Food on a stick? Fairgoers are finding quite a selection

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER If it’s sweet and on a stick, Jennifer Marsh sells it, along with something to make sure it doesn’t melt all over fairgoers. Marsh is selling frozen desserts on a stick at the Hancock County Fair this week. She pushes the stick through the...

Farm Bureau takes a stand on flood plan

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The Hancock County Farm Bureau is taking its protest of the Army Corps of Engineers’ flood-control plan to the fair this week. Scale models of the Blanchard River, field tile demonstrations, literature, and even T-shirts are meant to catch the...

Demand on the rise for Confederate flags

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Confederacy fell 150 years ago, but its flag still flies at the Hancock County Fair. One sits atop Wayne Gordon’s fair booth. Anyone against the sale of the flag is “just stupid,” he said. Gordon and his partner, Deb Gordon, have...

Girl reports being robbed by other teenagers at fair

A 15-year-old girl was reportedly robbed by other teens in a restroom at the Hancock County Fair Thursday evening, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. The McComb teen was at the fair for FFA around 9:20 p.m. Thursday, according the Hancock County Sheriff’s...

Fair contests produce more winners

The threat of rain may have scared some people away from the Hancock County Fairgrounds on Friday, although the storms went south of Findlay. Attendance on the third day of the Hancock County Fair was down from a year ago, Ticket Chairman Aaron Smith said. He estimated...

Eight fair board candidates unopposed

Eight candidates are running for seats on the Hancock County Agricultural Society board, also known as the fair board, and all of them are uncontested. Members of the Agricultural Society can vote on the candidates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday in the Grange Building at the...

Work scheduled on city streets

Hancock Street, between Main Street and Park Street, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. The eastbound lane of Tiffin Avenue will be reduced to one lane between Ohio 12 and McManness Avenue on all week, starting Tuesday. The city will be installing a new storm line on...

Former probation officer sentenced

KENTON “” A former Hardin County Municipal Court probation officer was sentenced this week to eight years in prison for rape, according to Hardin County Common Pleas Court records. Donald Castle, 48, of Ada, was sentenced by Judge Scott N. Barrett to eight years in...
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