Arcadia school board reviews building plans

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia school board received a refresher course on potential renovations to the district’s “outdated” school buildings, and hired a new football coach Wednesday night. In 2011, the Findlay firm of RCM Architects...

Former sheriff’s dispatcher facing misdemeanor charge

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A former Hancock County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher has been charged in Hancock County Juvenile Court with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Rick Ruppright, 46, of Bluffton, was charged with the first-degree misdemeanor on April 13,...

Single-vehicle crash on county road injures Arlington woman

ARLINGTON — An Arlington woman was injured in a single-car accident on Hancock County 24, just north of the village, Wednesday evening. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported Jennifer Boyd, 19, was driving a 2001 Mazda Protege east on the county road near the...

Two people hurt in Ohio 613 crash

LEIPSIC — Two Lima residents were hurt in a two-vehicle crash on Ohio 613 near Hancock County 16, between Leipsic and McComb, at 6:36 a.m. Tuesday, authorities reported. Transported to the Ambulatory Care Center in Leipsic were one driver, Daniel Nishay Latonda, 36, and a...

WITH VIDEO: Judge continues $1 million bond for suspect in 2-year-old’s death

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Findlay Municipal Court judge on Tuesday continued a $1 million bond for an Arlington man charged with killing a 2-year-old Findlay boy. Brent R. Houdeshell, 28, made an initial court appearance on a charge of murder, an unclassified felony, for...

Findlay auditor: Tool will make finances clear

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Auditor Jim Staschiak plans to have a tool in place by mid-summer that will allow residents to examine the city’s finances. “I want you to know we’re going to be so transparent that you’re going to feel like you’re...

Are city officials communicating?

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Debate between Findlay City Council members about a $1.5 million appropriation led one councilman to question the quality of communication between the city auditor’s office and the mayor’s office on Tuesday. “Can’t those...

March jobless rates decline in most area counties

Hancock County’s unemployment rate declined to 4 percent in March from 4.1 percent in February, the state Job and Family Services Department reported Tuesday. Jobless rates declined in all neighboring counties except Henry County. Hancock County had the sixth-lowest rate in...
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