Weekend: Hay! Take a ride

It’s that time of year when the Hancock Park District is offering tractor-drawn hayrides. Reservations are being taken for the season running through Sunday, Oct. 30. Hayrides take place at Riverbend Recreation Area and leave from Shelter 3 in the Big Oaks area. Hayrides...

Weekend: Continue gardening into fall season

By RICHARD DEERHAKE September begins the winding down of the gardening season. Yet ambitious gardeners can still find plenty of gardening chores to tackle into the fall. Here are some suggestions. Pick fall vegetables. Vegetable gardens have already provided us with a bountiful...

Weekend: Get Out!

Events PUMPKIN TRAIN, HAUNTED ENGINE HOUSE Through Oct. 23 Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation will open its fall season with the Pumpkin Train. The Haunted Engine House also will return with the Riverside Train running concurrently. The haunted house is not appropriate for...

Weekend: Mental Health Moment

By NANCY J. STEPHANI Structure works. That means family rules. Children see us trying to follow written rules such as those posted at the pool or license bureau. We won’t discuss speed limit signs, but, if we overdo it, they certainly witness us paying the consequences....

Weekend Doctor

By DR. THOMAS F. VAIL Did you know that September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month and Thursday, the first day of fall, was designated by the National Council on Aging as Fall Prevention Awareness Day? The event raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among...

Law director: Gun-toting mayor is legal in city building

By MAX FILBY and ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITERS When Mayor Lydia Mihalik walked past a security checkpoint carrying her gun into the Findlay Municipal Building in June, a police officer raised concerns, sparking an inquiry that reached the Ohio Supreme Court. Police wanted to know...

Other officials who legally carry guns

By ALLISON REAMER and MAX FILBY Staff Writers Aside from Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik, some other city officials legally carry a weapon into the Findlay Municipal Building. State law allows peace officers, judges or magistrates, court bailiffs, and prosecutors to carry a handgun...

Railroad fans roll into Fostoria for festival

By MORGAN MANNS and BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER Fostoria is expecting more than 1,000 visitors today for the 15th annual Rail Festival. Railroad fans will be following the sounds of train horns from the various tracks in town during the yearly event, slated for 10 a.m. to 4...
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