State providing another $4M for flood control

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER State Sen. Cliff Hite and state Rep. Robert Sprague announced Monday that area flood-control efforts are in line for more state funding. Sprague said Ohio will earmark $4 million for flood-control construction in Ottawa. That is in addition to $3...

State auditor says his office keeping eye on public funds

By RYAN DUNN staff writer State Auditor Dave Yost understands that many Ohioans do not know what his office does. Yost on Monday used his platform as Findlay Rotary Club speaker to detail his office’s financial oversight. “The vast majority of public employees are...

Four city residents charged in early-morning burglary

Four Findlay residents were arrested for burglary-related offenses early Monday, the Findlay Police Department reported. Police were called to a report of a burglary at 1000 Crystal Meadow Court at 3:47 a.m. Monday. Later that morning, a vehicle with four suspects inside was...

Winter delaying water tower project

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — A harsh winter has delayed construction of a new water tower in McComb, Village Council learned Monday. The tower, which will be built near the current tower in the village’s downtown, was expected to be ready in November. Thanks...

Flood insurance premiums in area still likely to rise

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Congress has rolled back a law that dramatically increased the costs of many flood insurance policies, but hundreds of policyholders in Findlay and Ottawa are still likely to see their premiums climb in coming years. While residents of the two towns are...

City parking plan evolving

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER While an influential business contingent vocally supports traffic and parking changes in downtown Findlay, a small, but developing, opposition is quietly researching whether the matter could be decided at the polls, The Courier has learned. City...

Gun permits on the rise

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office in 2013 issued more than twice as many concealed-carry permits as in 2012, following a statewide trend. Licenses were granted last year to 858 new applicants and 351 renewal applicants as part of Ohio’s...

Two house fires reported

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — Firefighters were called to separate fires at two Delaware Township homes Sunday afternoon, fire officials said. The Delaware Township Fire Department responded to a chimney fire at 3:45 p.m. Sunday to 21151 Hancock County 183, south...
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