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Trial date set for robbery suspect

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer A jury trial has been set for an Arcadia man who was charged with aggravated robbery following an incident last month at Circle K on Findlay’s Tiffin Avenue. Joe Vera III, 21, remains incarcerated at the Hancock County jail on the first-degree...

Caring season

If the generosity of a community is measured in the number of volunteers and supporters it has, Hancock County is in good hands. We already knew that, of course, but three events that took place Saturday around the area reminded us again we live in a special, giving place. In...

Vanlue picks school chief

By ABBEY NICKEL STAFF WRITER VANLUE — A familiar face in the Vanlue School District will be the new superintendent. Traci Conley, the current high school principal, was unanimously voted in by the school board on Monday night. Conley will receive a three-year contract...

Baltimore PD issues warning

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER The Baltimore Police Department is warning law enforcement agencies nationwide about a gang partnership plan to “take out” officers. The Baltimore department said it received credible information that gang members, including the Black...

Vanlue names new school chief

VANLUE — A familiar face in the Vanlue School District will be the new superintendent. Traci Conley, the current high school principal, was unanimously voted in by the school board on Monday night for a three-year contract. The contract runs from Aug. 1, 2015 to July 31, 2018....

Toledo Free Press to close

The Toledo Free Press is shutting down operations, according to Publisher Tom Pounds. “Between years of legal wrangling and ongoing struggles with predatory ad pricing from a competitor, business conditions are such that we can no longer continue,” Pounds said in a...

ADAMHS board denies rumor of recovery house on Oakdale Drive

The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services is not planning to open an addiction recovery house on Oakdale Drive. Although the board received an offer for a house on Oakdale Drive, it doesn’t have plans to buy one in that area,  said Precia...

Oxley discusses politics, Kasich presidential run

Former U.S. Rep. Michael Oxley brought his signature charisma and one-liners as he discussed politics past and present in a speech Monday to Findlay Rotary Club. Oxley, 71, who represented Hancock and neighboring counties in the U.S. House from 1981 to 2006, said he does not yell...

Authorities: Gangs may partner to ‘take out’ officers

The Baltimore Police Department is warning law enforcement agencies nationwide of a gang partnership to “take out” officers. The department received credible information that gang members, including the Black Guerrilla Family, Bloods, and Crips, entered into such a partnership,...

Steelworkers to rally Wednesday outside Marathon HQ

United Steelworkers says it will hold a rally at 9 a.m. Wednesday outside Marathon Petroleum headquarters, 539 S. Main St., before the company’s annual shareholder meeting. The rally will be attended by both elected union leaders and members of USW Local 13-1 in Texas. USW...