Osborn Avenue bridge closed today

The Hancock County Engineer’s Office will close the bridge on Osborne Avenue in Findlay today. A release from the department says the closure will allow equipment to be placed on the bridge to collect soil borings in the Blanchard River. The bridge will be closed at 9 a.m....

Public invited to Army Corps-Latta flood tour Wednesday

The public is invited to Wednesday’s tour of sites along the Blanchard River with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, according to Sarah Criser, Latta’s communications director. Latta has invited Lt. Col. Karl Jansen, commander of the corps’...

Woman injured in hit-skip crash

A Findlay woman today was treated at the hospital after a hit-skip accident in the city. Lindsey Casey, 23, was eastbound at about 6:04 a.m. on West Main Cross Street when she was struck by a merging vehicle, said Officer Don Dawson of Findlay police. The vehicle did not stop and...

Gilboa man sentenced to 28 years for sex crimes

OTTAWA — Gary Badertscher was sentenced this afternoon to 28 years in prison for sex offenses with children. The 53-year-old Gilboa man, appearing in Putnam County Common Pleas Court, pleaded guilty to felony charges of possessing child pornography and soliciting minors online....

Updated: Former Carey teacher sentenced for attempted sexual battery

A former Carey teacher and girls basketball coach at Columbian High School in Tiffin has been sentenced to 17 months in prison for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old Carey student. Katie Fazekas, 32, of Tiffin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted sexual battery, a...

Findlay man injured in accident

A Findlay resident was hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 3:02 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Broad Avenue and South River Road, city police said. Jeffrey Taylor, 56, was transported with minor injuries to Blanchard Valley Hospital by a Hanco ambulance. Police reported Nicole...

Cooper Tire announces quarterly dividend

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s board of directors today announced a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share on common stock, payable Sept. 26 to stockholders of record on Sept. 2. Cooper will issue its second-quarter earnings report Thursday.

Golden State Warriors sign Aaron Craft to partially guaranteed contract

The Golden State Warriors have signed former Liberty-Benton and Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft to a one-year, partially guaranteed contract, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Craft, 23, will join the Warriors at training camp, but is not guaranteed a spot on the...

New corps commander promises better communications, cooperation

Crowds of frustrated people greeted Lt. Col. Karl D. Jansen, new commander of the Army Corp of Engineers’ Buffalo District, on his tour Wednesday of flood-prone areas in both Findlay and Ottawa. While Jansen spent much of the tour talking with officials, he was polite and patient...

Cooper Tire profits, sales increase in second quarter

Selling more tires and having reduced raw materials costs, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. increased profit by 7.6 percent last quarter to $38.2 million. Earnings amounted to 59 cents per share in the April-June quarter. Sales increased only slightly, by 0.5 percent, to $888.7...