Weekend: Show your heart a little love this month

By EMILY KIROUAC February is national Heart Health Month and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. This equates to approximately 610,000 people, or 1 in 4, dying because of heart disease. Key risk...

Artist halts Easter sand sculptures

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Roger Powell will no longer mold piles of sand into Easter sculptures at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Powell, a Findlay landscape designer and artist, announced on his website that he is finished putting together the “On Common Ground”...

Police, citizens trade ideas at first ‘Coffee with a Cop’

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER Attendance may have been slim during the first “Coffee with a Cop” session on Friday, but discussions between law enforcement and citizens were constructive. “Coffee with a Cop” was hosted by the Findlay Police Department and...

Hite: Voters intense, serious in Iowa and New Hampshire

Chris Oaks spoke with state Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay. Q: You recently spent a few days stumping for John Kasich in Iowa and New Hampshire. Given your background as a government teacher, it must have been fun to actually be part of a presidential campaign. A: When I was asked by...

Collision near Mount Cory injures 2 women

MOUNT CORY — Two women were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance after a Friday morning accident at the intersection of Hancock County 313 and Ohio 235, just south of Mount Cory, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Isabel E. Cwikla, no age...

Woman charged with OVI after series of accidents

BLOOMDALE — A Fairfield woman has been charged with driving while intoxicated after her SUV crashed into two parked cars and a utility pole in Bloomdale, then drove through several yards this week. Kimberly Paynter is being held in the Wood County jail in Bowling Green,...

Fire causes heavy damage to Columbus Grove house

COLUMBUS GROVE — A fire early Friday heavily damaged a house at 311 N. High St. in Columbus Grove, Police Chief Nick Gilgenbach reported. No injuries were reported, Gilgenbach said. The fire was reported at 12:41 a.m. The Columbus Grove Police Department was the first to...

Art Van accepting bottled water donations for Flint

Art Van Findlay is accepting donations of bottled water to help Flint, Michigan, residents in their water crisis. To date, Art Van, which is headquartered in Michigan, has collected more than 400 tons of water at many of its Michigan locations. “There has been tremendous...
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