Three facing drug-related charges

Three Findlay residents were indicted on drug-related charges through recently unsealed secret indictments. Nathaniel G. Hamlin, 32, was charged with trafficking in heroin, a fourth-degree felony. On April 13, 2015, in Findlay, Hamlin allegedly sold between 1 and 5 grams of...

NB Council awards paving contract

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Applying for grants and awarding contracts occupied North Baltimore Council’s attention Tuesday. A Portage firm will be paid $124,803 for paving designated streets and alleys this summer in the village. Morlock Paving was...

Officials: Channel plans moving ahead

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Plans for an Eagle Creek diversion channel are moving forward, county and city officials said Monday, but there are many steps ahead. Hancock County’s commissioners have yet to make an official break with the Army Corps of Engineers on the...

Survey: Parents prefer local control of schools

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER Most community members prefer local control of schools, according to a recent survey conducted by a group of regional school leaders. The Northwest/West Central Ohio Public School Advocacy Network, a group of about 37 school districts, has opposed...

Pay raises for Carey Council defeated

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Mayor Steve Smalley cast the deciding vote Monday to defeat a proposed $3,000 pay increase for council members. The pay raise would have taken effect at the beginning of council members’ next terms. Four seats are up for...

New rates for municipal swimming pool approved

CAREY — Carey Council approved a motion Monday setting rates and hours for the municipal swimming pool. Council President Armand Getz voted against the motion because he had not seen the information prior to Monday’s meeting. Season passes for a single child living...

Arlington pool ready for summer season

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Despite chilly temperatures Monday, Arlington Council discussed topics pertaining to the village swimming pool’s upcoming season. Drains at the community pool will be inspected Friday, according to Kyle Crist, the park manager....

Mount Gilead man sentenced for string of thefts from animal shelters

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man was sentenced Monday to 9½ years in prison for taking part in a string of thefts from animal shelters around the state, including Hancock, Hardin and Seneca counties. Authorities say the break-ins at shelters in 16 counties targeted...
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