Sign-up for farm programs starts Tuesday

Farmers and ranchers can sign up for disaster assistance programs, re-established and strengthened by the 2014 farm bill, beginning Tuesday, according to the Farm Service Agency. The Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program will provide payments to...

‘State of County’ gets political

  By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The “State of the County” address got political Thursday when Hancock County Commissioner Phillip Riegle stepped to the podium and began taking jabs at his rival’s election campaign. Riegle, of 22525 Delaware Township 184, who...

Planning a wedding? Special section on Friday, Showcase on Sunday

Read The Courier’s Spring 2014 Wedding Showcase Edition! Friday’s Courier included a 24-page special section to help couples who are planning a wedding. You’ll find stories about an Ottawa mother-daughter team who reshaped their careers by attending culinary...

Patrick Henry levy on ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer HAMLER — A levy on the May primary ballot would help pay for building renovations proposed by Patrick Henry School District officials, who want to consolidate the district’s classes onto one campus while closing its two elementary...

Three seek commissioner’s post

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Republican voters in Wyandot County will select a nominee for county commissioner from a slate of three candidates in the May primary election. There are no countywide issues on the ballot. Carey and Mohawk school districts are...

Local woman gets 11 years for drug-related convictions

A Findlay woman was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in prison for seven felony convictions, including several high-level drug offenses. Jessica M. Sierra, 31, had pleaded guilty in Hancock County Common Pleas Court to three counts of cocaine trafficking, felonies of the first,...

3 Carey residents arrested in drug sweep

MARION — Three Carey residents were among 39 people arrested Thursday after a large drug investigation in Marion. Ray Ferguson, 38, and Kelly Morgan, 44, were both charged with felonies in Marion County Common Pleas Court, according to Attorney General Mike DeWine’s...

Flood-control plans pushed back

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER The final report detailing Blanchard River flood-control plans may not be complete until 2016, a year later than previously announced, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday. Corps officials blamed the delay on the complexity of the...
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