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Rowe to serve as UF Dana Chair

Harold R. “Puck” Rowe Sr., retired manager for Columbia Gas of Ohio, will serve as the University of Findlay’s Dana Chair for the spring semester. Eleven university students also have been named as Dana Scholars. The College of Business Dana Chair and Scholar...

Evaluation ordered for arson suspect

An evaluation has been ordered for a man charged in the arson fire at Sink’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse last year. Bryant D. Smith, 20, has entered pleas of not guilty by reason of insanity to arson and vandalism charges filed following the fire. Judge Reginald Routson...

Big general fund balance a safety net

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER If the economy takes a nosedive again, Findlay will have a safety net: $10.4 million. That’s how much was in the city’s general fund at the start of the year. The general fund provides money for operations at several city departments,...

Jail acquiring body scanner

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County jail is in the process of obtaining a full-body scanner, similar to those used at airports. Jail Administrator Lt. Ryan Kidwell said the scanner, which was previously used by the Transportation Security Administration, will be...

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....
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