Teacher instilled family with love for education

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer A quick look under this year’s Christmas tree will show Lynn Dorman’s influence on her family. There will be lots of books, her favorite gifts for some of her favorite people, her grandchildren. Some of the titles will be at her...

County health official hopeful about merger

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Dr. Greg Arnette, Hancock County’s health commissioner, said he’s hopeful about the plan to combine the city and county health departments. “It sounds like the plan is finally making headway,” said Arnette, who has witnessed...

Sprague benefits from top GOP donor

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER State Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, made the “A list” this year with one of Ohio’s most generous supporters of the Republican Party. Or maybe that is the “G” list, as in Ginni Ragan, 69, of Westerville. Ragan donated...

Corps’ farmland tour beneficial

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Lt. Col. Karl Jansen, commander of the Buffalo District of the Army Corps of Engineers, has said a recent tour of farmlands gave him a better understanding of the possible impact of flood-control measures along the Blanchard River. In a statement...

Report: Sprague’s campaign attracted $68,000 in donations

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer State Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, finished a successful bid for re-election in November, and in the process raised over $68,000 in campaign donations, according to post-election campaign finance reports filed with the Ohio Secretary of State....

Commissioners endorsing state water trail program

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Hancock County’s commissioners voted today to support the Hancock Park District’s plans to ask that part of the Blanchard River be declared a state water trail. The water trail would run from the Blanchard River Nature Preserve near Mount...

County budget advances

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER After months of budget talks, Hancock County’s commissioners are close to approving a spending plan for 2015 that invests more in court security, building improvements and veterans’ services, but limits the growth of most other expenses....

City may file charges after dog shooting

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The trouble may not be over for the owner of a dog shot and killed by a Findlay police captain last week. Police Chief Greg Horne has asked the city law director’s office to consider filing charges against Keith Thompson, a friend of dog owner...

WITH VIDEO: Taylor: Program cuts regulations

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Nearly a month after winning a second term, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor was in Findlay on Wednesday touting Ohio’s “Common Sense Initiative,” a program she helped spearhead in her first term. She was the guest speaker at a Findlay Morning...

BVC hoping to seek levy renewal in May

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Blanchard Valley Center wants to seek renewal of its 1.9-mill operating levy in May, center officials told the Hancock County commissioners Tuesday. The levy, which expires in December 2015, was first approved by voters in May 2005. It was last...