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Accident victim receives honor

OTTAWA — Putnam County Hospice honored two volunteers for their contributions, including the victim of a near-fatal drunken driving crash. James Noone and Gary Nadler were recognized as the Putnam County Hospice Persons of the Year, said Kathy Rellinger, volunteer...

College Basketball: Oilers win GLIAC thriller against Walsh

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER NORTH CANTON — Ice water has run through the veins of Greg Kahlig on more than one occasion in his basketball career. He has taken plenty of clutch shots in pressure-packed moments. But the one he hit Thursday night in Alumni Arena, the jumper...

Newspaper group critical of Supreme Court decisions

Two state Supreme Court decisions, denying attorney fees to a woman who fought her city for public records, represent major setbacks for open government, the Ohio Newspaper Association said Thursday. “This is an egregious case,” said Dennis Hetzel, the group’s...

Program offered on seed catalogs

The Findlay-Hancock County Library is hosting “Ordering from Seed Catalogs” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The program will be presented by Master Gardener Bill Lanning in the library’s Lindamood Room. Participants can learn what plants grow well in their specific...

McComb woman remembered as hard worker, loving grandma

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer McCOMB — Marguerite Harshberger loved her work, whatever it happened to be, and her resume read like a mini-history of northwestern Ohio. “She was very dedicated to her job, and it was as if every place she worked, it was her...

Lawmakers again prod Army Corps

Ohio’s senators and Rep. Bob Latta wrote to the Army Corps of Engineers again Thursday to support federally-funded flood control in the Blanchard River watershed, this time stressing its economic importance in a “region primed for growth.” Northwestern Ohio,...

Carey hoping to buy recycling containers

CAREY — The Wyandot County Solid Waste District will submit grant applications to purchase two containers for a drop-off recycling area in Carey. The two containers cost about $8,600 and would be placed near the Carey Senior Depot on East Findlay Street, said village...

Hancock County’s latest sales tax receipts up 6.3 percent

Hancock County’s sales tax receipts 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 totaled about $2.1 million, beating last...

Blanchard flood warning continues

A National Weather Service flood warning continued early today for the Blanchard River at Findlay, after rain and melting snow threatened to overload the frozen waterway. About four-tenths of an inch of rain fell Thursday, according to measurements at the Findlay Airport. It was...

Water main breaks causing headaches

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Ever wonder what it’s like to work a 22-hour shift in subzero temperatures? Findlay Water Distribution Department employees don’t, because they’ve done it. A particularly troublesome water main break on Rector Avenue this winter...