Fostoria woman struck by CSX train

FOSTORIA — A Fostoria woman was injured Tuesday after she was struck by a train at an East Fremont Street railroad crossing. Fostoria police and firefighters responded to the CSX crossing gate near the intersection of Anderson Avenue and East Fremont Street at about 12:15...

Arlington to begin shelter house project

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Construction is scheduled to start next month on a new shelter house at Arlington’s village park. The old shelter house must be torn down first. Construction will continue, weather permitting, for two months, according to...

Columbus Grove thefts investigated

COLUMBUS GROVE — The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Columbus Grove Police Department are investigating a series of thefts from a storage facility in Columbus Grove last weekend. The sheriff’s office said several storage units were broken into at Grove Self...

Tiffin man facing charges in fatal wrong-way crash

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police believe alcohol may have played a role in a wrong-way crash in Raleigh County that killed four people, including two girls 6 and 9 years old, who were returning from their vacation to Disney World. The crash happened about...

Community leaders trying to combat worker shortage

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Community leaders are slogging along in their effort to end a worker shortage that threatens to cripple Findlay and Hancock County’s economy and force companies to leave. About 1,600 workers need to be added to Hancock County’s workforce each...

Grob draws workers with apprenticeships

Grob Systems, in Bluffton, resists the manufacturing worker shortage by offering apprenticeships. This year it will hire 30 apprentices. Apprentices work at Grob while earning an associate degree over four years in electrical engineering technology or manufacturing engineering...

Pretend state senator pleads guilty to felony

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — An 18-year-old who impersonated a state senator and spoke to a class at an area school pleaded guilty Monday to a third-degree felony charge. Izaha Akins, of Marion, changed his plea to guilty during a hearing in Wyandot County...

Five arrested for truck stop robbery

Five Cincinnati men were arrested outside of Fostoria on Friday following a robbery of a trucker at the Pilot Travel Center in Van Buren, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday. The men allegedly lured a truck driver to a card game on Friday, then took the...
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