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Findlay Council asked to consider e-cigarette ban

The Findlay City Health Department is hoping government officials “air” on the side of caution by banning electronic cigarettes in indoor public places where smoking has been prohibited. Findlay would be the first municipality in Ohio to do so. But not all City Council members...

Trustees deliver petitions seeking river cleaning

Several township trustees in Hancock County have joined the debate about cleaning the Blanchard River. Trustees David Bower of Eagle Township, and Jerry Wolford of Cass Township, delivered petitions to the Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday. The petitions bear the signatures...

LA Clippers owner Sterling banned for life by the NBA

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. Commissioner Adam Silver said he will try to force the controversial owner to sell his franchise....

Courier team wins Read for Life’s spelling bee

It took 20 words in the sudden death round to declare a top team in Read for Life ‘s corporate spelling bee, held Thursday at First Presbyterian Church. But in the end, the team from The Courier pulled away from the Marathon Petroleum Co. team to walk away with this year’s...

City public records meeting at 4:40 p.m. today

Findlay City Council’s ad hoc committee to discuss public records handling will be held at 4:40 p.m. in the Municipal Building’s first floor council office. An incorrect time was listed in today’s paper. Following that meeting, at 5 p.m., will be a council committee-of-the-whole...

Findlay man arrested in alleged Defiance assault

DEFIANCE — Defiance police filed an assault charge against a mixed martial arts fighter from Findlay. Joshue Killion, 23, was arrested Friday in Lincoln, Rhode Island on a Defiance County warrant. He was about to fight in a casino event, police said. Police have charged Killion...

Jet fighters drill in Ohio skies this morning

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct exercise flights over northwestern and north-central Ohio  today as they practice intercept and identification procedures. The exercise will occur between 10 a.m. and noon.  Although they are...

Vanlue dumpster days scheduled

VANLUE — The Vanlue community trash dumpster days, outside the township building, will be Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Paint supplies, batteries and tires will not be accepted. Also, road work on Ohio 330 through Vanlue is scheduled to...

Power outages hit southern Hancock County

Nearly 2,000 electric customers lost power overnight in southern Hancock County. American Electric Power and Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative both reported power outages starting about 2 a.m. Hancock-Wood restored power to its customers in southern Hancock County and northern...