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Fostoria man pleads guilty in May killing

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER TIFFIN — One of the three men charged in the May homicide of a 20-year-old Fostoria woman pleaded guilty to several felony charges Wednesday. In a plea agreement, Dallas A. Salaz, 19, of Fostoria, pleaded guilty to complicity to murder, a...

Champlin headlines UF’s homecoming

Will Champlin, a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and piano player, will perform at the University of Findlay on Friday to headline the university’s Homecoming and Family Weekend. Champlin, who finished third on the fifth season of NBC’s “The Voice,” will...

University to offer sonography major

The University of Findlay will have a new academic program to offer in January. A sonography program will offer associate and bachelor’s degrees through the College of Health Professions. Sonography is a diagnostic medical procedure that uses ultrasound to produce dynamic...

Trial set for last arson suspect

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER TIFFIN — A Fostoria man charged in connection with a fatal Memorial Day house fire maintained his innocence Wednesday. Charles V. Schaeffer, 44, will stand trial Oct. 27 for his role in a May 26 arson that took the lives of Daniel Marker...

Fostoria Focus reportedly closing

FOSTORIA — The Fostoria Focus, a free weekly newspaper distributed in Fostoria and Findlay, is reportedly closing after its Sunday issue. News of the closure came in an email sent Wednesday to dozens of business and civic leaders in the Fostoria area, including The Courier....

2nd suspect sent to prison for arson fire

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER TIFFIN — The second of three suspects charged in a fatal arson fire in Fostoria was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison Tuesday. Timothy D. Hall, 20, of 126 Findlay St., Fostoria, was sentenced on charges stemming from the May 26...

Upgrade will allow residents to text for help

Residents of Findlay and Hancock County will be able to text 911 for help in the near future. Hancock County’s commissioners signed a five-year contract Tuesday with Intrado, out of Omaha, Nebraska, to update dispatch technology to allow for texting. The technology is...

Hours set for early voting

The Hancock County elections board will be open for extended hours on Oct. 6, the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. that day. It is located at 201 E. Lincoln St. Use the rear entrance. Early in-person...
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