Mount Cory woman hurt in accident

A Mount Cory woman was hurt in a two-car accident at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of West Sandusky and South Main streets, Findlay police said. Kristen Stewart, 20, was taken for precautionary reasons to Blanchard Valley Hospital. According to police, Dakota Cooper, 21,...

Findlay firefighters getting 2 percent raises

Findlay City Council has approved a new three-year contract with firefighters that includes a “cost of living” pay increase each year. Council voted Tuesday to allow Mayor Lydia Mihalik to enter into the new contract with the firefighters union beginning Jan. 1. The contract...

Mayor seeks council support for ‘open checkbook’

Mayor Lydia Mihalik has asked City Council members to consider passing a resolution supporting the publishing of Findlay’s financial information on the state’s “open checkbook” website, OhioCheckbook.com. If council members want to pass a resolution before the end of the year,...

Ament announces retirement date

Blanchard Valley Center Superintendent Connie Ament told the Hancock County commissioners today that she will retire on March 31. She will be succeed by Kelli Grisham, who was hired by the board earlier this year to begin training for the superintendent’s post. Grisham began work...

MarkWest approves purchase by MPLX

MarkWest Energy Partners unitholders today voted to approve their company’s purchase by MPLX, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s pipeline and logistics subsidiary. About 80 percent of the units voted at a special meeting today were in favor of the deal. MarkWest, based in...

State auditor: City may keep tax deferral recipients secret

The state auditor’s office today said Findlay officials may keep secret the names of those businesses or taxpayers allowed to defer or make installment payments on city income taxes. Auditor Dave Yost, acting on The Courier’s request for a “sunshine audit” of the...

Hearthside cited again by safety agency

McCOMB — Hearthside Food Solutions, in McComb, faces $47,000 in proposed federal fines in connection with an employee suffering severe scalp injuries and multiple cuts last July. The maker of cookies and crackers for nationally recognized brands has until Dec. 17 to contest the...

College basketball: HCAC honors Bluffton’s Sheerer

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University sophomore Macey Sheerer was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Beavers to a pair of wins. The 5-foot-6 guard from Bucyrus notched a double-double of 25...

Taking one step closer to a forever home

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer Cisco has a new forever home. The 6-year-old Chihuahua was a stray when he was taken to the Hancock County Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in June. Natalie Duran, kennel supervisor in charge of the foster...

Christmas in the Village set Saturday in Mount Blanchard

MOUNT BLANCHARD — The Village of Mount Blanchard will celebrate its fourth annual Christmas in the Village from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. The Riverdale High School band will lead a parade at 4 p.m., which will also feature the arrival of Santa and his elves via the...