Findlay City Schools asking voters to make 5.9-mill levy permanent

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER If voters renew a 5.9-mill operating levy for Findlay City Schools in May, they’ll never be asked to renew it again. That’s because the levy is up for renewal on a continuing basis, meaning it will last forever, as opposed to the five-year...

Dunkirk library seeks operating levy

By RYAN DUNN staff writer KENTON — Library officials are asking voters in northern Hardin County to approve a levy May 6 that would fund additional hours of operation and new books. The top priority is to expand hours at the Hardin Northern Public Library in Dunkirk,...

VB Schools hosting open house about bond issue

VAN BUREN — Van Buren Schools will hold another open house about the district’s request for a $29.3 million bond issue. The bond issue is on the May 6 ballot. If approved, the 37-year, 6.9-mill tax package would pay for building 37 new classrooms and a new gym at the...

More people recognize benefits of DNA testing

Chris Oaks spoke with Dr. Emily Conley of 23andMe, a private, commercial genetic testing company. Q: Friday, April 25, was designated DNA Day to commemorate the completion of the human genome project in 2003. Your company recently commissioned a survey to find out how much...

Sheriff increasing patrols for prom time

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says it will have extra deputies on patrol during upcoming weekends, as prom activities are held at area high schools. The goal of the extra patrols will be to reduce traffic crashes, prevent underage alcohol consumption and drug abuse,...

Campaign spending: Riegle leads

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER So far, Hancock County Commissioner Phillip Riegle is raising and spending more money than his primary election opponent, former Commissioner Steve Oman, campaign spending reports show. Campaigns spending or receiving $1,000 during the pre-election...

Juvenile judge challenged

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer OTTAWA — Putnam County’s prosecutor is trying to unseat the county’s probate and juvenile court judge in the May primary election. Prosecutor Gary Lammers is competing with Judge Michael Borer in the Democratic primary. The primary...

Parody helping promote judge’s campaign

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — How better to promote a judge candidate — and explain primary election voting procedures — than a “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song parody? The race for Putnam County Probate and Juvenile Court judge has drawn more attention...
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