Scott Alan Miles Sr.

Scott Alan Miles, Sr., 59, of Findlay, passed away at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September l, 20l4, at Bridge Hospice Center. He was born in Lima, Ohio to Ruth (Glaser) Miles and the late Richard C. (Dick) Miles. He married Darlene Myers Harpe on September 27, 1975. Surviving are his...

County grand jury indicts six people

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday handed up an indictment against an Indiana man accused of cocaine possession. Shaun M. Matthews, 36, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with possessing between 27 and 100 grams of cocaine on Aug. 29 in Orange Township....

Road salt prices skyrocketing

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — Steeper road salt prices could put a major strain on the Fostoria budget this year as city officials scramble to find cheaper sources of salt before winter. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday authorized Safety Service Director...

Former Ottawa official faces vehicular homicide charges

OTTAWA — A former Ottawa councilman is facing two counts of vehicular homicide following a fatal accident in June. Alan J. Ducey, 59, was charged Friday with two first-degree misdemeanors in Putnam County Municipal Court. He is scheduled for arraignment on Sept. 9. On June...

Officials ready to try 2-year Findlay budget

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay is preparing to map out a budget for the next two years instead of just one. City officials announced Tuesday they will start preparing the budget, which will go through 2016, at a Sept. 9 meeting of council’s Appropriations Committee....

Local library plans genealogy lock-in

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a public genealogy lock-in on Sept. 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Library staff and volunteers will assist participants with genealogical research, and resources such as books, microfilm records and genealogical computer databases...

Blocked crossings concern council

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday agreed to consider legislation to fine railroad companies for blocking village rail crossings for extended periods. Council has been frustrated with CSX trains that block the village’s...

Cooper recalling 1,492 radial tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling up to 1,492 Wild Country radial tires, Modern Tire Dealer magazine reports. The tires reportedly were manufactured from June 1, 2014, through June 28, 2014. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected...

Change order for garage project OK’d

The Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday approved a $15,740 change order to its contract with Studer-Obringer Inc., New Washington. The additional amount brings the cost of constructing the county’s new maintenance garage, 1900 Lima Ave., to $2.8 million. An additional...