Archer steps down from NB Council

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council is searching for a new member after one of its own resigned Tuesday. Stating that he “enjoyed” his time on council, Councilman Matt Archer resigned his post to accept a job outside the...

Investigation of city man’s death continues

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER Sherry Street neighbors confirmed Monday the city man whose suspicious death is under investigation is Randy Grose. Grose, 56, died at his 1824 Sherry St. residence on Saturday, neighbors said. Findlay Police are calling the death suspicious, but...

Health commissioner, medical director named

Karim Baroudi has been named as health commissioner for Hancock Public Health, and Dr. Nathaniel Ratnasamy was appointed medical director. Hancock Public Health was formed when the Hancock County and Findlay health departments merged at the beginning of this year. Baroudi...

Companies honored for workplace safety

Nineteen Hancock County employers were recognized Monday by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for their strong workplace safety records. “These employers have not only received a special recognition for an outstanding accomplishment, they more importantly have...

Sprague co-sponsors tax check-off legislation

State Rep. Robert Sprague, a Findlay Republican, and State Rep. David Leland, a Columbus Democrat, announced legislation to create an income tax check-off for the Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System, which is the Ohio Department of Health program charged with collecting,...

State plans public meeting on proposed noise wall

The Ohio Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed wall along the east side of U.S. 68/Ohio 15 to potentially reduce noise in the area of Western Avenue in Findlay. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Chamberlin Hill Intermediate...

Utility surcharge voted down

By HOLLY SHIVELY STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Bluffton Village Council voted down an ordinance to establish a minimum $19 monthly water and sewage surcharge for every village residence Monday night, but residents are likely to see the proposed rate increase again. Mayor Judy...

Repairs to Arlington ball fields, pool considered

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday discussed repairs to the village park ball fields and community swimming pool. None of the proposed upgrades will come cheap, according to village officials. Council will pay Helms and Sons, of Findlay,...
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