Fire damages Wharton home

WHARTON — A home near Wharton was extensivley damaged by fire on Monday. The house at 19167 Township 42 was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, the sheriff’s office said. The blaze was reported at 4:09 p.m. The house is owned by Robert Biller,...

Jordan: Voting bloc could aid flood effort

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Recruiting all of the region’s congressmen to help advance Blanchard River flood-control efforts is possible, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan said Monday. During a brief visit to Findlay while en route to Tiffin, Jordan, R-Urbana, said Congress has formed...

Century Health buys building for residential treatment center

Century Health has purchased a Crystal Avenue building that will house a residential substance abuse treatment center. Sale of the property, located at 2627 Crystal Ave., was completed Friday, said Tina Pine, executive director of Century Health. The center will be able to offer...

Marathon to seek closing of streets

In preparation for its downtown campus expansion, Marathon Petroleum Corp. is requesting that the city allow it to permanently close some roadways. On Findlay City Council’s agenda today are the company’s initial requests to vacate portions of two streets and an alley...

Water rate hike expected this year

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Water rates in Arlington are expected to rise this summer to start generating “seed money” to help finance the replacement of a water tower, Village Council heard Monday. Arlington’s Board of Public Affairs is...

Fire damages McComb residence

McCOMB — Fire severely damaged an East Perrin Avenue home in McComb, fire officials reported Monday. The blaze at 224 E. Perrin Ave. displaced the family of Matt and Cristy Cramner and two children. No one was home when the fire was reported at 11:58 a.m., and no injuries...

McComb issues snow emergency

McCOMB — Because of anticipated snow and wind, the village of McComb has declared a snow emergency, which took effect at 10 p.m. Monday. The emergency prohibits parking of vehicles on any designated snow emergency route. The parking ban helps street crews in their...

Taylor calls health law ‘a failed idea’

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says Ohio leaders want to keep their distance from the politics and policies of Washington, D.C. “I’m sorry Bob (Latta), but we don’t want the dysfunction they have in Washington,” Taylor told the U.S....