Flare started Fostoria fire

FOSTORIA — A Fostoria woman allegedly used a railroad flare to start a Memorial Day fire that destroyed a Fostoria home and killed two people inside, according to court documents. Shey L. Weiker, 31, and Charles V. Schaeffer, 44, both of 151 Taft Blvd., and Timothy D. Hall, 20,...

2 hurt in Findlay accident

Two people were injured in an accident at 8 a.m. today on North Main Street in Findlay. Harold Logsdon, 72, and Audrey Logsdon, 71, both of Findlay, were taken by Hanco Ambulance to Blanchard Valley Hospital after the two-vehicle accident. Additional details were not available...
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VIDEO: New Riegel vs. Wayne Trace

New Riegel’s state softball playoff run cane to an end Wednesday at Findlay’s Marathon Diamonds, with the Blue Jackets falling 1-0 to Wayne Trace in a Division IV regional semifinal.

U.S. Steel exec to be controller of Marathon Petroleum

John F. Quaid, a vice president for U.S. Steel, has been named vice president and controller of Marathon Petroleum Corp. He succeeds Michael G. Braddock, who will retire Oct. 1, the company said today. Quaid graduated from Lehigh University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in...

Bill Frack, Findlay philanthropist and BGSU basketball fan, dies at 79

Bill Frack, a Findlay man who accumulated millions of dollars through investments and gave it away to help others, died today at The Heritage nursing home. He was 79. Kathy Kreuchauf, president of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, confirmed his death. “He had...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...