Sheriff’s office seeking information about rural house fire

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are looking for information about a suspicious house fire south of Fostoria last month. The Washington Township Fire Department responded to a house fire at 6:51 a.m. Oct. 16 at 21741 Washington...

Arlington fiscal officer stepping down Nov. 30

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington Council is searching for a new fiscal officer following the resignation of Donna Corbin, which takes effect Nov. 30. She is leaving for personal reasons, according to council. The fiscal officer’s duties include...

Area counties off Ebola monitoring list

COLUMBUS — Putnam, Seneca and Hardin counties have been removed from a statewide list of counties which are monitoring individuals for Ebola after contact or potential contact with Texas nurse Amber Vinson, who visited Ohio before being diagnosed with the virus, according...

School issues, state races before voters

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Residents of Hancock and neighboring counties will help decide races for governor and six other statewide offices in Tuesday’s general election. In Hancock County, big school construction projects will be decided in the Van Buren and Liberty-Benton...

U.S. 224 bridge work advancing

All lanes on the new U.S. 224 bridge over Interstate 75 are expected to be open by the end of this week, the Ohio Department of Transportation reports. Before that happens, a significant amount of paving work is planned, the department said: At the beginning of the week, traffic...

6 candidates without opponents

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County voters will find there is no competition Tuesday for four county offices, a state Senate post, and a district judgeship. State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, defeated two Republican opponents in the May primary, but faces no challengers in...

Hancock polling places unchanged

All of Hancock County’s polling places will be the same on Tuesday as they were during the May primary election. A full list of county polling sites for the general election follows. The list also can be found online at the Hancock County Board of Elections website,...

Public Meetings

The following public meetings will be held this week in the Findlay area: TODAY Carey Council, 7 p.m., council chambers, municipal building. Arlington Council, 7 p.m., municipal building. Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District board, 8:30 a.m., 7868 Hancock County 140,...
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