Hancock County jobless rate stays flat; other area counties see declines

Hancock County’s unemployment rate stayed flat at 4 percent from April to May, the state reported. Jobless rates declined among most neighboring counties last month, the State Job and Family Services Department reported. May unemployment rates among neighboring counties, with...

Section of East Main Cross Street closed starting today

East Main Cross Street will be closed between Blanchard Street and Osborn Avenue starting today as crews replace the bridge over Lye Creek, according to Hancock County Engineer Christopher Long. The closure is expected to last until Sept. 30, weather permitting. There will be no...

Cooper CEO: New tech center here for community, factory, incentives

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s Findlay factory, regional technical center, and community and state support convinced Cooper to locate its new $35.5 million Global Technical Center in Findlay, company President Roy Armes said Monday. Hiring has already begun for the center, to be...

Carey council meeting canceled; next meeting July 21

CAREY — The June 30 special Carey Council meeting to name a replacement for former Councilman John Green has been canceled, according to Carey fiscal officer Jeni Fletcher. The next council meeting will be at 7 p.m. July 21. The meeting was canceled because four council members...

Section of North Main Street to be repaved Tuesday

Repaving of Findlay’s North Main Street, from Bigelow Avenue to Hancock County 99, will begin at 7 a.m. Tuesday. There will be lane reductions and minor delays can be expected at the intersection with Bigelow Avenue, but the road will remain open. Crews are expected to pave...

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for northeastern Hancock, Seneca counties

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern Hancock County and all of Seneca and Sandusky counties until 5:15 p.m. At 4:11 p.m., a line of severe thunderstorms with winds of up to 60 mph were moving east across the warned area. Areas...

Tanker truck spill closes Ohio 65 in northern Putnam County

Ohio 65 is closed in northern Putnam County this morning.  The Sheriff’s Office reports a tanker truck rolled over between Belmore and the Henry County line early today. The department’s Facebook page says the road could be closed until mid-afternoon while the cleanup...

Downtown Findlay renovations get state tax credits

A downtown Findlay project is getting an Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit for $325,000. The two buildings near the Hancock County Courthouse will be renovated into six apartments and office space as part of a $2.4 million redevelopment by Findlay-area investors.  They are...

Man admits to Findlay murder

A Findlay man pleaded guilty today to fatally shooting Joe Gutierrez III on a city street in November. In a plea agreement, Ralph G. Harris III, 21, admitted to charges of murder, an unclassified felony; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; and four drug possession...

Man admits to Findlay murder

A Findlay man pleaded guilty today to fatally shooting Joe Gutierrez III on a city street in November. In a plea agreement, Ralph G. Harris III, 21, admitted to charges of murder, an unclassified felony; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; and four drug possession...