Grand jury issues indictments against 9 people

OTTAWA — An Ottawa man was recently indicted by a Putnam County grand jury for harming another. Andre Payne, 37, was charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony; theft, a fifth-degree felony; abduction, a third-degree felony; and domestic violence, a misdemeanor...

City police department’s bike rodeo to be held Saturday

The Findlay Police Department’s Bike Rodeo will be held Saturday at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. The fifth annual Bike Rodeo, a bike and helmet safety event, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky St. The Bike Rodeo offers...

City streets closing today

Blanchard Street, between Walnut and McConnell streets, will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today for installation of a new storm waterline and manhole, according to the city engineering department. A detour will be posted, but motorists should avoid the area, if...

County jail in compliance

The Hancock County jail was found to be compliant with all 115 standards during a recent state jail inspection. The jail completed its 2015 jail inspection on Jan. 27, according to Hancock County Jail Administrator Lt. Ryan Kidwell. The inspection process was overseen by the Ohio...

Teachers creating summer book club

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER Teachers at two of Findlay’s middle schools have created a different kind of book club, one for kids. The idea is to encourage students to read during the summer, a habit many don’t have, which can negatively influence their reading level...

Program offers summer jobs to area youths

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Qualifying 16- to 24-year-old Hancock County residents from low-income households can get summer jobs paying $10 an hour through the WSOS Community Action Commission’s Youth Employment Program. The agency, at 7746 Hancock County 140, tries to match...

Riverdale staff raising money for third-grader

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER Students and staff at Riverdale Local Schools have come together to support one of their own. The approximately 100 staff members in the school have already raised over $1,000 for the family of Jaeden Washburn, and they’re not stopping there....

Committee named for grant project

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — A committee of Arcadia officials has been formed to sift through ideas for upgrading the village with the help of a state revitalization grant. Council this week named four village officials to serve on an ad hoc committee to review...
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