Truck driver hurt in U.S. 23 crash

A Michigan man was injured Wednesday afternoon when the tanker truck he was driving rolled over on U.S. 23, near Alvada, according to the Fremont post of the State Highway Patrol and media reports. Andrew Nichols, 29, was traveling south on U.S. 23 at 12:45 p.m., according to...

County to replace telephone system

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners want to replace the county’s analog phone system with a digital system by September, a change that has been discussed for several years and has an estimated price of more than $800,000 for equipment and service....

Juvenile court renovations move forward

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Plans are moving ahead for nearly $1 million in renovations to the Hancock County juvenile/probate court building in Dorney Plaza to improve security and court operations. Hancock County commissioners met Thursday morning with personnel from Peterman...

Local business damaged by fire

A small fire caused an estimated $6,500 worth of damage at J&J Limo, 413 N. Main St., early Thursday, the Findlay Fire Department reported. Crews were dispatched after midnight to J&J Limo on reports of an office fire. An occupant of the building was found outside, near...

Holy Chipotle, Batman!

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR On his 437th consecutive day of eating at Chipotle, Bruce Wayne managed to order something he’d never tried before: veggie tacos brimming with bright guacamole. It’s hard to believe there was a menu item remaining to be tried, but...

Doctors testify at Houdeshell murder trial

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER A doctor who specializes in child abuse pediatrics testified Thursday that in his professional opinion, 2-year-old Breydon Ferrell died of abuse. “I think someone grabbed him and slammed him against something hard and in the process, broke his...

Taylor, running mate say they offer ‘clear choice’

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Just one day after Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor announced her pick of a running mate for the governor’s race, her campaign began introducing Nathan Estruth around the state. Estruth, 50, of the Cincinnati area, will need to be introduced in most...

Arcadia seeks levy renewal

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board on Thursday set in motion plans to place a renewal emergency levy on the May ballot. A proposed 2.52-mill, three-year levy would generate $305,000 annually to fund general operations. Currently a 3-mill levy is...

Fostoria Junior high students find temporary home

By MORGAN MANNS FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Classes for Fostoria City Schools’ seventh- and eighth-graders will be held temporarily at the St. Wendelin Catholic School, Superintendent Andrew Sprang announced Thursday. A Tuesday morning fire in the boiler room of the...