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County purchases 2 sheriff’s cruisers

Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday voted to buy two Chevrolet Caprice cars as sheriff’s office cruisers for $59,031. The cruisers, from LaRiche Chevrolet-Cadillac, cost $53,420. Law enforcement equipment and cameras will cost an additional $5,611. Separately, the...

Loreno named Fostoria police chief

By MORGAN MANNS FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — After a nearly two-year hiatus, Fostoria Police Department has a new top cop. Fostoria Fire Chief Keith Loreno was named the new chief of police during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Mayor Eric Keckler said the decision to...

Council approves hike in sewer rates

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — To help pay for the second phase of a sewer line separation project, North Baltimore Council on Tuesday raised sewer rates, effective with April bills. Minimum sewer rates will increase $5.25 a month. Currently there are seven...

Two indicted on assault charges

By RYAN DUNN staff writer A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday handed up indictments charging two Findlay residents with assault. Lawrence W. Holmes, 54, faces two second-degree felony counts of the offense. Holmes allegedly attempted to hurt a man with a wooden two-by-four on...

Rose Ellen Reilly

ARLINGTON — A memorial for Rose Ellen Reilly, 90, of Charleston, S.C., and formerly of Arlington, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Arlington United Methodist Church. Mrs. Reilly’s complete obituary appeared in the Jan. 3, 2013 edition of The Courier.

VB park to host Easter egg hunt

VAN BUREN — The annual Easter Egg Hunt at Van Buren State Park, 12259 Allen Township 218, will be held Saturday. Children ages 12 and under can participate. Ages 10-12 will begin at 10 a.m., ages 7-9 will begin at 10:15 a.m., ages 4-6 will begin at 10:30 a.m., and ages 1-3...

Appeals court: Sentence Stober again

staff writer A former Kalida High School teacher and coach must be sentenced again for his convictions for sexual offenses with students, an appeals court has ruled. The 3rd District Court of Appeals, Lima, unanimously ruled this week that a Putnam County judge did not...

City’s repaving plans advance

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER With construction season commencing, Findlay City Council on Tuesday agreed to accept state and county funding for some street repaving and curb projects. Separately, a resident expressed concern about the idea of enhancing existing building codes or...

Kristi Perkins

FOSTORIA — A funeral for Kristi M. Perkins, 41, of Fostoria, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Visitation will be held three hours prior to the funeral Friday at the funeral home. Ms. Perkins died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Fostoria...

Helen M. Holmes Halliwill

Helen M. Holmes Halliwill, 95, of Findlay, Ohio, passed away at 8:50 a.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at her residence. She was born on September 30, 1918, to the late Glen H. and Edith F.(Chapman) Holmes in Findlay. On October 17, 1951, she married Ralph S. “Polly”...