Sprague, Rettig spar over medical marijuana

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Republican candidates for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House argued Monday about whether medical marijuana should be legalized. Findlay businessman Kevin Rettig, who is challenging state Rep. Robert Cole Sprague of Findlay in the March 15 primary,...

2nd Fostoria police officer accused of OVI

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — Less than a month after a Fostoria police officer was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, another officer has been arrested on the same charge. Officer Justin W. Kiser was arrested early Saturday morning and...

Glenwood students, faculty coping with teacher’s death

By ABBEY NICKEL Staff Writer A teacher at Findlay’s Glenwood Middle School died Sunday after going into cardiac arrest on Wednesday afternoon at the school, officials said. Teresa Yeater, 48, died at Blanchard Valley Hospital, according to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in...

Mets pitcher buys real estate office

Arcadia High School graduate and New York Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins bought Preferred Brokers real estate from Doris and Jim Staschiak Sr. on Monday. Plans are for the Staschiaks to lead a transition in which Blevins’ brother, Rob Ellis, would succeed Doris as managing...

Shooting victims back home

By Seth Weber for the courier FOSTORIA — After spending several days in a Toledo hospital, Fostoria shooting victims Lashelle Norman, 36, and her daughter, Alexia Johnson, 17, are recovering at home. Terrence R. Williamson, 34, of Toledo, has been charged with two counts of...

Council member’s residency questioned

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — McComb Council Monday voted to hold a public hearing next month to determine whether one of its members is still a resident of the village. The council member in question is Dawn Swain, who, according to Councilman Jim Clark, may no...

Board OKs financing for buildings

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board on Monday approved a resolution to finance an athletic building and a bus garage, estimated to cost about $1.5 million combined, according to Superintendent Mike Wank. Last month, the board approved an agreement with RBC...

Kenton officer wounded, suspect dead after gunbattle

KENTON — A Kenton man was dead and a police officer wounded following a gunbattle Saturday evening in Hardin County. Kenton Police Officer Skyler Newfer was in stable condition Sunday at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, Columbus, and is expected to make a full recovery, the...
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