Woman killed in U.S. 23 accident

UPPER SANDUSKY — A Bucyrus woman was killed Wednesday evening on U.S. 23 near Upper Sandusky when she was struck by a pickup truck while attempting to get something out of the trunk of her vehicle. Stephanie J. Cowgill, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene by Wyandot County...

Bettsville School District transferred to Old Fort

TIFFIN — Following Gov. John Kasich’s signing of a bill last week, the transfer of Bettsville School District to the adjacent Old Fort School District, was approved by North Central Ohio Educational Service Center board this week. The transfer is effective June 30. The two...

Accident at Bright Road, East Sandusky Street leaves pole dangling

[Photos by Melissa Terhark/submitted to The Courier] A Ford Thunderbird was involved in an accident at the intersection of Bright Road and East Sandusky Street this afternoon, which left a power line pole dangling in the air after it was snapped in two. The Hancock County...

Gabe’s is hiring Thursday, Friday in Findlay

Discount fashion retailer Gabe’s on Thursday and Friday plans to hire up to 150 people for its Findlay store to open July 26. Gabe’s officials will take applications and interview prospects from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday, at Country Inn and Suites, 903...

UPDATE: Worst fear at a drive-thru oil change happens

  [Viewer-submitted photos to The Courier] A driver accidentally drove her Jeep Grand Cherokee into a pit Wednesday at the Valvoline Instant Oil Change service center, 1919 Tiffin Ave. The Jeep’s front, passenger-side tire dropped into a pit about four feet white at...

FTC approves Speedway’s purchase of Hess stations

The planned $2.87 billion purchase of Hess Corp.’s 1,342 East Coast gas stations and convenience stores by Speedway, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s subsidiary, involves no anti-trust concerns, the Federal Trade Commission reported. The agency has completed its review of...

Carey police arrest Upper Sandusky man on importuning charge

A concerned mother helped Carey police make an arrest this week. The department’s Facebook page says the mother told officers a 42-year-old man was making inappropriate comments to her 15-year-old daughter. Police staged a covert investigation, which led to the arrest of...

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...

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...

Nancy Dreisbach

Nancy Vivian Dreisbach, 50, of Findlay, died at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday at Blanchard Valley Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.