Former IHOP operator pleads guilty

TOLEDO (AP) — The former operator of seven IHOP restaurants in Ohio and Indiana, including Findlay’s, has pleaded guilty to what the government called a scheme to hide profits from IHOP’s parent company. Investigators said the plan involved hiring illegal immigrants, manipulating...

Sex offender admits charges

OTTAWA — Gary Badertscher pleaded guilty today to several felony counts of sex crimes involving minors. Badertscher, 53, of Gilboa, was found guilty of six felonies. They include three counts of endangering children, a second-degree felony; disseminating matter harmful to...

Hancock commissioners sign off on new prisoner housing agreement

Hancock County’s commissioners signed off on new prisoner housing agreement with the City of Findlay today that updates fees and attempts to eliminate overcrowding at the jail. Findlay will pay $84 per day to house its prisoners, retroactive to March. The city had been paying $55...

Class on making birthday cards set

Classes on how to make birthday cards will be offered at the Pandora and Columbus Grove libraries. Paulette Smith will be the instructor. The class is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 14 in Pandora and 6 p.m. July 28 in Columbus Grove. Registration is required and there is a $5 fee. To...

Wants vs. needs

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER For parents of teenagers it can be a constant dilemma: When should the parents buy something for their children and when should the teen use his or her own money? There are no hard and fast rules but it may help to think in terms of wants versus...