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...

Carey man held after stabbing at Indian Lake

INDIAN LAKE — A Carey man is a suspect in a weekend stabbing. Derrick Lee Richards, 18, a fireworks observer at Indian Lake State Park, allegedly stabbed Joshua A. Johnson, 36, of Tiffin, on July 2 after the fireworks. Richards was arrested by park officers and is in...

Kelly Wicks selected as Ohio House candidate

BOWLING GREEN — Kelly Wicks, owner of Grounds for Thought coffeehouse and bookstore in Bowling Green, will be the Democratic candidate for an Ohio House seat that Rep. Tim Brown is giving up. Wood County’s Democratic Central Committee named Wicks as the candidate who...
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