Four indicted on break-in, arson charges

BOWLING GREEN — Four area men face arson and burglary charges in connection with a series of fires set late last month in Wood County. A Wood County grand jury handed down indictments Wednesday against Nicholas C. Hackworth, Todd A. Bollett, Santana M. Diliberto and Bret...

Hancock County considers courthouse work

Hancock County’s commissioners voted Thursday to hire engineers to survey the grounds of the Hancock County Courthouse to help determine how to fix drainage problems around the building. The commissioners approved a $6,100 contract with Van Horn Hoover & Associates,...

New business

Findlay Discount Eyeglasses is a new business that has opened at 2020 Tiffin Ave., No. 3, behind the former Jed’s restaurant. Pictured are Allison Farthing, left, a licensed dispensing optician, and Paula Munger, owner. Findlay Discount Eyeglasses offers discounted eyewear...

WITH VIDEO: 16 welcomed as U.S. citizens

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Sixteen people from 13 different countries became U.S. citizens Wednesday in a ceremony at the University of Findlay. The new citizens were reminded of the virtues and responsibilities of voting and jury duty, things that are typically blown off, dreaded...

Man pleads guilty to robbery charges

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Findlay man accused of holding up two convenience stores pleaded guilty to the charges Wednesday in Hancock County Common Pleas Court. Joel E. Foor, 27, pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery, both second-degree felonies, for demanding money from...

McComb man appeals recent convictions

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A McComb man who was sentenced to 17 years in prison for attacking an off-duty corrections officer at his home has appealed his conviction. Kevin J. Potts, 38, was convicted during a December trial of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and...

BGSU, faculty reach tentative agreement

BOWLING GREEN — Bowling Green State University and the university’s Faculty Association have reached a tentative agreement on a second faculty contract. The tentative agreement includes a salary increase of 3 percent per year. Health care remains the same, and other...

City man, infant injured in crash

A Findlay man and an infant were injured in a two-vehicle crash at North Blanchard and Vincent streets Wednesday afternoon, according to Findlay police. Kyle Osborn, 22, and Connor James, 1, both suffered non-incapacitating injuries and were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by...
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