Hancock County OKs contracts for road work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The annual county/township road paving and road sealing contracts, totaling more than $1.5 million, were approved this week by the Hancock County commissioners. One of the contracts went to Shelly Co., Findlay, which bid about $791,188 for county and...

Ohio Northern to dedicate Martin Luther King statue

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER ADA — Ohio Northern University will dedicate a statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. next week outside Taft Memorial Building, where the civil rights leader made one of his last college speeches before his assassination 50 years ago....

Lunchtime lesson: Arcadia students urged to avoid distracted driving

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — It was almost 80 degrees on Friday at Arcadia Local Schools, and the middle and high school students had Kona Ices for lunch. But something else was different this lunchtime: three Hancock County sheriff’s deputies, an Allstate...

Tuesday deadline for filing Findlay, village income taxes

The 2017 Findlay, Arlington, Mount Cory and Vanlue annual income tax returns, and 2018 first-period estimate payments, are due Tuesday. Findlay, Arlington, Mount Cory and Vanlue residents who are 18 years old or older are required to file municipal income tax returns even if they...

Mount Blanchard ‘Heart and Soul’ summit planned

MOUNT BLANCHARD — The Mount Blanchard Heart and Soul organization will be hosting a community summit for area residents from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 at 100 S. Main St., Mount Blanchard. The purpose of the summit is to share with community members the information that the...

Fostoria man wins HPD photo contest

Fostoria resident Steve Bodart is the grand prize winner of the 22nd annual Hancock Park District photography contest. Bodart was honored at the park district board meeting for his “Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker (Courting Pair)” taken last year at Litzenberg Memorial...

Tree trimming, sidewalk repairs getting attention in Mount Blanchard

MOUNT BLANCHARD — Tree trimming and sidewalk repairs drew Mount Blanchard Council’s attention during a recent session. Tree trimming will be undertaken around streetlights and other areas based on safety issues, and then near sidewalks. Separately, a citizen voiced...

Two drivers hurt in Findlay crash

Drivers from Findlay and Mount Blanchard were injured in a two-car collision Friday afternoon at the intersection of South Blanchard and Second streets, Findlay police reported. Kyle Wetler, 29, of Findlay, and Jennifer McDaniel, 43, of Mount Blanchard, were taken to Blanchard...

Osborn Ave. bridge to have more work done on deck

Findlay’s Osborn Avenue bridge, which was replaced last year, will have additional work done on the deck this spring, Hancock County Engineer Chris Long said Friday. Long said he talked to personnel from H.G. Zachrich Construction, Defiance, the contractor, and the company...

Get ready for turkey season

It’s April 9 and, as I glance away from my writing to take a peek outside, it’s snowing. This isn’t funny anymore. I have fly rods waiting to toss a line in my favorite Michigan streams and they have a Winter Weather Advisory up there. I guess I’ll try to...