No newspaper on Monday

The Courier won’t be published on Monday, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. All newspaper offices will be closed Monday except the newsroom. Other Courier offices will resume operations at 8 a.m. Tuesday. During the holiday weekend, Courier subscribers who have a...

WITH VIDEO: Marathon celebrates big expansion

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER In a celebration of its century-old relationship with Findlay, Marathon Petroleum Corp. on Thursday opened its new MPLX headquarters downtown to private tours. The six-story, 120,000-square-foot MPLX headquarters is connected to Marathon Petroleum...

WITH VIDEO: Ring toss played by many generations

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER It’s a game that nearly every generation recognizes when they go to the Hancock County Fair. The Treece family ring toss game, located north of the grandstand, has been in the family for 70 years. It’s a game that the family takes only...

A taste of honey

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Honey making became a competition at the Hancock County Fair for the first time Thursday. Novices got a lesson in exactitude and thoroughness from judge Dwight Wilson. Wilson lifted jars of honey up to the light. Particles in the honey, or fingerprints...

‘Baking with honey’ contest a sweet deal for local judge

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Thursday morning, long before happy crowds came to the Hancock County Fair, Dwight Wilson was at work, examining a honey pumpkin muffin on a paper plate. His briefcase was open and off to the side. Picking up a plastic fork, he cut off a piece of the...

County to join sweep of card skimmers

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County will join a statewide sweep for credit card skimmers over the Labor Day weekend. County Auditor Charity Rauschenberg said the sweep is meant to protect holiday travelers from credit card skimmers at the gas pump. Skimmers are small...

Commissioners OK Alliance contract

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County Job and Family Services has been cleared by the commissioners to contract with the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance for business outreach services. The commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to approve the deal. The contract has been...

Winners honored at Hancock Fair

Attendance surged Thursday at the Hancock County Fair. Ticket chairman Aaron Smith estimated attendance hit 18,000 on the fair’s second day, a big jump from the second-day figure last year of 13,500. Opening-day attendance on Wednesday was 16,500. Thursday’s mostly...
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