Putnam County judge holds off challenger

OTTAWA — Putnam County voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly chose the incumbent probate and juvenile court judge in a contested race for the Democratic nomination. Judge Michael Borer secured about 66 percent of the vote, defeating county Prosecutor Gary Lammers by a count of...

Cheryl Buckland wins race for State Central Committee; Guglielmi, Detmer defeated

Findlay resident Cheryl Buckland, an incumbent on the Republican State Central Committee, was successful in her bid for re-election Tuesday, but two other Findlay candidates for state committees were defeated. Buckland received 11,496 votes to serve as the Republican woman on the...

Voters replace Appleseed levy

ARLINGTON — Voters in the Arlington vicinity overwhelmingly approved a five-year replacement levy Tuesday that will continue funding of the Appleseed Emergency Medical Service, based in Arlington. According to the Hancock County Board of Elections, the 0.6-mill replacement...

County voter turnout only 20 percent

Despite a contested Republican race for commissioner, a countywide renewal levy for Blanchard Valley Center, and a tax issue for the Findlay Schools, only 20 percent of Hancock County’s registered voters participated in Tuesday’s primary election. Jody O’Brien,...

Incumbent commissioner victorious in Wood County

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer BOWLING GREEN — An incumbent Wood County Republican commissioner resoundingly won her party’s nod Tuesday to advance to the fall election. Unofficial totals from the Wood County Board of Elections show Commissioner Doris Herringshaw...

Kerschner wins Seneca County race

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County Republicans on Tuesday nominated Mike Kerschner of Tiffin as their county commissioner candidate. It was the only county race on the primary ballot, according to the Seneca County elections board. All vote totals are...

Walk-in vote not counted

Hancock County’s vote totals on Tuesday, which include absentee ballots, remain unofficial. Provisional ballots, known as walk-in votes, must still be counted. Voters who moved and changed precincts within their counties, and did not update their voter registration, could...

Fostoria swears in police chief

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — It’s official. After two years, Fostoria Police Department has a new chief. Keith Loreno was sworn in Tuesday night during a meeting of Fostoria City Council. Loreno, who has served as chief of Fostoria Fire Division since...
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