov. John Kasich will stop in Findlay on Thursday afternoon to meet with supporters. Kasich will be stopping at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St., at 4 p.m. Following this visit, Kasich will continue on to Bowling Green for the Wood County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner.

VIDEO: Injury crash at U.S. 224, Ohio 235

Two people were injured in a traffic accident at the intersection of Ohio 235 and U.S. 224 in Blanchard Township Wednesday afternoon, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Both Luzmary Steiner, 53, of Jenera, and Annis F. Lepper, 67, of Van Wert, were taken by Hanco...

Update: 2 hurt in U.S. 224 crash

BENTON RIDGE — Two people were injured today in a traffic accident at the intersection of Ohio 235 and U.S. 224 in Blanchard Township, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Luzmary Steiner, 53, of Jenera, and Annis F. Lepper, 67, of Van Wert, were taken by Hanco Ambulance...

Judge takes out petitions for re-election

Joseph Niemeyer, Hancock County Common Pleas Court judge, took out candidate petitions today, said Jody O’Brien, elections board director. Niemeyer, a Republican, was first elected to the bench in 1990. He is finishing his fourth, six-year term as judge. A candidate for judge...

Wis. cyclist: Driver didn’t see me stuck in windshield

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who became lodged in the windshield of a car that struck him said he turned to the driver and said, “Hello, I’m the guy you hit on the bicycle.” The driver did not respond, but continued on, running a stop sign and hitting...

Propane retailers scrambling to find fuel during shortage

Frigid temperatures, breakdowns of distribution propane channels and wholesalers chasing big export profits has left hundreds of thousands of northwestern Ohio residents short on fuel to warm their homes. Prism Propane, in North Baltimore, and other area propane retailers are...

On Deck: Regional team wrestling tourney begins tonight

High school wrestling takes center stage tonight and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you’re here at The Courier. The OHSAA regional team tournament gets underway around the state today. Carey and Upper Sandusky will serve as host schools for regional matches in...

Community Foundation sets grant deadline

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation has set March 7 as the application deadline for its Hancock Education and HancockReads grants. The Hancock Education Fund is a cooperative grant program established in 2001 between the Community Foundation, Findlay Rotary and...

Forest library planning Feb. 1 event

FOREST — National “Take Your Child to the Library Day” will be observed Feb. 1 at Forest-Jackson Public Library. Visitors will receive a free box of popcorn and there will be a Super Bowl craft to make. The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day.