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...

Fostoria 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...

Carey school 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...

Hite joins Kasich on campaign trail

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State Sen. Cliff Hite has been “in a euphoric state” since the start of February. Hite, a Findlay Republican, has been stumping for Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire since Feb. 1. A former government...

County commissioner challenged

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Republican voters in Hancock County will decide a county commissioner race in the March primary, with Commissioner Brian Robertson being challenged by John Harrington, a 5th Ward Findlay councilman, in a contentious matchup. Robertson described his...

First ‘Coffee with Cop’ Friday

The Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office are joining together to bring “Coffee with a Cop” to the area. The first “Coffee with a Cop” will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St. Findlay and...
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