Fire damages McComb church

McCOMB — Officials are investigating what caused a Friday fire that damaged an empty McComb church. The McComb fire station is nearby, and firefighters noticed smoke coming from the McComb United Methodist Church, 204 High St., about 5:40 p.m., McComb Fire Chief Mike Voland said....

Ohio Democratic governor candidate ‘disappointed’

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Ohio governor and his wife say they’re disappointed by what they call personal attacks following a report that police responded to a call about the candidate and a woman in a car two years ago. Ed FitzGerald and his wife,...

Army Corps to hire analyst to interpret flood study budget

The Buffalo District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will need to hire an analyst, on overtime, to interpret its own budget for the Blanchard River study. Andrew Kornacki, a district public affairs specialist, said the analyst will be asked to work over the weekend to...

Highway patrol announces two Findlay OVI checkpoints

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office,will be holding two impaired driving checkpoints in Findlay this weekend. The first checkpoint will be from 9 p.m. to midnight today on Main Street; the second...

UPDATE: Semitrailer driver dies after vehicle crashes into Tony Packo’s

TOLEDO (AP) — Authorities say a semitrailer driver has died after he crashed into well-known Toledo hot dog eatery Tony Packo’s. Police are still investigating the crash. No one was inside the restaurant at the time. Toledo Fire Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld says firefighters were...

Michigan man busted for drugs during Hancock County traffic stop

A Michigan man was arrested early Wednesday after State Highway Patrol troopers found Oxycodone and marijuana in his car during a traffic stop on southbound Interstate 75. According to the patrol, troopers stopped a rented 2013 Toyota Camry with Ohio registration near milepost...

Marathon pumps up profits

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s barges on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers helped it earn higher profits on its gasoline and diesel fuel, boosting second-quarter earnings by 44 percent to $855 million, Marathon reported Thursday. Earnings amounted to...

Demonstrations to be featured at Crawford Street Market

In addition to its usual fare, the Crawford Street Market will feature food and artist demonstrations on Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Kelly Greene, hostess of WFIN-AM’s Phoneclub, will prepare uncooked tomato sauce and a pasta and steak salad, using products from...

Museum to offer eye exhibit and vision screenings

A community viewing of the Wise About Eyes exhibit will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Children’s Museum of Findlay’s Little Main Street in the Findlay Village Mall. Children of all ages are welcome. There will be free vision screenings for...

Public retirees to meet Wednesday

Hancock County Public Employee Retirees, Inc. will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave. The speaker will be Phil Martin, coordinator of the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership, speaking on the water quality of the river and the progress toward the...