Arcadia mulls transgender student bathroom policy

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board and parents on Wednesday struggled with legal and privacy concerns about a proposed policy that would allow transgender students to use the school restroom of their choosing. The proposed policy was prompted by...

Arcadia High School holds commencement

ARCADIA — Arcadia High School held its graduation ceremony on Sunday. The valedictorians were Faith Hills, Marissa Hutchinson and Emma Saltzman. The salutatorian was Kali Heaston. The graduates were Austin Devon Banks, Trevor John Brubaker, Morgan Ann Burns, Connor Keith...

Hanon Systems plans expansion

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Hanon Systems, an automotive parts supplier, has chosen Carey for an expansion, Carey Mayor Jenn Rathburn told Village Council on Wednesday. News of the planned expansion comes from Greg Moon, director of the Wyandot County Office of...

Liberty-Benton school board approves new support staff union contract

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton school board approved a new contract with the support staff union Wednesday, guaranteeing one raise and tying two more raises to performance. Educational aides, secretaries and maintenance staff will receive a 2.75 percent raise in...

River cleanup project planned

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District will prepare bid specifications for a project to remove logjams, and trim and remove trees from the Blanchard River in the six-county area of the river’s watershed, according to the Hancock County...

70 set to graduate from Carey Sunday

CAREY — Carey High School will graduate 70 seniors during ceremonies at 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school gymnasium. Easton Roark is the valedictorian, and Marcus Miller and Dana Worst are salutatorians. Graduating this year are: Matthew Ackley, Julia Allison, Lillian...

Several street projects underway in Findlay

Construction season is in high gear in Findlay, and the City Engineering Department reports that several projects are underway, or are coming: North Blanchard Street, between Trenton and Melrose avenues, is reduced to one lane for southbound traffic. Park Street, between Lima and...
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VIDEO: Marker highlights Wyandot County’s place in movie history

A new historical marker unveiled outside the Wyandot County Courthouse in Upper Sandusky highlights the village and courthouse’s role in “The Shawshank Redemption.” The 1994 film was primarily filmed in Mansfield and Richland County, but several scenes were...

13 people indicted by Hancock grand jury

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER A Hancock County grand jury has indicted a Findlay man on a felony charge for allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase that began in Findlay early Sunday morning. Matthew M. Ekleberry, 33, was charged Tuesday with failure to comply with an...

Hancock, Wyandot jobless rates drop below 3 percent

Hancock and Wyandot counties were tied in April for the state’s fifth-lowest unemployment rate, 2.9 percent, in April. Hancock County’s jobless rate declined from 3 percent in March. Wyandot County’s rate was 3.1 percent in March. Unemployment rates declined in...