McComb hoping to speed up water tower construction

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council hopes a South Dakota firm hired to construct a new water tower can hurry its schedule, village officials said Monday. That’s because some leaks have been fixed in the current downtown tower, and Village Council does...

Carey postpones meeting to fill vacant council post

CAREY — A June 30 special Carey Council meeting to name a replacement for former Councilman John Green has been canceled, according to fiscal officer Jeni Fletcher. The next council meeting will be at 7 p.m. July 21 in council chambers at the municipal building. The June 30...

Area man’s body found in pond

OTTOVILLE — A rural Ottoville man apparently drowned Sunday in a family pond, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports. The body of Donald J. Burgei, 59, of 24962 Road P, was recovered from the pond about 11:49 p.m. Sunday by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office...

Veterans Service Office plans first resource fair

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The first Hancock County Veterans Resource Fair, to be held Saturday, is meant to be a day of learning, inspiration and camaraderie for area vets. “This is a great way for us to provide an event where veterans can get questions answered and make...

Treatment centers turning to Suboxone

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Those seeking opioid abuse treatment in Findlay can obtain a prescription drug designed to reduce withdrawal and cravings. But without dedicated counseling, recovery experts warn, Suboxone only goes so far. Suboxone is a thin-strip medication that is...

Special Olympics Torch Run to arrive in Findlay Tuesday

The 2014 Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics will be passing through Findlay on Tuesday. This year, more than 2,000 law enforcement officers will run or bike in one of six main arteries planned throughout the state as the torch makes its way to Columbus for...

Custar man dies in accident

BOWLING GREEN — A Custar man was killed Friday night when his pickup truck collided with a tractor-trailer near Bowling Green. Jared Zernhel, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office reported. A female passenger in the...

Weekly road report released

The Ohio Department of Transportation has issued its weekly report about construction and maintenance work on state highways in area counties: Hancock County The U.S. 224 interchange with Interstate 75 is being reconstructed. The project began in February and is expected to be...
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