VB Middle School receives award

VAN BUREN — Van Buren Middle School has received the national Making Middle Grades Work Depth of Implementation Award, based on how district officials and teachers improved practices to increase student achievement. The award was presented to the district in Nashville,...

Fostorians picked for state fair band

FOSTORIA — Three Fostoria High School band members are performing with the state fair band for a second year, while a fourth band member will participate for the first time, according to band Director Steve Kauffman. Senior Jillian Smith, a clarinet player; junior Misty...

Marathon dividend

Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s board of directors has declared a dividend of 50 cents per share on common stock, a 19 percent increase. The dividend is payable Sept. 10 to shareholders of record on Aug. 20.

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department Juveniles on Tuesday shot pellets at a cat outside its 415 Hobart Ave. home. Officers warned a man on Tuesday not to return to 1801 Blaine St. Police...

Wally’s, Tony’s win trophies

COLUMBUS — Two area restaurants took him trophies at the 2014 Ohio State Fair Pork Rib-Off this week. Wally’s Great American BBQ received the People’s Choice Award, while Tony’s Restaurant was named the reserve grand champion for ribs. The 18th annual Pork...

Area man facing cocaine charge

A Leipsic man has been charged with cocaine trafficking in Findlay. Robert S. Guerra, 42, allegedly sold between 10 and 20 grams of the drug on July 1 last year. Guerra was charged through a recently unsealed secret indictment.

Youth soccer program, varsity football team to share facilities

CAREY — The Carey youth soccer program and the school district’s varsity football team have reached an agreement to allow both groups to use the village’s athletic fields. The action came during a special council meeting this week, attended by about a dozen...

Area farmer finds use for byproduct of making ethanol

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A Hancock County farmer has found a valuable use for the byproducts of ethanol production — as cattle feed. During the process of manufacturing ethanol, which is used as a fuel additive for gasoline, both wet and dried distillers grain are...

Fostorian’s death under investigation

FOSTORIA — Law enforcement officials say Friday’s death of a 72-year-old Fostoria man, who recently reported being assaulted, remains under investigation. Detective Sgt. Don Joseph with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said Russell E. Poole Sr. was found...