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School board says state audit spurs changes

By ABBEY NICKEL STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — The Van Buren Board of Education this week said changes are being made in response to problems pointed out in a state audit of the school district. One of those changes, board members said, should be a reduction in the number of...

City launches new website

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay’s new city website launched Thursday night, and city officials are asking users to submit feedback through a form on the main page of findlayohio.com. “This is always going to be an interactive thing,” said At-Large Councilman...

Cooper asks Delaware judge to dismiss stockholders’ suit

WILMINGTON, Delaware — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. this week urged a Delaware federal judge to throw out a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of stockholders following Cooper’s failed $2.5 billion buyout by Apollo Tyres of India. Cooper argued the case has no...

Agency: Scam targeting seniors

The Hancock County Agency on Aging, which operates the Senior Center in Findlay, is warning about a telephone scam that is targeting seniors. A company claiming to be the “Hancock County Senior Center” is calling seniors in the area and asking to set up an appointment...

Rainfall light, Blanchard level not high

Light rainfall was not causing a significant rise in the Blanchard River on Friday. The river level at Findlay was 5.7 feet at midnight Friday, and it was expected to rise to 8.7 feet at midnight Saturday, more than 2 feet below minor flood stage. Downstream at Ottawa, the river...

Carey opens bids for electrical project

CAREY — Vaughn Industries of Carey, with a bid of more than $1.26 million, was the apparent low bidder for a village electrical project this week. Vaughn bid on the Ogg Street substation voltage conversion, and a new 12,470-volt circuit. The other bid, more than $1.55...

Parent blasts Van Buren School, students

By ABBEY NICKEL STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — The mother of a Van Buren High School football player is claiming her son has been sexually assaulted numerous times by Van Buren students for a year, with the latest incident being two weeks ago. The mother also claims her son has...

Carey priest named bishop in Kentucky

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FORD FAMILY EDITOR Pope Francis on Thursday appointed the Rev. John Stowe of Carey as the third bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky. Stowe, 48, has been pastor and rector of the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation...
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