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Bicyclist injured in Tiffin Avenue accident

A Findlay bicyclist was injured Friday when she was struck by a car at a Tiffin Avenue crossing. Ann Labie, 53, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance with a minor head injury, Findlay police reported. The accident occurred at 4:53 p.m. at the intersection of...

Fostoria warehouse sold for $10 million

FOSTORIA — A $10 million real estate transaction involving a Fostoria warehouse was a surprise to city officials when it was announced Friday. Industrial Property Brokers and Colliers International announced the completed sale of the 588,000-square-foot property. The industrial...

Updated: 5 hurt in crash on Ohio 613 near Fostoria

FOSTORIA — Five people were injured when a pickup truck rear-ended another pickup Friday night on Ohio 613, just west of Fostoria. Katherine Elsea, 26, of Findlay, the driver of one truck, and her passenger, Leanna Spaeth, 26, of Arlington, were taken to Blanchard Valley...

4 injured in U.S. 68 collision

Four people were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 68, south of Findlay, about 3:51 p.m. today, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Jessica Koperski, 29, of Perrysburg, one of the drivers, and her three passengers, Luke Roby, 15,...

Hot air balloon launch canceled

Tonight’s hot air balloon launch at the Flag City BalloonFest has been canceled because of windy conditions. The launch had been scheduled for 6 p.m. at Emory Adams Park. The hot air balloon illumination was held.

Rooney to lead Morning Rotary

Tamera Rooney was installed as president of the Flag City Morning Rotary club this morning. Rooney, communications director for United Way of Hancock County, is a charter member of the club which started in 2005. She has served on the board for many years and is a past president....

Hancock commissioners sign off on new prisoner housing agreement

Hancock County’s commissioners signed off on new prisoner housing agreement with the City of Findlay today that updates fees and attempts to eliminate overcrowding at the jail. Findlay will pay $84 per day to house its prisoners, retroactive to March. The city had been paying $55...

Sex offender admits charges

OTTAWA — Gary Badertscher pleaded guilty today to several felony counts of sex crimes involving minors. Badertscher, 53, of Gilboa, was found guilty of six felonies. They include three counts of endangering children, a second-degree felony; disseminating matter harmful to...

Former IHOP operator pleads guilty

TOLEDO (AP) — The former operator of seven IHOP restaurants in Ohio and Indiana, including Findlay’s, has pleaded guilty to what the government called a scheme to hide profits from IHOP’s parent company. Investigators said the plan involved hiring illegal immigrants, manipulating...

Accident injures two people

A Findlay woman and a McComb man were injured in a two-vehicle accident at Hancock County 180 and Ohio 15, just south of Findlay, Friday evening. Kylie Ostheimer, 23, and Todd Hankin, 44, were transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance with non-life-threatening...