Community Foundation reaches milestone

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation has hit the $30 million mark in grants. The philanthropic organization celebrated that milestone amount of money at its annual meeting Wednesday night at the Findlay Country Club. The foundation has been awarding grants since 199...

2 plead not guilty by reason of insanity in arson

Two of the three suspects charged in a fatal house fire on Fostoria’s South Poplar Street last month said they were not in sound mental states when they committed the criminal act. Shey L. Weiker, 31, and Charles V. Schaeffer, 44, both of 151 Taft Blvd., each entered a plea...

Severe thunderstorm warning for Hancock, Seneca, Wyandot counties until 6:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Hancock, Seneca, and Wyandot counties until 6:30 p.m. At 5:40 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located 6 miles east of Fostoria, moving east at 45 mph. Additional storms that may become severe were located...

Findlay Airport to host rare World War II plane

Next week, the Findlay Airport will host ‘Diamond Lil,’ a rare B-24 Liberator flown during World War II, which will be available for public tours and rides. The aircraft, owned by the Commemorative Air Force, an organization that promotes WWII aviation history, will land Monday...

Findlay paving work continues Thursday

Paving work will continue on several Findlay streets Thursday, resulting in some lane reductions and road closures. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the city will be doing work along the following streets: South Main Street, from Woodley Avenue to the southern city limits; lane reductions...

Judge reinstates Liberty-Benton teacher

A Hancock County judge has reinstated a fired Liberty-Benton teacher. Mark Badertscher’s contract is immediately reinstated with back pay retroactive to July 1, 2012, according to a ruling from Common Pleas Judge Reginald Routson. Routson ruled the school board failed to prove...
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The other Half of my Recent Purchase

Milepost 843 I mentioned a while back that I had heard about Accurail re-releasing their 50-foot plugdoor boxcar in Nickel Plate markings and some limited run cars for Digital Fox and that I had bought some of each. I got two packages a few days later; one with the cars from...

Cooper dedicates technical center

Cooper Tire Asia last week dedicated its new Asia Technical Center in Kunshan, China, near the Cooper Kunshan Tire manufacturing plant, approximately 30 miles from Shanghai. The 54,000-square-foot center was relocated from Shanghai to a new building constructed for Cooper’s...

Barbecue, parade and movie planned in Mount Blanchard

MOUNT BLANCHARD — A chicken barbecue, catered by Kimmel’s, a children’s parade and movie night are planned June 28 in Mount Blanchard, sponsored by the Mount Blanchard Beautification Committee. Tickets for the barbecue are $9 and must be ordered by Saturday....

Picnic food topic of presentation

Karen McDougall with the Ohio State University Extension of Hancock County will teach a class on how to prepare food for a family picnic from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lindamood Room of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. McDougall will present ideas on how to...