Jury convicts man of raping pre-schooler

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER John D. Saltz faces life imprisonment after a Hancock County jury on Wednesday found him guilty of raping a young girl. Saltz, 49, now of Marion, was charged with performing a sexual act on a preschool-age child on July 9, 2011, in Findlay. He denied...

Marathon says Hess Corp. purchase done

Marathon Petroleum’s Speedway subsidiary has completed its $2.82 billion purchase of Hess Corp. gas stations and other assets. Hess is the largest chain of company-operated gas stations and convenience stores on the East Coast. When the deal was announced in May, the...

Helping family caregivers emphasized

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Helping families care for their own may be the best and only viable option that government has in meeting the needs of the developmentally disabled in the future. Families are “the primary caregivers for most people with developmental...

Grant to enable Owens to meet employers’ needs

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Owens Community College will be able to assist employment needs of Findlay-area businesses with the help of a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant, announced earlier this week, will allow Owens, at its Findlay and...

One person hurt in 3-vehicle crash

One person was injured in a three-vehicle, chain-reaction accident on Lima Avenue Wednesday afternoon. According to the Findlay Police Department, Gary Meeks, 68, of Eglon, West Virginia, who was driving a Ford east in the 900 block of Lima Avenue at 3:59 p.m., stopped for a...

Testimony ends in local rape case

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER The trial of a former Findlay resident charged with the rape of a young girl continued Tuesday with the testimony of several family members of the alleged victim. John D. Saltz, 49, now of Marion, has been charged with a first-degree felony count of rape...

WITH VIDEO: Fire destroys Union Township house

RAWSON — Fire destroyed a residence at 4800 Union Township 25, south of Rawson, on Tuesday morning. No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries. The residence is owned by Melissa Lackey, Rawson Fire Chief David Swisher said. He said the cause of the...

$1.2 million grant awarded to UF

The University of Findlay has received a $1.2 million grant, its largest ever, to groom math and science teachers for work in schools that serve many low-income students. The university is one of about 45 schools receiving funding from the National Science Foundation’s...
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