Nearly all area schools closed

Classes have been canceled for Wednesday in the following school districts:  Findlay, St. Michael, Arcadia, Arlington, Bluffton, Carey, Columbus Grove and St. Anthony, Cory-Rawson, Elmwood, Fostoria, Hardin Northern, Heritage Christian, Hopewell-Loudon, Kalida, Leipsic and St....

Update: Six area counties at Level 1

Hancock County and five other counties remain under a Level 1 weather alert tonight. An alert warns of dangerous road conditions. Allen, Henry, Putnam, Seneca and Wood counties also are under a weather alert. Hardin County has lifted its roadway warning.

Hancock County offices, Findlay Municipal Court closed

The Hancock County Courthouse and all county government offices will be closed Wednesday because of weather conditions, Commissioner Mark Gazarek reported. Findlay Municipal Court also will be closed Wednesday.

Findlay will declare snow emergency if county goes to Level 3

Findlay will declare a snow emergency if the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office places the county under a Level 3 weather emergency, according to Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer. Under a snow emergency, the city may prohibit parking on any or all city streets to allow...

Senate sends farm bill to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sweeping farm bill that Congress sent to President Obama Tuesday has something for almost everyone, from the nation’s 47 million food stamp recipients to Southern peanut growers, Midwest corn farmers and the maple syrup industry in the Northeast. After...

Putnam County postpones mitigation plan meeting

The Putnam County Mitigation Plan Kick-Off meeting, originally scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, has been postponed due to the expected winter storm tonight into Wednesday morning. The Putnam County Office of Public Safety says it will announce a new time and date for...

On Deck: Lima Senior at Findlay hoops; many games starting earlier

There’s a big day of prep basketball on tap tonight and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you today here at The Courier. Findlay High School hosts Lima Senior in a Three Rivers Athletic Conference boys basketball game tonight. The game, like many in the...

Fire at suspect’s house ruled arson

GILBOA — The State Fire Marshal’s Office says an arsonist started a fire that destroyed the home of a Putnam County man after he was indicted on 46 felony charges. Gary L. Badertscher was in custody when the blaze destroyed his Dutchman Travel Trailer at 328 Sugar Ridge Road in...

McComb asks residents to keep parked cars off snow routes

Residents in McComb are being asked by the city’s police department to keep parked vehicles off designated snow emergency routes, starting at 5 p.m. today. A total of 6 to 10 inches of snow are expected tonight and Wednesday across northwestern Ohio.

Prep track: Nye double winner at Tiffin meet

TIFFIN — Patrick Henry’s Zach Nye won two 60-meter events on Sunday during an indoor high school track and field meet held at Tiffin University. Nye won both the 60-meter dash (7.32) and the 60-meter hurdles (8.49). Two Riverdale relays fared well, with the Falcons...