Whirlpool plans wind turbines at Ottawa, Marion factories

Whirlpool Corp. will build a wind turbine in Ottawa and three in Marion, a $13.5 million investment to help power its plants in the respective towns. The Ottawa turbine will offset the factory’s electrical consumption by 34 percent when it is completed by the end of this...

Two men indicted on drug charges

A Hancock County grand jury indicted two people on drug-related charges on Tuesday. Langston H. Harrell, 33, of Columbus, was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a second-degree felony. On May 18 in Findlay, Harrell allegedly possessed between five and 50 times the bulk...

Enrollment at Millstream still growing

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER During Monday night’s Findlay board of education meeting, Pam Hamlin joked about Millstream needing to add on to its often described “new” four-year-old building. But she wasn’t completely joking. “We are almost maxed our...

Putnam County Jail inmate missing

OTTAWA — The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a woman who did not return to the county jail after being released on a furlough. At 9:30 a.m. Friday, Breonna Jean Stephens, 22, was granted a furlough to attend the funeral of her grandfather, Frank...

Delaware Township garage destroyed by fire Sunday

MOUNT BLANCHARD — A garage was destroyed by fire at 18590 Delaware Township 155 late Sunday. Delaware Township Fire Chief David Rodabaugh said the garage, at the residence of Brad Walter, was a complete loss. A 1993 Chevy pickup truck and a 1995 Prowler camper trailer were...

Two teenagers hurt in Hancock County accident

VAN BUREN — Two teens were injured in a two-vehicle accident in northern Hancock County at about 1:08 p.m. Monday. Jacob Badertscher, 18, of Findlay, and a 17-year-old passenger were taken by Hanco Ambulance to Blanchard Valley Hospital following the accident. No...

Water, sewer district beginning work in McComb

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — The honeymoon between McComb and a Bowling Green water and sewer district seems to be continuing without complaints, Village Council said Monday. McComb recently joined the Northwestern Water and Sewer District to oversee McComb’s...

All-day kindergarten getting support

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER MCCOMB — McComb Local Schools has put an approximately $118,000 price tag on all-day kindergarten, and though it hasn’t been voted on yet, the school board is likely to take action this summer. The all-day program seems to be a preference of...
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