Ed Solt returns to Arlington mayor’s office

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council had to take time during its first meeting of the year to fill the village’s vacant mayoral post. And it wasn’t easy. Ultimately, council chose Ed Solt, who was the mayor through the end of last year, to...

New police vehicles bought

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an ordinance Monday to purchase two 2016 Ford Explorers to replace police vehicles. Each will cost $26,428. Wagner Ford, Carey, has agreed to meet the state contract price. As a result, bidding and advertising were...

Bluffton seeking council candidates

By HANNAH DUNBAR STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Bluffton Village Council will be accepting applications for a vacant council seat previously filled by Mayor Judy Augsburger. Letters of interest in the two-year council position will be accepted at Town Hall until Jan. 19. According...

Fatal traffic crashes up in Hancock County

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER The number of fatal traffic crashes in Findlay and Hancock County edged up last year, compared with 2014, numbers compiled by law enforcement agencies show. Regional officials said they will continue their efforts toward making travel safer in 2016,...

House fire causes $8,000 in damages

An electrical fire caused about $8,000 in damage at a Tiffin Avenue home on Friday evening, Findlay firefighters reported. Firefighters responded to 1531 Tiffin Ave. about 6:32 p.m. for a fire that began around the electrical panel in the laundry room, the department said. The...

One person hurt in Saturday crash

A Findlay man was injured in a two-vehicle crash on South Main Street at Orchard Lane on Saturday afternoon, according to Findlay police. John A. Heilshorn, 72, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance with minor injuries, police reported. The other driver, Wayne...

Public Meetings

The following public meetings will be held this week in the Findlay area: TODAY Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District board, 8:30 a.m., Ag Service Center. Arlington Council, 7 p.m., municipal building. Madison Township trustees, 7:30 p.m., township house. Rawson Board of...

Man hurt in Main Street crash

A Findlay man was injured in a two-vehicle crash on South Main Street at Orchard Lane on Saturday afternoon, according to Findlay police. John A. Heilshorn, 72, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance with minor injuries, police reported. The other driver, Wayne...
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