FitzGerald blasts Kasich’s record

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Gov. John Kasich bloated the state budget by starving schools, cities and counties of funds, Democrat Ed FitzGerald said Tuesday. It’s why local tax levies have become more common, said FitzGerald, who is hoping to unseat his Republican opponent in...

Resurfacing begins in 2015

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER All of U.S. 224 and Ohio 568 within the City of Findlay will be resurfaced, starting in the spring of 2015. Findlay and the state will jointly foot the $687,500 bill with the city paying $550,000 and the state paying $137,000. In an 8-0 vote, city...

NB investigates fraudulent municipal checking activity

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday heard about fraudulent activity involving its municipal checking account. The matter was uncovered by finance officer Chris Kirk. Four municipal checks totaling about $2,700 were tampered...

Hancock unemployment rate declines

Hancock County’s unemployment rate declined to 3.8 percent in September from 4 percent a month earlier, the state reported. It was the fifth lowest rate among Ohio’s 88 counties. Jobless rates declined in all neighboring counties and among 79 of Ohio’s counties...

New sewer rates floated before Fostoria City Council

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Fostoria residents can expect to see a fluctuation in their water and sewage rates next year. Fostoria City Council gave a first reading Tuesday to an ordinance adjusting the city’s sewer rates in order to better meet operating...

Abuse victim tells parents be vigilant over children

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Be vigilant and watch the children. Be aware and be educated. Talk. Those were some of the closing remarks made by Matthew Sandusky on Monday at the annual meeting of Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services. Sandusky, adopted son of now...

Detective testifies at murder trial

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Montre O. Robinson told investigators he was unsure who killed Joe Gutierrez III, and did not know the driver who then sped away after the shooting, the homicide’s lead detective testified on Monday. Robinson also declined to answer why shell...

Findlay Digital Academy earns honor

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER The Findlay Digital Academy has been recognized as a Charter School of the Year by the Ohio Alliance of Public Charter Schools. Findlay Digital Academy joined the Columbus Preparatory Academy, Newark Digital Academy and Schnee Learning Center in...
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