Oxley hoping for new leadership

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Former U.S. Rep. Michael Oxley brought his signature charisma and one-liners home to Findlay as he discussed politics past and present in a speech Monday to Findlay Rotary Club. Oxley, 71, who represented Hancock and neighboring counties in the U.S....

Trial date set for robbery suspect

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer A jury trial has been set for an Arcadia man who was charged with aggravated robbery following an incident last month at Circle K on Findlay’s Tiffin Avenue. Joe Vera III, 21, remains incarcerated at the Hancock County jail on the first-degree...

Council discusses pothole, curb work

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — As warmer weather finally arrived, McComb Council on Monday was updated on curb replacement and pothole repairs. Quotes are being obtained to replace deteriorating curbs on a section of Bond Street, according to village officials. The...

United Steelworkers plan to hold rally outside Marathon

United Steelworkers says it will hold a rally at 9 a.m. Wednesday outside Marathon Petroleum Corp. headquarters, 539 S. Main St., before the company’s annual shareholder meeting. The rally will be attended by elected union leaders and by members of USW Local 13-1 in Texas....

City man given early prison release

Nicholas A. Rarey, 22, of Findlay, has been granted early release from prison by Hancock County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Niemeyer for one count of aggravated burglary, a second-degree felony. A motion for early release was filed by Rarey’s attorney, Jeffrey Whitman. Rarey...

Garner Trucking, employees win honors

Garner Trucking has been recognized by Lowe’s Distribution Center with the 2014 Gold Carrier Award. The award is given to carriers that have achieved 99 percent on-time delivery for a year. Garner achieved 99.5 percent on-time delivery service for 2014. Doug Rossman of...

Incumbent challenged in 6th Ward

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Two Republican candidates are competing for Findlay’s 6th Ward council seat in the May 5 primary. Incumbent Jim Niemeyer was appointed to finish the council term of Andy Douglas, who vacated the seat in October, while newcomer Christina Muryn is...

Area patrol district reports increase in fatal accidents

The State Highway Patrol’s Findlay district is seeing an increase in fatal crashes this year. The Findlay district includes Hancock, Hardin, Allen, Van Wert, Paulding, Putnam, Wood, Henry, Defiance, Williams, Fulton, and Lucas counties. Combined, the district has had 36...
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