City tree lighting ceremony set

The city of Findlay will host its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday. The lighting, which will take place in Dorney Plazza in front of the Findlay Municipal Building, is free and open to the public. The Horstman family of Eben Avenue in Findlay donated this...

Friendly’s closes local restaurant

Friendly’s restaurant in Findlay, at 1978 Tiffin Ave., was closed Sunday by APEX Eagle Hospitality, the franchisee which owned and operated the business. “Continuing operation was no longer viable,” APEX Eagle Hospitality reported. It declined to report further...

Authorities don’t think crash killed Putnam County man

CONTINENTAL — A Putnam County man was found dead in his truck after a single-vehicle crash Monday night west of Continental, but authorities don’t think the accident killed him. John Peck, 69, of Continental, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, on Road 22...

3 adults sentenced in juvenile court

Three area adults were sentenced recently in separate cases in Hancock County Juvenile Court. Each defendant appeared before Judge Allan Davis and was convicted of contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor. Tere Ray, of McComb, was...

Three-pound newspaper coming

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER It’s not just the turkey that Courier customers will be measuring by the pound this week! The Findlay Publishing Co. will be serving up Black Friday advertising inserts on Wednesday, about 3 pounds worth per newspaper. The Courier carrier with...

Ex-Riverdale teacher avoids jail sentence

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Former Riverdale teacher Barb Williams was sentenced on Monday to attend anger management classes for shoving a kindergarten student last spring. She avoided jail time, but was fined $250. Williams, of Mount Blanchard, pleaded no contest in Findlay...

Fire chief retiring, will take Marathon job

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Fire Chief Tom Lonyo is set to retire from the department and will take a position at Marathon Petroleum Corp. Lonyo’s retirement will be effective Jan. 4, and he will then start a job pertaining to safety and fire protection at Marathon....

City schools awarded preschool grant

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools will receive a $75,000 grant from the United Way of Hancock County to help children from low-income families attend a pilot preschool program at Washington Preschool, beginning in January. The grant will cover all costs,...
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