Phone scammers claim to be police officers

The Findlay Police Department warned Friday that elderly citizens have received scam phone calls from individuals claiming to be police officers. The scammers provide the real name and agency of a police officer, police said. This information is likely obtained by researching...

Aller buys Fern Cafe

Fern Cafe, 452 E. Sandusky St., was bought by Findlay businessman Jerry Aller on April 1. Aller bought it from Richard “Gus” Parke. The business had been owned by the Parke family since 1947. Gus Parke’s grandfather, Harry Parke Sr., and father, Harry Parke,...

Council Legislation

April 7, 2015 Public Attendance: 11 RESOLUTIONS • 9-2015, third reading, by emergency, transferring $40,000 from the municipal court improvements fund to the Findlay Municipal Building renovations fund. Adopted 9-0 with 1st Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische absent. •...

Program planned on workers’ comp

Important changes with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s upcoming transition to a prospective billing system and related changes will be reviewed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Findlay Country Club. Jim Wyse, of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation,...

Litter Landing renovations: bids opened

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Bids on major renovations planned at the Litter Landing recycling center, 1720 E. Sandusky St., came in under estimate. The Hancock County commissioners opened the bids Thursday. The project is meant to address building and traffic flow problems at...

Funnel cloud seen, sirens wail in county

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER Tornado sirens shrieked throughout Findlay and Hancock County on Thursday afternoon after a funnel cloud was spotted in the northern part of the county. No touchdown was reported, according to Lee Swisher, Hancock County Emergency Management Agency...

River reaches ‘action stage’

The rain-swollen Blanchard River rose Thursday night to its 8-foot “action stage,” but was not expected to reach minor flood stage, which starts at 11 feet at Findlay. The National Weather Service predicted the river’s rise would stop at 9.6 feet this morning....

Rape suspect seeks continuance

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Rawson man who has sought to withdraw his guilty pleas to multiple charges of rape on Thursday requested the case be continued so a psychiatrist can testify on his behalf. Gary A. Martin, 56, who is charged with four counts of first-degree felony...
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