VIDEO: Performing arts center groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Marathon Center for the Performing Arts took place Tuesday in Findlay. Construction, including renovations to the old Central Middle School Auditorium, has been ongoing and work is expected to finish on the new performing arts center in 2015.

Performing arts center reaches $13 million in funding

The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts has reached its initial $13 million goal of private and corporate donations. The new center will cost a total of $17 million to build, a figure that includes $2 million from an endowment fund. The center’s committee will attempt to...

Army officials: We’re sticking to flood study schedule

Officials from the Army Corps of Engineers were in Findlay Monday to offer reassurance that the Blanchard River flood study will stick to the schedule announced in April. Hancock County Commissioner Phillip Riegle spoke briefly about the meeting today. Lt. Col. Karl D. Jansen met...

Londonderry Drive boil advisory issued

Findlay has issued a boil advisory for some residences due to repair work on Londonderry Drive’s water main. Those residences affected include Londonderry addresses at 425, 529, 430, 535, 536, 600, 601, 606, 607, 610, 611 and 614.

UPDATE: Second plane crash victim identified

A 26-year-old Toledo woman, Tiesha McQuin, was the female passenger killed in an early Sunday airplane crash about two miles north of Findlay, family members of McQuin said today. McQuin is survived by a 3-year-old daughter, Mahkayla Sims, “whom she cherished, she...

Water main break closes Olive Street in Findlay

A water main break has closed Olive Street, Findlay, in front of Advanced Drainage Systems. Jeff Betts, water distribution center maintenance supervisor, said crews have been working on the break since approximately 6 a.m. and hope to have it repaired within a few hours. There is...

Flying from the nest into the world

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It’s exciting to be a college freshman and to fledge the parents’ nest, but adjusting to dorm living and especially a new roommate can pose challenges. Most university students have not had to share a room before, said Justin F. Courtney,...

Retired public employees set meeting

KALIDA — The Putnam County Chapter of the Public Employees Retirement, Inc. will hold a meeting at noon Aug. 7 at Dick’s Steak House in Kalida.

Youth program set

OTTAWA — The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will host a “Color Paint War” and show a movie at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for youth in grades five through 12. Activities will include a paint war, balloon toss, messy Twister and a rainbow cake. Those attending...