Performing arts center unveils season’s lineup

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF STAFF WRITER Findlay’s new $17 million Marathon Center for the Performing Arts will open with actor/songwriter Alan Thicke performing the musical, “Kenny Rogers Presents ‘The Toy Shoppe,'” on Friday, Dec. 18. It’s the premiere...

14 teens vying for county fair royalty

Fourteen teenagers are competing for the titles of Junior Fair queen and king at the Hancock County Fair. The winners will be crowned Wednesday night. Eleven young women are vying for the title of Junior Fair queen. They are: Melissa Finsel, daughter of Mark and Linda Finsel, a...

Veterans to get free food, fair pass

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County’s Veterans Service Office is sponsoring a day at the fair this year, which means veterans will get a free pass after 3 p.m. on Friday. As is tradition, veterans will still be able to attend the fair for $2 on opening day,...

McComb water quality showing improvement

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — The quality of McComb’s water has improved as fire hydrant flushing continues to help rid waterlines of brownish water, village officials said Monday. The distribution of free water has been discontinued. “The water...

Cooperative likely to enact load-control measures

NORTH BALTIMORE — Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative will likely enact load-control measures for participating customers this week due to high temperatures. The controls most likely will be enacted between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday, the company said....

Accident near McComb injures 5

McCOMB — Five teenagers were injured in a two-vehicle collision reported at 8:06 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Hancock County 203 and Pleasant Township 123, northwest of McComb, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said. Taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital were...

Ball Corp. adding jobs at Canton plant

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Ball Corp., maker of containers for beverages, foods and household products, on Monday won a state tax credit for 100 jobs it plans to add in Canton. Ball Corp.’s Findlay plant is its largest in the world, employing 404. The company, headquartered...

Ambulance, city vehicle collide on Main Street

A city of Findlay employee was cited after an ambulance struck his car on North Main Street Monday afternoon, police said. According to city police, a Hanco Ambulance driven by Jonathan Kraft, 37, of Arlington, was northbound on North Main Street near the University of Findlay...
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