Fostoria theft case solved quickly

FOSTORIA — The case of playground equipment thought stolen from a Fostoria park wrapped up quickly Wednesday when police learned miscommunication was the real culprit. Late Wednesday afternoon, Fostoria Police Department took to social media to find a thief suspected of...

Ailing Fostoria Council leader resigns

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Longtime public servant Dave Clark resigned as president of Fostoria City Council Tuesday as he enters hospice care with stage 4 lung cancer. A native Fostorian, Clark was diagnosed with cancer on July 18, 2014. Days later, he...

Fostoria’s budget deficit may double in 2017

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — According to the latest budget projections for 2017, Fostoria is slated to end next year about $1.6 million in the red. City Auditor Steve Garner presented Fostoria’s 2017 budget Tuesday night during a public hearing in the...

Hancock sheriff seeking software

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is asking the county commissioners to invest in computer software to cut the man-hours needed to manage the jail, use data to identify crime trends, and maybe allow the public to file complaints online....

Findlay Council OKs appropriations

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council appropriated $240,000 on Tuesday for projects and equipment replacement as part of the city’s capital improvement plan. Council appropriated $30,000 to the Fire Department to replace equipment; $20,000 to the Findlay Municipal...

Attorney to give Carey another legal opinion on mayoral post

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A Columbus attorney has offered to research the form of government under which Carey operates and provide an opinion on the issue. Council business has been at a standstill in recent weeks following the death of Mayor Steve Smalley on June...

Arlington trimming pool hours

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — The hours of the Arlington community swimming pool have been reduced this week while Village Council searches for solutions to bolster the number of lifeguards. On Thursday, the pool will be open only from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and it...

Bluffton bike path project proceeds

BLUFFTON — Work on the Augsburger bike path is scheduled to be completed by the end of October. Assistant Village Administrator Jesse Blackburn said Tuesday the path-paving contract has been awarded to the lowest bid, Bluffton Paving, for $266,000. The cost is $18,000 more...
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