Interstate work expected to continue through 2016

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Simultaneous construction work on Interstate 75 is an efficient route to necessary upgrades, a state spokeswoman told an audience of Findlay business representatives Tuesday. Drivers should expect rows of orange barrels lining I-75 in the region through...

Area colleges listed in U.S. News rankings

Ohio Northern University was named the second-best college in the Midwest region, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 Best College rankings that were released Tuesday. “The No. 2 ranking is a tribute to the hard work and accomplishments of our extremely...

One person hurt in truck-tractor crash

One person suffered minor injuries Tuesday when a tractor-trailer struck a farm tractor on Ohio 18, about halfway between Fostoria and Van Buren. Matt Mathias, 29, of Kansas, Ohio, the driver of the tractor, was taken by Washington Township Emergency Medical Service to Blanchard...

Commissioners OK funds for clean water initiative

The Hancock County commissioners will continue their support of a clean water initiative in the Western Lake Erie Basin. Each year, for the past three years, the commissioners have contributed $5,000 to the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership in support of a grant project. They...

Capital projects approved

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER From new furniture to parking lot paving, the Hancock Park District board approved more than $230,000 in capital improvement projects for next year during its regular meeting Tuesday at the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. According to park...

Flood-control milestone in sight

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Blanchard River flood-control project is about to hit a milestone, according to Lt. Col. Karl Jansen, commander of the Buffalo District of the Army Corps of Engineers. Jansen said a “tentatively-selected plan” will soon be presented to...

Dow closing Findlay plant after 55 years

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Dow Chemical Co. will close its Findlay plant, which employs 70, in mid-December, the company reported Monday. The 400,000-square-foot factory at 3441 N. Main St. manufactures plastic films used in construction, automotive, packaging, and medical uses...

City schools create procedure for suicide/crisis intervention

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools has begun a suicide/crisis intervention procedure meant to help students who might be experiencing mental health problems. The procedure will allow school principals to contact an appropriate public or private agency if a...
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