Fatal traffic crashes up in Hancock County

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER The number of fatal traffic crashes in Findlay and Hancock County edged up last year, compared with 2014, numbers compiled by law enforcement agencies show. Regional officials said they will continue their efforts toward making travel safer in 2016,...

Village welcomes fire chief for new area fire district

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Hellos and goodbyes dominated McComb Council’s final session of 2015 on Monday. Jeffery Dawson introduced himself to Village Council as the fire chief of the newly-created Northwest Hancock Fire District. A Hamler resident, he was...

20 facing drug charges in Henry County

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NAPOLEON — A Henry County grand jury has handed up drug-related charges against 20 area residents, the result of a six-month undercover operation, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday. The investigation was conducted by the...

North Baltimore honors citizen

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A North Baltimore citizen who is involved with many civic groups, and who picks up trash downtown on his own, was honored for his efforts Tuesday. By mayoral proclamation, Ralph Wolfe was named the village’s Citizen of...

McComb area fire district to name new chief

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A new McComb area fire district is expected to name its chief today, McComb Council learned Monday. The Northwest Hancock Joint Fire District will meet at 6 p.m. today in the village fire hall to select its first fire chief. The...

Findlay man was known for late-night city strolls

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer During his late-night strolls along the streets of Findlay, John Johnson would come across coins, lost cellphones and even a burglar exiting the drive-thru window of a diner. Johnson loved to walk everywhere in Findlay, at all hours, according to...

North Baltimore council fills administrative positions

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council recently took steps to fill two openings on its administrative staff. Kathi Bucher is expected to become Village Council’s next clerk in January. She will take over for Rick Van Mooy, who did not...

Arlington OKs shelter house contract

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — A Findlay area firm was awarded a contract Monday to construct a new shelter house at Arlington’s village park. Arlington Council will pay $49,820 to Troy Built Building for the construction project. The old shelter house will...

Wolfe honored as ‘Citizen of Year’

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — A North Baltimore resident involved in civic duties, including picking up trash in the downtown area during early morning hours, picked up an award Tuesday for his efforts. Ralph Wolfe was named the village’s 2015 Citizen...

Board grants principal extended medical leave

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board Tuesday granted additional medical leave for its elementary principal. The medical leave for Scott Lockwood, Powell Elementary School principal, was extended through Jan. 7 by implementing his...