University forced to replace 75 percent of its grass

The grass really is greener on the other side of the fence — if you’re standing on the University of Findlay’s campus. The university is being forced to replace about 75 percent of its grass after a chemical similar to “RoundUp,” a weed killer, was accidentally applied to the...

UPDATE: 2 injured in I-75 accident

Two Lima residents were hospitalized after a Thursday crash on Interstate 75 near the Hancock County rest area. Shaun Berry, 33, of Lima, was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus southbound when he was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer at about 4:45 p.m., according to the Findlay...

Veterans Service Commission members seek raises

Members of the Hancock County Veterans Service Commission asked for a raise on Thursday. Officers Robert Essigner, Roger Neff, Charles Fisher and Charles Smith attended the Hancock County commissioners’ regular meeting to ask for the raise. The commission officers explained that...

East Sandusky Street closed until 5 p.m. Friday

The re-opening of East Sandusky Street, between South Main and East streets, has been delayed until 5 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from Nathan Hoy, project manager with the city engineering department. Motorists should find an alternate route and avoid the area during...

Flood watch issued through this afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for northwestern Ohio — including Hancock, Putnam, Wood, Wyandot, Seneca, Henry and Allen counties  — through this afternoon. Heavy rains from showers and thunderstorms could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain on the area, the weather...

The more the merrier: 2 farmers markets

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR There’s good news for people who want to fill their dinner plates with local, seasonal produce. This year they’ll have the opportunity to shop at two weekly farmers markets. The Hancock County Farmers Market will be open from 4 p.m....

Komen affiliate awards grants

The Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has awarded nearly $500,000 to 15 organizations, including $58,374 to Blanchard Valley Hospital. The programs that were awarded funds will deliver breast health services to uninsured and underinsured women and men in Komen Northwest...

Erin Poling named director of Children’s Museum of Findlay

Erin Poling has been named executive director of the Children’s Museum of Findlay. Poling previously served as the event coordinator for the Arts Partnership, and as the adult services director for Blanchard Valley Industries through the Hancock County Board of...

Columbus Grove woman earns scholarship

BLUFFTON — Nicole Langhals has been selected to receive the 2014 Barbara Fleming Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, Bluffton and Pandora. Langhals is a 2012 graduate of Columbus Grove High School and is enrolled at the University of...