Heroin spreads misery across U.S.

EDITOR’S NOTE — The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman underscored a troubling development: Heroin, long a scourge of the back alleys of American life, has spread across the country, including northwestern Ohio. This story is the first of three parts. By AMY...

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department Two driver-side windows on a 1995 Buick Century parked at 620 Hardin St. were shattered, apparently by BB pellets, sometime between 2 p.m. Wednesday...

WITH VIDEOS: GOP candidates clash at city forum

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Two contentious Republican races were on display Friday at a Hancock County GOP lunch, where the candidates’ stances reflected the party’s ideological rift. State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, who has two challengers in the Republican primary...

Local Pheasants chapter founder dedicated to cause

Wayne Crowe was one of the founders of Hancock County’s Pheasants Forever chapter and, over the years, he has served as president, banquet and habitat chairpersons. Along with his work helping landowners, Wayne has also converted his 80-acre farm to include conservation...

River’s rise stops short

The rain-swollen Blanchard River did not reach flood stage at Findlay when it crested Friday afternoon at 10.3 feet, National Weather Service measurements show. After 1.5 inches of rain fell on the region Thursday, the weather service had predicted the river level at Findlay...

Drug contributing to Findlay fatalities

By RYAN DUNN staff writer Heroin has contributed to at least eight overdose deaths in Findlay in recent years, Findlay City Health Department records show. The city recorded seven fatal overdoses in both 2009 and 2010, 11 in 2011, six in 2012 and five in 2013, according to...