Rawson man arrested after high-speed chase

A Rawson man was arrested early Friday after he led Findlay police on a high-speed chase, authorities said. A police officer attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Casey Fowler, 20, for operating without headlights around 1:48 a.m. Friday in the 800 block of Howard Street. Fowler...

McComb crash injures 2 people

McCOMB — A Marion woman and a Toledo man were injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday night at the intersection of Park Drive North and East Oliver Street in McComb, the McComb Police Department reported. Emily Titensor, 29, and Kenneth DaCosta, 57, were both taken to...

Cooper Tire pumps up Q2 earnings

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Selling more tires and widening its profit margin, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. grew profit by 58 percent from a year earlier to $60 million in the second quarter, the company reported Thursday. Earnings amounted to $1.03 per share in the April-June...

48 hot air balloons expected today as BalloonFest lifts off

Forty-eight hot air balloons, including five specialty balloons, will take to the skies today as the 16th annual Flag City BalloonFest begins at Findlay’s Emory Adams Park. The festival continues Saturday and Sunday morning. Citizens can watch balloons fly in and take off...

Voters in 4 Hancock County villages to decide mayor races

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Voters in four Hancock County villages will decide mayor races in November’s general election. However, candidates for many other village jobs will go unchallenged, and a few public posts don’t even have a candidate. Wednesday was the...

Man can’t withdraw 4 guilty pleas, judge decides

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A judge has denied a Rawson man’s attempt to withdraw his guilty pleas to multiple charges of rape. Judge Joseph Niemeyer denied Gary Martin’s request to withdraw the pleas, according to court documents. Martin will be sentenced on Aug....

Putnam proposal prompts questions

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — A proposed countywide water and sewer district in Putnam County met with some resistance Thursday night during the first of three planned public meetings. About 60 people attended the session in Ottawa. Some in the audience questioned if...

Marathon to join with UF as part of environmental major

Marathon Petroleum Corp. said Thursday it has entered into a three-year agreement to support the University of Findlay’s environmental, safety and occupational health program. As part of the agreement, which lasts through 2017, Marathon will: • Provide internship...
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