Apartment fire displaces Findlay family

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER A stove fire forced a family of four from their dwelling at Melrose Village Apartments at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday. The smoky fire at 2201 Jennifer Lane, Apt. 8, was out when firefighters arrived, the Findlay Fire Department reported. The names of the...

Fostorian facing 3 felony charges

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — A Fostoria man was arrested early Wednesday for allegedly stealing prescription narcotics from a West Lytle Street residence. Jacob D. Ginnever, 21, 10629 W. Ohio 12, was charged with burglary, a second-degree felony; possession...

Findlay Council OKs 3-year police pact

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay police can look forward to getting a 2 percent raise each year for the next three years. City Council approved a new contract for police Tuesday. The pact is retroactive to January. Each raise will cost the city an additional $100,000 per year,...

Hancock County awards razing contract

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners voted Tuesday to award a contract for the demolition of several dilapidated buildings in the 200 block of North Main Street in downtown Findlay. The $90,350 contract went to ALL Excavation & Demolition, McComb. The...

Hancock jobless rate unchanged

Hancock County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.4 percent in May from a month earlier, the state reported. Jobless rates declined in 76 of Ohio’s 88 counties in May. Putnam County’s rate declined from 3.5 percent to 3.3 percent last month, tied for...

Fostorians discuss fiscal woes

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Nearly 20 people attended a town hall meeting Tuesday night to discuss Fostoria’s fiscal emergency, but only one person approached the podium. Greg Cassidy, 710 College Ave., addressed members of Fostoria Council’s...

Fostoria Council begins considering 2017 city budget

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council gave a first reading Tuesday to the 2017 city budget, one that projects the next fiscal year could end with a $1.6 million deficit. The city was placed in a “fiscal emergency” by state Auditor...

Murder suspect seeking bond reduction

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER An Arlington man accused of killing a 2-year-old Findlay boy may have his bond modified once he completes a jail sentence for a separate felony next month. Brent R. Houdeshell, 28, was charged with murder, an unclassified felony; endangering...
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