Consulting firm hired to aid search for superintendent

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER A consulting firm based in Dublin, Ohio, will assist Liberty-Benton Local Schools with its upcoming superintendent search. The school board approved hiring K-12 Business Consulting to help with the search at its Monday meeting. The district will pay the...

Competing chicken ordinances proposed in Fostoria

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council was presented two versions of what’s being called “the chicken ordinance” Tuesday night, but after a lengthy discussion decided to table both of them. Regulations for housing chickens on...

Shannon Cemetery plans revived

BLUFFTON — Bluffton Village Council has put itself on schedule to decide the fate of the 175-year-old Shannon Cemetery on June 6. Council on Monday lifted the controversial topic from the table, and asked Village Solicitor Steve Chamberlain to write legislation to adopt...

Seneca commissioners OK housing program

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The Seneca County commissioners approved an agreement Tuesday with Tiffin and Fostoria to continue a two-year grant program that restores dilapidated homes. The action came during the commissioners’ meeting Tuesday night in the...

Teen carries BB gun onto Fostoria school grounds

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — A Fostoria teen is facing charges after allegedly carrying a weapon onto school grounds Tuesday afternoon. According to Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno, a 13-year-old boy was arrested late Tuesday afternoon for possessing a...

North Baltimore installs new water meters

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — The village-wide changeover to new water meters in North Baltimore has been completed, Village Council said Tuesday. Last December, NECO was awarded a $364,000 contract to install new water meters with a radio system to collect...

8 engineering firms interested in flood-control project

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Eight engineering firms have submitted their qualifications to oversee the design and construction of the proposed Eagle Creek diversion channel, should the Hancock County commissioners opt to begin design work soon. The packets, due...

Hospital’s goal: Be a regional center for knee, hip work

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Blanchard Valley Hospital and Findlay’s orthopedic doctors are gunning to draw patients from Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Kentucky for knee and hip replacements. “We’re very interested in that,” Scott Malaney, chief...
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