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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.

Study Explores Asian Carp Effects On Lake Erie

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A newly released scientific paper says if Asian carp become established in Lake Erie, it wouldn’t necessarily doom valuable native species such as walleye and yellow perch. The report was published this week by the journal Conservation Biology....

Man Gets 3 Years’ Prison In Ohio Fundraising Scam

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who fraudulently collected money for a veterans charity he didn’t represent has been sentenced to three years in prison. Joseph Steward was arrested in October after soliciting door-to door donations in Columbus for the Wounded Warrior Project....

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...

BGSU plans new Greek housing village

BOWLING GREEN (AP) — A new housing village intended to help promote fraternities and sororities on campus will be constructed at Bowling Green State University. The planned Greek housing village will replace fraternity and sorority houses to be torn down on Wooster Street, the...