Early Wednesday morning fire damages mobile home

MORTIMER — An early morning fire Wednesday damaged a mobile home in the 4000 block of Hancock County 220, north of Findlay. The Allen Township Fire Department was called at 12:53 a.m. and was able to put out the blaze in about 30 minutes, according to the fire department....

Findlay lists improvement plans for 2016

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay officials are planning to spend about the same on resurfacing roads in 2016 as they did last year. Officials briefed City Council members on the $2.4 million paving plan during an informal committee-of-the-whole meeting Tuesday night. About...

Mennel upgrade underway

By SETH WEBER FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Mennel Milling Co. is preparing to sink some dough into its flour production. The longtime Fostoria company is undertaking a $40 million to $50 million plan to revitalize its plant. President Ford Mennel discussed the project at the...

Great Scot to close Fostoria store

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Fostoria’s Great Scot grocery will close its doors at the end of the month due to slumping profits, the company said Tuesday. Fresh Encounter, the Findlay-based parent company of Great Scot, said it will close the Plaza...

HPD to request grant to finish trail along river

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A resolution to submit a state grant application, to complete a paved trail near Hancock Park District headquarters on East Main Cross Street, was approved by the park commissioners Tuesday. Gary Hirschfeld and Scott Younger approved the resolution....

Principal’s medical leave extended

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board on Tuesday extended the sick leave for its elementary school principal. Powell Elementary School Principal Scott Lockwood has been on medical leave since August. Pam Van Mooy, a former principal...

Columbia Gas forecasts lower bills

Those who buy their natural gas from Columbia Gas of Ohio are projected to pay about $27.87 less on average in January, or about 22 percent less, the utility reported. The average natural gas bill for a household buying natural gas from Columbia is projected to be $98.73 in...

Two people hurt in county accident

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Hancock County 140, west of Findlay, Tuesday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said Justin Girdler, 26, of Findlay, was northbound in a 2004 Jeep Liberty near the Glenmar Parkway intersection at 3:23 p.m....
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