County drug court plans taking shape

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER Hancock County Common Pleas Court’s new drug court is scheduled to begin in less than two weeks, and a group of officials on Tuesday discussed the need for treatment rather than jail sentences for the low-level offenders who qualify. The drug...

CSX may close Fostoria’s ‘F’ Tower

By MORGAN MANNS FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — A piece of Fostoria’s rail history may soon be closed. CSX Transportation is conducting a study to determine whether to close the “F” Tower in the city. Streamlining operations could include the potential for...

Snow-clearing efforts discussed

By MORGAN MANNS FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Mayor Eric Keckler admitted at Tuesday’s council meeting that the city’s approach to clearing the streets after this weekend’s snowstorm didn’t work as well as planned. “In the past, we’ve...

NB Council discusses snow removal policies

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday again discussed its snow removal and parking policies. Motorists parking on sidewalks and people not shoveling sidewalks drew council’s attention for the second consecutive meeting....

New owner takes over at Dow plant

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The new owner of the film-producing Dow Chemical Co. plant in Findlay plans to double the 55 jobs there in two to three years. Valfilm North America, which took possession of the 400,000-square-foot plant at 3441 N. Main St. on Sunday, said it will...

Mayor Mihalik: $250 million invested in Findlay last year

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Last year “was a banner year for investment in Findlay,” Mayor Lydia Mihalik told the Findlay Rotary Club on Monday. Marathon Petroleum’s campus expansion and McLane’s distribution center at the city’s new industrial park...

Village discusses sidewalk issues

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Several areas of Carey are exempt from sidewalk installation, according to Law Director Bob Maison, who was asked at the Jan. 19 council meeting to check village regulations. Subdivision regulations cover sidewalks, so residents of Snyder...

Electricity rate program on ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington voters will be asked in May to consider enacting an electricity aggregation program in an effort to lower electric bills. Arlington Council on Monday agreed to have the Hancock County Board of Elections place the issue on...
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