Area school leaders rebel at government standards

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER After years of frustration, regional school leaders are joining together to attempt a more “libertarian approach” to education. The Northwest/West Central Ohio Public School Advocacy Network, a group of 37 school districts, is expressing...

Coldren top spender in recorder’s race

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER In the Republican primary race for Hancock County recorder, Tracy Coldren’s campaign has spent 10 times more than her opponent, Heather Pendleton. However, both candidates are nearly equal in fundraising, according to pre-election campaign...

Mount Blanchard man enters no contest plea in abduction case

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Mount Blanchard teenager pleaded no contest Monday to abducting a 17-year-old Wharton boy from a Riverdale High School football game in August. Brandon M. Bowman, 19, entered the plea in Hancock County Common Pleas Court to an amended charge of...

Bluffton Airport terminal named

By HANNAH DUNBAR STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Bluffton Council on Monday voted to name the main terminal at the Bluffton airport after Dorothy J. “Dottie” Anderson as a tribute to the private pilot and longtime Bluffton resident. The naming was recommended by members...

Arlington ending trash pickup day

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday signaled the end of the village-wide spring trash pickup day. One day has been set aside each spring for Arlington residents to place unwanted items at curbside to be picked up by a trash-hauling service....

Findlay businesses, hospital win honors

Miami Industrial Trucks, which has a branch in Findlay, has been recognized as a 2016 Dealer of Excellence by Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, a manufacturer of forklifts. Miami Industrial Trucks received the honor for delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction...

State legislative races contested

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Voters in Hancock and neighboring counties will nominate 12 candidates for Ohio House and Senate seats in the March 15 primary election. Republican nominations are contested for the 83rd and 87th House District seats, and for the 12th Senate District...

Kroger finishes $6 million in renovations at local stores

Kroger says it has invested nearly $6 million in renovations at its two Findlay stores, at 1996 E. Tiffin Ave. and 101 Sixth St. Nearly $4 million was invested in upgrading the Tiffin Avenue store. Crews began the remodeling in September and completed the work last month. The...
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