Police investigation prompts FHS lockdown

Findlay High School was on lockdown for about an hour Thursday morning as police investigated a report of shots being fired hours earlier at a car on nearby Defiance Avenue. No injuries were reported and no arrests had been made by Thursday evening. The high school lockdown...

Arcadia seeks suggestions for improvements

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — New sidewalks, better streets and village park improvements could be in Arcadia’s future, if the village can secure a state revitalization grant. The first of three public meetings was held Thursday at the Arcadia Community Park...

Seneca regional planning director appointed

TIFFIN — Seneca County native Charlene Watkins was named executive director of Seneca Regional Planning Commission by a unanimous vote of the commission’s board this week. She will begin her duties Monday. Watkins, an Adams Township resident, has been with Wood...

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...
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