No newspaper on Thursday

The Courier won’t be published on Thursday, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. Because of the holiday, some advertising deadlines have been moved up this week: Classified advertising and City and Country advertising for Friday’s newspaper must be...

Flu hitting hard in area, vaccine urged

By ABBEY NICKEL STAFF WRITER Emergency rooms in Findlay and Bluffton are seeing an influx of patients with flu-like symptoms, which health officials say reflects the growing number of influenza cases in Ohio. Colleen Abrams, infection preventionist for Blanchard Valley Health...

Couple admits killing man; body found near Deshler

TOLEDO (AP) — A husband and wife in Toledo have pleaded guilty in the death of a Michigan man, whose body was found in Putnam County in early December. Robert Strauss of Toledo pleaded guilty to murder on Monday and was sentenced to life in prison. Desirae Strauss pleaded...

Church provides free gas to drivers

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Stonebridge Church in Findlay surprised nearly 250 motorists on Christmas Eve by paying for their gasoline when they stopped at the Speedway station on Tiffin Avenue. Nate Hultz, mission pastor at the church, said more than $5,300 was spent by the...

Two hurt in I-75 crash

Two Michigan motorists were injured in a southbound Interstate 75 crash near the U.S. 224 exit at 5 p.m. Saturday. One of the injured was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo with life-threatening injuries, the State Highway Patrol reported. Edward Everett, 47, of...

Public Meetings

The following public meetings will be held this week in the Findlay area: TODAY Orange Township trustees, 2014 settlement meeting, 7 p.m., township meeting. Cass Township trustees, year-end meeting, 6 p.m., township house. TUESDAY Biglick Township trustees, year-end meeting, 8...

Minimum wage in Ohio to increase 15 cents an hour

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase by 15 cents an hour to $8.10 on Jan. 1. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the increase will boost the wages of more than 250,000 Ohioans. The minimum wage of workers who receive tips will increase 7 cents...

Weekend Doctor

By SHARON COLE, MD The treatment of cancer is expanding and improving rapidly due to bench research, which describes laboratory studies and clinical trials where the drugs are tested on human patients. There are several types of clinical trials. Some are led by the drug companies...
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