Prosecutor fires assistant after arrest in April

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER Hancock County Assistant Prosecutor Elizabeth Smith was fired last week following a drunken driving arrest, according to Prosecutor Mark Miller. Smith, 35, of Kalida, was arrested on a drunken driving charge in Putnam County by a State Highway...

Work to remove ash trees from Blanchard continuing

Crews working to clear dead ash trees and other leaning trees from the banks of the Blanchard River are now working just west of Findlay, according to Hancock County Commissioner Mark Gazarek. A total of 186 trees have been removed in Hardin County, and 4,321 in Hancock County....

Fostoria seeks grant for runway repairs

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council on Tuesday cleared the runway for officials to complete a much-needed repair at Fostoria Metropolitan Airport. City Engineer Dan Thornton has from now until the end of June to submit a project to the state...

Grand jury indicts city resident for harming pregnant woman

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Findlay woman was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday for allegedly harming a pregnant woman last month. Helen M. Stahl, 47, of Findlay, was charged with domestic violence, a third-degree felony. On April 26 in Findlay, Stahl...

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...
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