Hancock County unemployment rate drops in December

Hancock County’s unemployment rate declined to 5.2 percent in December from 5.7 percent in November, the state reported. Hancock County’s rate was the sixth lowest in Ohio for December. That improvement was a purely statistical creature, however, because fewer people were...

Wind chill warning remains through noon Wednesday

A wind chill warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect for northwestern Ohio until noon Wednesday. Temperatures below or near zero are expected for most of today and Wednesday morning, with winds blowing from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph. That wind is...

UPDATE: Record low temperature not broken in Findlay

This morning’s frigid weather came close to breaking the record low temperature in Findlay for Jan. 28, but fell short, according to Findlay’s Water Pollution Control Center. The lowest recorded temperature was minus 12, recorded at 6 a.m. The record for Jan. 28 is...

UPDATE: 2 Toledo firefighters killed

TOLEDO (AP) — A veteran firefighter and a rookie comrade killed in an apartment blaze faced rapidly deteriorating conditions once inside the building, Toledo’s fire chief said today. Radio calls from inside indicated that the fire Sunday afternoon was getting worse quickly,...

UPDATE: Wind chill warnings in effect today; Hancock County under Level 1 advisory

Dangerously cold temperatures during the nighttime hours and wind chills as low as minus 30 have prompted the National Weather Service to issue several weather warnings through Wednesday afternoon. In Hancock, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties, a wind chill advisory is in effect...

Report issued on Findlay homicide

The Hancock County coroner released his report on the homicide of Joe Gutierrez III, indicating multiple gunshot wounds to Gutierrez’s body and the presence of cocaine. Gutierrez, 34, died within minutes of the Nov. 8 Findlay shooting, according to a report from Coroner Dr....

Findlay High School wins state constitutional law competition

Findlay High School was named the state champion for a constitutional law competition. Findlay High School students competed in the “We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition in Columbus this past weekend with nearly 150 other schools. Findlay High School will...

MPLX to add 150 jobs at Findlay headquarters

MPLX LP, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s pipeline subsidiary, will create an estimated 150 Findlay jobs averaging $100,000 per year, by December 2017. Marathon Petroleum on Monday won a four-year extension of a 10-year job creation tax credit it received in 2011 when it added 100...

Senators, congressman urge Corps of Engineers to follow bipartisan recommendation

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, today urged the Army Corps of Engineers to follow recommendations of the bipartisan Senate-House appropriations bill that would benefit the Blanchard River flood control project...

Courts, probation office closed Tuesday

Hancock County Common Pleas Court, Findlay Municipal Court, and Hancock County Adult Probation Department are all closed Tuesday due to the cold weather.