Weekend Doctor

By DAVE SCHIEFER Each August, kids head back to school and inevitably someone in their school is diagnosed with head lice. Lice infestations are most common among preschool and elementary age children. It is spread mainly by head-to-head contact with an infected person. The CDC...

Smashing good time

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Take testosterone and titanium to the Hancock County Fair and — CRASH! BASH! SMASH! — you’ve got the annual demolition derby. Guys have spent thousands of dollars and many hours muscling up machines for Monday’s event at the south...

Attendance climbs at Hancock fair

Pleasant weather helped boost attendance Friday at the Hancock County Fair. Ticket Chairman Aaron Smith estimated that 19,000 people came to the fair, about 3,000 more than the five-year average for the third day of the fair. “It was a good day weather-wise,” Smith...

Election to decide 2 fair board races

Voting at the Hancock County Fair on Monday will decide two races for seats on the Hancock County Agricultural Society board, also known as the fair board. Voting will be done from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday in the Grange Building at the fairgrounds. Only people who hold Hancock...

Russo died of multiple blunt trauma

Prominent Hancock County attorney Ralph Russo died last month from multiple blunt trauma sustained in a car crash, a coroner’s report says. The Erie County Coroner’s Office on Friday cited only injuries from the July 9 crash on U.S. 6 in its cause of death ruling....

Baby girl born to Findlay mayor

Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik gave birth on Friday to her and husband Drew Mihalik’s third child. Delaney Jo Ann weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 20 inches. Mihalik, 34, reported Friday afternoon that she and the baby were doing well. Delaney joins siblings...

Farmer’s Almanac sees another harsh winter

Chris Oaks spoke with Mare-Anne Jarvela, senior editor of the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Q: The Almanac, of course, is known for its long-range weather forecast. And you realize that you’re probably not the most popular person in this part of the country these days with...

No newspaper on Monday

The Courier won’t be published on Monday, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. All newspaper offices will be closed Monday except the newsroom, which will be staffed during the afternoon and evening. During the holiday weekend, Courier subscribers who have a question or...
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