Prep softball: Kurtz knocks in game-winner for PH

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER ELIDA — Katie Kurtz has been in pressure situations before, and she wasn’t about to let the moment at hand overwhelm her. With two outs in the sixth inning, a runner on third and the score tied in a Division IV district softball semifinal...

Fostoria woman injured in county accident

A Fostoria woman was injured Tuesday 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...

More students reach test goal

The number of Findlay City Schools students who have not achieved the third-grade reading guarantee goal has dropped from 156 to 25. The school district received results Tuesday from an alternative test called Terra Nova that effectively decreased the number of students who...

Fostoria Council approves Stearns Road widening

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council on Tuesday approved an agreement between the city and the state Department of Transportation, paving the way for the long-awaited Stearns Road project. The project, which has been in the planning stages for...

Agency board gets raise

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners agreed Tuesday to give Hancock County Veterans Service board members a $100-a-month raise. Board members approached the commissioners last week, asking for the pay hike. The veterans commission has five board members, and...

Liberty-Benton honored by auditor

Liberty-Benton School District has received the Auditor of State Award for its recordkeeping, after being audited by the state. The award is given to local governments and school districts that provide a “clean” auditor’s report, according to the school...

Forest library closing for holiday

FOREST — Forest-Jackson Public Library will be closed Saturday and Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The library’s card catalog is available online at www.forestlibrary.org.

County’s jobless rate drops to 4 percent

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...

Council hears utility bill complaints

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore residents expressed frustration Tuesday about increases in water and sewer bills, even for those who are using less water. Residents had braced for higher bills in the wake of a recent hike in sewer rates, but...

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department A South Main Street citizen on Sunday reported a tax return had been fraudulently filed using his identity. A counterfeit $20 bill was found Sunday at...