REINEKE FORD   ||   NEWS UPDATES

Vacation of roads approved

Three abandoned roadways were vacated by the Hancock County commissioners at their Thursday meeting. Fernwood Drive in the Beechwood Second Addition, Marion Township, was vacated at the request of the township trustees. Under state law, the township loses all rights to a road,...

Findlay officials keeping an eye on expected thaw

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...

Church plans major expansion

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Fast-growing Gateway Church, on Hancock County 9 near Liberty-Benton High School, will nearly double its space with a $4.9 million, 30,892-square-foot addition by spring 2015. The church, affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, got City...

Two men indicted on drug charges

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer UPPER SANDUSKY — Two area men were indicted this week on felony drug trafficking charges following their arrests Tuesday at a Carey grocery store, the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reported. Stoney A. Dendinger, 27, of Fostoria, was...

House destroyed by explosion

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER 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...

Join Courier editor for coffee Saturday

Courier Editor Peter Mattiace will host “Coffee with the Editor” from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St., Findlay.

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department Two girls were nabbed for shoplifting candy Wednesday from Great Scot, 301 W. Main Cross St. A Findlay Street resident advised Wednesday that two...