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School property sale put on hold

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — The sale of part of the former North Baltimore High School property is in limbo after two school board members Wednesday questioned the handling and legality of the deal. In a special session called by board member Jaimye...

Second meeting planned on movie theater

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — A second public meeting has been scheduled for next week to discuss saving North Baltimore’s single-screen movie theater. The Virginia Motion Pictures theater, 119 N. Main St., has been shuttered since July 31 as its...

Council panel doesn’t want to share tax

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Nonprofits may not have a chance to apply for a portion of Findlay’s hotel/motel tax revenue. City Council’s Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a recommendation to council that all of the money from the 3 percent bed tax be...

Interstate work expected to continue through 2016

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Simultaneous construction work on Interstate 75 is an efficient route to necessary upgrades, a state spokeswoman told an audience of Findlay business representatives Tuesday. Drivers should expect rows of orange barrels lining I-75 in the region through...

Area colleges listed in U.S. News rankings

Ohio Northern University was named the second-best college in the Midwest region, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 Best College rankings that were released Tuesday. “The No. 2 ranking is a tribute to the hard work and accomplishments of our extremely...

One person hurt in truck-tractor crash

One person suffered minor injuries Tuesday when a tractor-trailer struck a farm tractor on Ohio 18, about halfway between Fostoria and Van Buren. Matt Mathias, 29, of Kansas, Ohio, the driver of the tractor, was taken by Washington Township Emergency Medical Service to Blanchard...

Commissioners OK funds for clean water initiative

The Hancock County commissioners will continue their support of a clean water initiative in the Western Lake Erie Basin. Each year, for the past three years, the commissioners have contributed $5,000 to the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership in support of a grant project. They...

Capital projects approved

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER From new furniture to parking lot paving, the Hancock Park District board approved more than $230,000 in capital improvement projects for next year during its regular meeting Tuesday at the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. According to park...
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