Thanksgiving Day deals lure shoppers

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For shoppers such as Chad Leiter, trying to be in two places at once for “door-buster” deals is no longer a problem. Several big Findlay retailers began their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving night, while other stores waited to open until...

1,250 area residents gobble free meals on Thanksgiving

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER More than 1,200 people gobbled up 50 turkeys, 16 hams and numerous homemade dishes on Thursday as the Stonebridge Church in Findlay offered a free holiday meal at the church on Stonehedge Drive. “It’s really fun to see community come...

Wanted: favorite Christmas memories

Do you have a favorite Christmas memory? The Courier is again asking readers to write about their favorite holiday memories and send them in so they can be shared with others. Readers’ recollections will be published before Christmas. Contributors are asked to describe a...

Campaign succeeds, NB movie theater to reopen

NORTH BALTIMORE — The “Keep the Virginia Theater Open” campaign has been successful, raising more than $64,000. The single-screen Virginia Theater in North Baltimore will reopen as soon as negotiations are completed by theater manager Doug Wickard for the...

2 Putnam County motorists died from natural causes

Two Putnam County men, whose bodies were found in their cars after separate single-vehicle accidents, both died of natural causes, according to the county coroner. Coroner Anna Horstman said John Peck, 69, of Continental, died Monday of a heart attack. Peck was found in his truck...

Obama pardons Ohio turkeys

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing two Ohio turkeys from the Thanksgiving dinner table. In the spirit of the...

Kasich threatens veto of environmental, agricultural bill

COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. John Kasich will veto broad legislation that addresses Ohio’s toxic algae problem and other agricultural and environmental matters unless provisions related to basic telephone service are removed, a member of the Republican governor’s...

Lawmaker proposes extra pay for retail workers on Thanksgiving

By JULIE CARR SMYTH AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS — A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving — an effort that comes as Macy’s, the holiday’s quintessential retailer, is allowing its...
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