Weekend: Get Out!

Events BEGINNER CROSS-COUNTRY SKI WORKSHOPS Jan. 16, 23 and 30 Cross-country ski workshops will be held at Riverbend Recreation Area on Saturdays in January if there is enough snow. Participants are to meet at Shelter 3. Workshops will cover the basic fundamentals, including...

Commissioner: It’s the right time to hand over flood-control project

Chris Oaks spoke with Hancock County Commissioner Phil Riegle. Q: The commissioners have now joined the City of Findlay in formally requesting the Maumee Conservancy District to assume oversight of the Blanchard River flood-mitigation project. Why now? A: Clearly, the conservancy...

Hunting accident victim identified

McCOMB — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man who suffered a fatal gunshot wound while hunting Thursday in a field east of McComb. Kevin G. Myers, 51, of McComb, was found in a field on the east side of Portage Township 135, just south of Ohio 613...

Marathon Petroleum senior VP retiring

Richard D. Bedell, senior vice president of refining for Marathon Petroleum Corp., will retire effective March 1. Raymond L. Brooks, currently general manager of Marathon’s Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City, Texas, will replace Bedell. Bedell joined Marathon in 1979 and...

Ottawa man faces 12th OVI charge

An Ottawa man has been arrested and charged with drunken driving for the 12th time, according to the Bowling Green post of the State Highway Patrol. Robert Torres, 53, of Ottawa, was arrested Dec. 25 on Miami Street in Toledo, the patrol said. Torres was charged with a felony...

Ohio 12 crash injures woman

FOSTORIA — A Tiffin woman was injured in an accident early Friday on Ohio 12 near Washington Township 262, just west of Fostoria, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Kelly Davidson, 33, of Tiffin, was traveling west on Ohio 12 in a 2010 Toyota Corolla when...

Hartman appeal dismissed

LIMA — A state appeals court has agreed to dismiss the case of a Findlay man who was sentenced to 14 years in prison for killing his newborn baby in 2013. The appeal of Jerrod Hartman, 26, was dismissed by the 3rd District Court of Appeals, Lima, this week. Hartman’s...

Officials: Corps’ plan won’t hurt subdivision

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER About 100 people attended a meeting Thursday between Findlay officials and residents of the Hunter’s Creek subdivision, meant to address rumors and fears about the Army Corps of Engineers’ flood-control plan for the Blanchard River. One...
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