New distribution center to share tax savings

McLane Co., which will open a grocery distribution center on Findlay’s north end in 2016, eventually employing 425, will benefit from two large tax breaks, state and city officials announced Tuesday. The business won a $3.6 million job creation tax credit from the state. McLane...

Update: Fostorian hurt in rollover crash on County 18

A Fostoria woman was injured today when the GMC Suburban she was driving hit a railroad crossing gate and then overturned on Hancock County 18, northeast of Findlay. Tamme Morehart, 40, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office...

McLane gets tax credit for new distribution center

McLane Co., which will open a distribution center on Findlay’s north end in 2016, eventually employing 425, won a $3.6 million job creation tax credit Tuesday from the state. The grocery supplier for convenience stores, mass merchants, drugstores and chain restaurants will pay an...

Latta votes in favor of bill reauthorizing Army Corps’ projects

U.S. Rep. Robert Latta , R-Bowling Green, voted today in favor of moving forward with the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 or WRRDA. The bill authorizes the key missions of the Army Corps of Engineers, including the development, maintenance and support of the...

Hancock commissioners approve raise for veterans board members

Hancock County commissioners agreed today to give Hancock County Veteran Services board members a raise. Board members approached the commissioners last week, asking for a pay hike of $100 per month. The veterans commission has five board members, and each are paid $400 per...

Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban overturned by judge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage has been overturned by a federal judge in a decision that makes same-sex matrimony legal throughout the Northeast. U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III’s decision Tuesday is a victory for 11 couples, a widow and...

Unemployment rates drop in Hancock County, neighboring counties in April

Hancock County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent in April from 4.7 percent in March, the State Job and Family Services Department reported. Jobless rates declined in all of Ohio’s 88 counties last month. But Hancock County’s rate is the sixth lowest in the state. Mercer...

Prisoners

Finally found time to watch “Prisoners,” a dark, absorbing tale involving missing children. This film from 2013 stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a harried detective investigating the abduction of two girls who go missing on Thanksgiving. Hugh Jackman plays one father who is,...

On Deck: Area sectional softball action

There are five sectional softball tournament games on the local sports schedule today and we’ll have the latest on all of the action tonight here at The Courier. Bluffton will travel to Columbus Grove for the big game of the day. Courier writer Brian Lester will be on hand to...

Former Kalida teacher resentenced for sex crimes with students

OTTAWA — Jeremy Stober returned today to Putnam County Common Pleas Court to once again receive his 10-and-a-half year prison sentence. The 3rd District Court of Appeals, Lima, unanimously ruled last month that a Putnam County judge did not explicitly say why he imposed a maximum...