School activity fees report released

Ohio schools charge a wide variety of fees for students to take part in activities such as sports, band or other clubs, and those fees prevent some students from participating, a report issued Tuesday by State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, concludes. “The question we must ask...

Teen indicted on robbery charge

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Findlay man was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury Tuesday for allegedly robbing another city man of money and marijuana last week. Austin M. Frey, 18, was charged with robbery, a third-degree felony. On Feb. 2 at a Findlay residence, Frey...

Park District plans upgraded website

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER By October, visitors to the Hancock Park District’s website will see a new, brighter look, according to park officials. They will also be able to register for programs and pay registration fees online. The park district board approved a payment of...

Susan Davis appointed to Cooper Tire board of directors

Susan F. Davis, executive vice president of the Asia-Pacific region for Johnson Controls, a global technology and industrial company, has been named to the Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. board of directors. In her role with Johnson Controls, Davis is based in Shanghai, China, where...

Sprague, Rettig spar over medical marijuana

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Republican candidates for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House argued Monday about whether medical marijuana should be legalized. Findlay businessman Kevin Rettig, who is challenging state Rep. Robert Cole Sprague of Findlay in the March 15 primary,...

2nd Fostoria police officer accused of OVI

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Less than a month after a Fostoria police officer was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, another officer has been arrested on the same charge. Officer Justin W. Kiser was arrested early Saturday morning and...

Glenwood students, faculty coping with teacher’s death

By ABBEY NICKEL STAFF WRITER A teacher at Findlay’s Glenwood Middle School died Sunday after going into cardiac arrest on Wednesday afternoon at the school, officials said. Teresa Yeater, 48, died at Blanchard Valley Hospital, according to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in...

Mets pitcher buys real estate office

Arcadia High School graduate and New York Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins bought Preferred Brokers real estate from Doris and Jim Staschiak Sr. on Monday. Plans are for the Staschiaks to lead a transition in which Blevins’ brother, Rob Ellis, would succeed Doris as managing...
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