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Loreno named Fostoria police chief

By MORGAN MANNS FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — After a nearly two-year hiatus, Fostoria Police Department has a new top cop. Fostoria Fire Chief Keith Loreno was named the new chief of police during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Mayor Eric Keckler said the decision to...

Appeals court: Sentence Stober again

staff writer A former Kalida High School teacher and coach must be sentenced again for his convictions for sexual offenses with students, an appeals court has ruled. The 3rd District Court of Appeals, Lima, unanimously ruled this week that a Putnam County judge did not...

Two indicted on assault charges

By RYAN DUNN staff writer A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday handed up indictments charging two Findlay residents with assault. Lawrence W. Holmes, 54, faces two second-degree felony counts of the offense. Holmes allegedly attempted to hurt a man with a wooden two-by-four on...

Council approves hike in sewer rates

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — To help pay for the second phase of a sewer line separation project, North Baltimore Council on Tuesday raised sewer rates, effective with April bills. Minimum sewer rates will increase $5.25 a month. Currently there are seven...

Commissioner candidates combative

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The two Republican candidates for Hancock County commissioner argued about flood control and a variety of other issues Monday at a forum held at the University of Findlay. Incumbent Phillip Riegle and his challenger in the May 6 primary, former...

Cooper Tire executives’ pay declines

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Chief Executive Officer Roy Armes’ compensation declined 15 percent in 2013 to $5.8 million as the company’s profits plunged. Cooper’s earnings for 2013 fell by nearly 50 percent to $111 million, and sales...

Former county judge dies at 91

By RYAN DUNN staff writer The death of Richard Rinebolt, a retired Hancock County Common Pleas Court judge, on Monday marked the loss of a fair man who cared deeply for the law, friends and family said. Rinebolt had a lengthy career of public service to Findlay, Hancock County...

Carey board OKs drug testing

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Great Lakes Biomedical, Perrysburg, will provide on-site drug testing of Carey students in grades 7-12, effective with the 2014-15 school year. Carey school board approved a resolution Monday authorizing the contract and includes a maximum...
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