Sheriff plans extra patrols during prom season

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says it will have extra deputies on patrol during upcoming weekends, as prom activities are held at area high schools. The goal of the extra patrols will be to reduce traffic crashes, prevent underage alcohol consumption and drug abuse, “and...

Restaurant’s sign burns

Outback Steakhouse’s large outdoor neon sign on its eastern facade caught fire Thursday night around 9 p.m., prompting an evacuation of the Findlay restaurant. According to the Findlay Fire Department, a metal portion of the sign overheated, setting part of its wood trim ablaze....

2 arrested in prostitution sting

VAN BUREN — Two men were arrested Thursday during a prostitution sting that the Hancock County and Wood County sheriff’s offices jointly conducted at Pilot Travel Center at the Van Buren exit of Interstate 75. Pirtpahl Singh Sandhu of Brampton, Ontario, and Rickie Damron of Sugar...

Findlay once again receives Tree City USA honor

Findlay has been named a 2013 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, according to a press release from Mayor Lydia Mihalik’s office. Findlay achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care...
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VIDEO: Arbor Day Celebration at Jefferson School

  Students at Jefferson Primary School in Findlay celebrated Arbor Day, along with Mayor Lydia Mihalik and former city forester Cathy Smith, on Friday. The day’s festivities included several presentations, a proclomation from the mayor, and the planting of a autumn...

Hite’s campaign spending dwarfs opponents

The campaign spending of state Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, on the May 6 Republican primary election dwarfs that of both his challengers. Hite is opposed by Corey Shankleton, of Kunkle, and Milo Schaffner, of Van Wert. According to pre-election finance reports filed this week with...

Mississippi lines up aid for Cooper

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

MPLX announces cash distribution

Findlay-based MPLX LP has announced a dividend of 32.75 cents per share for the first quarter. This represents an increase of 1.5 cents per share, or 4.8 percent, over the previous quarterly dividend and a 20.2 percent increase over the dividend in the first quarter of 2013....

Park funding

Ohio has 74 state parks, and we suspect every one of them needs one thing or another. That’s why the $88.5 million set aside in the latest state budget to be spent over the next two years to upgrade trails, campgrounds and recreation is good news to anyone who likes to...