BVC renewal levy on primary ballot

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Blanchard Valley Center’s five-year, 2.5-mill levy is up for renewal in the May 6 primary election. The levy, which generates about $3 million each year, accounts for nearly 25 percent of the center’s operating revenue. Together with the...

University of Findlay proceeding with stadium financing plans

The University of Findlay continues to put together financing for its future lacrosse/football stadium. Athletic Director Steven Rackley said Monday an announcement on stadium financing is expected to be made in the near future, and university officials hope work can start in...

Police department adds three officers

Three officers joined the Findlay Police Department during a ceremony Monday morning. The new officers are Ryan Hackworth, 26, Jordan Breece, 25, and Dan Griffith, 27. Hackworth had previously worked for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer and...

Police officer honored

PERRYSBURG — A Carey police officer was recently honored by Owens Community College’s Alumni Association for his actions following a fatal shooting last year. Sutton A. Flick, of Findlay, was presented the “Outstanding Police Award.” On the night of Nov....

Planning underway for Cookie Festival

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Plans have begun for this summer’s Cookie Festival in McComb, Village Council learned Monday. Nedra Aller, one of the organizers, said the festival will run from Aug. 1 to 3. Council agreed to allow the village park and swimming...

‘Mission’ trip stays at home

By GENNA FREED STAFF WRITER More than 1,300 volunteers gathered Saturday for a mission trip. But participants did not have to travel to another country, or even out of state. The annual Backyard Mission Trip started and ended in Findlay and Hancock County. “We’ve...

Flood control dominates race

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER When it comes to the Hancock County race for commissioner, there’s not a lot to argue about. The county’s finances are better than they have been in years. The budget is stable. Economic progress is picking up, with the...

Sheriff plans more patrols for prom season

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office will be staffing extra patrol during the next couple of weekends in conjunction with prom activities at area high schools. Patrols will be aimed at reducing traffic crashes, preventing underage alcohol consumption and drug abuse, and...
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