Progress: Blanchard River flood study nearing an end

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The end of a seven-year, $9 million study of flood control along the Blanchard River in Hancock County may be in sight. That was the big news of 2014 from the Army Corps of Engineers. The corps is promising public meetings on its tentative plan this...

Progress: New farm bill a challenge for producers

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Farmers in the region are making lists and checking them twice as they try to understand the risk-management programs offered through the new federal farm bill. Landowners and farmers have until March 31 to choose between continuing programs in the farm...

Progress: Mobile services grow at financial institutions

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The speed of banking gained momentum in 2014, as banks continued to push their services onto a mobile format and customers responded more to banking on the go. Those efforts are expected to continue this year, with new services allowing mobile money...

Progress: Findlay, county housing market slowly rising

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay and Hancock County’s housing market is on the rise. It’s a slow one, but Tom Ross, president of the Heartland Board of Realtors, said it’s a positive one. A Findlay home is selling, on average, for about $2,000 more than it did...

Progress: 400 jobs created in Seneca County

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — David Zak, executive director of Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., wants to continue the momentum of recent months with business and industrial expansion. Money is needed for the organization to undertake “an...

Progress: Fostoria’s new slogan: ‘On the right track’

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — On any given day, more than 100 massive, steel freight trains pass through Fostoria — a daily reminder of the rich history that pumps like lifeblood through town. And much like the railroad, which was once considered a dying...

Progress: New chamber director ready to grow business in Fostoria

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Sally McDonald has only been in Fostoria since December. But her arrival in the community was easily among the most notable events of 2014. McDonald was named the new executive director of Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce on Dec....

New city government website to emphasize communication

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay plans to launch a new city government website in the next few weeks. An exact startup date hasn’t been set. The website at findlayohio.com will allow the city to streamline the way it provides information to Findlay residents by using a new...
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