Ohio Student Charged With Weapons Violations

ELIDA, Ohio (AP) — A police chief says an Ohio middle school student is facing weapons violations after allegedly bringing knives to school. Authorities say the 13-year-old boy was apprehended after walking into the principal’s office at Elida (eh-LEYE-duh) Middle School...

Lane closures announced for U.S. 224 at I-75

Traffic on U.S. 224 at Interstate 75 in Findlay will be slowed next week as construction work begins on replacing the bridge and rebuilding the interchange. On Monday, traffic on the bridge will be reduced from five lanes to three, with one lane in each direction and left turn...

Guardian Ends Bid To Force Amish Girl Into Chemo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A court-appointed guardian can drop her attempt to force an 11-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy, a judge has ruled. The decision Thursday is a big step in bringing an end to a months-long fight between the family of the girl, Sarah...

Ohio Racinos Mean Less Money For Cities, Counties

CLEVELAND (AP) — Declining casino revenue has cut into the take for local governments, and now the growth of racetrack slots gambling is diverting some of that money from cities and counties to schools. The switch has made some local governments wary of allocating uncertain...

Judge rejects Hartman’s bond request

Jerrod Hartman may not leave the state for business trips while his murder case is pending, a judge has ruled. Hancock County Common Pleas Court Judge Joseph Niemeyer on Thursday declined Hartman’s request to leave the region. Hartman, 24, of Findlay, has been free on a $250,000...

Bluffton man arrested for solicitation

A Bluffton man is among four people arrested in a recent vice operation conducted in part by the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. Timothy Hartzler, 65, of Bluffton, was arrested for solicitation of prostitution at a hotel in the Rossford area, the sheriff’s office said....

On Deck: Big Friday of prep sports

There is a big night of prep sports on tap tonight and we’ll have the latest on all of the action from around the region for you here at The Courier. Findlay High School’s seniors will play in their final home boys basketball game tonight as the Trojans host Toledo Whitmer in a...
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WITH VIDEO: Final touches

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.

Author to visit NB senior center

NORTH BALTIMORE — Bowling Green author Herbert Dettmer will be signing copies of his book, “Others,” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wood County Committee On Aging, 514 W. Water St., North Baltimore. Dettmer was named after Herbert D. Fish, U.S. Army, a close...

Heart-healthy foods seminar set

Taylor House, 1920 Breckinridge Road, will host a free seminar on heart-healthy foods from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Heather Stewart from Assisted Living Concepts will present information on risk factors, symptoms and prevention of heart disease, as well as information on...