County pleased with latest bond rating

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Thursday praised the county’s recently-released bond rating of Aa2 established by Moody’s Investors Service, Chicago office. County officials were told of the rating following a phone conversation last...

Fire extinguished on Franklin Avenue

Findlay firefighters extinguished a small fire in a home in the 700 block of Franklin Avenue on Wednesday night which was started by children playing with a lighter, the department reported. A mattress reportedly caught fire at 706 Franklin Ave. around 10:51 p.m. An occupant of...

Defiance woman injured in crash

BLUFFTON — A Defiance woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident north of Bluffton Thursday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported that a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo driven by Elizabeth Chandler, 21, of Defiance, was northbound on Hancock County 15 at 4:31...

Candidates clash over report cards

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER State representative candidates Robert Sprague and Mary Harshfield sparred on opioid addiction, medical marijuana and state report cards during a candidates forum Wednesday. The two candidates are vying to represent the 83rd Ohio House District....

Effects of drug use at home impacting students at school

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER The effects of drug addiction touches students at every level and age. Ed Kurt, superintendent at Findlay City Schools, has seen the impact, and he and three other Findlay school administrators spoke to about 17 University of Findlay pharmacy students...

UF homecoming to be held this weekend

Homecoming and Family Weekend is this weekend at the University of Findlay. The weekend features events for students, staff, alumni and community members on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The kickoff Oiler Bash is Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Koehler Fitness and Recreation...

Cause of house fire still undetermined

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — The State Fire Marshal’s Office ruled Monday’s house fire in Fostoria as undetermined, but said it could not discount an electrical malfunction as the cause. Lindsey Burnworth, public information officer for the State...

Diversion channel may need backups, engineering firm says

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Concerned that the proposed Eagle Creek diversion channel may not be enough to protect Findlay, Stantec, the Canadian engineering firm now in charge of the flood study, is looking for some “quick and easy hits” that could serve as backups,...
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