Arcadia school board hires principal, again

ARCADIA — During a special session tonight, the Arcadia school board narrowly reaffirmed its choice of a new high school principal. The vote was taken to remedy a procedural error made at the school board’s May 20 meeting, when Bill Dobbins was originally approved as principal of...

Findlay Council approves sick time payout for ex-fire chief

Findlay City Council tonight finalized the sick time payout for retired Fire Chief Tom Lonyo, capping nearly eight months of debate. The city will pay Lonyo $32,375 after council approved an ordinance for the payout with an 8-2 vote. First Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische and 7th...

Findlay collision injures 1

A passenger was injured this afternoon when two cars collided at the intersection of East Sandusky and South Blanchard streets, Findlay police reported. The passenger, Tommy Robinson Jr., 37, of Columbus, complained of head injuries and was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by...

Some distance themselves from parking petitions

Some downtown merchants are distancing themselves from their peers’ petition drive calling for changes in Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s $80 million complex expansion, in order to preserve or add public parking. Jody Combs, owner of RooBarb Studios, 622 S. Main St.,  said...

June unemployment rates rise slightly

Hancock County’s unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent in June from 3.6 percent a month earlier, the state reported. However, Hancock County’s jobless rate was down significantly from June 2014’s 4.6 percent. Jobless rates rose in 79 of Ohio’s 88 counties from May to June 2015....

MPLX declares Q2 dividend

MPLX’s board of directors today declared a cash distribution of 44 cents per common unit for the second quarter of 2015. That represents an increase of 9.75 cents per unit, or 28.5 percent from a year earlier. Since the partnership’s initial public offering in October 2012, the...

Kasich announces presidential run

COLUMBUS (AP) — Saying “big ideas change the world,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination Tuesday and pitched his well-rounded resume to voters who have a multitude of high achievers to size up. Kasich, 63, launched his campaign...

Family of kayakers who died seeks more signs

UPPER SANDUSKY (AP) — Relatives of two brothers who died while kayaking in a northwest Ohio river are pushing for more signs near low-lying dams to warn of potential dangers. Billy Zornes, 45, and Lewis Zornes, 46, died June 21 after their kayaks overturned in the Sandusky...

Garden club plans flower show

NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore Garden Club will sponsor a flower show during North Baltimore’s Good Ole Summertime celebration. The show will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in the North Baltimore Public Library Community Room. All gardeners are invited to...

‘Walk with Doc’ event at park

A “Walk With a Doc” event will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at Emory Adams Park. In addition to having the opportunity to walk and talk with a physician, the event includes snacks, drinks and a $50 door prize. The event is being sponsored by the Findlay Health...