Progress: Mobile services grow at financial institutions

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The speed of banking gained momentum in 2014, as banks continued to push their services onto a mobile format and customers responded more to banking on the go. Those efforts are expected to continue this year, with new services allowing mobile money...

Progress: Findlay, county housing market slowly rising

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay and Hancock County’s housing market is on the rise. It’s a slow one, but Tom Ross, president of the Heartland Board of Realtors, said it’s a positive one. A Findlay home is selling, on average, for about $2,000 more than it did...

Progress: 400 jobs created in Seneca County

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — David Zak, executive director of Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., wants to continue the momentum of recent months with business and industrial expansion. Money is needed for the organization to undertake “an...

Progress: Fostoria’s new slogan: ‘On the right track’

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — On any given day, more than 100 massive, steel freight trains pass through Fostoria — a daily reminder of the rich history that pumps like lifeblood through town. And much like the railroad, which was once considered a dying...

Progress: New chamber director ready to grow business in Fostoria

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Sally McDonald has only been in Fostoria since December. But her arrival in the community was easily among the most notable events of 2014. McDonald was named the new executive director of Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce on Dec....

New city government website to emphasize communication

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay plans to launch a new city government website in the next few weeks. An exact startup date hasn’t been set. The website at findlayohio.com will allow the city to streamline the way it provides information to Findlay residents by using a new...

Kan Du studio gets new home

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The former Rocking U restaurant, at 318-322 W. Main Cross St., will be the new location of Blanchard Valley Industries’ Kan Du art studio. The announcement was made Thursday by Blanchard Valley Center Superintendent Connie Ament....

Narcotics often hidden in everyday food items

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER Law enforcement must keep up with way drugs are being concealed as narcotics continue to get more lethal. That message was delivered Thursday by representatives of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, who spoke about narcotic trends during...
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