Wyandot favors Kasich

UPPER SANDUSKY — There were no primary election races Tuesday for 10 county candidates in Wyandot County. Here’s how Wyandot County voted in the presidential primaries: Republicans: Kasich, 1,896 votes; Trump, 1,720 votes; Cruz, 781 votes; Rubio, 108 votes. Democrats:...

Putnam County selects Siefker for Republican sheriff nominee

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER Voters in Putnam County on Tuesday selected sheriff’s Capt. Brian S. Siefker as the Republican nominee for the sheriff’s office in November’s general election. Siefker, 45, of Glandorf, defeated Columbus Grove Police Chief Nick...

Henry County sheriff handily beats challenger

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Henry County Republicans on Tuesday chose their candidates for the two top law enforcement positions in the county. Also, an additional levy to fund services for the developmentally disabled narrowly passed. Sheriff Michael Bodenbender routed...

Bluffton district voters renew school, library issues

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER Voters in the Bluffton School District renewed tax issues for both the school and the library on Tuesday. The Bluffton School District’s three-year, half-percent income tax was approved by a vote of 1,649 for the tax to 678 against it. The tax...

Arcadia renews school levy

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia School District’s levy renewal was approved Tuesday by voters in both Hancock and Seneca counties. Voters renewed a 4.1-mill levy, which pays for general operating expenses and brings in about $440,000 per year. A person...

Council declines to fast-track budget

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — The 2016 budget was unexpectedly sprung on Fostoria City Council Tuesday night as officials asked for its passage less than two weeks before an April 1 deadline. Brian Shaver, chair of Fostoria Coucil’s Finance Committee,...

Appeals court upholds ruling in Hancock County rape case

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer An appeals court has upheld a Hancock County Common Pleas Court decision to deny a Rawson man’s attempt to withdraw guilty pleas to multiple charges of rape. Gary A. Martin, 57, of Rawson, was sentenced by Judge Joseph Niemeyer to 32 years in...

Rasmussen edges past Robertson

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Voters in Hancock County decided six races for Republican and Democratic Central Committee seats on Tuesday. The goal of each party is to have a committee member to represent each voting precinct in the county. The outcome of the five Republican races...
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