Ohio sales tax holiday coming for school items

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Ohio’s first back-to-school sales tax holiday will be held Aug. 7 through Aug. 9. Legislation passed last year by state lawmakers allows for the tax break. Hancock County Auditor Charity Rauschenberg updated the county commissioners about the...

Man indicted for throwing bodily fluids in Hancock jail

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Findlay man was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury Tuesday after he reportedly threw bodily fluids at a corrections officer last month. Nathan P. Brogan, 28, currently incarcerated at the Hancock County jail, was charged with harassment with...

Shaver out as St. Wendelin parish, school director

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — After four years, Brian Shaver is no longer director of parish and school at St. Wendelin. The announcement was made in the St. Wendelin church bulletin Sunday. According to the parish website, Matthew Meyers was recently named...

Street closures announced

Summer construction season continues in Findlay and the city Engineering Department has announced a new round of street closings and lane restrictions, starting this morning. Eastbound Tiffin Avenue will be reduced to one lane between Fostoria and McManness avenues so crews can...

NB school board hires special services director

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — To streamline special education services and save money, the North Baltimore school board on Tuesday hired a special services director. The director will oversee the services once administered by three supervisors from the Wood...

Sprague introduces drug bill

State Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, and Rep. Marlene Anielski, R-Walton Hills, have introduced a bill in the Ohio Legislature that would allow for terminally ill patients to try a drug that isn’t approved by the federal government. House Bill 290 would also permit a...

If pot proposal passes, Findlay can’t ban stores

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay and Hancock County officials are discussing a way to block medicinal marijuana dispensaries from coming into the city. But the proposal would be illegal, Findlay’s law director says. Ohio citizens may vote in November on whether to legalize...

Findlay officials seeking to align city, state laws

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council members are trying to fix the problem that caused months of debate over retired Fire Chief Tom Lonyo’s sick time payout. Lonyo retired from the Fire Department at age 46 in January and joined Marathon Petroleum Corp. in a...
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