Winners named as fair opens

A crowd estimated at 16,500 turned out Wednesday for the opening day of the Hancock County Fair. Attendance was down slightly from last year’s first-day figure of 17,000. Ticket chairman Aaron Smith said the threat of rain may have kept some people away. There is no such...

Today at the fair

Activities scheduled today at the Hancock County Fair: All day — Gospel pavilion open. 8 a.m. — Junior fair horse show, north grandstand; Junior fair draft horse decorating, draft horse barn; Junior fair draft horse show, north grandstand. 8:30 a.m. — Open class...

Sheriff’s office maintains presence at fair

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER With carnival rides, exhibits and lemonade shakeups, the Hancock County Fair has a lot of offer. But the county fair is not a baby-sitting service, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. “Don’t take young kids to the fair...

Don’t despair! There’s gluten-free food at the fair

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER When it comes to the fair, many think of fried food, but for those who are gluten-sensitive, have Celiac Disease, or simply choose a gluten-free diet, fried food isn’t an option. Some vendors at the Hancock County Fair offer good food that’s...

McComb could lose recycling bin

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb officials are awaiting word on the fate of the village recycling bin operated by Hancock County. Some people have been abusing the service in McComb, according to village representatives. People have been placing household...

Work to close Davis Street today

Large trusses are being delivered to the University of Findlay today, which means there may be some disruption to traffic on the campus. Part of Davis Street, between North Cory Street and Morey Avenue, will be closed for large parts of the day, according to a release from the...

Bomb threat reported at Nissin Brake

For the second time this month, a bomb threat has been reported at Nissin Brake in Findlay. The Findlay Police Department reported that just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, an employee found a note that said there was a bomb in the building. The plant at 1901 Industrial Drive was...

Findlay man hurt in accident

A Findlay man was injured late Tuesday when his car went off Hancock County 7 and hit a utility pole, east of Findlay, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. John R. Cole, 26, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance, a report from the...
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