Vote expected today on flood project

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Given time, officials from the Army Corps of Engineers say they may be able to right Findlay’s flood-control plan and make it competitive for federal dollars, because of the increased frequency of severe flooding. However, frustrated local...

City teachers approve new 2-year pact

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER The Findlay teachers’ union voted “overwhelmingly” on Wednesday to approve a contract that offers teachers a pay raise and added compensation for larger class sizes. The contract, negotiated by Findlay City Schools and the Findlay...

Salaries rise for Cooper’s top executives

      By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Roy Armes, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s chief executive officer and chairman, earned $9.4 million in 2015, or 2.7 percent more than in 2014, the company reported. Armes’ salary grew nearly 3 percent to $1.1 million,...

Forbes ranks Marathon America’s top employer

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. was ranked the top employer in America among 500 listed by Forbes magazine on Wednesday. Marathon Petroleum beat Google, Costco Wholesale, Wegmans Food Markets, and United Services Auto Association, which rounded out the top five...

Man pleads guilty to robbery

A Findlay man pleaded guilty in Hancock County Common Pleas Court to a robbery charge on Wednesday. Spencer M. Pickett, 29, pleaded guilty to a third-degree felony count of robbery. The charge originally was filed as a second-degree felony. Judge Reginald Routson will sentence...

Homework Hero weekend draws positive response

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A recent weekend free from homework and school events drew positive reviews from North Baltimore school district residents, according to school administrators. During the Homework Hero weekend held March 11-14, the school...

Flood control: Prospects dim for federal funding

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners may give up on obtaining federal funding for construction of Blanchard River flood control. Prospects for federal money are growing dim, Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik indicated at Tuesday’s commissioners meeting....

Area unemployment rates drop in February

Hancock County’s unemployment rate declined to 4.1 percent in February from 4.4 percent in January, the state reported. It was the fifth lowest rate among Ohio’s 88 counties. Jobless rates declined in all neighboring counties and in 65 of Ohio’s 88 counties....
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