Law director: Gun-toting mayor is legal in city building

By MAX FILBY and ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITERS When Mayor Lydia Mihalik walked past a security checkpoint carrying her gun into the Findlay Municipal Building in June, a police officer raised concerns, sparking an inquiry that reached the Ohio Supreme Court. Police wanted to know...

Other officials who legally carry guns

By ALLISON REAMER and MAX FILBY Staff Writers Aside from Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik, some other city officials legally carry a weapon into the Findlay Municipal Building. State law allows peace officers, judges or magistrates, court bailiffs, and prosecutors to carry a handgun...

Railroad fans roll into Fostoria for festival

By MORGAN MANNS and BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER Fostoria is expecting more than 1,000 visitors today for the 15th annual Rail Festival. Railroad fans will be following the sounds of train horns from the various tracks in town during the yearly event, slated for 10 a.m. to 4...

‘Race For The Cure’ starts, ends at BVH

The fourth Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Race For The Cure in Findlay will be held this morning, starting and ending at the Blanchard Valley Hospital campus. Thousands are expected to participate in the fundraising event. Breast cancer survivors will gather for a photo at 8 a.m.,...

Japanese company buying Continental Structural Plastics

CAREY — A Japanese company has agreed to purchase Michigan-based Continental Structural Plastics, including its Carey and North Baltimore plants, for $825 million. The buyer is Teijin Ltd., a worldwide organization which includes 150 companies, 16,000 employees in more than...

6 Findlay residents facing drug charges

Six Findlay residents have been charged with drug-related crimes in recently-unsealed secret indictments. Johnny F. Smith Jr., 45, was indicted for trafficking in heroin, a fourth-degree felony. On Oct. 28, Smith allegedly sold less than 1 gram of heroin within 1,000 feet of...

Land named interim Hancock prosecutor

Lucinda “Cindy” Land, an assistant Hancock County prosecutor, was named interim county prosecutor Friday morning by the Hancock County commissioners, after Prosecutor Mark Miller resigned to become a Findlay Municipal Court judge. The commissioners’ appointment...

3 lawyers recognized

LIMA — The president of the Ohio State Bar Association visited Lima this week to speak to area attorneys about challenges and opportunities facing the legal profession and to recognize three area lawyers, the Lima News reported. Ronald Kopp, the 2016-17 bar association...
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