Two men indicted on drug charges

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer UPPER SANDUSKY — Two area men were indicted this week on felony drug trafficking charges following their arrests Tuesday at a Carey grocery store, the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reported. Stoney A. Dendinger, 27, of Fostoria, was...

Economic development group in the works

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — In an attempt to revitalize its downtown, McComb Council on Monday agreed to explore starting an economic development group. Council and the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will split the $1,750 expense of hiring the...

Area digging out after snowstorm drops 8.8 inches

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER As people strained, yet again, to push snow from driveways and sidewalks Wednesday, all area counties were under a Level 2 roadway advisory. The advisory cautions against unnecessary travel. The storm that arrived Tuesday and departed Wednesday dumped...

North Baltimore puts off EMS levy try

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — A levy to help alleviate staffing problems at the North Baltimore Emergency Medical Service won’t appear on the May ballot, as village officials want more time to consider options. But the levy likely will be on the fall...

Storm shuts down region’s schools

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Most regional schools are shut down today and snowplow crews are facing another challenge after a winter storm dropped up to 5 inches of snow on the area Tuesday night. More snow was expected overnight and today. Hancock County government offices, the...

Arlington Council approves waterline upgrade project

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Bids will be advertised soon to upgrade waterlines in a portion of Arlington, Village Council reported Monday. Waterlines in the area of Main Cross Street, the Sunset addition and West Liberty Street will be improved at an estimated...

Findlay woman served community as matron at Hancock County jail

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Lois Jean Bell didn’t push her sons into careers in law enforcement. Not with the low salaries. The long hours. Being on call 24/7. But that didn’t deter her sons. Some became sheriff’s deputies and dispatchers. Those careers seemed...

McComb leaders say Meyer had major impact

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — If Fritz Meyer hadn’t built a cookie factory in McComb more than 50 years ago, it’s difficult to imagine what the village might look like today, according to McComb leaders. Meyer, one of the founders of Consolidated Biscuit Co....

Drunken driver sentenced for crash that caused power outage

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer MOUNT CORY — A Findlay motorist whose intoxication level was three times the legal limit was sentenced for a traffic accident that caused a power outage in the Mount Cory vicinity last July. Livier B. Velazquez, 56, was fined $450 for driving...

Arcadia to seek income tax renewal

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — Arcadia School District voters will be asked to renew the school’s income tax this spring. The Arcadia school board has voted to place the renewal of the 1 percent income tax, for a five-year period, before voters on the May 6...