County unemployment rate rises

Hancock County’s unemployment rate increased in July to 4.8 percent from 4.5 percent in June, the state reported Tuesday. It was the seventh-lowest rate among Ohio’s 88 counties and much lower than Hancock County’s 6.3 percent rate in July 2013, the state Job...

Man indicted after large heroin seizure

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A Detroit man has been indicted following a heroin seizure that the State Highway Patrol is calling its largest in Hancock County in years. Christopher D. Triplett, 42, was found with 2 pounds of heroin, worth an estimated $136,000, during a Sunday...

Arson suspect ruled competent for trial

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — One of the suspects in a fatal Memorial Day arson fire will stand trial in October. Shey L. Weiker, 31, 151 Taft Blvd., was found competent for trial Tuesday morning by Seneca County Common Pleas Judge Michael Kelbley, a court...

BVC board to operate new group home for adults

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer A Richard Avenue property will soon be established as a new group home for adults with developmental disabilities. The house, at 1533 Richard Ave., has been used as an adult day care by the Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities. It will...

Officials close pallet fire investigation

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — No criminal intent was uncovered in an investigation of a fire last month at a North Baltimore pallet yard, prompting this case to be closed, authorities said Tuesday. The enormous, late-night blaze occurred on July 17 in the...

Loan possible for justice center project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The Seneca County commissioners were asked to support an application to a state loan program that can be put toward the proposed joint justice building. John Davoli, executive director of the North Central Ohio Regional Council of...

Fostoria Council OKs tax credit programs

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance meant to create and retain jobs by providing tax credits to large and small businesses. Under the new ordinance are the Municipal Jobs Tax Credit Program and the Job Creation...

Golden Apple: 9 semifinalists

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Findlay Rotary Club announced its nine semifinalists for the 2014 Golden Apple Award on Monday. Rotary annually chooses three teachers from the elementary level, three from the middle school level, and three from the high school level to compete for...
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