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3 Carey residents arrested in drug sweep

MARION — Three Carey residents were among 39 people arrested Thursday after a large drug investigation in Marion. Ray Ferguson, 38, and Kelly Morgan, 44, were both charged with felonies in Marion County Common Pleas Court, according to Attorney General Mike DeWine’s...

‘State of County’ gets political

  By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The “State of the County” address got political Thursday when Hancock County Commissioner Phillip Riegle stepped to the podium and began taking jabs at his rival’s election campaign. Riegle, of 22525 Delaware Township 184, who...

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department A woman apprehended for shoplifting gaming equipment from Meijer, 2200 Tiffin Ave., also was cited for having a hypodermic needle Tuesday. A Findlay...

Planning a wedding? Special section on Friday, Showcase on Sunday

Read The Courier’s Spring 2014 Wedding Showcase Edition! Friday’s Courier included a 24-page special section to help couples who are planning a wedding. You’ll find stories about an Ottawa mother-daughter team who reshaped their careers by attending culinary...

Three seek commissioner’s post

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Republican voters in Wyandot County will select a nominee for county commissioner from a slate of three candidates in the May primary election. There are no countywide issues on the ballot. Carey and Mohawk school districts are...

Patrick Henry levy on ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer HAMLER — A levy on the May primary ballot would help pay for building renovations proposed by Patrick Henry School District officials, who want to consolidate the district’s classes onto one campus while closing its two elementary...

Local woman gets 11 years for drug-related convictions

A Findlay woman was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in prison for seven felony convictions, including several high-level drug offenses. Jessica M. Sierra, 31, had pleaded guilty in Hancock County Common Pleas Court to three counts of cocaine trafficking, felonies of the first,...

Ailing Puerto Rico open to radical economic fixes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Slash the number of public holidays by two-thirds. Eliminate dozens of government agencies. Legalize marijuana and prostitution. From the intriguing to the impossible, there is no shortage of ideas for fixing Puerto Rico’s ailing economy...