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Candidates lining up for Findlay races

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER It’s less than three weeks since the last election, but candidates are already lining up for the next one. Incumbents and newcomers are taking out petitions to run for Findlay city offices in the May 5 primary. The filing deadline for the...

Meth ring: Putnam County indicts 12

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer OTTAWA — A Putnam County grand jury handed up indictments this week against 12 people for their alleged involvement in a methamphetamine ring. The indictments accuse them of working together to purchase and assemble items for manufacturing meth....

Seasonal sign: Red kettles & bell ringers

Chris Oaks spoke with Maj. Herb Carter of the Salvation Army. Q: It used to be there was a single day people could expect to see the red kettles out, but now the launch of the campaign is somewhat staggered. A: That’s true. Many stores have corporate dates that dictate when...

Farm Service Agency hosting meetings about 2 new programs

Hancock County farmers will have several opportunities, starting Monday, to learn about the two new Farm Bill safety-net programs. One program is called agriculture risk coverage, and the other is price loss coverage. The programs will offer farmers different options to manage...

NBC to tell farm couple’s website story

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Dawn and Kyle Heidlebaugh got married in December 2013 after meeting on farmersonly.com, a dating website for rural residents, earlier that year. Following the wedding, Dawn was trying to take her profile off the website and when asked why, she told...

UFTV returning to the air

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER The University of Findlay’s UFTV is returning to the air after a two-year hiatus. UFTV will feature “ambitious programming that will include the community and significant student involvement,” according to the university. There...

Hartman murder trial rescheduled

The murder trial of Jerrod Hartman, charged in the death of his infant son, has been delayed until the spring. The Findlay man returned to Hancock County Common Pleas Court on Thursday with a request to exhume the body of his deceased son, James Hartman, for further medical...

County gives up ‘first right to purchase’ downtown property

Hancock County’s commissioners have agreed to relinquish their “first right to purchase” a South Main Street property that the county sold to Findlay developers in 2013. The property, at 322 S. Main St., is owned by FD Main Street, a private development group...
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