Gunman testifies at murder trial

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer The man who shot and killed Joe Gutierrez III testified Friday that he armed himself that night shortly after an unidentified man assaulted him. Prosecutors called shooter Ralph Harris III to testify during the murder trial of his co-defendant, Montre...

City may resume leaf pickup in ’15

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay may resume leaf pickup services in the fall of 2015, city officials say. The last time city workers picked up leaves was 2008. Volunteers have collected leaves in the years since. Officials are currently looking at the options, Safety-Service...

Putnam County agency seeks funding increase

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer OTTAWA — A Putnam County treatment agency is returning to voters with an increased levy request. The Putnam County Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Board is asking voters to renew a five-year, 0.3-mill levy on Nov. 4, and to...

Mandel: Municipal tax reform still possible

Chris Oaks spoke with Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel. Q: Several months ago, the effort to reform Ohio’s municipal income tax system was in the headlines. We’ve not heard much since then. Where does that effort stand now? A: The compromise bill was passed through the...

Tiffin industry plans $8.3M expansion

TIFFIN — Webster Industries on Friday announced a three-year, $8.3 million expansion that will create 65 jobs at its Tiffin plant. David Zak, president and chief executive officer of Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., said the company selected Tiffin over...

NB antique businesses combine

NORTH BALTIMORE — Jason Gerdeman’s antique business in North Baltimore has combined with the Sisters Junction business of Annie and Laurie Akerman. The combined business, at 114 N. Main St. in downtown North Baltimore, is called Sisters Junction and Bro. It offers a...

Hospitals conduct Ebola drills, review plans

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Readiness and education are Ohio’s two best tools for reducing the threat of an Ebola outbreak, local health officials said Thursday. Blanchard Valley Hospital will conduct an Ebola drill today with its staff. Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper...

State taking Ebola concerns ‘very seriously’

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Gov. John Kasich is taking “very seriously” Ohioans’ concerns about a Texas nurse who visited Summit County and was later diagnosed with Ebola, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor told Findlay residents Thursday. The nurse, Amber Joy Vinson, 29,...
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