ATV crash hurts Bluffton man

BLUFFTON — A Bluffton man was injured when he hit a tree stump while driving an all-terrain vehicle through a ditch on the east side of Orange Township 51 Monday night. According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Dennis Boyd, the ATV driver, was ejected from the...

Murder suspect offers insanity plea

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Findlay man pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Wednesday to killing a city man in his Sherry Street home last month. Joel M. Drain, 34, entered the plea before Judge Joseph Niemeyer in Hancock County Common Pleas Court during an...

FHS seniors get leg up on job market

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER Findlay High School students have been texting Tim Mayle and tapping the touch-screen keys to inquire about jobs. That’s because the assistant director of Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development talked to seniors at the high school before the...

State not taking over, official tells Fostoria City Council

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Placing Fostoria under a “fiscal emergency” does not mean the state will be taking over operations of the city, a representative of the state auditor told City Council on Wednesday. Belinda Miller, a member of the...

Fostoria firefighters battle fire at market

FOSTORIA — Officials are investigating the cause of a fire early Wednesday that heavily damaged a market on Fostoria’s South Town Street. According to Fire Chief Ken Chapman, firefighters responded to the blaze at The Tracks, 418 S. Town St., at about 12:40 a.m. Fire...

1,200 ProMedica employees offered early retirement

About 1,200 full-time ProMedica employees are being offered early retirement, according to WTOL-TV. Early retirement packages were mailed out to full-time employees who aren’t doctors, are at least 55 years old, and have worked with ProMedica for at least 10 years....

More rye cover crops seen in area farm fields this spring

A tall, green, wheat-like plant seen in some area farm fields “is not a new cover crop,” said Ed Lentz, Extension educator for agriculture and natural resources in Hancock County. “In fact, it is probably the oldest and most common cover crop used by farmers:...

Engineering firm, county officials meet

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Scott Peyton, project manager for Stantec Inc., a worldwide design and consulting firm, told the Hancock County commissioners Tuesday that his company could quickly “get its arms” around the Blanchard River flood-control project. Peyton,...
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