Engineering firm reviews corps’ study

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Stantec, the Canada-based engineering firm hired by the Hancock County commissioners in July, has completed the first stage of its review of the Army Corps of Engineers’ flood-control plan for the Blanchard River at Findlay. Known as the...

Police swarm boy’s birthday party

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER Guests arrived at Wesley Love’s fourth birthday party on Sunday with sirens blaring. The sirens were courtesy of a parade of Findlay police officers who showed up at Wesley’s police-themed party at St. Marks United Methodist Church....

Local jobless rate declines

Hancock County’s unemployment rate declined from 3.7 percent to 3.5 percent from June to July, the state reported. Hancock County was tied with Putnam and Holmes Counties for third lowest rate among Ohio’s 88 counties, the State Job and Family Services Department...

Local man indicted on rape charge

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A former Findlay man was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a city woman earlier this year. Rodolfo S. Sierra, also known as Rodofa S. Sierra, 54, who is currently incarcerated at the Correctional Reception...

Two nominated for judge’s position

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Republican Party submitted the names of two potential nominees to the governor’s office on Tuesday to replace retiring Findlay Municipal Judge Robert Fry, party Chairman Jim Baker said. Following a screening process, Hancock...

Marathon Petroleum donates money to La. flood victims

Marathon Petroleum Corp. will donate $250,000 to aid in flood-recovery efforts in Louisiana. The Red Cross will receive $100,000; United Way will receive $50,000; and various local organizations with critical needs will receive the remaining $100,000. “With reports of...

North Baltimore schools report good start to year

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Except for a kindergarten student who stayed too long on a school bus, North Baltimore school officials Tuesday reported a “smooth” start to the new academic year. “We’re off to a great, great...

Bicyclist injured after hitting car

A Findlay bicyclist was hurt after driving into the path of a car at 6:44 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Center and Taylor streets, the Findlay Police Department said. Taken with minor injuries to Blanchard Valley Hospital was Zachary Brooks, 24. According to police, Brooks...
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