Four join Hancock Agriculture Hall of Fame

 By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Rex Cunningham and Fred Mengert, both vocational agriculture teachers and farmers, were inducted into the Hancock County Agriculture Hall of Fame during ceremonies Thursday at Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area. Burnette “Buzz”...

Congress clears bill to ease flood insurance hikes

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON — Less than two years after passing major legislation aimed at reforming the government’s much-criticized flood insurance program, Congress on Thursday sent President Barack Obama a bill to scale back many of the resulting...

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department Several CDs and coins were stolen from a Ford Crown Victoria in the city Tuesday. Two holes were found Wednesday in the gas tank of a Ford truck in a...

Bluffton man enters guilty pleas

LIMA — A former auxiliary officer of the Bluffton Police Department pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with a teenager. Andrew G. Probst, 24, of Bluffton, pleaded guilty March 4 in Allen County Common Pleas Court to eight fourth-degree felony counts, the Lima News reported. A...

U.S. 224 accident injures two people

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash at 9:27 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 224, east of Hancock County 248 in Biglick Township, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Rick Aurand, 59, of Findlay, was traveling east on U.S. 224 in a 2003 Honda sport utility...

Marathon’s garage plans win approval

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. won City Planning Commission approval Thursday to build a five-level, 800-space parking garage on the southeast corner of Sandusky Street and Beech Avenue this spring. The garage is part of Marathon’s planned $80 million...

Company’s downtown plan reviewed

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER It appears Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s plans to expand its downtown complex would meet city regulations and standards, according to City Planning Commission members. The planning commission took no formal vote Thursday on Marathon’s overall...

Primate purloined, perpetrator punished

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Derek W. Mangas was caught partying with a stolen lemur. Mangas, 21, of Leipsic, was sentenced Thursday to 20 days in jail and a $500 fine for breaking into the Putnam County Fair’s exotic animal petting zoo last year and taking the...

Lawmen target drinking drivers

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Partiers who drink and drive over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend will not enjoy the luck of the Irish, if lawmen catch them. The Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Findlay Police Department are...

Marcelino Alvarado Saldana

On March 12, 2014 Marcelino Alvarado Saldaña, 84, of Findlay, Ohio, entered peacefully into heaven with his family by his side at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, MI at 11:24 a.m. He was born July 17, 1929 in Mason City, Iowa to Francisca and Augustine Saldaña. He...