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University students urged to get meningitis vaccines

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Families who lost a child to meningitis urged University of Findlay students Thursday to get the vaccine for the disease. “This is a preventable disease … get the shot. It will save your life,” said Paul Whitson, whose daughter,...

Man reportedly chases girl waiting for bus

A 10-year-old Findlay girl told Findlay City Schools personnel that a male chased her near her bus stop Thursday morning at around 8 a.m., Findlay police reported. The girl said she first observed the man in the 200 block of Monroe Avenue. The man noticed her and began running...

Liberty Township break-ins reported

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating eight burglary and breaking-and-entering complaints reported since Oct. 22 in residential neighborhoods of Liberty Township northwest of Findlay. The crimes are being committed during night hours by unknown suspects....

Bluffton Precast Concrete building damaged by fire

BLUFFTON — Part of Bluffton Precast Concrete Co., at 8950 Dixie Highway, Bluffton, was destroyed after it caught on fire Wednesday, according to Bluffton Fire Chief Jon Kinn. Bluffton Fire Department was dispatched at 3:20 p.m. The southern part of Bluffton Precast...

Herringshaw, Newlove vying for Wood County commissioner

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer BOWLING GREEN — A contest for county commissioner appears on the November ballot in Wood County. Republican Doris Herringshaw and Democrat Andrew Newlove are vying for a four-year term as commissioner. Both are Bowling Green residents....

Hardin County Sheriff’s Office seeking 1-mill levy renewal

By RYAN DUNN staff writer KENTON — The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a renewal of its 1-mill levy on Tuesday. Renewal of the operating levy for five years would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $27 per year. The tax brought in $473,700 in 2013....

Levies on the ballot for Hancock County villages

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Voters in some Hancock County villages and townships will decide ballot issues on Election Day. Arlington voters are being asked to support two levies for fire protection. An additional 1-mill levy for five years would generate $20,436 annually,...

Levy, probate judge on Allen ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer LIMA — A race for probate judge and a Children Services levy will appear on Allen County ballots next week. Common Pleas Probate Judge Glenn Derryberry, a Democrat, is vying with Republican challenger Carlene S. Huston-Kinworthy. Both reside in...
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