Area unemployment rates drop

Hancock County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in March from 5.2 percent in February, the state reported. Jobless rates declined in all 88 of Ohio’s counties in March. But Hancock County’s jobless rate was the sixth lowest in the state. It trailed...

Mental health levy on primary ballot

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Allen County voters will consider an additional 1-mill, five-year tax in the May 6 primary election to offset $3.2 million in lost revenue per year for mental health and recovery services. More than $3 million of the reduction came from state cuts in...

Ex-county worker wins ruling

OTTAWA — A former Putnam County maintenance custodian has won sick pay in a small claims case against the commissioners in Putnam County Municipal Court. Patricia Clementz, of Cloverdale, was awarded $2,665, which after deductions would result in the amount claimed of...

$300K grant helps fund treatment center

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A proposed residential treatment center for alcohol and drug addiction in Findlay won a $300,000 state grant Monday, enabling it to open in January 2015. With 3,750 square feet at 2627 Crystal Ave., the center will fill a need for more intense treatment...

State helping fund city road work

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The state on Monday approved a $250,000 grant to Findlay for street improvements related to Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s planned expansion downtown. Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer said he would like to add left-turn lanes at Sandusky...

Findlay plans final secure school entrance

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Findlay school board accepted a bid Monday to construct the district’s final school security entrance. The entrance, which will be a small addition to the front of Jacobs Primary School, will cost the district $161,850. “We think...

Elections board positions filled

By MORGAN MANNS and BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier TIFFIN — It didn’t take long for the Seneca County Board of Elections to replace three employees who have resigned this month. During a Monday evening meeting, the board hired Jane Sheeley, Carolyn Cray and Rosemarie...

Fostoria board OKs debt refinancing plan

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — The Fostoria school board approved a resolution Monday to refinance the remaining debt from construction of two school buildings in the early 1990s. The board unanimously voted to refinance the balance of $2.19 million in school...
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