North Carolina company buys Hercules Tire

Hercules Tire & Rubber Co., headquartered in Findlay, has been bought by independent replacement tire supplier American Tire Distributors, Huntersville, N.C., for $310 to $320 million. Between its headquarters, at 16380 U.S. 224, and warehouse, at 14801 Marion Township 212,...

Two injured in accident

Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle accident on North Ridge Road in Liberty Township Wednesday evening. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported that Theresa Zickert, 22, of Findlay, was driving a Buick Regal north on Ridge Road at 6:35 p.m. when she attepted to stop for...

UPDATED: Fire damages downtown church

The Findlay Fire Department responded to a fire in the sanctuary at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St., at about 9 a.m. today. The fire appears to have started in the ceiling of the sanctuary, said Pastor Gregory Creech. Creech said there was also...

On Deck: Big night of college and prep hoops

There is a big night of college and high school basketball on tap tonight and we’ll have the latest on all of the roundball action from around the region for you here at The Courier. The University of Findlay hosts Walsh in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men...

Dog license deadline Friday, tags now available online

Friday is the deadline to purchase dog tags in Hancock County without penalty. The 2014 dog license is $20 per dog until midnight Friday. After the deadline, the fee increases to $40 per dog. A new feature on the Hancock County auditor’s website will allow pet owners to purchase...

UPDATE: Trial date set for Findlay man on murder charge

A trial date has been announced for Jerrod Hartman, the Findlay man charged with murder in his infant son’s death. Hartman, 24, scheduled an Aug. 4 jury trial during a brief Thursday hearing in Hancock County Common Pleas Court. Hartman is charged with an unclassified felony of...

Cooper Tire reaches deal with Chinese plant partner

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company reported today it has signed an agreement with its partner in China, Chengshan Group Co. and its unionized workers, establishing a path forward for their joint venture, Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Company. The agreement establishes a process...

On Deck: Big night of prep basketball

There’s a little bit of everything on Friday’s local sports schedule and we’ll bring your latest on all of the sports action happening around the region today here at The Courier. Findlay High School’s boys basketball team travels to Toledo St. Francis in a Three Rivers Athletic...

Judge race contested in Putnam County Democratic primary

OTTAWA — Putnam County will have a contested Democratic primary in the race for juvenile and probate judge on May 6. Candidate petitions were filed today by incumbent Judge Michael Borer, and challenger, county Prosecutor Gary Lammers. So far, there have been no other filers in...

Van Buren Schools seek room to grow, but neighbors not budging

VAN BUREN — Van Buren Schools want room to grow, but so far, the neighbors aren’t budging. Superintendent Tim Myers said there are properties in the 200 block of South Main Street, Van Buren, that would be a welcome addition to the growing campus. On Monday, Van Buren school...