Fostoria slaying: 3 teens held

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Three teenagers wanted in connection with a Wednesday night burglary-turned-homicide were taken into custody Thursday, less than 24 hours after a manhunt began. Garrett N. Brown, 17, Tyson J. Ogg, 18, and Dallas A. Salaz, 19, were...

Marathon Petroleum adding 1,256 stores

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. said Thursday it will about double its Speedway subsidiary’s size and prepare for more growth with the $2.87 billion purchase of Hess Corp.’s retail business. Speedway will become the nation’s largest...

L-B building’s future debated at public forum

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton teachers and parents on Thursday called their district’s K-8 building unsafe, inaccessible and outdated. “Not a week goes by without a toilet overflowing or a sink exploding in one of those bathrooms,” said Lisa Ackerman,...

Brown: Amendment could aid area

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a $12 billion water projects bill Thursday, and it included an amendment that could speed up the Blanchard River flood-control project. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced the amendment, which will allows projects such as the...

Sandusky Street getting facelift from east to west

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Did you hear about the guy who drove from one side of Findlay to the other today on Sandusky Street? Of course you didn’t, because it can’t be done, at least not at the moment, thanks to all of the ongoing improvement projects. Nowhere else...

Deshler woman hurt in accident

A Deshler woman was hurt in a single-car mishap on Liberty Township 67, south of Findlay, at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday, authorities reported. Leslie Runion, 19, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital following the accident. According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office,...

Glessner Avenue work scheduled

Glessner Avenue, between Adams Street and West Main Cross, will be closed to through traffic until 5 p.m. today because of trench repair. If access is needed, drivers are asked to get in touch with the project’s on-site representative, according to the City of Findlay.

Prep baseball: Bases-loaded balk lifts St. Henry past Ottawa-Glandorf

ADA — St. Henry scratched out a run in the fourth inning and held off Ottawa-Glandorf for a 2-1 win in a Division III district baseball semifinal at Ohio Northern’s Wander Field on Thursday. The Titans got their only run of the game in the second inning. Ben Deitering...

Man sentenced on rape charges

OTTAWA — A Glandorf man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on two rape convictions. Steven Jeffers, 31, was sentenced Wednesday in Putnam County Common Pleas Court, according to the county prosecutor’s office. He pleaded guilty to the first-degree felonies on March...

Hydrant flushing scheduled today

The city of Findlay will flush hydrants today in the area from the Blanchard River north to Hancock County 99, east to the CSX railroad tracks, and west to Interstate 75.