Lightning strike blamed for straw fire

JENERA — About 105,000 pounds of straw burned in a large fire Wednesday morning. A lightning strike likely caused the 2:30 a.m. fire at the Boehm Dairy Farm, 7326 Eagle Township 25, said Jenera Fire Chief Matt Boehm. The flames caused about $45,000 in equipment damage,...

Arcadia board considering window project

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Coinciding with the start of another school year, the Arcadia school board on Wednesday was given an education on window replacement. Capitol Window, based in Bellevue, presented options to the school board for replacing windows in the...

Council Legislation

Aug. 19, 2014 Public Attendance: 10 ORDINANCES 2014-63, third reading, rezoning 115 Harrington Ave. from R2 single-family medium density to R4 two-family high density. Ordinance approved 10-0. 2014-64, third reading, rezoning 123 Walnut St. from C2 general commercial to R3...

WITH VIDEO: Senator Brown presents medals to Army veteran

    By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER U.S. Army veteran James Goshe received something Tuesday he had waited nine years for. Goshe, a sergeant and Iraq war veteran who was discharged in 2005, has been waiting to receive 12 medals and ribbons honoring his time in the military....

Nonprofits can seek share of hotel/motel tax revenue

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay nonprofit groups will get a chance to appeal for a portion of the city’s hotel/motel tax money in November. The opportunity was prompted by a City Council discussion Tuesday about the Hancock Historical Museum’s request to receive 10...

County unemployment rate rises

Hancock County’s unemployment rate increased in July to 4.8 percent from 4.5 percent in June, the state reported Tuesday. It was the seventh-lowest rate among Ohio’s 88 counties and much lower than Hancock County’s 6.3 percent rate in July 2013, the state Job...

Man indicted after large heroin seizure

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A Detroit man has been indicted following a heroin seizure that the State Highway Patrol is calling its largest in Hancock County in years. Christopher D. Triplett, 42, was found with 2 pounds of heroin, worth an estimated $136,000, during a Sunday...

Arson suspect ruled competent for trial

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — One of the suspects in a fatal Memorial Day arson fire will stand trial in October. Shey L. Weiker, 31, 151 Taft Blvd., was found competent for trial Tuesday morning by Seneca County Common Pleas Judge Michael Kelbley, a court...
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