Sprague co-sponsors tax check-off legislation

State Rep. Robert Sprague, a Findlay Republican, and State Rep. David Leland, a Columbus Democrat, announced legislation to create an income tax check-off for the Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System, which is the Ohio Department of Health program charged with collecting,...

State plans public meeting on proposed noise wall

The Ohio Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed wall along the east side of U.S. 68/Ohio 15 to potentially reduce noise in the area of Western Avenue in Findlay. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Chamberlin Hill Intermediate...

Utility surcharge voted down

By HOLLY SHIVELY STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Bluffton Village Council voted down an ordinance to establish a minimum $19 monthly water and sewage surcharge for every village residence Monday night, but residents are likely to see the proposed rate increase again. Mayor Judy...

Repairs to Arlington ball fields, pool considered

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday discussed repairs to the village park ball fields and community swimming pool. None of the proposed upgrades will come cheap, according to village officials. Council will pay Helms and Sons, of Findlay,...

Summer school activities encouraged

By MORGAN MANNS FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — When May 25 arrives, school will be out for the summer for Fostoria city students. While summer is typically a time students relax and unwind from nine months of learning, officials said they believe it’s important for...

Putnam sheriff receives state grant

OTTAWA — The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is one of 20 law enforcement agencies to be awarded a state grant to strengthen community-police relations. The grant of up to $30,000 from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services will be used toward programs such as...

Wagner Mazda now Mazda Direct

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Wagner Mazda, in Fostoria, has been sold to William Gaietto, John Coppus and Stephen Hook, and is now Mazda Direct. Gaietto is running daily operations at the dealership, at 1600 N. Countyline St., Fostoria. It will be increasing its new...

Expanded City Mission opens its doors to public

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER After three years of fundraising and a year of construction, the City Mission held a dedication ceremony Saturday morning before opening the doors to its expanded facility on West Main Cross Street to the public. “I dedicate this building and...
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