Findlay man who led police on long chase sent to prison

A Findlay man who led police on a 50-mile chase from Findlay to Sandusky County pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Hancock County Common Pleas Court this week. Ismael Gonzalez, 38, pleaded guilty to failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree...

Arcadia man accused of breaking into house, sleeping on couch

FOSTORIA — An Arcadia man faces a burglary charge after he drunkenly entered a rural Fostoria couple’s home and fell asleep on their couch early Friday, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Andrew Kimble, 32, faces a fourth-degree felony burglary charge...

Storm sewer, waterline work will close streets next week

Installation of a storm sewer will close four Findlay streets next week, the city Engineering Department reports. The storm sewer will be installed on G and H streets, plus Lynn and Walnut streets. All four will be closed to through traffic during construction. Lynn and Walnut...

Program emphasizes literacy, joy of reading

Chris Oaks spoke with Jeff Winkle, director of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Q: March is CommunityREAD Month. What is the mission of this program? A: First and foremost, the idea is to emphasize the importance of literacy and the joy of reading for pleasure. Beyond...

Democrats compete for 4th District seat

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Three candidates are competing March 15 for the Democratic nomination for Ohio’s 4th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House. The candidates are Janet Garrett of Oberlin, Norbert Dennerll Jr. of Elyria, and Daniel Johnson of Plain City. The...

Arcadia schools ask voters to renew 4.1-mill tax levy

ARCADIA — Voters in the Arcadia School District will be asked on the March 15 ballot to renew a 4.1-mill levy. The four-year emergency levy, estimated to bring in $440,000 a year, is earmarked for general operating expenses for the school district. A person with a house...

Ambulance district, village have levies on March ballot

Voters who live in a McComb-based ambulance district and residents of Van Buren will see tax requests on the March 15 ballot, according to the Hancock County Board of Elections. The Portage-McComb-Pleasant Ambulance District is seeking approval of a 4.4-mill renewal levy for...

Liquor option on Arlington ballot

ARLINGTON — Arlington voters will be asked to decide March 15 on a liquor option for a new restaurant and banquet hall. Voters in the Madison West precinct will decide whether to authorize Bradley N. Cooper, doing business as Curly’s Bar and Banquet Hall, 132 W....
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