Findlay woman found not guilty

A Findlay woman was recently found not guilty of charges filed against her in Hancock County Juvenile Court. Alissa Rebarchek, age not reported, was charged with contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor, for allegedly allowing a...

Fireworks complaints expected

By HOLLY SHIVELY STAFF WRITER The Findlay Police Department expects to get the most fireworks complaints of the year beginning today through Tuesday, but few arrests are likely. Ohio’s fireworks law prohibits any fireworks from being set off by unlicensed individuals in the...

Safety tips offered

The American Red Cross reminds the public that the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public show put on by professionals. Many cities and states outlaw most fireworks, but those setting off fireworks at home are being encouraged by the Red Cross to follow these safety...

Fourth events begin Saturday

Findlay will be marking the Independence Day holiday with three days of events. On Saturday, the public is being invited to a picnic at Riverside Park that will feature music by the United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors and the Findlay High School Marching Band. The...

Bigelow Hill remembers school’s first therapy dog

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER As the first canine of her kind at Findlay City Schools, Dixie touched a lot of lives — those of students and teachers. Dixie, the first therapy dog to work in the district, was a staff member at Bigelow Hill Intermediate and Northview Primary...

New sidewalks, gazebo planned for Mount Blanchard this summer

MOUNT BLANCHARD — Sidewalk installation and a new gazebo are in the works this summer in Mount Blanchard. Last summer, the village received a $420,000 neighborhood revitalization grant through the Hancock Regional Planning Commission. Some waterline and street paving...

Twin juveniles sentenced for Wood County fires

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier Twin brothers charged in a series of Wood County arson fires were sentenced Wednesday to an indefinite stay at a juvenile correctional facility in Sandusky. Alex and Andrew Crawford, both 16, appeared before a judge in Huron County Juvenile and...

Why do domestic violence victims stay with abusers?

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer It’s not uncommon for victims of domestic violence to return to the person who is abusing them, says Ashley Ritz, executive director of Findlay’s Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services. But every case is different, she...
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