Garage fire spreads, destroys Liberty Township home

A fire that started in an attached garage Tuesday night spread to a house at 10610 Hancock County 9, west of Findlay, and destroyed the home, Liberty Township Fire Chief Gene Stump reported. The home is a total loss, Stump said Wednesday. Liberty Township and Blanchard Township...

Sen. Hite releases report on school participation fees

Ohio schools charge a wide variety of fees for students to take part in activities such as sports, band or other clubs, and those fees prevent some students from participating, a report issued Tuesday by State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, concludes. “The question we must ask...

Cooper Tires names Davis to board of directors

Susan F. Davis, executive vice president of the Asia-Pacific Region for Johnson Controls, a global technology and industrial company, has been named to the Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. board of directors. In her role with Johnson Controls, Davis is based in Shanghai, China, where...

Bed tax distributions to begin this month

The Hancock County commissioners approved an agreement today with the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts and the Hancock County Agricultural Society to allow for the release of hotel/motel bed tax money. The commissioners met with officials from both the arts center and the...

Hancock Wood Electric Co-op open for business, despite Google error

Google “Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative” today and you might find that the utility co-operative is listed as “permanently closed” at its North Baltimore location. However, the co-op is reporting that they are open for business as usual, and any reports...

Accident reported on Hancock County 180

A single-vehicle accident has been reported on Hancock County 180, north of Ohio 15, at 12:08 p.m., according to scanner traffic. Arlington Fire Department is responding to the scene. Additional details will be reported as they are made available.

Gas line work closes city streets

Two Findlay streets are being closed today as Columbia Gas works on gas lines in the area. Washington Street is closed between West and Cory streets until 1 p.m. Liberty Street is closed between West Main Cross and Sandusky streets until 5 p.m. All work is weather permitting

‘Doc’ Schoonover enjoyed the challenge of turning flawed horses into winners

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Two old men were astonished years ago as they studied the harness racing program at Raceway Park, Toledo. “‘Oh, my blank-blank, look at this driver. He’s 89 years old,'” Sandy Schoonover recalls one of them saying....

Scholarship applications available for area seniors

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation has an extensive scholarship program for area seniors. The online scholarship application and instructions are now available on the foundation’s website. The initial application must be completed online by noon March 23. The...

Archaeology club to meet Sunday

The Blanchard River Archaeology Club will meet from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Endly Room of the University of Findlay’s Alumni Memorial Union. The 2016 surface find awards will be presented. Awards will be given for artifacts found on the surface in 2015 and judged...