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New business

Scott Berndt is the owner of The CaveMan Store, a new Findlay business that is a “purveyor of man-cave stuff” at 117 E. Crawford St. The store offers a variety of “vintage man-cave stuff” and specializes in “memorabilia from the old days of sports,...

County’s razing plans advance

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Demolition of several flood-damaged buildings in the 200 block of North Main Street in downtown Findlay could begin as early as mid-June. The Hancock County commissioners opened bids on the project Thursday. ALL Excavation & Demolition of McComb...

Foor gets six years for two robberies

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Findlay man was sentenced to six years in prison for holding up two city convenience stores last fall. Joel E. Foor, 27, was sentenced Thursday by Judge Joseph Niemeyer for convictions on two counts of robbery, both second-degree felonies. Foor...

Criminal case defendants have the right to bond

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER The last two murder cases in Hancock County involve defendants who were out of jail at the time of the crime on either medical furlough or on bond. A Findlay man who was shot and killed by an officer during a struggle last year was also out on bond....

ATV crash hurts Bluffton man

BLUFFTON — A Bluffton man was injured when he hit a tree stump while driving an all-terrain vehicle through a ditch on the east side of Orange Township 51 Monday night. According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Dennis Boyd, the ATV driver, was ejected from the...

Murder suspect offers insanity plea

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Findlay man pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Wednesday to killing a city man in his Sherry Street home last month. Joel M. Drain, 34, entered the plea before Judge Joseph Niemeyer in Hancock County Common Pleas Court during an...

FHS seniors get leg up on job market

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER Findlay High School students have been texting Tim Mayle and tapping the touch-screen keys to inquire about jobs. That’s because the assistant director of Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development talked to seniors at the high school before the...

State not taking over, official tells Fostoria City Council

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Placing Fostoria under a “fiscal emergency” does not mean the state will be taking over operations of the city, a representative of the state auditor told City Council on Wednesday. Belinda Miller, a member of the...
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