Watershed partnership to hold golf scramble

The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership is accepting registrations for the first annual “Crossing the Little Riley Creek” golf scramble. The event will be held Saturday at the Bluffton Golf Club, 8575 Dixie Highway. The cost is $60 per person, which includes 18...

Council Legislation

May 20, 2014 Public Attendance: 15 ORDINANCES • 2014-30, third reading, by emergency, appropriating $3,344 from the self-insurance fund to a particular self-insurance fund account. Ordinance approved 10-0. • 2014-32, third reading, by emergency, approving an application for...

McLane’s planned distribution center gets big tax breaks

By JOY BROWN and LOU WILIN STAFF WRITERS McLane Co., which will open a grocery distribution center on Findlay’s north end in 2016, eventually employing 425, will benefit from two large tax breaks, state and city officials announced Tuesday. The business won a $3.6 million...

Water projects bill hailed by Latta

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER U.S. Rep. Robert Latta, R-Bowling Green, voted Tuesday in favor of a $12 billion water projects bill that Latta said will reform the Army Corps of Engineers’ planning process. The U.S. House voted 412-4 to approve the Water Resources Reform and...

County’s jobless rate drops to 4 percent

Hancock County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent in April from 4.7 percent in March, the state Job and Family Services Department reported. Jobless rates declined in all of Ohio’s 88 counties last month. But Hancock County’s rate is the sixth lowest in...

Agency board gets raise

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners agreed Tuesday to give Hancock County Veterans Service board members a $100-a-month raise. Board members approached the commissioners last week, asking for the pay hike. The veterans commission has five board members, and...

Fostoria Council approves Stearns Road widening

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council on Tuesday approved an agreement between the city and the state Department of Transportation, paving the way for the long-awaited Stearns Road project. The project, which has been in the planning stages for...

Council hears utility bill complaints

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore residents expressed frustration Tuesday about increases in water and sewer bills, even for those who are using less water. Residents had braced for higher bills in the wake of a recent hike in sewer rates, but...
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