Grand jury indicts three

A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday handed up indictments against three county residents. Benjamin J. Laney, 24, of Findlay, was charged with a second-degree felony count of burglarizing a city home. On Dec. 23, Laney allegedly trespassed with the intent to steal from 1912...

Fostoria woman faces drug charges

A Fostoria woman has been charged with two counts of heroin trafficking. Micki F. Delarosa, 30, allegedly sold less than 1 gram of heroin on July 7 and July 8. Both counts are felonies of the fifth degree. Delarosa was charged through a recently unsealed secret indictment in...

No newspaper on Thursday

The Courier won’t be published on Thursday, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. Because of the holiday, some advertising deadlines have been moved up this week: Classified advertising and City and Country advertising for Friday’s newspaper must be...

Flu hitting hard in area, vaccine urged

By ABBEY NICKEL STAFF WRITER Emergency rooms in Findlay and Bluffton are seeing an influx of patients with flu-like symptoms, which health officials say reflects the growing number of influenza cases in Ohio. Colleen Abrams, infection preventionist for Blanchard Valley Health...

Couple admits killing man; body found near Deshler

TOLEDO (AP) — A husband and wife in Toledo have pleaded guilty in the death of a Michigan man, whose body was found in Putnam County in early December. Robert Strauss of Toledo pleaded guilty to murder on Monday and was sentenced to life in prison. Desirae Strauss pleaded...

Church provides free gas to drivers

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Stonebridge Church in Findlay surprised nearly 250 motorists on Christmas Eve by paying for their gasoline when they stopped at the Speedway station on Tiffin Avenue. Nate Hultz, mission pastor at the church, said more than $5,300 was spent by the...

Two hurt in I-75 crash

Two Michigan motorists were injured in a southbound Interstate 75 crash near the U.S. 224 exit at 5 p.m. Saturday. One of the injured was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo with life-threatening injuries, the State Highway Patrol reported. Edward Everett, 47, of...

Public Meetings

The following public meetings will be held this week in the Findlay area: TODAY Orange Township trustees, 2014 settlement meeting, 7 p.m., township meeting. Cass Township trustees, year-end meeting, 6 p.m., township house. TUESDAY Biglick Township trustees, year-end meeting, 8...
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