Martina McBride headlines county fair

By HOLLY SHIVELY STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — A concert by country star Martina McBride, demolition derbies and a “Monster Truck Throwdown” are among the entertainment highlights at this year’s Wood County Fair, which opens Monday and runs through Aug. 8....

Elliott retiring as magistrate

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER After serving in Hancock County Common Pleas Court’s Domestic Relations Division more than 15 years, Magistrate Karen Elliott will mark her last day on the job today. “This has been a wonderful opportunity and I was willing to leave my...

City relying more on income tax

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The City of Findlay’s revenue is becoming more dependent on its income tax. Since 2013, Findlay’s 1 percent income tax has gone from making up 61 percent of the city’s general fund revenue to almost 72 percent of it. General fund...

Fire damages rural Upper residence

UPPER SANDUSKY — Fire caused about $200,000 in damage Thursday to a house at 13036 Township Highway 60, south of Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County. The blaze was reported at 1:47 p.m., the Upper Sandusky Fire Department said. No injuries were reported. The home is owned by...

Event to show appreciation for law enforcement officers

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER The wives of two Hancock County sheriff’s deputies are collecting a variety of items that will be donated to the sheriff’s office and the Findlay Police Department on Monday, to show appreciation for law enforcement officers. Kayla...

Man facing murder charge in old Putnam County case

OTTAWA — A Napoleon man was arraigned in Putnam County Municipal Court on Wednesday after reportedly confessing to committing a murder that occurred 10 years ago. Travis Soto, 30, was arraigned for murder, an unclassified felony, and tampering with evidence, a third-degree...

Pence speaking in Lima tonight

LIMA — Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence will speak at a campaign rally tonight at the University of Northwestern Ohio Event Center in Lima. The doors to the center, located at 1450 N. Cable Road, will open at 5 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:15 p.m....

WITH VIDEO: Carey to open doors to new school

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — It is celebration time for Carey’s new school. An hour-long dedication ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the school gymnasium. Self-guided tours of the building, which will house pre-kindergarten through senior high school,...
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