Addiction a ‘physiological problem’

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER It is by altering the brain, so that it views a drug as necessary for survival — alongside food, water and sex — that addiction destroys lives, said Brad Lander, clinical director of Addiction Medicine at Ohio State University’s Wexner...

Police: Credit card thefts may be related

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer The Findlay Police Department is investigating three separate credit card thefts that may be part of a larger scheme underway throughout northwestern Ohio. On April 20, the police department investigated three reports of stolen credit cards from the...

Street closures announced

Several streets in Findlay will be closed or reduced to one lane for construction work on Monday. The following streets will be closed to through traffic for curb replacement work: Marilyn Drive; Lilac Lane; Goldenrod Lane, and Elm Street. Orchard Lane and Coventry Drive will be...

Man charged in drug trafficking

A Toledo man has been charged with drug trafficking. Carl R. Perkins, 34, was charged with two counts of trafficking in heroin, one third-degree felony and one fourth-degree felony. On Oct. 29, Perkins allegedly sold between 1 and 5 grams of heroin within 1,000 feet of Heritage...

Man convicted of rape gets 36 years in prison

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Findlay man was sentenced in Hancock County Common Pleas Court on Thursday to 36 years in prison for breaking into a woman’s home, handcuffing her to her son’s bed and raping her. Clinton D. Berry, 59, was sentenced by Judge Joseph...

County plans to meet with Army Corps

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners voted Thursday to travel to the Buffalo offices of the Army Corps of Engineers next week to discuss the local flood-control plan. All three commissioners and Steve Wilson, a project manager for the Hancock County...

Former Rep. Del Latta dies

Former U.S. Rep. Delbert “Del” Latta, who represented Ohio’s 5th Congressional District for 30 years, died Thursday morning at Wood Haven Nursing Home in Bowling Green. He was 96. Latta was born March 5, 1920, in Weston, and attended school in both North...

County hears update on transportation service

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock Area Transportation Services (HATS) is gaining new riders, said Laurie Collins, transportation director. Collins, who took over as transportation director for HATS in July 2015, gave an update on ridership to the commissioners on Thursday. The...
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