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On Deck: Thursday night hoops

There is a big night of college and high school basketball on tap tonight and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you tonight here at The Courier. The University of Findlay men and women’s basketball teams travel to Ashland for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic...
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VIDEO: Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Gina Lynne Luginbill of Gina Lynne Floral and Design, Findlay, talks about the Valentine’s Day season as she helps prepare floral arraignments on Thursday.

Rollover accident reported on Interstate 75

A rollover accident involving a commercial vehicle has been reported on southbound Interstate 75 near mile marker 166 in Allen Township. Allen Township Fire Department is responding to the scene. Police scanner traffic reports that it is a non-injury accident, but that smoke is...

Gateway Church expansion approved

Fast-growing Gateway Church, on Hancock County 9 near Liberty-Benton High School, will nearly double its space with a $4.9 million addition by spring 2015. The church, affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, got City Planning Commission approval Thursday for a...

Updated: Officials keeping an eye on flood potential

Weather forecasters are predicting a thaw next week, and Findlay officials say they’ll be working with the National Weather Service to determine if there is potential for flooding. Mayor Lydia Mihalik said Thursday it’s still too early to tell if any flooding will occur. She...

UPDATE: House explodes in Bettsville

A house exploded just before 8:30 a.m. in Bettsville, but no injuries have been reported. The explosion happened near the intersection of Monroe and Union streets in Bettsville. Nobody was at the home at the time of the explosion. According to eyewitness reports, the home is...

UPDATE: Explosion, fire destroy Bettsville home

BETTSVILLE — Bags of charred family photos were all that remained of a Bettsville home Thursday after an early morning explosion reduced the 58-year-old structure to nothing more than ashes and rubble. The home was unoccupied and no one was injured. Built in 1956 by the late Page...

American Hockey League

NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. No games scheduled No games scheduled Worcester at Manchester, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. Hershey at Albany, 7 p.m. Portland at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Hartford at Springfield, 7 p.m....

Pa. Man Accused In W.Va. Sex Case Involving Minor

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Pennsylvania man has been arrested on a federal charge of traveling across state lines to have sex with a minor. U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said Wednesday that 28-year-old Mustafa M. Bazbaz of Oakdale, Pa., started...

Democratic Candidate To Talk At Ohio Township Meet

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic governor candidate Ed FitzGerald plans to speak to government officials who represent about a third of Ohioans. The Cuyahoga County Executive’s campaign says he will address the Ohio Township Association meeting in Columbus on Thursday....