‘We must vote for Trump,’ GOP lunch told

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The Hancock County Republican Party’s effort to rally behind Donald Trump as their presidential nominee was less than convincing as the GOP gathered for its First Friday luncheon. “We must vote for Trump, don’t you agree?” said...

Judge won’t lower bond of murder suspect

Brent R. Houdeshell, 28, of Arlington, will not be released on his own recognizance, nor will his bond be lowered in a murder case, a judge decided Friday. Hancock County Common Pleas Judge Reginald Routson declined to lower the bond for Houdeshell, saying with the charges...

Four injured in area crashes

Three motorcyclists were injured in Friday crashes in Findlay and Hancock County, authorities reported. A Findlay woman was hurt in a separate two-vehicle accident Friday night. Two Defiance motorcyclists were injured when they collided with a sport-utility vehicle in Allen...

Mihalik: Move forward cautiously on medical pot

Chris Oaks spoke with Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik. Q: City Council this week declined to pass an emergency ordinance you had requested to ban medical marijuana dispensaries from locating in Findlay. There was, however, a long discussion on the issue. Were you happy with that...

Pedestrian killed on I-75

BOWLING GREEN — The State Highway Patrol reports that a pedestrian was killed on Interstate 75 Thursday night at Bowling Green. The incident happened around 10 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the interstate near the Wooster Street exit. The man was hit by several vehicles...

Democratic volunteers harassed, feared for safety at county fair

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Flag City may not always be a friendly place for Democrats, but they haven’t felt unsafe in their own community, until now. Volunteers working at the Democratic booth at the Hancock County Fair last week said they were insulted, called names, and...

Miller named Findlay judge

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County Prosecutor Mark Miller has been appointed by Gov. John Kasich to serve as a judge with the Findlay Municipal Court, and Commissioner Phillip Riegle will be his successor as prosecutor. Miller’s appointment was made Thursday by the...

Maumee District takes over flood plans

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Flood control planning in Hancock County came under new management Thursday. The county commissioners and the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District, Defiance, voted to approve an agreement that puts the conservancy district in charge of the day-to-day...
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