13 compete to be fair royalty

Thirteen teenagers are competing for the titles of Junior Fair queen and king at the Hancock County Fair. The winners will be crowned tonight. Ten young women are vying for the title of Junior Fair queen. They are: Aubry vonStein, a Cory-Rawson High School graduate who is...

Today at the fair

Activities scheduled today on the opening day of the Hancock County Fair: Senior citizens and veterans day: $2 admission for adults 60 and over, and veterans. Gospel pavilion open through the day. 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. — Gates open for livestock. 8 a.m. — Junior Fair horse...

Valuation set for Cooper’s Chinese plant

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s partnership with China’s Chengshan Group is worth $440 million, according to an independent valuation firm. That valuation announcement gives Chengshan Group 45 days to decide whether to end or possibly mend its...

Facebook event lands Fostorian in jail

By MORGAN MANNS FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — A Fostoria man has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for inducing panic, after he posted content on social media that frightened community members. According to Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno, the Fostoria Police Department...

Insurance firm suing former Findlay workers

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Huntington Insurance is suing several former Findlay office workers, claiming they joined forces to unlawfully take away customers, using old contacts and Huntington information. The top defendant in the lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court is...

NB school year starts smoothly

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore school administrators on Tuesday reported a “smooth” start to another academic season. Powell Elementary School Principal Scott Lockwood praised the custodial staff for preparing classrooms prior to...

Commissioners OK sewer project change order

The Hancock County commissioners approved an $11,648 change order on Tuesday for the Distribution Drive sanitary sewer project. Helms & Sons Excavating, Findlay, will be paid a total of $521,994 for the work. An additional $6,784 was needed to cover the cost of “final...

WITH VIDEO: Blaze destroys longtime city flower shop, arson suspected

  By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER The front door plaque proclaiming its establishment in 1923 remained, and shop pets Peanut the rabbit and Lily the cat survived, but otherwise an early morning fire destroyed Sink’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse on Monday. “Everything is...
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