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Schools cancel Tuesday classes

The prospect of subzero temperatures Tuesday has prompted regional schools to cancel classes for the second straight day. Schools that will be closed Tuesday include Findlay, Arcadia, Arlington, Blanchard Valley School, Bluffton, Carey, Columbus Grove and St. Anthony,...

Candidate for school chief withdraws after fire

One candidate has dropped out of the running to be the next superintendent of Findlay City Schools. William B. “Brent” Welker, superintendent of Eastwood Local Schools, withdrew his name from consideration after a fire destroyed Eastwood’s administration building and...

Owens Community College campuses closed Tuesday

Due to expected poor weather conditions, Owens Community College has closed its Findlay and Toledo campuses for Tuesday. The University of Toledo has cancelled classes on Tuesday as well, and Ohio Northern University has cancelled all evening classes and student activities today.

Hancock-Wood issues peak demand alert

Today’s expected frigid temperatures have caused Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative to issue a peak demand alert between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. The utility said it is likely that load control will be conducted during the peak demand alert, and that load control could extend...

Courts, probation office closed Tuesday

Hancock County Common Pleas Court, Findlay Municipal Court, and Hancock County Adult Probation Department are all closed Tuesday due to the cold weather.

Senators, congressman urge Corps of Engineers to follow bipartisan recommendation

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, today urged the Army Corps of Engineers to follow recommendations of the bipartisan Senate-House appropriations bill that would benefit the Blanchard River flood control project...

MPLX to add 150 jobs at Findlay headquarters

MPLX LP, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s pipeline subsidiary, will create an estimated 150 Findlay jobs averaging $100,000 per year, by December 2017. Marathon Petroleum on Monday won a four-year extension of a 10-year job creation tax credit it received in 2011 when it added 100...

Findlay High School wins state constitutional law competition

Findlay High School was named the state champion for a constitutional law competition. Findlay High School students competed in the “We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition in Columbus this past weekend with nearly 150 other schools. Findlay High School will...

Report issued on Findlay homicide

The Hancock County coroner released his report on the homicide of Joe Gutierrez III, indicating multiple gunshot wounds to Gutierrez’s body and the presence of cocaine. Gutierrez, 34, died within minutes of the Nov. 8 Findlay shooting, according to a report from Coroner Dr....

UPDATE: Wind chill warnings in effect today; Hancock County under Level 1 advisory

Dangerously cold temperatures during the nighttime hours and wind chills as low as minus 30 have prompted the National Weather Service to issue several weather warnings through Wednesday afternoon. In Hancock, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties, a wind chill advisory is in effect...