Margaret L. Kelly

Margaret L. Kelly, age 96, of Wayne, Ohio passed away peacefully on Sunday (July 20, 2014) in Bowling Green, Ohio. She was born on December 12, 1917 in Risingsun, Ohio to the late C.J. & Carrie Marie (Waters) Stahl. Margaret married Robert W. Kelly on April 26, 1940 in...

Mount Cory man indicted on multiple felony charges

By RYAN DUNN staff writer A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Mount Cory resident on a myriad of charges, including possessing drugs and a homemade explosive device. According to the indictments, John T. Miles III, 28, allegedly committed the following offenses on...

Ohio 613 crash injures 2 people

Alcohol is suspected as a factor in an early morning crash near Van Buren that injured two people Tuesday, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports. The single-car accident was reported about 1:13 a.m. on Ohio 613, east of Hancock County 140 in Allen Township. The...

Large cash balance forecast for 2015

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER It wasn’t too long ago that Findlay officials were contending with a shortage of operating funds, so much so that layoffs were necessary. As was made clear Tuesday at a mid-year budget hearing, officials are now faced with just the opposite...

Fostoria Council approves $6.2 million budget for 2015

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council passed an emergency resolution Tuesday night, adopting a city budget for the 2015 fiscal year that calls for roughly $6.2 million in general fund spending. Council gave next year’s fiscal plan the fast...

Commissioners table garage change order

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Hancock County’s commissioners have tabled a large change order on the construction of the engineer’s garage at 1900 Lima Ave. General contractor Studer-Obringer, of New Washington, is asking for an additional $75,740. The company says it...

L-B board expected to place school building issue on ballot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Liberty-Benton school board is expected to vote Thursday to place a combination of tax issues before voters to finance a new school. The $19.7 million needed to build a new kindergarten through eighth-grade building would come from a 5-mill property...

Other companies looking at Findlay

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay’s luring of the $38 million McLane grocery distribution center has sparked interest from other companies looking for locations for new operations, said Tony Iriti, economic development director for the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance....

Agency joining probe of tires

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A second federal agency voted Tuesday to investigate a complaint by unionized Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. workers that Chinese tire makers have unfairly stolen U.S. customers. The International Trade Commission voted to join the Commerce Department in...

Distribution center gets big tax break

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER McLane Co., which will open a $38 million grocery distribution center in northern Findlay in 2016, will avoid more than $750,000 in sales taxes by temporarily ceding ownership of the construction site to the Blanchard Valley Port Authority. Government...