Truck accident blocks traffic on Interstate 75

VAN BUREN — Traffic on Interstate 75 in northern Hancock County was blocked for several hours Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer rolled over, spilling its load of steel coils into Rocky Ford Creek, according to the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol. No one was...

School income tax on ballot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER On the May 6 ballot, McComb residents will decide whether to renew their school district’s half-percent income tax. If voters approve the five-year income tax, it will be the third time they’ve done so since 2004. The tax brings in about...

Fire levy before Union Township voters

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer A 1.5-mill levy is being sought in Hancock County’s Union Township to help finance a fire station that would combine the Mount Cory and Rawson volunteer fire departments under one roof. Township voters will be asked to support the five-year...

Man enters plea to NB school threat

BOWLING GREEN — A Cygnet man, arrested last year for sending what police called a “threatening letter” to the North Baltimore School District, has pleaded guilty. Dwight Bower, 57, entered a plea to a charge of inducing panic, a second-degree felony, in Wood...

Arbor Day celebrations planned in area

Arbor Day celebrations will be happening this week at locations in Findlay and Hancock County. Findlay’s Jefferson Primary School will host a program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Mayor Lydia Mihalik and “Tree Lady” Cathy Smith will speak, and students will...

HATS takes heat at hearing

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock Area Transportation Services, or HATS, faced criticism Tuesday for falling short of meeting the county’s public transportation needs. HATS, operated by the Hancock Hardin Wyandot Putnam Community Action Commission, uses vans to provide...

North Baltimore names new school chief

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board on Tuesday reached to Dennison for a new superintendent. By unanimous vote, the board gave Ryan Delaney a three-year contact with a base salary of $91,000. Since 2007, Delaney has been...

Area unemployment rates drop

Hancock County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in March from 5.2 percent in February, the state reported. Jobless rates declined in all 88 of Ohio’s counties in March. But Hancock County’s jobless rate was the sixth lowest in the state. It trailed...
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