U.S. 68 crash hurts 4 people

Four people were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 68, south of Findlay, about 3:51 p.m. Friday, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Jessica Koperski, 29, of Perrysburg, one of the drivers, and her three passengers, Luke Roby,...

Tiffin Ave. crash injures bicyclist

A Findlay bicyclist was injured Friday when she was struck by a car at a Tiffin Avenue crossing. Ann Labie, 53, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance with a minor head injury, Findlay police reported. The accident occurred at 4:53 p.m. at the intersection of...

Cooper Tire’s 2nd quarter profits climb

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Selling 10 percent more tires and having lower raw material costs, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. grew profit by 7.6 percent last quarter to $38.2 million, the company said Thursday. Earnings amounted to 59 cents per share in the April-June quarter. Sales...

Company plans stock buyback

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Wanting to boost its stock price and show confidence it has enough cash to chart a new future in China, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. on Thursday announced it will repurchase $200 million of its stock. “Our balance sheet remains strong and we have...

Hancock County ballot issues set

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton and Van Buren school districts have building issues on the Nov. 4 ballot. Seven other tax issues and one liquor question also will be on the ballot in parts of Hancock County. Arlington, Jenera, Mount Blanchard, Allen Township, and two...

Farmers hear potential uses of solar energy

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CUSTAR — Solar energy is an option for farmers who want to reduce electricity use in their barns or grain-drying operation. While the initial financial outlay is sizable, payback is relatively quick, Eric Romich, Ohio State University Extension...

Findlay police arrest two following high-speed chase

Two Columbus women were arrested Thursday night following a high-speed chase that began on Findlay’s Tiffin Avenue and ended nearly 30 minutes later in Upper Sandusky. Findlay police reported the pursuit began at 7:11 p.m. in the 1200 block of Tiffin Avenue when an officer...

Mount Blanchard awarded grant for community improvements

MOUNT BLANCHARD — The Hancock Regional Planning Commission has been awarded a $300,000 grant for upgrades to the village of Mount Blanchard. The Neighborhood Revitalization Grant was awarded by the Ohio Office of Community Development. Money from the grant will be combined...
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