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Findlay income tax credit? Nope

Findlay residents who work outside the city won’t be receiving a municipal income tax credit anytime soon. On Tuesday, City Council informally discussed the tax credit idea at 1st Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische’s request, but some council members dismissed the idea as fiscally...

Hancock County unemployment rate falls in February

Hancock County’s unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in February from 5.7 percent a month earlier, the state reported. It was tied for fifth-lowest among Ohio’s 88 counties with Union County, south of Hardin and Marion counties. The reduced jobless rate was a result of 100 more...

Downtown business owners disappointed with new traffic plan

Doris Schumacher felt like the rug was pulled out from under her when she heard reverse-angle parking and lane reductions were yanked from the Main Street plan this week. “I was absolutely sh-h-hocked this morning when I found out they went so opposite what they had been...

Millions shifted to widen interstate

About $67 million in additional funding will help widen Interstate 75 in Hancock and Wood counties. The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission on Monday approved relocating funds from an under-budget Cleveland bridge project to I-75 reconstruction, according to a state...

Landfill to accept dirt from I-75 project

Hancock County’s commissioners have agreed accept up to 200,000 cubic yards of fill dirt from the widening of Interstate 75 project. The commissioners signed an agreement with Millers Brothers Construction, Inc., to take the debris at the Hancock County Landfill, 3763 County Road...

College basketball: BGSU hires new men’s coach

BOWLING GREEN (AP) — Bowling Green State University has hired Wichita State assistant Chris Jans as its new head men’s basketball coach, replacing the fired Louis Orr. Jans has been Wichita State’s associate head coach since 2011-12. He helped guide the Shockers...

Program planned on North Korea

The University of Findlay will host a question-and-answer session on North Korea with two student groups at 8 p.m. Saturday in Room 100 of the Brewer Center. Taking questions will be the university’s Rescue Team for North Korean Refugees, and representatives of Liberty in...

Blood drives set

The American Red Cross has scheduled mobile blood drives this week: Thursday — Upper Sandusky Community Library, 301 N. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday — St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Soil topic of garden club meeting

The Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Findlay will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fox Run Manor, 11745 Township Road 145. Gary Wilson will present a program on soil and soil amendments. Soil is the foundation for growing all types of plants successfully...

Girl Scout cookie sales to end Sunday

This year’s Girl Scout cookie sales will end Sunday. Cookies are available at booths located outside of businesses. A list can be found online at www.girlscoutsofwesternohio.org by clicking on the “Cookie Locator” link and entering a zip code. Customers who buy...