UF board chair presiding over last graduation

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER C. Richard Beckett has heard “Pomp and Circumstance” on many a May day. On Saturday, Beckett, 79, the outgoing chair of the University of Findlay’s board of trustees, will preside over commencement for the last time. Beckett has served...

Law Day speaker says voters’ rights need protection

By J. STEVEN DILLON EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR Too few advances in election law have come since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson during the height of the civil rights movement, an Ohio State University law professor said Thursday. At a...

ADS planning initial public stock offering

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Advanced Drainage Systems, the world’s largest producer of corrugated plastic pipe, plans to make an initial public offering of stock. The company, based in Hilliard, employs 212 at its Findlay offices and factory. About $300 million would be...

State Legislature seats up for election

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Voters in Hancock and neighboring counties will nominate candidates for one Ohio Senate seat and six Ohio House seats in the May 6 primary. There are primary election contests for four of these seven seats. State senators serve four-year terms and House...

Five nabbed in solicitation sting

Five men were arrested during a solicitation sting at area truck stops. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday reported conducting the sting April 24 with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Perrysburg Township Police Department. The sting was at truck...

Trustees urge additional river cleaning

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Several township trustees in Hancock County have joined the debate about cleaning the Blanchard River. Trustees David Bower of Eagle Township, and Jerry Wolford of Cass Township delivered petitions to the Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday. The...

Findlay Council asked to consider e-cigarette ban

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER The Findlay Health Department is hoping government officials “air” on the side of caution by banning electronic cigarettes in indoor public places where smoking has been prohibited. Findlay would be the first municipality in Ohio to do so....

Several indicted on drug charges

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Three men from Kentucky and Michigan were indicted Tuesday on charges of possessing large amounts of illegal drugs in Findlay. A Hancock County grand jury indicted Darius L. Reaves, 42, of Louisville, Ky., on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated...
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