Coroner called after body found in Fostoria reservoir

Emergency personnel have recovered a body from Reservoir 2 (Lake Mottram) in Fostoria after getting a call about 6:10 p.m. of a male jumping in and not resurfacing. The Hancock County coroner has been called to the scene. Police believe the subject is a 21-year-old male with a...

Fire reported at Whittier school dumpster

A minor fire was reported at 5:40 p.m. today on the Whittier Primary School property on Wyandot Street in Findlay. The fire was contained to a dumpster near the school and the cause of the fire is unknown, said the Findlay Fire Department. There was no damage to the school,...

Wood County officials say meningitis not spreading in Cygnet area

CYGNET — Facebook posts Tuesday and Wednesday that a girl died, likely of contagious meningitis, unnecessarily scared Cygnet-area parents. Privacy laws prevented the Wood County Health Department from confirming or denying whether the girl died or her identity or age. But...

Defiance Avenue closed Thursday for resurfacing

Defiance Avenue from Cory to Howard streets will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday for resurfacing. Residents will be granted access to their homes, but other traffic will need to find alternate routes.

Feds investigating union’s complaint about Chinese tires

Federal officials are investigating a complaint by unionized Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. workers that Chinese tire makers have unfairly stolen U.S. customers. The case could take a year to resolve. It could result in the Commerce Department imposing a tariff on Chinese tire...

Wharton woman arrested for operating meth lab

The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Wharton woman Tuesday for operating a methamphetamine lab at her home. Defiance Conley, of Wharton, was taken to the Wyandot County Jail after the arrest, where she is being held on probation violation and drug charges,...

Quilters to meet

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 28 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave. Sharon Bishop will demonstrate the quick tube block. A potluck lunch will be held at the church. Anyone who is interested in quilting is invited to attend. For more...

And the young shall lead

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor Fans of word games such as cryptograms and crossword puzzles have a new way to indulge their passion for play with an Apple game application developed by a team of local business partners, with a little help from a teenager. The game,...

Bridge Hospice sets volunteer training

Bridge Home Health and Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning July 22. The training will be held in the Wenner Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place for six consecutive Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m....

Authors and artists

Charles Thaxton (“Char-El”) Northwestern Ohio composer Charles Thaxton, based in Fostoria, has released his fourth CD under the name Char-El, titled “The Healing.” The CD is a departure from his previous releases as this time the music is free of drums or...