Bluffton repaying waterline work funds

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Bluffton Village Council members approved an ordinance Monday night to repay money taken from the general fund to cover expenses for a waterline project two years ago. The amount of money put back into the general fund from the...

Prism Propane plans controlled burn

NORTH BALTIMORE — Prism Propane Services of Ohio, in North Baltimore, will flare its nearly emptied, 30,000-gallon tanks in a controlled burn about 9 a.m. today. The safety precaution is being taken prior to moving the tanks to the west of the offices at 1399 Business Park...

Findlay Rib-Off winners named

Winners have been named in this weekend’s Rib-Off on Broadway in Findlay. The best ribs, according to a panel of judges, were offered by Wally’s Great American BBQ, first; Cheddar’s, second; and Waldo Peppers, third. The “People’s Choice”...

Lake Erie’s algae woes began a decade ago

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO — The toxins that contaminated the drinking water supply of 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio didn’t just suddenly appear. Water plant operators along western Lake Erie have long been worried about this very scenario as a...

Findlay area not affected by water woes

The Findlay and Hancock County region, including adjoining counties, are not affected by the water quality problems in the Toledo area. Fresh water in Findlay and nearby subdivisions is drawn from the above-ground Findlay reservoirs east of the city, and not from Lake Erie...

HPD’s hunting lottery Thursday

The annual Hancock Park District “hunting with permission lottery” for Hancock County residents and landowners will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, about six miles west of Findlay on U.S. 224. The program is provided in...

11 motorists arrested at weekend checkpoints

Eleven impaired drivers were arrested during two weekend checkpoints in Findlay, law enforcement authorities reported. More than 800 vehicles were checked during the checkpoints, according to the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol. Five motorists were cited for driving...

Weekly road project report released

The following is the weekly report about construction and maintenance work on state highways in the region, provided by the Ohio Department of Transportation: Allen County • Interstate 75 reconstruction project: For the most recent information concerning the Interstate 75...
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