Brinkman’s gives up farming

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Advertisements of farm equipment for auction this Saturday stirred speculation, but Brinkman’s Country Corner, the cannery and greenhouse are still going strong, the Brinkman family said. “We’re still in business. The auction is farm...

Sales tax revenue up slightly this year

It has been a seesaw for Hancock County sales tax receipts in recent months with a slight increase one month and a slight decrease the next. For the year, receipts are slightly higher than 2016, according to information from the county auditor’s office. Sales tax revenue...

Where are the best Christmas displays?

Where are the best displays of outdoor Christmas lights in this area? Courier readers recommend these addresses: Northwest Findlay-north of Sandusky Street and west of Main Street: 2310 Villa West Drive 1641 Oregon Drive 2701 Westmoor Road 319 Colorado Ave. 409 Clifton Ave. 235...

City hopes to overcome proposed 2018 deficit

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER With good management and some good fortune in 2018, Findlay officials say they can overcome a $1.6-million deficit in the proposed general fund budget for 2018. City Council held its first budget hearings for 2018 on Wednesday, with 12 departments...

Local Salvation Army behind in donations

The Findlay area Salvation Army is behind on donations this Christmas season. Salvation Army Major Herb Carter said donations are down $5,000 as of Dec. 8, compared to the same time period in 2016. “We’re kind of in panic mode at the moment,” Carter said. So...

Fiber optic loop project delayed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Dale Shaheen, telecommunications and 911 coordinator for Hancock County, told the county commissioners Tuesday that the effort to get “joint use permits” for the shared fiber optic loop project with Findlay and the city school district has...

13 people indicted by county grand jury

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER A Hancock County grand jury indicted 13 people Tuesday on various charges, including one man accused of theft from an elderly person. Steven P. Mason, 34, of Fostoria, was charged with taking cash from an 88-year-old Findlay man on Aug. 1, a...

Hancock Park District employees to get pay hikes

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District employees received an early Christmas present Tuesday as the park commissioners approved pay raises for next year. The park board approved the 2018 budget which included pay increases. The salary for park district Director Gary...

Party introduces Findlay neighbors to Hanukkah

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR Fulfilling one of dozens of requests made by her late husband, a Findlay woman hosted a neighborhood Hanukkah party Tuesday evening. “I know there’s very few Jewish families in Findlay,” Nancy Abrams said, noting that the party was...

Houcktown fire victims identified

The two victims of a Sunday house trailer fire in Houcktown have been identified as Craig A. “Chip” Brown, 24, and Katherine Anne “Katie” Bernot, 26. The names were released Tuesday by their families through Coldren-Crates Funeral Home. The Arlington and...