Findlay residence damaged by fire

Nobody was injured in a Findlay house fire reported at 10:13 p.m. Wednesday at 607 W. Front St. Two people were home at the time but escaped unharmed, the Findlay Fire Department said. The department estimated the fire caused about $20,000 in property damage and about $1,000 in...

Carey letter carrier honored

Carey letter carrier John Steward has joined an elite group of Postal Service employees who have individually driven more than a million accident-free miles. Steward received a certificate and plaque from the National Safety Council during a presentation at the Carey post office....

Findlay grocery chain acquiring 11 Ohio stores

Fresh Encounter, a Findlay-based retail grocery chain, announced Wednesday it will acquire Chief Super Market, a Defiance-based, family-owned chain with 11 grocery stores in west central and northwestern Ohio. The stores will continue to operate under their existing brands. The...

Farmers responding to algae concerns

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has upped its focus on clean water in response to new state regulations, and out of concern that more rules could be coming, a Farm Bureau official told a Findlay audience on Wednesday. Larry Antosch, the Farm...

Teen burned in house fire

BLUFFTON — A teenager suffered severe burns and was flown to the Ohio State University Medical Center after a house caught fire in Bluffton Tuesday evening. Gage Waxler, 19, was asleep in a bedroom where the fire started in the 100 block of West Riley Street, according to...

Seven people indicted on felony drug charges

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Seven people were indicted by a Hancock County grand jury this week on charges involving the sale and possession of cocaine and heroin. Ira B. Mason, 28, of Findlay, was indicted on four counts of trafficking in heroin. Three were filed as...

Council considers insurance options

CAREY — Village Council members reacted favorably to a new health insurance option presented Monday which includes a slight deductible increase, but a smaller-than-expected hike in premiums. At a council meeting earlier this month, officials told village employees the...

Arcadia seeking bids for windows

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — Harsh winds howled against — and through — window panes of a room where the Arcadia school board held its regular meeting Wednesday, a not-so-subtle reminder of the condition of the old windows in the school...
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