Some schools still counting ‘calamity’ days

By ABBEY NICKEL Staff Writer Winter weather has caused all school districts in Hancock County to cancel classes at least once this school year, but a change in state law is complicating the process of making up missed days. Previously, state law required a school district to...

Blighted properties demolished

By ANN SANNER Associated Press COLUMBUS — More than 14,600 blighted properties around Ohio, including 365 in Hancock and surrounding counties, have been demolished in the past two years under a program aimed at benefiting areas affected by foreclosures, the state’s...

Fire destroys home in Arlington area

ARLINGTON — A Friday afternoon fire destroyed a two-story house southwest of Arlington. About 40 firefighters from the Arlington, Delaware Township, Jenera and Dunkirk fire departments battled the blaze at 10728 Hancock County 31, Arlington Fire Chief Al Latta said. No...

Voyager missions offered new views of solar system

Chris Oaks spoke with scientist Jim Bell, author of a new book, “The Interstellar Age,” out this week. Q: Your book examines the 40-year history of NASA’s Voyager mission to explore the solar system. Why was this project so scientifically significant? A: Before...

Progress: Industrial Muscle

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Employment grew or remained stable in 2014 among Findlay and Hancock County’s major industries, and more of the same is forecast in 2015. Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, an auto parts maker, is poised to hire 17 to 42 additional workers this...

Progress: Big Marathon expansion transforming downtown

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Downtown Findlay is getting a major upgrade and the local economy a boost thanks to Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s $80 million addition of two office buildings and two parking garages. Marathon Petroleum is building a $22 million, six-story,...

Progress: Economic development efforts pay big dividends

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development is firing on all cylinders: attraction, expansion and retention of companies and jobs. It scored a coup last year when McLane Co. announced it would bring a $119 million distribution center and 425 good-paying...

Progress: Building projects creating jobs

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A $119 million McLane Co. grocery distribution center is under construction. A $40 million Cooper Tire global technology center was recently completed. Soon, a new $8 million building will house the manufacturing, warehousing and administration for...
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