Psychiatrist: Stop judging addicts and start helping

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER A local psychiatrist is encouraging people to stop judging drug and alcohol addicts and instead start helping them. “There tends to be kind of a judgmental, moral, emotional response” to addicts, said Dr. Brad Bundy, a psychiatrist with...

Farmer to shuck corn this year

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The high cost of planting corn and the possibility of a dry, hot summer have a longtime area farmer changing his planting strategy. Neil Clark, 81, of 3140 Allen/Cass Township 232, said he will be planting only soybeans, and no corn, on about 2,000...

Medication collection to be held Saturday

The Hancock County Opiate Task Force will hold a community medication collection from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The drop-off location will be at the Findlay Municipal Building parking lot, 318 Dorney Plaza. Any expired, unused or unneeded medications, both prescription and...

County receives Naloxone grant

Hancock Public Health has been awarded a $48,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Health to purchase Naloxone kits and expand opiate overdose education. The two-year grant will provide $24,000 each year and will allow the health department to purchase up to 400 Naloxone kits...

Arcadia school board reviews building plans

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia school board received a refresher course on potential renovations to the district’s “outdated” school buildings, and hired a new football coach Wednesday night. In 2011, the Findlay firm of RCM Architects...

Former sheriff’s dispatcher facing misdemeanor charge

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A former Hancock County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher has been charged in Hancock County Juvenile Court with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Rick Ruppright, 46, of Bluffton, was charged with the first-degree misdemeanor on April 13,...

Single-vehicle crash on county road injures Arlington woman

ARLINGTON — An Arlington woman was injured in a single-car accident on Hancock County 24, just north of the village, Wednesday evening. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported Jennifer Boyd, 19, was driving a 2001 Mazda Protege east on the county road near the...

Two people hurt in Ohio 613 crash

LEIPSIC — Two Lima residents were hurt in a two-vehicle crash on Ohio 613 near Hancock County 16, between Leipsic and McComb, at 6:36 a.m. Tuesday, authorities reported. Transported to the Ambulatory Care Center in Leipsic were one driver, Daniel Nishay Latonda, 36, and a...
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