Putnam crash hurts 5

CONTINENTAL — Five people were taken to Defiance Mercy Hospital after a two-car accident Friday morning north of Continental, at the intersection of Ohio 15 and County 21. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reported a 2013 Chevrolet Impala was southbound on County 21....

5 arrested after chase

FOSTORIA — Hancock County sheriff’s deputies were involved in a brief vehicle chase Friday afternoon, according to scanner traffic. One male was reported to have been taken into custody around 3:19 p.m. at Hancock County 226 and Washington Township 261, just west of...

Paint vandalism on 3 city streets reported to police

Several incidents of spray paint vandalism were reported Friday to the Findlay Police Department. The department received spray paint complaints in the 400 block of Cherry Street, 400 block of Tiffin Avenue, and the 600 block of Lynn Street. Two businesses, the Asian Grocery...

WITH VIDEO: County seeking engineers for channel

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners voted Thursday to seek qualified engineers to oversee the construction of the proposed 9.4-mile Eagle Creek diversion channel on Findlay’s west side. The decision is the first step toward taking local control of the...

Findlay board approves new teacher pact

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER The new contract between Findlay City Schools and the teachers’ union was ratified by the school board Thursday morning. The board voted 5-0 to approve the pact during a special meeting, Superintendent Ed Kurt said. The vote came after the union,...

United Way awards grants to agencies

The United Way of Hancock County board of directors has approved grants to 25 programs offered by 16 social service agencies throughout the county. A total of $1,801,141 was awarded by the United Way. Impact teams, comprised of community leaders, reviewed grant applications and...

City of Findlay to paint tribute to veterans on water tower

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay’s north water tower, visible from Interstate 75, will become a colorful tribute to area veterans. The tower will soon undergo a red, white and blue paint job to make it resemble an American flag, with the message, “Findlay salutes...

Fire, explosion destroy rural building

RAWSON — Rawson, Jenera and Mount Cory firefighters were called to the scene of a structure fire and explosion early Thursday at 7880 Hancock County 37, east of Rawson. A fire, reported at 12:30 a.m., may have caused a subsequent explosion, said Rawson Fire Chief David...
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