Hundreds gather to honor retiring county judge

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER In a long line that curved around the third floor of the Hancock County Courthouse, hundreds gathered Friday to thank Allan Davis and wish him good luck. Davis, 71, Hancock County’s probate and juvenile court judge for 40 years, is retiring...

Cooper Tire unveils leadership changes

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has made changes in the company’s executive leadership. Brad Hughes, who had been president of International Tire Operations, has been named to the newly-created position of senior vice president and chief operating...

Fire damages Findlay house

Findlay firefighters doused a blaze that damaged a house at 233 Elm St. Thursday evening. Neighbors called 911 after they saw flames and smoke, and the department responded at 7:37 p.m. Thursday. According to Fire Capt. Jerry Greer, when firefighters arrived there were flames...

Firefighters douse Mt. Cory blaze

MOUNT CORY — An early Friday morning fire which damaged a Mount Cory residence was likely caused by an electric space heater, firefighters reported. No injuries were reported. Mount Cory Fire Department was called about 2:42 a.m. Friday to 206 N. Main St., Mount Cory....

Winter storm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the region, from late Saturday night through early Monday morning. Eight to 10 inches of snow are possible from the storm — most of it falling on Sunday — along with northerly winds gusting up to 30 mph....

‘Travel is all about new discoveries’

Chris Oaks spoke with Lee Abbamonte, travel expert and adventure-seeker. Q: With Monday being Groundhog Day, that will get many people thinking about spring. But for those who just can’t wait, what is your favorite warm-weather getaway destination? A: In my top 10 list this...

Arson suspect pleads insanity

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Findlay man has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges that he started an August fire, destroying a long-standing city flower shop and damaging neighboring homes. Bryant Smith, 20, is charged with two second-degree felony counts of...

Child task force invitation under consideration

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County’s director of Job and Family Services said the agency will consider an invitation to serve on a newly-formed community task force on child abuse and neglect. Diana Hoover, who was named director in the fall, said the task force...
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