County jobless rate rises

Hancock County’s jobless rate increased to 4.5 percent in June from 4 percent a month earlier. Unemployment rates climbed among each of Hancock County’s neighbors and in all but four of Ohio’s 88 counties, the state reported. Hancock County’s unemployment...

Large cash balance forecast for 2015

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER It wasn’t too long ago that Findlay officials were contending with a shortage of operating funds, so much so that layoffs were necessary. As was made clear Tuesday at a mid-year budget hearing, officials are now faced with just the opposite...

Commissioners table garage change order

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Hancock County’s commissioners have tabled a large change order on the construction of the engineer’s garage at 1900 Lima Ave. General contractor Studer-Obringer, of New Washington, is asking for an additional $75,740. The company says it...

Ohio Supreme Court hears about 100 cases annually

By RYAN DUNN staff writer The Ohio Supreme Court reviews about 1,600 requests for rulings each year. The justices agree to hear about 100 of those appeals. Justice Judi French on Tuesday told Findlay Rotary Club members about the court’s inner workings and how it chooses...

L-B board expected to place school building issue on ballot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Liberty-Benton school board is expected to vote Thursday to place a combination of tax issues before voters to finance a new school. The $19.7 million needed to build a new kindergarten through eighth-grade building would come from a 5-mill property...

Fostoria Council approves $6.2 million budget for 2015

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council passed an emergency resolution Tuesday night, adopting a city budget for the 2015 fiscal year that calls for roughly $6.2 million in general fund spending. Council gave next year’s fiscal plan the fast...

Mount Cory man indicted on multiple felony charges

By RYAN DUNN staff writer A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Mount Cory resident on a myriad of charges, including possessing drugs and a homemade explosive device. According to the indictments, John T. Miles III, 28, allegedly committed the following offenses on...

NB board OKs ‘blizzard bag’ use

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — As the mercury reached 90 degrees Tuesday, the North Baltimore school board was discussing blizzard bags. During the recent harsh winter, Ohio schools exceeded the limit of “calamity days” allowed by state law....
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