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City Council stands firm on tax money

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council doesn’t want to share. Despite pleas from visitors, council voted 7-1 Tuesday to accept an Appropriations Committee recommendation that money generated by the hotel/motel bed tax go to the general fund rather than being used to...

Corrections officers get new contract

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Corrections officers who work for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office will get pay raises under a new three-year contract with the county, but will also pay higher health insurance premiums. The county commissioners accepted the new contract...

Lima man faces burglary charges

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a man who law enforcement officials say is connected to dozens of regional burglaries. Mark A. Ball, 51, of Lima, was charged with three second-degree felony counts of burglary, and a fifth-degree felony...

Fostoria OKs parking fine changes

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Fostoria has changed the way parking fines are paid in the city. Fostoria City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday allowing most parking infractions to be handled on a civil level, rather than through the court system. As a...

Finalists for new fire chief announced

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — The city may be just weeks away from naming its 10th fire chief. Mayor Eric Keckler said Tuesday a selection committee has narrowed its list to three. The final candidates for the job include Robert Kiser of De Pere, Wisconsin;...

Rezoning of old school site moving forward

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Reineke Motors’ plan to add parking spaces at the site of the former North Baltimore High School is moving forward. Village Council on Tuesday was informed the village Planning Commission had approved an application for...

Motor home, three vehicles burned after Dunkirk crash

DUNKIRK — Four people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash Monday that caused a fire at Dunkirk’s Marathon gas station, 441 S. Main St. All four people suffered minor injuries and were treated and released from Hardin Memorial and Blanchard Valley hospitals, the Hardin...

December trial date set for ex-Riverdale teacher

A December trial date has been set for a former Riverdale School District teacher charged with child endangerment. Barb Williams is scheduled for a Dec. 15 trial in Findlay Municipal Court on the first-degree misdemeanor charge. Williams was videotaped in May shoving a 6-year-old...
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