Fostorian sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual assaults

A Fostoria man was sentenced Friday to two decades in prison for sexually assaulting a minor. Shawn E. Hunt, 39, of 654 Maple St., entered guilty pleas Friday to three counts of rape, three counts of sexual battery, two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented...

Wittwer favors extending school days to make up for cancellations

Chris Oaks spoke with Dean Wittwer, superintendent of Findlay City Schools. Q: There has been talk that, with the brutal winter we’ve had, the state Legislature is considering granting districts around the state extra calamity days. What is your opinion on that idea? A:...

Church plans major expansion

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Fast-growing Gateway Church, on Hancock County 9 near Liberty-Benton High School, will nearly double its space with a $4.9 million, 30,892-square-foot addition by spring 2015. The church, affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, got City...

Findlay officials keeping an eye on expected thaw

Weather forecasters are predicting a thaw next week, and Findlay officials say they’ll be working with the National Weather Service to determine if there is potential for flooding. Mayor Lydia Mihalik said Thursday it’s still too early to tell if any flooding will...

House destroyed by explosion

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER BETTSVILLE — Bags of charred family photos were all that remained of a Bettsville home Thursday after an early morning explosion reduced the 58-year-old structure to nothing more than ashes and rubble. The home was unoccupied and no one was...

Two men indicted on drug charges

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer UPPER SANDUSKY — Two area men were indicted this week on felony drug trafficking charges following their arrests Tuesday at a Carey grocery store, the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reported. Stoney A. Dendinger, 27, of Fostoria, was...

Upgrades urged at Findlay’s gym

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay is poised to spend $15,000 to repair and upgrade fitness equipment at the city gym. But some members of City Council’s Appropriations Committee were surprised to learn the city has a gym, and had questions about the proposal this week. The...

National Lime and Stone buys asphalt producer

National Lime and Stone Co., a Findlay-based manufacturer of crushed stone and sand for construction, has bought Lash Paving of Martins Ferry, a family-owned asphalt producer and paving contractor. Purchase terms were not disclosed. Lash Paving will become a wholly-owned...
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