Grant awarded to restore wetlands to Rieck Center

The University of Findlay’s Rieck Center for Habitat Studies received a $93,316 grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to help restore wetlands and improve water retention during minor flooding in the center’s six-acre flood plain. The restoration project...

Algae bloom blamed for city tap water’s musty odor

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — By now, some Fostorians may be noticing something a little off about their tap water. An unusual, musty odor and perhaps even a slightly bitter taste experienced by Fostoria water customers this week can likely be traced to a...

Grob plans open house

BLUFFTON — Grob Systems, at 1070 Navajo Drive, Bluffton, will have an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The public can visit the plant, which engineers and manufactures production equipment primarily for the automotive industry. Visitors will be able to see Grob...

Replacement of windows considered

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board Wednesday took a step toward replacing the aging windows in the school district’s buildings. RCM Architects of Findlay has been tapped to design plans and prepare bid specifications for new windows. For...

City Council stands firm on tax money

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council doesn’t want to share. Despite pleas from visitors, council voted 7-1 Tuesday to accept an Appropriations Committee recommendation that money generated by the hotel/motel bed tax go to the general fund rather than being used to...

Corrections officers get new contract

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Corrections officers who work for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office will get pay raises under a new three-year contract with the county, but will also pay higher health insurance premiums. The county commissioners accepted the new contract...

Lima man faces burglary charges

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a man who law enforcement officials say is connected to dozens of regional burglaries. Mark A. Ball, 51, of Lima, was charged with three second-degree felony counts of burglary, and a fifth-degree felony...

Fostoria OKs parking fine changes

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Fostoria has changed the way parking fines are paid in the city. Fostoria City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday allowing most parking infractions to be handled on a civil level, rather than through the court system. As a...
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