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On Deck: Big baseball battles in PCL, NCC

Two area baseball teams will be trying to stay atop their respective leagues we’ll have the latest on those games and other around the region for you today here at The Courier. Upper Sandusky’s baseball team shares the top spot in the North Central Conference with Galion and the...

Hancock County to update public transportation plan

Hancock Area Transportation Services, or HATS, faced criticism Tuesday for falling short of meeting the county’s public transportation needs. HATS, operated by the Hancock Hardin Wyandot Putnam Community Action Commission, provides public transportation in Findlay and Hancock...

Unemployment rates drop in Hancock, neighboring counties

Hancock County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in March from 5.2 percent in February, the state reported. Jobless rates declined in all 88 of Ohio’s counties in March. But Hancock County’s jobless rate was the sixth lowest in the state. It trailed Mercer County, 3.7...

Former Putnam County worker wins case against commissioners

OTTAWA — A former Putnam County maintenance custodian has won her sick pay in a small claims case against the Putnam County Commissioners in Putnam County Municipal Court. Patricia Clementz, of Cloverdale, has been awarded $2,664.51, which after deductions would result in the...

Two injured in Findlay traffic accident

Two Findlay people were hurt in a traffic collision at the Main Street-Melrose Avenue intersection at 11:44 a.m. Monday, Findlay police reported. Melissa Hanneman, 35, and John Crates, 57, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco EMS, but information on their condition...

Highway patrol seizes pills during Findlay traffic stop

Nearly $4,700 worth of prescription drugs were seized and two Michigan residents arrested during a traffic stop in Findlay on Saturday evening, according to the State Highway Patrol. Troopers stopped a 2013 Kia Optima, with Illinois registration, for marked lanes, speed and...

Curb removal on East Sandusky Street begins Wednesday

Curb removal work on East Sandusky Street between Beech Avenue and South Blanchard Street will be starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to the City of Findlay Engineering Department. Though East Sandusky Street will remain open during construction work, two-way traffic may be...

Growing in small spaces

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer You don’t have to have a very big space to put your green thumb to work. According to Lauri Inkrott, a Hancock County Master Gardener volunteer, small gardens can be grown just about anywhere from a pot on the patio to a 4-foot-by-4-foot...

Coffman named CEO of Camp Fire

Patty Coffman of McComb has been selected as the next chief executive officer of Camp Fire Northwest Ohio. The action came at a recent meeting of the agency’s board of directors. The three-month-long search attracted more than 25 applicants. Coffman will officially assume...

Forest library to show movies

FOREST — The Forest-Jackson Public Library, 102 W. Lima St., Forest, will show two movies Friday. “Philomena” will begin at 1 p.m. The family movie, “The Nut Job,” will be shown from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The $1 admission includes popcorn and a drink....