Kasich signs Hite’s crop nutrient bill

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Farmers squirmed Thursday and State Sen. Cliff Hite reassured them as Gov. John Kasich signed into law Hite’s bill targeting their use of crop nutrients. Hite, R-Findlay, said he balanced farm interests with those of Lake Erie charter fishing...

Colder weather delays corn, soybean planting this spring

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A gentle rain this week may help along the recently planted corn and soybeans, as the crops begin to emerge. Planting was “not as fast as other years,” said Ed Lentz, agriculture and natural resources educator for Ohio State University...

Crews cleaning Blanchard clear 13 miles of river in May

Crews working to clean the Blanchard River are working their way toward Hancock County. Hancock County’s commissioners received an update on the Blanchard River Stream Enhancement Project at Thursday’s regular meeting. In May, Tawa Tree Service, Ottawa, cleared 13...

Fostoria hospital plans dialysis center

FOSTORIA — In response to a need to expand dialysis services, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital will spend more than $1 million to create a dialysis center of more than 3,000 square feet in the Graystone Medical Building, 506 Van Buren St., Fostoria. The project is...

Attorney cites conflict in teacher case

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Nelson family’s attorney is alleging a conflict of interest in the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office investigation of an incident involving their son and Riverdale kindergarten teacher Barb Williams. Williams’ husband, Jim Williams,...

One hurt in 3-vehicle crash

A Tiffin man was injured in a three-vehicle accident on Ohio 12 at Hancock County 88 in Liberty Township Wednesday afternoon, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Todd Koelsch, 39, of Tiffin, was stopped in a 2014 Nissan pickup truck on westbound Ohio 12 at...

Two people injured in city accident

Two Findlay residents were hurt in a two-car crash at 7:29 p.m. Wednesday in the intersection of Broad Avenue and Howard Street, the Findlay Police Department said. Taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital were Abbigail Smith, 24, and her passenger, Melissa Turner, 26. According to...

Melrose Avenue man arrested during drug bust

Findlay police arrested a Melrose Avenue man after raiding his home on a search warrant. Holden E. Smith, 25, was detained at about 11 p.m. Tuesday after a search of his 401 W. Melrose Ave. home, according to Det. Sgt. Justin Hendren of the Hancock METRICH Drug Enforcement Unit....
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