Coach and teacher crosses Ohio to work at little Vanlue

By DAVE HANNEMAN Staff Writer He whoops, he hollers, he jumps and shouts. He high-fives opposing coaches during mid-inning crossovers, then huddles up his players for some quick coaching/cheerleading/mentoring before they head back onto the field. Ray Dickerhoof coaches softball...

Railroad work to close city intersection

Findlay’s West Sandusky Street-Western Avenue intersection will be closed from Monday through 5 p.m. Friday while three nearby railroad crossings are upgraded to smooth the ride for motorists, the city Engineering Department reported. To be upgraded are two Norfolk Southern...

Crash injures two teenagers

VANLUE — Two teenagers were hurt in a two-car crash Friday night at a rural intersection north of Vanlue. Kalen Ritter, 16, of Vanlue, the driver of one vehicle, and passenger Chayla Frantz, 15, were injured and taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital, the Hancock County...

DeWine: Crime against elderly often not reported

Chris Oaks spoke with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Q: In recognition of Older Americans Month, your office recently announced the launch of a new Elder Justice Initiative. Explain this program. A: Elder abuse is a growing problem, and not just in our state. It takes many...

Oops! Mistake kills most grass at University of Findlay campus

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The grass really is greener on the other side of the fence — if you’re standing on the University of Findlay’s campus. The university is being forced to replace about 75 percent of its grass after a chemical similar to...

Businesses receive safety awards

More than 40 area businesses were recognized for having outstanding safety records at the 68th annual Hancock County Safety Council awards luncheon, held Thursday at the Findlay Country Club. Area businesses and organizations were honored for their safety achievements by the...

Veterans Commission members seek pay hike

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Members of the Hancock County Veterans Service Commission asked for a raise on Thursday. Robert Essinger, Roger Neff, Charles Fisher and Charles Smith attended the Hancock County commissioners’ regular meeting to ask for the pay hike. The...

Town hall damage worst on third floor

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER A major water leak at the Bluffton town hall did the most damage to the building’s third floor, village officials said Thursday. All three floors of the downtown building were damaged by the water, but the third floor, where the leak began, got...
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