Wittwer taking new job

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Dean Wittwer, outgoing superintendent of Findlay City Schools, will continue his career in Allen County. The Allen County Educational Service Center board unanimously voted Tuesday to hire Wittwer as its next superintendent. Wittwer, who is retiring for...

Embrace diversity, ‘Titans’ coach urges

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER It was a time when someone could be arrested or even killed just for getting a cup of coffee at a restaurant of their choice. That may seem like something out of a History Channel program, but it’s the tension and the time period through which...

Red Cross flood app now available

The American Red Cross has released a new flood app designed to help save lives and reduce losses from floods and flash floods. The free app gives iPhone, iPad and Android smartphone users instant access to local and real-time information, so users know what to do before, during...

Truck accident blocks traffic on Interstate 75

VAN BUREN — Traffic on Interstate 75 in northern Hancock County was blocked for several hours Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer rolled over, spilling its load of steel coils into Rocky Ford Creek, according to the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol. No one was...

School income tax on ballot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER On the May 6 ballot, McComb residents will decide whether to renew their school district’s half-percent income tax. If voters approve the five-year income tax, it will be the third time they’ve done so since 2004. The tax brings in about...

Fire levy before Union Township voters

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer A 1.5-mill levy is being sought in Hancock County’s Union Township to help finance a fire station that would combine the Mount Cory and Rawson volunteer fire departments under one roof. Township voters will be asked to support the five-year...

Man enters plea to NB school threat

BOWLING GREEN — A Cygnet man, arrested last year for sending what police called a “threatening letter” to the North Baltimore School District, has pleaded guilty. Dwight Bower, 57, entered a plea to a charge of inducing panic, a second-degree felony, in Wood...

Arbor Day celebrations planned in area

Arbor Day celebrations will be happening this week at locations in Findlay and Hancock County. Findlay’s Jefferson Primary School will host a program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Mayor Lydia Mihalik and “Tree Lady” Cathy Smith will speak, and students will...
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