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Ohio newspapers see setback for open public records

Two state Supreme Court decisions denying attorney fees to a woman who fought the city of South Euclid for public records represent major setbacks to the cause of open government in Ohio, the Ohio Newspaper Association said today. “This is an egregious case,” said...

Hancock County sales tax collections increase again

Hancock County’s sales tax may be on track for another record year. If so, it will be the third consecutive year that collections have topped $12 million. Auditor Charity Rauschenberg said sales tax receipts for February totalled about $2.1 million, beating last year’s...

Update: Flood warning issued for Blanchard River at Findlay

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Blanchard River at Findlay from Friday morning until Saturday morning, with the weather service forecasting a crest of 12.2 feet by Friday evening. The Blanchard River was at 1.91 feet as of 10 p.m. today, according...

On Deck: First place on the line for UF men’s basketball

The University of Findlay men and women’s basketball teams are back in action today and we’ll have the latest on that game and more here at The Courier. The Oilers will be on the road for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Walsh beginning at 5:30...

Senators, congressman urge Corps of Engineers to fund Blanchard flood control

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, have again urged the Army Corps of Engineers to fund the Blanchard River flood control project for 2014. In a second letter sent to the Army Corps of Engineers today, the senators and...

Wind advisory, flood watch in effect today

All of northwestern Ohio is under a flood watch through Friday morning, with a cold front expected to bring a half-inch to an inch of rain this evening. That rain, combined with recent snow melt and warmer temperatures, may cause flooding along rivers and streams, in basements,...

Workshop offered for educators

The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County, along with Findlay City and Hancock County schools and the University of Findlay, will present an arts integration workshop featuring Judy Thibault Klevins from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 4 at the university’s Mazza Museum. The...

Diabetes education course slated

FOSTORIA — The ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital diabetes education department will offer a class to help diabetics manage their disease from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28. The class will be held in the conference center on the hospital’s lower level, entrance 2....

Astronomy club to host viewing

ADA — The Ohio Northern University Astronomy Club will host a free viewing from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. The focus will be the star formation in Orion. There will be a short presentation and question and answer period around 9 p.m. Jupiter and its moons will also be a...