Local man indicted on rape charge

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A former Findlay man was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a city woman earlier this year. Rodolfo S. Sierra, also known as Rodofa S. Sierra, 54, who is currently incarcerated at the Correctional Reception...

Two nominated for judge’s position

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Republican Party submitted the names of two potential nominees to the governor’s office on Tuesday to replace retiring Findlay Municipal Judge Robert Fry, party Chairman Jim Baker said. Following a screening process, Hancock...

Marathon Petroleum donates money to La. flood victims

Marathon Petroleum Corp. will donate $250,000 to aid in flood-recovery efforts in Louisiana. The Red Cross will receive $100,000; United Way will receive $50,000; and various local organizations with critical needs will receive the remaining $100,000. “With reports of...

North Baltimore schools report good start to year

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Except for a kindergarten student who stayed too long on a school bus, North Baltimore school officials Tuesday reported a “smooth” start to the new academic year. “We’re off to a great, great...

Bicyclist injured after hitting car

A Findlay bicyclist was hurt after driving into the path of a car at 6:44 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Center and Taylor streets, the Findlay Police Department said. Taken with minor injuries to Blanchard Valley Hospital was Zachary Brooks, 24. According to police, Brooks...

City schools: Spending to top revenue

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER With Findlay City Schools’ five-year forecast showing deficit spending over the next few years, some officials say the district may have to adjust its philosophy. The overall budget for the 2016-2017 school year is $85.8 million, and district...

WITH VIDEO: ‘Findlay salutes veterans’ with colorful north end water tower

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay leaders gathered Monday morning on the grounds of Ball Corp. to honor veterans with a newly repaired and painted city water tower. The tower, painted to resemble an American flag, reads “Findlay salutes veterans.” “Things like...

Hancock Farm Tour set for September

The 2016 Hancock Farm Tour will feature eight agriculture-related “open house” stops on a 25-mile route through the county. The self-guided tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17. Agriculture is among the county’s top industries with more than $160...
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