United Way campaign goal rises

This year’s United Way of Hancock County campaign goal has been set at $3.1 million, up about $100,000 from last year’s collection, campaign Chair Michael Needler Jr. said Friday. But the campaign is not just about increasing monetary donations, it’s about increasing positive...

Boil advisory issued for Mount Blanchard

Mount Blanchard is under a boil water advisory until further notice due to water line valve replacement. The village is home to 500 residents. Anyone with questions can contact the Mount Blanchard Water Department at 419-694-2345.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued until 9 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for most of northwestern Ohio until 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The watch, which also extends over lower Michigan and northern Indiana, includes Hancock, Henry, Putnam, Seneca and Wood counties. Damaging winds and...

BB gun prompts lockdown at Findlay High School

Findlay High School was locked down after five students were seen with a handgun in the neighborhood near the school Friday morning, according to Principal Victoria Swartz. The weapon turned out to be a BB gun. Four Findlay High School students and a Findlay Digital Academy...

Performing arts center on schedule to open in fall 2015

Right now it’s about pouring concrete for the orchestra pit and stage house foundation, installing plumbing and raising more money. But the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is on schedule to open in all its grace and grandeur in fall 2015, said Edward Reading,...

Hancock-Wood Electric to conduct load control measures through 6 p.m.

Hancock-Wood Electric Co-operative will be conducting load control measures on members during peak demand times today, between 1 and 6 p.m. According to a press release from Hancock-Wood Electric, hot temperatures and the resulting high energy use are the causes for the load...

Trojans win, at 1:25 a.m.

Findlay High School’s football team quietly won its weather-delayed football game at 1:25 a.m. today, beating Grove City 27-25. The teams had played three quarters when the game was delayed by lightning for four hours. At the time, Findlay led 27-19. Grove City is from the...

UPDATED: Cooper execs ring NYSE closing bell

Roy Armes,  CEO of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., and members of the company’s leadership team, visited the New York Stock Exchange this afternoon to ring the closing bell to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the company’s founding. Their appearance can be viewed by clicking here...

Letters to the Editor 09-05-14

LET KIDS ENJOY THEIR HATS Regarding Cathy Weygandt’s letter (Sept. 3), like many, I grew up playing “cowboys and Indians.” I am happy to say I don’t have a shred of guilt over donning play feathers and moccasins. I also don’t remember thinking...

Grant to aid communities in serving at-risk youth

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer When a child is at risk of harming themselves or others, professionals need the training and know how to help them. A newly announced grant will allow area mental health and developmental disabilities professionals more training, as well as offer...