Officials ready to try 2-year Findlay budget

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay is preparing to map out a budget for the next two years instead of just one. City officials announced Tuesday they will start preparing the budget, which will go through 2016, at a Sept. 9 meeting of council’s Appropriations Committee....

Former Ottawa official faces vehicular homicide charges

OTTAWA — A former Ottawa councilman is facing two counts of vehicular homicide following a fatal accident in June. Alan J. Ducey, 59, was charged Friday with two first-degree misdemeanors in Putnam County Municipal Court. He is scheduled for arraignment on Sept. 9. On June...

County grand jury indicts six people

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday handed up an indictment against an Indiana man accused of cocaine possession. Shaun M. Matthews, 36, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with possessing between 27 and 100 grams of cocaine on Aug. 29 in Orange Township....

Blocked crossings concern council

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday agreed to consider legislation to fine railroad companies for blocking village rail crossings for extended periods. Council has been frustrated with CSX trains that block the village’s...

Road salt prices skyrocketing

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — Steeper road salt prices could put a major strain on the Fostoria budget this year as city officials scramble to find cheaper sources of salt before winter. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday authorized Safety Service Director...

Cooper recalling 1,492 radial tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling up to 1,492 Wild Country radial tires, Modern Tire Dealer magazine reports. The tires reportedly were manufactured from June 1, 2014, through June 28, 2014. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected...

Change order for garage project OK’d

The Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday approved a $15,740 change order to its contract with Studer-Obringer Inc., New Washington. The additional amount brings the cost of constructing the county’s new maintenance garage, 1900 Lima Ave., to $2.8 million. An additional...

Kenton man injured in U.S. 68 crash

A Kenton man was injured Tuesday morning after a single-vehicle accident at the U.S. 68-Ohio 15 interchange in Eagle Township, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Joseph Peddicord Jr., 70, of Kenton, lost control of his 2000 Dodge Ram Wagon van on the U.S. 68...
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