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WITH VIDEO: Fire destroys Union Township house

RAWSON — Fire destroyed a residence at 4800 Union Township 25, south of Rawson, on Tuesday morning. No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries. The residence is owned by Melissa Lackey, Rawson Fire Chief David Swisher said. He said the cause of the...

$1.2 million grant awarded to UF

The University of Findlay has received a $1.2 million grant, its largest ever, to groom math and science teachers for work in schools that serve many low-income students. The university is one of about 45 schools receiving funding from the National Science Foundation’s...

UF unveils sonography facilities

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER What used to be a warehouse will be the University of Findlay’s home for its newest academic program. The university’s College of Health Professions formally announced the sonography program Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open...

Eight people indicted by grand jury

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER The Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday indicted three Toledo residents on charges of breaking into Hancock County properties. James D. Silvey, 38, Scott Adams, 32, and Crystal M. Austin-Rivera, 33, were each charged with burglary and breaking and...

BU planning homecoming events

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University has several new events planned for its homecoming celebration, which is themed “New Beginnings,” on Saturday. Before the Beavers football team takes on Hanover at 1:30 p.m., alumni and others can learn about the Alumni Field...

‘Friend’ enters guilty plea in fatal shooting

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER TIFFIN — Tyson J. Ogg pleaded guilty Monday to three charges in connection with the May shooting death of Janelle Mauricio, whom family members described as one of Ogg’s best friends. Ogg, 19, entered guilty pleas to charges of...

Local rape trial begins

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER The trial to determine whether John D. Saltz raped a young girl began Monday in Hancock County Common Pleas Court. Saltz, 49, of Marion, faces a first-degree felony charge of rape involving a preschool-age child. Prosecutors accuse him of committing the...

County removes inmate page from website

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that the active inmate information on its website, www.hancocksheriff.org, is being taken offline. An announcement was made Monday on its Facebook page, but Sheriff Michael Heldman said the...
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