A better way

Ohioans already have a way to find out what state, county, municipal and township governments are up to. But making public records requests can be tedious, especially if one is seeking documentation from multiple government agencies. It shouldn’t be difficult to track how...

Hydrant flushing

The city of Findlay will flush hydrants today from the Blanchard River north to County 99, from North Main Street west to Interstate 75, from the river south to East Hobart Street, and from South Main Street east to Hancock County 180.

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department A Vanlue citizen was apprehended after shoplifting merchandise Wednesday from the Trenton Avenue Walmart. Youths reportedly were skateboarding...

Murder cases sent to grand jury

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — After waiving their right to preliminary hearings on Thursday, two of the three teens charged in last week’s burglary-turned-homicide will have their cases considered by a Seneca County grand jury. Tyson J. Ogg, 18, who is...

Woman sent to prison for theft

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — A McComb woman will return to prison after she was convicted of stealing cash from an employer for the second time. Christine M. Wilson, 50, was sentenced Thursday in Putnam County Common Pleas Court to serve three years in prison and pay...

Letters to the Editor 05-30-14

A CIRCLE IS NOT A SPHERE Contrary to Ms. Johnston’s (letter, May 22) junkyard metaphor of car parts, atoms at a molecular level move at several hundred miles an hour at ordinary temperatures. Many atoms behave in a way that is impossible for car parts. Most atoms...

Fine arts wing to honor Wittwer

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Outgoing Findlay Superintendent Dean Wittwer will be leaving the school district this summer, but his name will remain here. The Dr. Dean and Pat Wittwer Fine Arts Wing at Findlay High School will open next fall, the school board announced at...

Cooper revives technology center plan

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. celebrated its 100th anniversary Thursday with the news it will resume plans to locate a $40 million global technology center in Findlay and add 40 high-quality jobs. “We’re really, really happy about being able...

Three face solicitation charges

Three men were arrested and charged with solicitation after a prostitution sting at area Interstate 75 truck stops. Charged with a third-degree misdemeanor were Gregory Singleton, 41, of Ypsilanti, Michigan; Anderson Bircheat, 48, of Leeds, Alabama; and Kevin Neathery, 45, of...

Commissioners OK maintenance work

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Hancock County’s commissioners approved some building maintenance projects on Thursday. On the list are the exterior windows at the Hancock County Courthouse, 300 S. Main St. The commissioners awarded a $25,735 contract to Service Team of...