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Three facing drug charges

Three people were recently charged with drug trafficking. Jonathon F. Mitchell, 38, of Findlay, was charged with trafficking in heroin and trafficking in drugs, both fifth-degree felonies. On July 9 in Findlay, Mitchell allegedly sold less than 1 gram of heroin. He also allegedly...

McComb welcoming new businesses

McCOMB — Ribbon-cutting ceremonies will be held June 1 to welcome new businesses to McComb. And there’s more to come. The McComb Economic Development Organization is partnering with the McComb Region Heart and Soul to celebrate eight business grand openings in June...

Heart and Soul collecting comments

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — After culling through more than 4,000 comments from area residents, the McComb Region Heart and Soul is preparing its mission statement. “This is a real milestone,” Heart and Soul project coordinator Joe Wasson told McComb...

Local man indicted on murder charge

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Hancock County grand jury has indicted a Findlay man for allegedly killing a city man inside his Sherry Street home earlier this month. Joel M. Drain, 34, of Findlay, was charged on Tuesday with aggravated murder, an unclassified felony; grand...

Spraw named UF’s first police chief

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER Former Findlay Police Chief William Spraw will soon become the University of Findlay’s first police chief and director of security. Spraw retired as the city police chief in 2009 after 29 years with the department, and since then, has been doing...

Building one entrance for court buildings could cost over $3M

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER It could cost over $3 million to create a common entrance between the two Hancock County court buildings and the Findlay Municipal building, and still maintain pedestrian traffic from the Dorney Plaza to West Main Cross Street. That option was the...

Jobless rates fall for Hancock, surrounding counties

Hancock County’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.4 percent in April from 4 percent in March, the state reported. Jobless rates fell significantly in all of Ohio’s 88 counties last month. County jobless rates, which are not seasonally adjusted, typically fall in April...

‘Good Samaritan’ bill approved

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State Rep. Robert Sprague’s “Good Samaritan Bill” is heading to the governor’s desk. House Bill 110, which would grant a person immunity when seeking emergency medical services for somebody who is overdosing, unanimously passed...
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