Three-pound newspaper coming

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER It’s not just the turkey that Courier customers will be measuring by the pound this week! The Findlay Publishing Co. will be serving up Black Friday advertising inserts on Wednesday, about 3 pounds worth per newspaper. The Courier carrier with...

Farmers responding to algae concerns

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has upped its focus on clean water in response to new state regulations, and out of concern that more rules could be coming, a Farm Bureau official told a Findlay audience on Wednesday. Larry Antosch, the Farm...

County, agency settle dispute

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A budget dispute between the Hancock County commissioners and the Veterans Service Commission made it all the way to court Monday before being dismissed. The docket for Hancock County Common Pleas Court shows a pretrial hearing was scheduled for the...

Corps outlines flood projects, rural opponents speaking out

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Army Corps of Engineers officials on Friday said the comparison of costs and benefits was a major factor as a tentative plan was crafted for Blanchard River flood control in Hancock County. Several ideas were abandoned if projected benefits...

Flood-control plan: Details emerge

  By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Army Corps of Engineers’ tentative flood-control plan for the Findlay area selects a route for an Eagle Creek diversion channel around the city, and apparently extends the southern end of that channel by about two miles, according to...

Army Corps ready to unveil tentative plan

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Army Corps of Engineers plans to publicly announce its tentative flood-reduction plan for the Blanchard River watershed on Nov. 14. A press conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. in the Hancock County commissioners’ office, 514 S. Main St. The...

Norris campaign has filed required finance report

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The campaign to elect Gregory Norris as state representative, known as Norris for Liberty, filed a campaign finance report with the Ohio Secretary of State on Oct. 19. The Courier incorrectly reported Friday that the campaign did not file a report....

6 candidates without opponents

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County voters will find there is no competition Tuesday for four county offices, a state Senate post, and a district judgeship. State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, defeated two Republican opponents in the May primary, but faces no challengers in...

County budget estimate shows growing revenue

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Hancock County’s revenue is expected to be on the upswing in 2015. Estimates prepared for the county budget commission by the commissioners show revenue increasing by about $700,000 next year. The commissioners approved the report at...

Sprague campaign funds top $50,000

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER State Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, has received more than $50,000 in campaign donations as he seeks re-election in next Tuesday’s general election, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Ohio Secretary of State. Sprague’s...