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Riegle: Health agency merger moving ahead

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The prospect of a combined health department for Findlay and Hancock County is closer now than ever, Hancock County Commissioner Phillip Riegle said Friday. Riegle, who has served as secretary of the District Advisory Council for the past two years,...

Findlay school chief: Too much testing in education

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER State-required testing has become a trend in education, but Findlay Superintendent Edward Kurt says there is too much of it. “We’re testing so much it’s really taken away and being detrimental to what’s going on in the...

Ohio judge sides with Owens College in students’ lawsuit

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Former nursing students’ claims that Owens Community College committed breach of contract and fraud were rejected this week by a state judge. Sixty-eight students, claiming Owens had misrepresented its nursing program, filed suit in 2009 after...

Foundation collecting toys today

The Fire Relief Foundation will host a “Save the Toys” drive from noon to 2 p.m. today in the parking lot of the Tiffin Avenue Wal-Mart. The organization is accepting new toys or clean, gently used toys for all ages. The mission of the Fire Relief Foundation is to...

More children among homeless population

Chris Oaks spoke with Angela Crist, executive director of Findlay’s Hope House for the Homeless. Q: According to the “America’s Youngest Outcasts” report recently released by the National Center on Family Homelessness at the American Institutes for...

Remodeled business

Scott and Gene Stevens stand in the showroom at Gene Stevens Honda, which has undergone $1.2 million in interior and exterior remodeling, including the showroom, offices, reception area, customer lounge and children’s play area. The Findlay dealership employs over 30 people...

Big parking garage: plans approved

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. in April will begin construction of a second parking garage in downtown Findlay, this one off of Lincoln Street. Plans for the five-story, 1,200-parking-space garage were approved Thursday by the Findlay City Planning Commission....

More opinions aired on recovery house

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER More opinions, pro and con, were aired Thursday about a planned addiction recovery house for women in Findlay. About 15 members of the public attended a meeting of the executive committee of the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental...
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