Teen carries BB gun onto Fostoria school grounds

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — A Fostoria teen is facing charges after allegedly carrying a weapon onto school grounds Tuesday afternoon. According to Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno, a 13-year-old boy was arrested late Tuesday afternoon for possessing a...

North Baltimore installs new water meters

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — The village-wide changeover to new water meters in North Baltimore has been completed, Village Council said Tuesday. Last December, NECO was awarded a $364,000 contract to install new water meters with a radio system to collect...

8 engineering firms interested in flood-control project

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Eight engineering firms have submitted their qualifications to oversee the design and construction of the proposed Eagle Creek diversion channel, should the Hancock County commissioners opt to begin design work soon. The packets, due...

Hospital’s goal: Be a regional center for knee, hip work

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Blanchard Valley Hospital and Findlay’s orthopedic doctors are gunning to draw patients from Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Kentucky for knee and hip replacements. “We’re very interested in that,” Scott Malaney, chief...

Train derails in Fostoria

FOSTORIA — No one was injured Monday morning when a CSX freight train traveling through Fostoria derailed near the Iron Triangle. Eleven of the train’s more than 230 cars came off the tracks and tumbled onto their sides at about 6:40 a.m. while preparing to maneuver...

Carey ball diamond, pay raises discussed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Should Carey village officials provide a long-term lease to the school district for the high school baseball diamond? Should council members receive a pay increase from $2,000 to $3,000 when their next term begins? Both questions were...

Funds approved for Arlington shelter house work

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday agreed to appropriate more money to enhance a new shelter house being built at the village park. An old shelter house at the park has been razed to make way for the new one. Troy Built Building is...

Fostoria seeks grant for preschool class

By MORGAN MANNS FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Fostoria school officials are hoping a grant for a preschool program expansion will help more youngsters get a better start in school. Superintendent Andrew Sprang announced at Monday’s school board meeting that the district...
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