Compactor bought for county landfill

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The purchase of a new compactor/dozer machine for the Hancock County Sanitary Landfill was approved by the county commissioners Thursday. The equipment will replace a used machine which needed electrical repairs. The CAT Model 826K 800 Compactor will be...

Vanlue joins online checkbook program

VANLUE — Vanlue has become the first village in Hancock County to post its spending on OhioCheckbook.com, the Ohio Treasurer’s online checkbook. The village’s participation in the program was announced Thursday during a press conference at the village hall...

Fire destroys rural Sycamore home

SYCAMORE — Fire destroyed a rural residence near Sycamore Wednesday afternoon. According to the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, a fire was reported at 12:10 p.m. at 16 County Highway 36, Sycamore. Firefighters from Sycamore, Wyandot East and Upper Sandusky responded...

Work scheduled on Tiffin Avenue

Tiffin Avenue will be reduced to one lane in the eastbound direction at Bright Road until this evening. Crews will be making storm sewer and concrete curb repairs, weather permitting. Motorists are asked to avoid the area, if possible. Short delays should be expected.

WITH VIDEO: ‘Making history is never easy:’ Wife of Dem VP candidate stops in Findlay

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A Hillary Clinton surrogate stumped in Findlay for the second time in a week on Wednesday. Anne Holton, wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, urged a gathering of 80 Hancock County Democrats to keep canvassing for Clinton as the tight...

L-B superintendent search underway

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Search consultants laid out their timeline for hiring a new Liberty-Benton superintendent by Feb. 20 during a community forum Wednesday night. The district is looking for a replacement for Jim Kanable, who originally planned to retire in July...

Justice candidate visits Findlay

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER Republican Pat DeWine, who is running for a seat on the Ohio Supreme Court, stressed the importance of judicial elections during a visit to Hancock County on Wednesday. DeWine, a judge who serves on the 1st District Court of Appeals, Cincinnati,...

Riegle names new assistant prosecutor

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER An assistant prosecuting attorney has joined the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office, according to County Prosecutor Phil Riegle. Colleen Limerick started work at the office on Monday to prosecute felony cases in Hancock County Common Pleas...
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