Ex-councilman found guilty of vehicular manslaughter

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Former Ottawa Councilman Alan Ducey was found guilty Thursday of vehicular manslaughter. Ducey, 60, pleaded no contest in Putnam County Municipal Court to two first-degree misdemeanor counts resulting from a fatal crash earlier this year....

UF names Distinguished Alumni

The University of Findlay Alumni Association honored seven alumni and one former board of trustee during last weekend’s homecoming breakfast. Named as Distinguished Alumni were: Peter B. Daub, Marian Lowe, Michael Murphy, Joji “George” Suzuki and Billy...

William Kale joins Hancock-Wood board

William Kale of Portage was elected to serve on the Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative board, while James Demler and Tom Kagy were re-elected. In addition, Hancock-Wood is “not projecting any rate increases for the next several years,” George Walton, Hancock-Wood chief...

Jury convicts man of raping pre-schooler

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER John D. Saltz faces life imprisonment after a Hancock County jury on Wednesday found him guilty of raping a young girl. Saltz, 49, now of Marion, was charged with performing a sexual act on a preschool-age child on July 9, 2011, in Findlay. He denied...

Marathon says Hess Corp. purchase done

Marathon Petroleum’s Speedway subsidiary has completed its $2.82 billion purchase of Hess Corp. gas stations and other assets. Hess is the largest chain of company-operated gas stations and convenience stores on the East Coast. When the deal was announced in May, the...

Helping family caregivers emphasized

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Helping families care for their own may be the best and only viable option that government has in meeting the needs of the developmentally disabled in the future. Families are “the primary caregivers for most people with developmental...

Grant to enable Owens to meet employers’ needs

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Owens Community College will be able to assist employment needs of Findlay-area businesses with the help of a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant, announced earlier this week, will allow Owens, at its Findlay and...
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