District Boys Basketball: Miller City season remains alive

By ANDREW WILLIAMS Staff WRITER ELIDA — “Survive and advance” is a popular motto used by many coaches this time of year, when every team’s season is one loss away from being over. Miller City coach Bryan Kuhlman surely embraced those words Tuesday night....

Regional Girls Basketball: Archbold rally clips Eagles

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER ADA — Losing stings, perhaps more so when an opportunity for victory is so close at hand. Liberty-Benton led for much of the fourth quarter in Tuesday’s Division III regional semifinal against Archbold at Ohio Northern University, but the...

Sticker shock

The National Flood Insurance Program needs to be reformed, but fixing a $24 billion problem can’t happen overnight. Those affected by flooding need time to adjust to the premium increases mandated by the Biggert-Waters Act passed in 2012. Fortunately, there appears to be...

Equipment OK’d for Litter Landing

Litter Landing recycling center, 1720 E. Sandusky St., is getting new equipment. On Tuesday, the Hancock County commissioners agreed to purchase the equipment on behalf of the Hancock County Solid Waste Management District. The equipment includes a 2014 International commercial...

Rape conviction upheld by court

By RYAN DUNN staff writer A Findlay man convicted of raping a woman he met in a city bar in August 2011 has lost an appeal. Cory A. Perkins, 29, will continue serving his 21-year prison sentence after a 3-0 rejection Monday by the 3rd District Court of Appeals, Lima. A Hancock...

North Baltimore to fill EMS chief’s position

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — After much discussion, North Baltimore Council agreed Tuesday to advertise for the position of emergency medical service chief, for a probationary period. Council initially was prepared to establish a full-time emergency...

County man indicted on four rape charges

By RYAN DUNN staff writer A Rawson man charged with raping a young girl was among those indicted by a Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday. Four charges of rape were filed against Gary A. Martin, 55. Between Oct. 24 and December, in Union Township and Findlay, Martin allegedly...

City Council tables sidewalk ordinance

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — An ordinance relating to sidewalk cleaning and repair was tabled by Fostoria City Council Tuesday. The ordinance designed to make property owners accountable for maintaining sidewalks on their property was put on hold after...

Single health agency? Offer is on the way

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The District Advisory Council, which oversees Hancock County’s Health Department, plans to make the city of Findlay an offer on creating a single health agency. “We agreed there is enough information that we can put together a contract to...

City Council not rushing ‘corridor’

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council, after hearing again from detractors, decided Tuesday not to rush a “riparian corridor” proposal for a portion of Lye Creek. Council gave the first of three readings to an ordinance that, if approved, would allow the city...