WITH VIDEO: Senator Brown presents medals to Army veteran

    By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER U.S. Army veteran James Goshe received something Tuesday he had waited nine years for. Goshe, a sergeant and Iraq war veteran who was discharged in 2005, has been waiting to receive 12 medals and ribbons honoring his time in the military....

Nonprofits can seek share of hotel/motel tax revenue

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay nonprofit groups will get a chance to appeal for a portion of the city’s hotel/motel tax money in November. The opportunity was prompted by a City Council discussion Tuesday about the Hancock Historical Museum’s request to receive 10...

County unemployment rate rises

Hancock County’s unemployment rate increased in July to 4.8 percent from 4.5 percent in June, the state reported Tuesday. It was the seventh-lowest rate among Ohio’s 88 counties and much lower than Hancock County’s 6.3 percent rate in July 2013, the state Job...

Man indicted after large heroin seizure

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A Detroit man has been indicted following a heroin seizure that the State Highway Patrol is calling its largest in Hancock County in years. Christopher D. Triplett, 42, was found with 2 pounds of heroin, worth an estimated $136,000, during a Sunday...

Arson suspect ruled competent for trial

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — One of the suspects in a fatal Memorial Day arson fire will stand trial in October. Shey L. Weiker, 31, 151 Taft Blvd., was found competent for trial Tuesday morning by Seneca County Common Pleas Judge Michael Kelbley, a court...

BVC board to operate new group home for adults

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer A Richard Avenue property will soon be established as a new group home for adults with developmental disabilities. The house, at 1533 Richard Ave., has been used as an adult day care by the Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities. It will...

Officials close pallet fire investigation

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — No criminal intent was uncovered in an investigation of a fire last month at a North Baltimore pallet yard, prompting this case to be closed, authorities said Tuesday. The enormous, late-night blaze occurred on July 17 in the...

Loan possible for justice center project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The Seneca County commissioners were asked to support an application to a state loan program that can be put toward the proposed joint justice building. John Davoli, executive director of the North Central Ohio Regional Council of...
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