Seneca County approves Wolf Creek cleaning work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — After more than an hour of discussion, the Seneca County commissioners on Thursday approved a petition by landowners to clear the west branch of Wolf Creek of logjams, leaning trees, and sand/silt bars. The commissioners also passed a...

Dog tag deadline today

Today is the deadline to purchase dog tags in Hancock County without penalty. The 2014 dog license is $20 per dog until midnight today. After the deadline, the fee increases to $40 per dog. A new feature on the Hancock County auditor’s website will allow homeowners to...

Marathon Petroleum profits slip

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s profits declined 17 percent last quarter from a year earlier to $633 million, due mainly to smaller discounts on the crude it buys, and higher refinery maintenance costs. Earnings translated into $2.10 per share, down...

Alliance reports 2013 job creation

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Businesses made more than $76 million in capital investments last year in Hancock County, and 544 jobs were created via 21 projects, the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance reported Wednesday at its annual lunch. Eighteen of the 21 projects involved...

McComb leaders say Meyer had major impact

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — If Fritz Meyer hadn’t built a cookie factory in McComb more than 50 years ago, it’s difficult to imagine what the village might look like today, according to McComb leaders. Meyer, one of the founders of Consolidated Biscuit Co....

Students, teachers feeling comfortable in new schools

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A year after they opened, Glenwood and Donnell middle schools in Findlay are starting to feel “like home.” The two new structures opened a year ago this month and have become a place where students, teachers and staff feel comfortable going...

Findlay woman served community as matron at Hancock County jail

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Lois Jean Bell didn’t push her sons into careers in law enforcement. Not with the low salaries. The long hours. Being on call 24/7. But that didn’t deter her sons. Some became sheriff’s deputies and dispatchers. Those careers seemed...

United Way campaign breaks record

By THE COURIER STAFF The bar has been set another notch higher for future United Way of Hancock County campaigns. This year’s effort broke another record and finished at $3,020,497, an increase of $157,664 or 5.5 percent from last year, campaign officials announced Tuesday....
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