Crash near Forest injures two people

FOREST — A crash Friday sent two Forest residents to the hospital. Vicki Rowe, 45, was driving a Kia Sorento north on Ohio 37 at about 3:58 p.m. when a tractor-trailer pulled in front of her from the U.S. 30 exit ramp, according to Deputy Steven Lowery of the Hancock County...

Shopping center sold for $15.6M

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The Flag City Station shopping center, anchored by Walmart at 2500 Tiffin Ave., has been bought for $15.6 million by a Cincinnati company which owns shopping centers nationwide. Phillips Edison-ARC REIT has no changes in mind for the property, which...

Patrol arrests 2 for drug possession

Two West Virginia residents were arrested for drug possession on Interstate 75, according to the State Highway Patrol. Findlay troopers pulled over a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu with Tennessee registration for speeding at 2:20 a.m. Thursday near the U.S. 224 exit in Findlay. They...

Findlay residents face drug charges

Two Findlay residents have been indicted on separate drug charges. Lesley E. Hernandez, 36, was charged with two counts of marijuana trafficking and one count of heroin trafficking, all fifth-degree felonies. Hernandez allegedly sold less than 200 grams of marijuana on April 23...

More snow predicted

A relatively small snowfall left area roads coated and slippery Friday night. Level 1 road advisories were issued Friday night in Hancock and Seneca counties. Numerous motorists were sliding off roads in the region. Findlay’s Water Pollution Control Center said 0.7 inch of...

Mihalik lists city’s accomplishments

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Balancing last year’s city budget went better than expected, but it wasn’t easy, Mayor Lydia Mihalik admitted Friday. “We improved our financial picture. We went from facing a $4 million deficit in 2012 to seeing a $1.6 million surplus...

Hospital president resigns

Christopher E. Press has resigned as president of Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, and Bluffton Hospital. His resignation was confirmed Friday by Scott Malaney, CEO of the Blanchard Valley Health System. Malaney did not disclose the reason for Press’ departure, and...

Lumber firm returning to Findlay, with factory

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Gordon Lumber will return to its Hancock County 236 site at Findlay this spring, with a contractor-focused store, a factory and at least 40 jobs. It closed its store at 6485 Hancock County 236 in the 2009 recession and housing slump. It had six employees...

Corps program: Not so speedy?

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER The Army Corps of Engineers and others tout the benefits of the Blanchard River flood study being in a new “fast-track” corps program, but officials in two of three other speeded-up areas say they haven’t seen any difference in the...