Wyandot County crash kills teenager

UPPER SANDUSKY — A rural Upper Sandusky teenager was killed Wednesday night when the van he was driving was hit by a tractor-trailer while crossing U.S. 23, north of Upper Sandusky. Duane Jacob Davidson, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene by Wyandot County Coroner Dr....

Hancock County may join ‘Stepping Up Initiative’

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County may become part of the nationwide “Stepping Up Initiative,” which provides grant money to communities willing to develop strategies for keeping people with mental illness out of jail. On Thursday, Precia Stuby, executive...

Fire damages Findlay mobile home

An electrical fire damaged a mobile home on Monroe Avenue Thursday morning, the Findlay Fire Department reported. Firefighters were called to 425 Monroe Ave. around 7:39 a.m. The home was unoccupied, and a neighbor reportedly alerted authorities. The residence is owned by Jeffery...

Firefighters douse duplex fire

A cigarette was the cause of a minor duplex fire at 112½ S. Cory St. on Thursday afternoon, according to the Findlay Fire Department. Three people, including two adults and a child, were home and were able to safely evacuate, the department reported. There were no injuries. David...

Ferguson appointed to Tiffin University post

TIFFIN — Tiffin University has appointed Findlay resident David Ferguson as interim vice president of institutional advancement. “Dave Ferguson’s appointment greatly strengthens our advancement efforts,” said Tiffin University’s interim president,...

Putnam County sheriff dies; David Roney named interim

OTTAWA — Putnam County Sheriff Michael Chandler died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday as a result of complications from surgery at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reported. Chandler, 56, of Fort Jennings, served in the...

Shiv Gupta makes major donation to University of Findlay

Shiv Gupta, a retired University of Findlay economics and marketing professor, has made a major donation toward construction of the Center for Student Life and College of Business building on campus, the university announced Wednesday. The size of the donation was not disclosed....

Drug task force, police search Findlay house

Local law enforcement authorities found guns and drug paraphernalia during a search Wednesday night at 212 Laquineo St. The Hancock County METRICH Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Findlay Police Department, entered the residence at 6:47 p.m. A search of the home turned...
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