Updated: Sheriff investigating armed robbery at Bettsville Dollar General

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an armed robbery at Bettsville’s Dollar General store this morning. According to a news release from Seneca County Sheriff William Eckelberry, a lone male suspect allegedly entered the store shortly before 11...

Power out at West Trenton Avenue Wal-Mart, Independence Square shopping center

Power is reportedly out at the Wal-Mart on West Trenton Avenue in Findlay, as well as the adjoining Independence Square shopping center. Businesses in the affected area include The Landing Pad, Jack’s Pets, Max & Erma’s, Bob Evans, Texas Roadhouse, GameStop, Great...

Arcadia Lions Community Center vandalized; reward offered for information

The Arcadia Lions Club is offering a $500 reward to whoever provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for vandalism that occurred last night at the village’s community park. Small trees were destroyed and flowers ripped out of the ground...

Ottawa councilman resigns following double-fatal crash

OTTAWA — An Ottawa councilman has resigned after his involvement in a double-fatal crash. Alan J. Ducey, 59, of Ottawa, left his position following the three-vehicle accident Friday on Ohio 65 in Putnam County that killed two Columbus Grove women. Ducey emailed a brief...
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Steel Mill Pocket Crane

Milepost 840 From time to time, I feature work done by other model railroad friends of mine and today is one of those times. My friend, Paul, a steel mill modeler from “that state up north,” recently sent me some pictures of his latest steel mill project, a pocket...

WITH VIDEO: Germs, germs, go away

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Sure, the doctors and the nurses get the credit for taking care of patients at a hospital, but without a dedicated housekeeping staff, it would be difficult to restore patients to health. Behind the scenes, dozens of housekeepers at Blanchard Valley...

Local athletes may be featured on NBC show

NBC will air the St. Louis regional qualifying round of its American Ninja Warriors competition from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. today. The competitors include three from Findlay: Jim Steffen, Jen Hochstettler and Christy Santistevan. All train at Steffen’s gym, XT Fitness....

Managing money topic of class

The Ohio State University Extension will offer its Basic Money Management class from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 11 at the Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St., room 117. The same class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 19 at the Hancock County Agricultural Service...

Registration open for NW Ohio Diabetes Camp

Registration has begun for the Greater Northwest Ohio 2014 Diabetes Camp. School-aged children with Type I diabetes and a friend/sibling are invited to the camp, to be held Aug. 1-3 at Camp Berry in Findlay. The camp provides an opportunity for parents to bring their diabetic...

Findlay YMCA takes over leadership of youth council

The Engage youth council, formed by the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, will now fall under the leadership of the Findlay Family YMCA. Engage is a philanthropic and service-learning youth council comprised of Hancock County students in the eighth grade through...