Vaughn Electric will complete Carey substation project

CAREY — A bid of $2.3 million submitted by Vaughn Electric, Carey, was the only one received for a Continental Structural Plastics electric substation and a 69-kilovolt electric line utility pole replacement project. Vaughn’s bid of $2,340,905 was opened earlier this...

About one-fifth of Ohio’s voters seek absentee ballots for election

COLUMBUS — Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted reports more than 1.4 million absentee ballots have been requested for the Nov. 8 election, with more than 497,600 ballots returned, or about 35 percent. The total includes more than 1.2 million absentee ballots requested by...

Findlay man pleads guilty to reduced felony charges

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Findlay man, who was originally charged with rape, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hancock County Common Pleas Court to lesser charges of gross sexual imposition. Gerald B. Middlebrooks, 46, pleaded guilty to two charges of gross sexual imposition, or...

Role of parents stressed during Red Ribbon Week

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is stressing the role of parents in their children’s choices about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs as part of national Red Ribbon Week, which began Monday. In a survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at...

MPLX ups quarterly cash distribution

MPLX, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s pipeline and logistics subsidiary, has declared a cash distribution of 51.5 cents per common unit for the third quarter of 2016. The distribution is an increase of 0.5 cent per unit, or 1 percent, over the second-quarter 2016 distribution...

‘Outsider’ needed to end D.C. ‘nonsense,’ Trump’s son says

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Donald Trump Jr., son of the Republican presidential candidate, touted his father’s outsider credentials to hundreds of cheering supporters in a speech Monday in downtown Findlay. “It’s going to take an outsider to drain the swamp....

Trump supporters list concerns

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Donald Trump supporters interviewed at Monday’s campaign event in Findlay said they trust the Republican presidential candidate to protect U.S. borders and jobs and to improve health care. Shelley Blachuta of Findlay said Trump is “not the...

Riegle appointed county prosecutor

The Hancock County Republican Central Committee on Monday appointed county Commissioner Phillip Riegle to fill the post of Hancock County prosecutor through the end of the year. The prosecutor position was previously held by Mark Miller, who was appointed to be a Findlay...
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