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Northbound I-75 blocked for 3 hours

NORTH BALTIMORE — Both northbound lanes of I-75 in Wood County were blocked for about three hours early Wednesday by accidents and disabled vehicles. The problems began about 4:15 a.m., between North Baltimore and Cygnet. Initial reports indicated that one or more trucks had...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

OHSAA competitive balance plan approved

The fourth time was a charm for the Ohio High School Athletic Association in its quest for a competitive balance plan. The OHSAA announced that their latest attempt to even the athletic playing field for the state’s 823 member schools passed during the organization’s spring...

On Deck: Championship Friday

There’s a big day of Friday local sports on tap for today and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you today here at The Courier. It’s championship Saturday for area track and field teams as championships will be conducted by five area conferences. Courier writers Ted...

West Sandusky Street, Western Avenue intersection closed next week

The West Sandusky Street-Western Avenue intersection will be closed Monday through 5 p.m. Friday while three nearby railroad crossings are upgraded to improve the ride for motorists, the City of Findlay’s Engineering Department reported. To be upgraded are two Norfolk...

Update: Crash injures 2 teenagers

VANLUE — Two teenagers were hurt in a two-car crash Friday night at a rural intersection north of Vanlue. Kalen Ritter, 16, of Vanlue, the driver of one vehicle, and passenger Chayla Frantz, 15, were injured and taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital, the Hancock County Sheriff’s...