Whirlpool Corp. launches big plant expansion

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Just before Whirlpool Corp. turned the first shovel of dirt on a $40.6 million, 86,400-square-foot expansion at its Findlay dishwasher plant on Wednesday, a loud chant burst from a crowd of employees gathered for the event. “Who are we?”...

Judge sees progress in first year

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER In her first full year in her new position, Hancock County Juvenile Court Judge Kristen Johnson said the court is making progress in meeting children’s needs. “I think that we’ve made some great strides in addressing the...

Passes to go on sale for swimming pool

MOUNT BLANCHARD — The tentative opening for the Mount Blanchard swimming pool is May 26, with preseason passes going on sale beginning Saturday. Passes can be purchased from Patty Neal at the village park. Those who buy a pass before opening day can get three to five free...

Former probation officer sentenced on sex charge

UPPER SANDUSKY — Jason E. Barth, a former Wyandot County probation officer and county sheriff’s auxiliary member, has been sentenced on two felony charges in Wyandot County Common Pleas Court. According to the Progressor-Times, Carey, Barth pleaded guilty in September...

Water, sewer surcharge before Bluffton Council

BLUFFTON — Bluffton Council gave a second reading this week to an ordinance that would impose a surcharge on water and sewer customers in the village. The ordinance calls for increasing monthly charges, starting at $16.50 for water and $2.50 for sewer for those with a...

Prism Propane Services plans free propane safety seminar

NORTH BALTIMORE — Prism Propane Services of Ohio will host a free propane safety seminar for first responders on Saturday at the North Baltimore office, 1399 Business Park Drive South. Training will begin at 8:30 a.m. with four hours of classroom education covering the...

Status of corps’ flood-control study uncertain

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER There are more questions than answers when it comes to the status of the Blanchard River flood-control study, according to Steve Wilson, a project manager for the Hancock County Engineer’s Office. Clarifying remarks that he made Monday to the...

Council removes bike paths from North Cory plan

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER North Cory Street in Findlay will not get the bike paths that were originally part of the downtown Findlay Transportation Alternative Plan. Findlay City Council, which slowly backpedaled on the bike paths during the past few months, voted Tuesday to...
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