Judge: Drug court success hard to gauge

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Judge Reginald Routson says measuring the success of Hancock County’s drug court, which has been in operation for nearly two years, is difficult. Whether the program is considered successful, he said, depends on how that success is defined....

Joint fire district names new chief

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A new McComb area fire chief was introduced Monday to Village Council. Anthony Stateler, who has been serving as interim chief of the Northwest Hancock Fire District since April, will head the fire department. Born and raised in McComb,...

Local authorities identify man struck by train

Bryan P. Emans of Findlay has been identified as the man who was struck and killed by a train in Findlay on Saturday night. Emans, 47, was lying on the tracks at 10:02 p.m. when a southbound CSX train neared his location in the 400 block of East Lincoln Street. The train sounded...

Savidge promoted to post at Findlay district office

Lt. Jerrod Savidge has been promoted to staff lieutenant of the State Highway Patrol’s Findlay District Headquarters. Savidge will transfer from his current assignment as commander of the Bowling Green post to serve as an assistant district commander at the patrol’s...

Bluffton woman injured in accident

A Bluffton woman was injured in a two-car accident on Findlay’s Bright Road at the intersection with Croy Drive at 1:07 p.m. Monday. Ann Sweigart, 60, was taken by Hanco Ambulance to Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay police reported. Police said Sweigart was driving north...

Fines may be paid through phone, internet

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Paying that speeding ticket you acquired after ignoring the speed limit on U.S. 68 just got a bit easier. The Findlay Municipal Court this month rolled out a program to allow tickets, bonds and other court costs to be paid online and over the...

Arlington takes step to put park levy on ballot this fall

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Village Council took the first step toward placing a continuing levy before Arlington voters this fall to fund upkeep of the village park and community pool. During a special meeting Friday, Arlington Council agreed to ask the...

Wheat harvest may set record

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Farmers are always hopeful that a bad crop year will be followed by a good harvest the following year. Last year’s wheat crop had problems in northwestern Ohio, with poor quality because of wet conditions. This year’s wheat harvest featured...
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