Heart and Soul collecting comments

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — After culling through more than 4,000 comments from area residents, the McComb Region Heart and Soul is preparing its mission statement. “This is a real milestone,” Heart and Soul project coordinator Joe Wasson told McComb...

Local man indicted on murder charge

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Hancock County grand jury has indicted a Findlay man for allegedly killing a city man inside his Sherry Street home earlier this month. Joel M. Drain, 34, of Findlay, was charged on Tuesday with aggravated murder, an unclassified felony; grand...

Spraw named UF’s first police chief

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER Former Findlay Police Chief William Spraw will soon become the University of Findlay’s first police chief and director of security. Spraw retired as the city police chief in 2009 after 29 years with the department, and since then, has been doing...

Building one entrance for court buildings could cost over $3M

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER It could cost over $3 million to create a common entrance between the two Hancock County court buildings and the Findlay Municipal building, and still maintain pedestrian traffic from the Dorney Plaza to West Main Cross Street. That option was the...

Jobless rates fall for Hancock, surrounding counties

Hancock County’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.4 percent in April from 4 percent in March, the state reported. Jobless rates fell significantly in all of Ohio’s 88 counties last month. County jobless rates, which are not seasonally adjusted, typically fall in April...

‘Good Samaritan’ bill approved

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State Rep. Robert Sprague’s “Good Samaritan Bill” is heading to the governor’s desk. House Bill 110, which would grant a person immunity when seeking emergency medical services for somebody who is overdosing, unanimously passed...

Drug court graduate showing support

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER Although a Findlay man was recently the first to graduate from the Hancock County Common Pleas Drug Court program, he still showed up to Tuesday’s session to show support for his peers. “I’m just taking care of myself and trying to...

School treasurer to retire this year

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Two administrative vacancies in the North Baltimore School District will need to be filled, the school board announced Tuesday. Eve Baldwin, the district’s treasurer for 26 years, will retire on Dec. 30. “I know...
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