Mandel criticizes Findlay auditor over ‘checkbook’

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State Treasurer Josh Mandel criticized Findlay Auditor Jim Staschiak on Thursday for “blocking” the city from joining the state’s “open checkbook” website. Mandel made the comments while in Findlay to announce that Hancock...

Hancock County, Fostoria join financial website

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Hancock County became the third county in northwestern Ohio and the 18th county in the state to join OhioCheckbook.com on Thursday. State Treasurer Josh Mandel joined Hancock County Auditor Charity Rauschenberg at the Hancock County commissioners’...

Fostoria placed in fiscal emergency

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — A substantial deficit in Fostoria’s general fund is prompting the state to place Fostoria in a state of fiscal emergency. Calling it a “painful moment in Fostoria history,” Mayor Eric Keckler announced Wednesday...

Report of suspicious men investigated

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office has stepped up patrols of a Findlay neighborhood after men were seen videotaping children getting off a school bus on Wednesday. Deputy Kreg Sheets said the incident is still under investigation and the...

Hancock County sheriff to hire more dispatchers

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is beefing up its dispatching staff. By the end of the year, the sheriff’s office will be staffed with 10 dispatchers, up from seven. A supervisor also has been named to oversee the communications...

Fostoria officer enters plea to reduced charge

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — A Fostoria police officer, charged with drunken driving in January, has been convicted of a reduced charge. Cory D. Brian was found guilty Wednesday of one count of reckless operation of a motor vehicle and one count of a lanes of...

Latta appointed to conference committee

U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, has been appointed by House Speaker Paul Ryan to serve on a bipartisan conference committee that will negotiate a final comprehensive energy package to be considered by the House and Senate. “I look forward to working with my House and...

Findlay awarded $100,000 grant for portable radios

The city of Findlay has been awarded a $100,000 grant for portable radios. Funded through a Local Government Capital Grant program offered through the state, the funds will purchase radios for the Findlay Police Department. The department’s current portable radios are no...
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