City man indicted for rape

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer A Findlay man was indicted by the Hancock County grand jury Tuesday for allegedly raping a woman last week, according to common pleas court documents. Alberto Garcia, 31, was charged with a first-degree felony count of rape. The indictment alleged...

Two hurt in Tiffin Avenue crash

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle accident on Tiffin Avenue Tuesday night. Findlay police reported a 2006 Dodge minivan driven by Kari Mahler, 36, of Findlay, was eastbound on Tiffin Avenue at 8:47 p.m. when she stopped for traffic in the 800 block. Kagayaki Tabogami,...

Wanted: Christmas memories

Do you have a favorite Christmas memory? The Courier is again asking readers to write about their favorite holiday memories and send them in so they can be shared with others. Readers’ recollections will be published Dec. 24. Contributors are asked to describe a favorite...

Council OKs surcharge on some emergency runs

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday approved legislation to add fees to fire and emergency medical runs involving non-residents. Hourly rates will be charged for runs involving fire and rescue equipment, ranging from $150 an...

Elementary overcrowding discussed

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER The Findlay City School district has an overcrowding issue in its school buildings with its kindergarten through fifth grade students, and the district will be looking to address the issue before the next school year. Ed Kurt, Findlay City Schools...

Corps’ farmland tour beneficial

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Lt. Col. Karl Jansen, commander of the Buffalo District of the Army Corps of Engineers, has said a recent tour of farmlands gave him a better understanding of the possible impact of flood-control measures along the Blanchard River. In a statement...

Owens appoints new vice president

Owens Community College announced Monday it has named Steve Robinson as vice president of academic affairs. Robinson, who takes over for interim vice president of academic affairs Denise Smith, will be responsible for academic programming, teaching and learning, faculty and...

Council considers utility rate hikes

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — The village of Bluffton gave first readings to ordinances to increase the water and sewer rates, along with the charges for the operations of the yard waste recycling center. The village wants to increase the water rates by 15...
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