High weeds: Council looks for weapons

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay is still trying to kill its weed problem, and the solution it’s looking for may already be in place in another part of the state. Earlier this month, City Council discussed taking action to eliminate high weeds and grass at abandoned,...

Veteran registry underway

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER If you see a veteran at the Hancock County Fair, give them a wave, and see if they wave back, sporting a new hand fan from the Hancock County Veterans Service Office. It is a small memento, but a fun way to spread the word that the office is working...

Winners named in fair competition

Thursday was a good day for attendance at the Hancock County Fair, as dry weather and numerous events brought an estimated 13,700 people to the fairgrounds. That’s about 1,000 more than the five-year average attendance for the fair’s second day, Ticket Chairman Aaron...

TODAY AT THE FAIR

Activities scheduled today at the Hancock County Fair: Gospel pavilion open through the day. 9 a.m. — Open class saddle horse and pony, north grandstand. 9:30 a.m. on — “Beef day” in the north show arena: Beef feeder show, beef feeder showmanship, finished...

Man avoids prison time for assault conviction

A Findlay man was sentenced Thursday to community control sanctions for stabbing an acquaintance with a pair of scissors. Dustin W. Lanagan, 33, was found guilty in Hancock County Common Pleas Court of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, for a May 3 incident at 1801 Blaine...

UF enrollment up from last year

The University of Findlay’s enrollment is up 8.5 percent from a year ago. The university announced Thursday that it now has 3,956 students compared to 3,645 a year ago. The increase includes a 6.5 percent rise in first-time, full-time students, a 20 percent increase in...

Nov. 4 ballot applications to be mailed

Absentee ballot applications are being mailed statewide today for the Nov. 4 election by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office. More than 6 million voters should be receiving their ballots within the next few days. “Voters who take advantage of this convenient...

Officials to stake out size of proposed justice center

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Commissioner Fred Zoeller requested stakes be placed on the former county courthouse lawn to indicate the size of the proposed joint justice center being considered for the site. The plan includes a multi-story building for two common...
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