Hancock Park District planning wildflower hikes

Hancock Park District Natural Resource Coordinator Sarah Betts will lead volunteers on hikes at Oakwoods Nature Preserve and Litzenberg Memorial Woods to monitor wildflowers. The weekly events will be held at both locations beginning this month through early May. At Litzenberg,...

North Baltimore school board names new athletic director

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board replaced its athletic director Tuesday, but will be looking for both boys and girls varsity basketball coaches. Robert Luderman will become the district’s athletic director, effective Aug....

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department A hit-skip traffic incident was noted Sunday in a parking lot at 100 Crystal Ave. A man was apprehended Sunday after shoplifting three bottles of...

Joint justice center plan discussed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County Commissioner Jeff Wagner supports the idea of a joint city/county justice center, but he wants to wait longer before construction begins. But Commissioner Fred Zoeller said Tuesday he wants to move ahead to avoid higher...

Dale E. Risser

HARROD — Dale E. Risser, 83, passed away March 24, 2014 at Lima Memorial Health System. Dale was born October 28, 1930 in Vaughnsville to the late Wilbur and Edna (Glancy) Risser. On June 29, 1956 he married Joyce Augsburger and she survives. Dale retired as a carpenter...

Robert Leslie

UPPER SANDUSKY — A funeral for Robert Rea Leslie, 97, formerly of Upper Sandusky, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bringman Clark Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, the Rev. Jarrod Schaaf officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky. Visitation will be...

Arik Stephen Firestine

Arik Stephen Firestine, was born on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay to Garret Lee Firestine and Elizabeth Jane Woolson. He passed away in the arms of his family on February 18, 2014. Arik is survived by his parents; paternal grandparents, Lynn and...

Julie Armon

FOSTORIA — A funeral for Julie A. Armon, 49, of Fostoria, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Roger VanDonkelaar officiating. Visitation will be held three hours prior to the funeral Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Armon...

Compromise

People spoke up. Officials listened. A compromise was reached. Government doesn’t always work that way, but it did with Findlay’s downtown traffic plan. A scaled-back plan was revealed at a public meeting on Monday and, while very different from the original, it...

Hancock unemployment rate drops to 5.2 percent

Hancock County’s unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in February from 5.7 percent a month earlier, the state reported Tuesday. Hancock County was tied for fifth-lowest last month among Ohio’s 88 counties with Union County, located south of Hardin and Marion...