Some fear worse rural flooding

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER GLANDORF — Some area residents think potential diversion channels would clear up flooding problems in Ottawa and Findlay, while leaving rural areas awash. An Eagle Creek diversion channel is being proposed in Hancock County by the Army Corps of...

Corps video shows flood plan’s impact on Findlay

The Army Corps of Engineers has released an online video demonstrating how its plan will affect flooding by the Blanchard River in Findlay during a 100-year storm. The computer simulation shows the combined flow of water in the river and Eagle and Lye creeks that results in...

Fostorian dies in self-ignited fire

By BRIAN BOHNERT and MORGAN MANNS for the courier FOSTORIA — A Fostoria man died Monday after igniting a fire inside his Columbus Avenue residence, officials said. According to Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno, dispatchers received a call at 2:08 p.m. Monday regarding a...

Carey approves bond issuance to buy property

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday to issue $740,000 in bonds to finance the purchase of a former business property. The village purchased the Bosserman Aviation Equipment property on Ohio 568, just west of the village,...

Arlington seeking repairs to U.S. 68

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington officials want to get the attention of state lawmakers to find a long-term solution for repairing U.S. 68, which is Main Street in Arlington, Village Council said Monday. Village officials met recently with the Findlay...

Bluffton councilman hands in resignation

By Hannah Dunbar staff writer BLUFFTON — Bluffton Councilman Everett Collier resigned Monday, effective immediately. Collier gave no reason. Collier is in the middle of a four-year term that does not expire until Dec. 31, 2017. He worked as the village’s postmaster...

Superintendent hopes for change in state testing

By MORGAN MANNS for the courier FOSTORIA — Superintendent Andrew Sprang said Monday that although the state’s new student assessment system is only in its first year, he hopes it will be changed for next year. Sprang said students are currently taking the second round...

Corps cites many dredging concerns

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Dredging the Blanchard River to reduce flooding sounds better to farmers and others than diversion channels or levees. But dredging has been discarded by the Army Corps of Engineers because of the expense and a host of environmental concerns. It would be...
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