Hancock fair officials spell out building plans

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Many people know about the new building planned for construction at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Fair officials and supporters on Friday spelled out plans for three additional buildings over the next few years. A total of about $3 million will be...

Interstate crash kills 1, injures 3

BLUFFTON — A Tennessee man was killed and three Michigan residents were seriously injured Friday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 75 near Bluffton, the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol reported. Wayne Howard, 79, of Loudon, Tennessee, was...

Findlay motorcyclist badly hurt on I-75

A Findlay motorcyclist was critically injured when his cycle crashed in a construction zone on northbound Interstate 75 about 12:35 p.m. Friday, the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol reported. James Loverridge, 72, was taken by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent...

Car hits truck, Findlay driver critically injured

A Findlay woman was critically injured when her car drove under a truck trailer Thursday night on Hancock County 212 near County 236, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Rachel Deweese, 22, was first taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital, and then was transported by...

Law enforcement agencies respond to Friday wrecks

The Liberty Township Fire Department was called at 12:06 a.m. Saturday to a reported injury accident on Township 67, south of Township 81, just south of Findlay. A pickup reportedly hit a power pole, and power lines were down. Separately, the southbound lanes of Interstate 75,...

Hancock polling places unchanged for election

All Hancock County voting locations will be the same on Tuesday as they were during the primary election. There are 60 voting precincts in Hancock County. At some polling locations, voters from multiple precincts are using the same location. More information about polling places...

Community leaders urge support for levy

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER With the election now just days away, several community leaders made a plea Thursday for voter support of a 1.3-mill replacement levy for the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS). Speakers at a Mental...

New prosecutor brings varied resume

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER Phil Riegle brings a varied background to the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office. Riegle, 38, was sworn in as county prosecutor last week, after he was appointed to the position by the Republican Central Committee. The former Hancock County...
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