Corps: Flood study completion in 2016

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Officials from the Army Corps of Engineers were in Findlay this week to offer reassurance that the Blanchard River flood-control study will stick to the schedule announced in April. Lt. Col. Karl D. Jansen met Monday with Hancock County Commissioner...

Commissioners table garage change order

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Hancock County’s commissioners have tabled a large change order on the construction of the engineer’s garage at 1900 Lima Ave. General contractor Studer-Obringer, of New Washington, is asking for an additional $75,740. The company says it...

Hanco chief pleased with second station

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hanco Emergency Medical Service’s second station on Croy Drive is improving response times, Hanco Director Rob Martin told the Hancock County commissioners on Thursday. Martin met with the commissioners for the first time. He apologized for the...

Retired engineer has own flood plan

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Carl Back, 90, has lived on Findlay’s Fairmont Drive for 15 years, so he was there when the Blanchard River washed into his basement in August 2007. Back said he couldn’t understand it. A retired mechanical engineer who holds more than 20...

FitzGerald: Kasich’s message simplistic

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald said he’s determined to stop Gov. John Kasich from running for re-election this fall on a “simplistic message” of tax cuts and smaller government. FitzGerald, a Democrat, is challenging Kasich...

Prominent attorney Ralph Russo dies in crash

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Prominent Hancock County attorney Ralph Russo died in an automobile accident Wednesday afternoon near Sandusky. His wife, attorney Nancy Moody-Russo, was critically injured. The apparent one-car accident occurred at 1:01 p.m. on U.S. 6 in Margaretta...

Talks between Hancock County, deputies stalled

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Talks between Hancock County and the union representing sheriff’s deputies are at a standstill. About 35 members of the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association have been working without a contract since March 8, according to a fact-finding...

County, city sign new jail contract

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Hancock County’s commissioners have signed off on a new prisoner housing agreement with the City of Findlay that increases fees and attempts to reduce overcrowding at the county jail. Assistant Prosecutor Cindy Land said Thursday the agreement...

Veterans Service Office plans first resource fair

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The first Hancock County Veterans Resource Fair, to be held Saturday, is meant to be a day of learning, inspiration and camaraderie for area vets. “This is a great way for us to provide an event where veterans can get questions answered and make...

Oman outspent Riegle in GOP primary race

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Former Hancock County Commissioner Steve Oman outspent incumbent Commissioner Phillip Riegle in their Republican primary election contest, post-election campaign finance reports show. The reports show Oman spent $17,408 in the final days of the...