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Fire reported at Outback

The Findlay Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at Outback Steakhouse, 930 Interstate Drive, Thursday evening. The initial call was received about 9 p.m. Scanner reports indicated there was smoke inside the building, and the restaurant had been evacuated. Additional...

Miss. governor signs bill that includes $20 million for Cooper in Tupelo

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi could borrow $20 million to help Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. update its factory in Tupelo, Miss. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bond bill Wednesday. Mississippi Senate Bill 2975 says Findlay-based...

Van Buren man killed in early morning crash

A one-car crash killed a Van Buren man early this morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Justin Potteiger lost his life in in a crash on Allen Township 232 north of Ohio 613. The accident happened around 12:30 a.m. Potteiger lost control of his Dodge...

Hoytville crash investigated

HOYTVILLE — McComb Emergency Medical Service was dispatched early today to a single-vehicle injury accident at the intersection of Otsego Pike and Deshler Road, at the southern end of Hoytville in Wood County. The crash was reported about 2:30 a.m. The Wood County Sheriff’s...

WITH VIDEO: Ooh La La lunch!

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER The servers wore white gloves and tuxedos sporting French Republic colors, the guests were chimed in to be seated, and the guest of honor’s work requires him to attend events ranging from White House state dinners to galas for fashion greats. No...

Women’s giving circle awards two grants

Handbags That Help, a women’s giving circle, awarded $36,000 in grants to two local agencies during its annual celebration meeting held recently. Members voted at their March meeting and selected the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services...

Helping Hands meeting slated

Helping Hands will hold a meeting, open to the community, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 at the Dock at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. Helping Hands is a collaborative of local service agencies where community members can be introduced to, learn about and...

Bluffton teen enjoyed making others laugh

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER In his 19 years on earth, Kyle Trentman liked to laugh and to make others laugh. One of his favorite shticks was impersonating ventriloquist Jeff Dunham’s characters. He was protective of his younger sister, Cathy. He liked to fish, golf and hunt....

Letters to the Editor 04-24-14

HITE SUPPORTS HEARTBEAT BILL There has been misinformation circulating about Sen. Cliff Hite’s involvement in the Ohio Heartbeat Bill, the bill that would protect unborn babies from abortion after a heartbeat is detected. To many people’s way of thinking, this is...

Public transit

When it comes to public services, the importance of transportation can’t be overstated. Without a way to get to a doctor’s appointment or to the grocery store, some people would suffer. Fortunately, residents in Hancock County have options, including the Hancock Area...