Hancock commissioners deed library to its board

A $2 million debt, used to finance the expansion and renovation of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, has been paid in full. The commissioners signed the deed to the building over to the library’s board today. In 1988, the commissioners agreed to sell bonds to finance the...

Deadline extended for valuation of Cooper Chengshan Tire factory

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s effort to end or mend its partnership in China with Chengshan Group continues without a resolution so far. An independent company missed a deadline Monday to assign a value to the Cooper Chengshan Tire factory. “Cooper has briefly extended that...

Custar man killed, wife injured in Wood County train-car crash

WESTON — A Custar man was killed and his wife injured when a train crashed into their vehicle just after 7 p.m. Monday in Wood County’s Milton Township. Marvin Harris, 38, and Nikki Harris, 36, were traveling southbound on Weston Road, south of the village of Weston, when...

College Football: Oilers begin fall camp

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER Rain delayed the start of camp for the University of Findlay football team on Monday, but that was the only hitch for the Oilers as they began preparation for a season of lofty goals and high expectations. As clouds gave way to sunlight on a cool...

Area cross country, soccer info sought

Area prep soccer and cross country coaches are asked to return their preseason analysis forms to The Courier sports department as soon as possible. Forms have been sent via mail to each of the 31 schools in The Courier’s circulation area. Information may be returned via...

NEAT

There are properties in almost every Findlay neighborhood like the one on Tiffin Avenue that was pictured on Monday’s front page. If it’s not a yard overgrown with grass and weeds, then it’s a home with broken windows or doors, peeling paint, a rotted roof, or...

Letters to the Editor 08-12-14

WE WILL ALL END UP FREELOADERS Christ never taught us to sustain others below the poverty level. His parable says give a man a fish and he fills his stomach. Teach him to fish and he will feed himself for life. Many of us have received unemployment for a period of time, but it...

2 people named to SWCD board

Dave Reese and Evan Jackson were recently elected to three-year terms on the Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors, effective Jan. 1. The vote was taken at the annual meeting/supervisor election.

Farm ‘custom rates’ on the rise

By ED LENTZ Farmers may hire someone else to complete some or all of the work that needs to be done. There are many reasons for hiring the work out: lack of special equipment, lack of expertise, lack of time, or lack of labor. For example, a grain farmer may not raise livestock,...

Housing authority honored by state

The Hancock County Metropolitan Housing Authority has received an Ohio Auditor of State Award for clean audit reports. The award is presented to local governments and school districts upon completion of a financial audit. Recipients must file timely financial reports and...