UF dorm improvements planned

Improvements to the Morey and Myers residence halls at the University of Findlay are coming this summer after the university’s board approved the project at its meeting last week. Both residence halls will have new heating and cooling systems installed, as well as new...

State farm agency seeks contractors

COLUMBUS — The state Farm Service Agency is seeking individuals with knowledge of field crops and specialty crops to be independent crop loss adjustment contractors. The agency administers the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance...

First National Bank announces appointments

John B. Arnold has been become a board member of First National Bank. Chris Alexander has been named city executive for the bank’s Findlay market, and Jen Vastano has been named marketing director. Arnold is returning to First National’s board, having previously...

BVC prepares to change leaders

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Blanchard Valley Center, Hancock County’s program for residents with developmental disabilities, is preparing to change leadership. The Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities has announced plans to hire an assistant superintendent,...

Houdeshell, Strahm to receive honorary doctorates in May

The University of Findlay will honor longtime coach and administrator James Houdeshell and former football coach Dick Strahm with honorary doctorates at its May 2 commencement ceremony. The university’s board of trustees approved the decision at its meeting on March 19 and...

New carry permit law in effect

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — A new law loosening some of the state’s requirements for concealed carry permits went into effect Monday and it is already changing how one local instructor does business. The law — signed by Gov. John Kasich in...

Senate OKs bill placing limits on state testing

COLUMBUS — The state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Cliff Hite that would limit state testing time in Ohio schools. The bill was approved by a vote of 24-9. Hite, R-Findlay, said the legislation also would reduce reporting requirements for...

Bill to reduce Erie algae sent to Kasich

By ANN SANNER Associated Press COLUMBUS — New rules for farmers aimed at reducing the toxic algae in Lake Erie won unanimous approval from the Legislature on Wednesday and were headed to the governor for his expected signature. The wide-ranging bill would stop farmers in...
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