Businesses receive safety awards

More than 40 area businesses were recognized for having outstanding safety records at the 68th annual Hancock County Safety Council awards luncheon, held Thursday at the Findlay Country Club. Area businesses and organizations were honored for their safety achievements by the...

Veterans Commission members seek pay hike

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Members of the Hancock County Veterans Service Commission asked for a raise on Thursday. Robert Essinger, Roger Neff, Charles Fisher and Charles Smith attended the Hancock County commissioners’ regular meeting to ask for the pay hike. The...

Town hall damage worst on third floor

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER A major water leak at the Bluffton town hall did the most damage to the building’s third floor, village officials said Thursday. All three floors of the downtown building were damaged by the water, but the third floor, where the leak began, got...

Deputies, troopers joining ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign

Area law enforcement agencies will be participating in the 2014 “Click It or Ticket” campaign from Monday to June 1. Lawmen will crack down on motorists who are not wearing seat belts or using an appropriate child restraint. Participating agencies include the...

Bluffton’s town hall soaked

  BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s town hall has been closed indefinitely after a major water leak damaged the downtown building. Village officials said a sprinkler head broke on the third floor late Tuesday. That sent a signal to the building’s fire pumping system that...

Video causes teacher’s suspension

(Video via WTOL-TV) By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A Riverdale teacher has been suspended for 10 days after a security camera showed her pushing a kindergartner against a wall and then lifting him up by his shirt and face. Barb Williams, a kindergarten teacher at the school, was...

Armed Forces Day Celebration kicks off Friday

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay’s Armed Forces Day Celebration will honor five veterans during each of the next four years, to recognize the 50th anniversary of “Ground Vietnam,” said Roger Neff, past commander of the Findlay Military Association. Normally,...

Former Findlay woman released from prison term

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A former Findlay woman involved in a notorious 1999 kidnapping case has left prison after 15 years of incarceration. Kathy M. Emmons, 34, on Wednesday returned to Hancock County Common Pleas Court, where she was granted early release after spending...
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