John E. Hixson

John E. Hixson, 76, of Findlay, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center. He was born February 17, 1938, in Lima to Ralph and Evelyn (Bible) Hixson. John dedicated eight years of honorable service to the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the Ford Motor...

Mabel H. Dailey

Mabel H. (Solt) Dailey, age 96, who resided at The Heritage Legacy, Findlay, Ohio, died on Thursday, May 1, 2014. She was born in Eagle Township on October 13, 1917. Her parents were S. Herbert Solt and F. Glenn (Treece) Solt. They are deceased. She graduated from Rawson High...

Raymond G. ‘Ray’ Burns

FOSTORIA — Raymond G. “Ray” Burns, 80, of Fostoria, passed away at 12:06 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born May 12, 1933 in Hancock County to the late Arthur J. and Marcella (Fox) Burns. He married Marcele M. “Marcie” Foos...

Metzger wins Wyandot commissioner contest

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Incumbent Wyandot County Commissioner Ron Metzger received the Republican nomination for a four-year term Tuesday, according to the Wyandot County Board of Elections. All vote totals are unofficial and include absentee ballots. Also Tuesday, Carey and...

Cheryl Buckland wins race for State Central Committee; Guglielmi, Detmer defeated

Findlay resident Cheryl Buckland, an incumbent on the Republican State Central Committee, was successful in her bid for re-election Tuesday, but two other Findlay candidates for state committees were defeated. Buckland received 11,496 votes to serve as the Republican woman on the...

Putnam County judge holds off challenger

OTTAWA — Putnam County voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly chose the incumbent probate and juvenile court judge in a contested race for the Democratic nomination. Judge Michael Borer secured about 66 percent of the vote, defeating county Prosecutor Gary Lammers by a count of...

County voter turnout only 20 percent

Despite a contested Republican race for commissioner, a countywide renewal levy for Blanchard Valley Center, and a tax issue for the Findlay Schools, only 20 percent of Hancock County’s registered voters participated in Tuesday’s primary election. Jody O’Brien,...

Walk-in vote not counted

Hancock County’s vote totals on Tuesday, which include absentee ballots, remain unofficial. Provisional ballots, known as walk-in votes, must still be counted. Voters who moved and changed precincts within their counties, and did not update their voter registration, could...

Patrick Henry district narrowly approves levy

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer HAMLER — Patrick Henry School District voters Tuesday narrowly approved a replacement levy to help consolidate its schools onto one campus. The district’s two elementary schools will be closed. Replacement of a 1.9-mill levy, which is on...

Hardin Northern library levy approved

By RYAN DUNN staff writer Tuesday night was one of celebration for Hardin Northern Public Library staff as voters approved a levy request. Additional dollars will help revive hours of operation after budget cuts forced their reduction, said Rebecca Coker, library director....