New AEP substation approved

American Electric Power won state approval Monday to build an $11-million substation on farmland two miles northeast of Findlay. The 138-kilovolt substation, to be built in 2015, will aid development and reduce power outages in Hancock County and northwestern Ohio, American...

Plenty of time to change traffic plan, city official says

When a Rotarian on Monday questioned whether a traffic and parking plan might steer people away from downtown, a city official said the plan can be changed. Neither Rotarian Bill Ruse nor City Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer were at the lectern in the Rotary Club meeting....

Fire damages Findlay home

Fire struck a Findlay home early this morning. An attic fire occurred at about 12:17 a.m. Monday inside 2448 Grace Blvd., according to the Findlay Fire Department. No one was injured and investigators believe the fire may have been caused by electrical malfunctions, according to...

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department An intoxicated West Leipsic woman was cited Friday for disorderly conduct after refusing to leave an auto that was not hers in a parking lot at 221...

Monday calendar

TODAY Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave., fitness center open, 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; SilverSneakers Splash, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Birchaven; SilverSneakers classic, 9-9:50 a.m.; SilverSneakers yoga, 10-10:50 a.m.; water exercise class with open swim, 10-11 a.m.,...

Was St. Patrick really Irish?

Q: They say St. Patrick wasn’t Irish! That’s blarney! A: Sorry. Maewyn Succat was born in Kilpatrick, Scotland, about 387 to Roman colonial officials. He was not the first to preach Christianity in Ireland. In 431, Pope Celestine sent a bishop, Palladius, “to...

Public Meetings

The following public meetings will be held this week in the Findlay area: TODAY Liberty-Benton school board, 6 p.m., district’s school board offices. Arlington Council, 7 p.m., municipal building. Hancock County Veterans Service Commission, 9 a.m., Veterans Service Office,...

Kuss Filtration to host food pantry

A mobile food pantry will be held Saturday at Kuss Filtration, 2150 Industrial Drive. Participants should arrive at 7 a.m. to receive a number. Distribution will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and continue until all of the food has been given away. A representative from each...

Girls state basketball: Africentric stops Versailles for Division III title

By The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Seldom is a girls team as quick as Columbus Africentric also so careful with the basketball. The Nubians paired a lethal trapping defense with the ability to hold onto the ball for good shots to beat Versailles, 49-37, on Saturday night in...

College track: Oilers get four, top-eight finishes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — There were no NCAA championships Saturday but two more Univeristy of Findlay men earned All-American awards at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships at JDL Fast Track. A day after Justin Welch became the school’s fourth indoor...