Teacher facing new allegation

By RYAN DUNN and MAX FILBY STAFF WRITERS The parents of a second Riverdale student have alleged that teacher Barb Williams harmed their child, an attorney said Tuesday. April and Bryce Blanton, of Forest, on Saturday filed a criminal complaint with the Hancock County...

Most third-graders meet reading targets

COLUMBUS (AP) — The state says nearly nine of 10 Ohio third-graders met new reading targets and can move on to the fourth grade after follow-up testing. Students can be held back if they don’t meet the literacy goals under the state’s new Third Grade Reading...

Council OKs insurance fund transfer

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council on Tuesday voted to transfer an additional $50,000 for insurance-related claims and fees into an account that the law director can access at will. Opposition from two council members wasn’t enough to persuade the rest of...

Work scheduled on 3 city streets

Work will continue today on three Findlay streets from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting. South Main Street between Woodley Avenue and Beechmont Drive will have lane closings for paving. Sixth Street from South Main to South Blanchard streets, and from Amelia to Blanchard...

Park break-ins investigated

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of break-ins and vandalism in village parks. Concession stands were broken into in the past month in Arlington and Mount Blanchard. Arcadia’s park was also vandalized, said Detective Sgt. Jason Seem....

Lease of police cruisers approved

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the corier FOSTORIA — Members of Fostoria City Council on Tuesday put their unanimous stamp of approval on a resolution authorizing nearly $200,000 in capital improvements for this year. A total of $196,799 is to be spent on capital improvement projects...

Hancock, Defiance ODOT workers win Lima truck and loader roadeo

LIMA “” Employees in the Defiance and Hancock County ODOT garages won the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 truck and loader roadeo held in Lima. Winning the truck competition was Tom Mellinger of Hancock County. Mellinger is a seasoned roadeo veteran who...

County standing firm on jail fees

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Hancock County Commissioner Mark Gazarek says Findlay’s refusal to pay jail fees for the past three months is “disconcerting,” but it isn’t going to force the county into changing its proposed contract for inmate housing. Mayor...
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