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McComb allowed to use online makeup days

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER McComb students may not have their school year extended too far into June, despite the district’s 13 “calamity” days. The state recently approved a plan submitted by the school district to make up three missed days online instead of...

Fire heroes

All first responders assume the risk of the job, even on days when they never leave the station. Firefighters, police and other emergency workers never know exactly what they’ll encounter when they report to duty. When needed, they suit up and go, not dwelling on the...

Schools watching weather, may open

By THE COURIER STAFF As the temperature fell below zero Tuesday night, schools in the region weighed whether to remain closed today for a third straight day. Many schools were considering reopening today after a two-hour delay. Others, including Elmwood, Fostoria, St. Wendelin...

United Way campaign breaks record

By THE COURIER STAFF The bar has been set another notch higher for future United Way of Hancock County campaigns. This year’s effort broke another record and finished at $3,020,497, an increase of $157,664 or 5.5 percent from last year, campaign officials announced Tuesday....

Letters to the Editor 01-29-14

A CANCER IN THE EARTH The Cryptoquote on Jan. 20 was, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter,” by Martin Luther King. The recent full-page ad and front page stories about pro-choice opponents prompt me to write. The following is a...