VB Schools hosting open house about bond issue

VAN BUREN — Van Buren Schools will hold another open house about the district’s request for a $29.3 million bond issue. The bond issue is on the May 6 ballot. If approved, the 37-year, 6.9-mill tax package would pay for building 37 new classrooms and a new gym at the...

More people recognize benefits of DNA testing

Chris Oaks spoke with Dr. Emily Conley of 23andMe, a private, commercial genetic testing company. Q: Friday, April 25, was designated DNA Day to commemorate the completion of the human genome project in 2003. Your company recently commissioned a survey to find out how much...

Sheriff increasing patrols for prom time

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says it will have extra deputies on patrol during upcoming weekends, as prom activities are held at area high schools. The goal of the extra patrols will be to reduce traffic crashes, prevent underage alcohol consumption and drug abuse,...

Campaign spending: Riegle leads

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER So far, Hancock County Commissioner Phillip Riegle is raising and spending more money than his primary election opponent, former Commissioner Steve Oman, campaign spending reports show. Campaigns spending or receiving $1,000 during the pre-election...

Juvenile judge challenged

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer OTTAWA — Putnam County’s prosecutor is trying to unseat the county’s probate and juvenile court judge in the May primary election. Prosecutor Gary Lammers is competing with Judge Michael Borer in the Democratic primary. The primary...

Parody helping promote judge’s campaign

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — How better to promote a judge candidate — and explain primary election voting procedures — than a “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song parody? The race for Putnam County Probate and Juvenile Court judge has drawn more attention...

Ex-IHOP employee sentenced for setting fire to restaurant

TOLEDO — A former IHOP employee who admitted to setting fire to the Findlay restaurant in 2008 was sentenced to 41 months in prison earlier this week. The Toledo Blade reported Jose Leon-Gonzalez pleaded guilty to arson in U.S. District Court in Toledo, while charges of...

French-American alliance strong, ambassador says

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The storied French-American alliance, which helped America win independence and rescued France in World War II, is better than ever, French Ambassador Francois Delattre said Wednesday in Findlay. That’s quite a turnaround from 10 years ago, when...
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