Resignation of teacher OK’d

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — The Riverdale school board unanimously voted to accept the resignation of kindergarten teacher Barbara Williams on Monday. Williams, who was caught on camera in May shoving and picking up 6-year-old student Ian Nelson by his face,...

Area woman finally admitted to jail

Amy Peters, the 45-year-old who was featured in a recent Courier investigative story about Hancock County Justice Center overcrowding, began serving her five-day sentence Thursday. It represented Peters’ 17th and final attempt to get into the jail since her January 2013...

Speedway to expand offices

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Speedway plans to invest $9.1 million, buying a building in Springfield and renovating part of its nearby Enon headquarters to add 350 jobs and retain 800 employees, the company reported. The additions and renovations by Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s...

Annual antique machinery show to get underway

The 43rd annual antique machinery show, hosted by the Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association, will feature Ford tractors and oil field engines. The show is scheduled from Thursday to Sunday at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. There will be a variety of antique machines to...

Fostorian’s death to be ruled a drowning, coroner says

Hancock County Coroner Dr. Mark Fox said Monday that the death of Michael A. Enright, 21, of Fostoria, will be ruled a drowning. Enright’s body was found at 7:13 p.m. July 16 at the bottom of the northeastern part of Fostoria’s Reservoir 2, known was Lake Mottram....

Grob Systems CEO dies in plane crash

Ralf Bronnenmeier, chief executive officer of Grob Systems in Bluffton, has been identified as the pilot of the small plane that crashed just outside of Findlay around 1 a.m. Sunday, killing both occupants of the plane. The name of the second passenger, a female, has not been...

Arts center sets groundbreaking

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is set to break ground on Tuesday. The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the site of the former Central Middle School, where the new arts center will open in the fall of...

Wood County Fair begins today

BOWLING GREEN — The 140th Wood County Fair will begin today and run through Aug. 4. The fair will be held at the Wood County Fairgrounds on Poe Road and will feature a number of bands and events including a “Monster Truck Throwdown” Saturday. The...
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