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Economic development chief leaving

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Anthony Iriti, director of Hancock County Economic Development and a former Findlay mayor, in November will become chief executive officer of an economic development agency for four northwestern Kentucky counties. He also will be leading a Chamber of...

Local man takes on Portman, Strickland

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay businessman and former school board member James Stahl is a write-in candidate for a U.S. Senate seat on Nov. 8. He’s running against Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Democrat Ted Strickland. Stahl, 58, a Republican, disagrees with Portman...

Ex-dispatcher gets jail sentence

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A former Hancock County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher was sentenced Wednesday to six months in jail for contributing to the delinquency of a 17-year-old girl who had a “sexual relationship” with him. Rick Ruppright, 47, of Bluffton,...

City man indicted on sex offense

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Findlay man was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury Tuesday on a charge of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old child. Jeremy R. Noel, 19, was charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony. Between June 1, 2014, and...

Council Legislation

Oct. 18, 2016 Public Attendance: 25 ORDINANCES 2016-90, third reading, prohibiting the cultivation, processing or retail dispensing of medical marijuana within the city limits. Ordinance adopted 9-1. 2016-91, third reading, amending the city’s zoning ordinance to include...

Council bans medical marijuana for 2 years

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council’s final vote on a moratorium affecting medical marijuana was without fanfare Tuesday. Council’s attention and ire shifted to a projected budget shortfall, and questions about whether the city’s policy of allowing...

Mental health, addiction services levy on ballot

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services will ask voters in Findlay and Hancock County to replace its 1.3-mill operating levy for five years in the Nov. 8 election. The levy will appear on the ballot as Issue 7....

Turn lane OK’d near Whirlpool

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday approved a plan to construct a turn lane along Hancock County 220 in front of Whirlpool Corp. B Hillz Excavating, Wayne, will complete the project for $77,224. Separately, the commissioners requested expense...
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