Fire reported near Arlington

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Fire Department was called to the scene of a barn fire in the 13000 block of Hancock County 24, northeast of Arlington, Thursday night. The fire was initially reported at 6:45 p.m., and early reports indicated the barn was fully engulfed in flames....

Columbia Gas bills to drop

COLUMBUS — Those who buy their natural gas through Columbia Gas of Ohio are projected to pay about $9.60 less on average in January, or about 7 percent less, the utility reported. The average natural gas bill for a household buying natural gas from Columbia is projected to...

Area World War II veteran to be honored by France

UPPER SANDUSKY — World War II veteran Clyde Shull will be awarded the French Legion of Honor at 10 a.m. Monday at the Wyandot County Courthouse in Upper Sandusky. Congressman Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, will join with French Col. Nicolas Auboin to present Shull with the...

Ohioan arrested after police chase

A Marion man was arrested for drunken driving following a brief high-speed chase in Findlay Thursday morning. At 8:17 a.m., Findlay police received a call from Speedway employees at 1415 S. Main St. who said they thought a man, John T. Stallard II, 20, was drunk and attempting to...

OSU hospital wraps babies in ‘Beat Alabama’ blankets

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio State University hospital is making sure that even the littlest Buckeyes fans get the proper fan gear. Every baby born today at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center will be swaddled in a red blanket emblazoned with: “Beat Alabama. 1-1-15.”...

Region’s top story of 2014: wintertime ‘polar vortex’

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Courier’s top news story of 2014 arrived quickly with a blast of arctic air, known by the weatherman as a polar vortex, plunging the region into a deep freeze in January. Of course, the news kept coming as the year unfolded: a mix of the...

Peeper settles lawsuit

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A Wood County man convicted of secretly photographing women while they were at tanning booths in the Findlay area agreed Tuesday to pay one woman $25,000. Casey T. Miller, 28, of Pemberville, approved the settlement in Hancock County Common Pleas Court...

Grand jury indicts three

A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday handed up indictments against three county residents. Benjamin J. Laney, 24, of Findlay, was charged with a second-degree felony count of burglarizing a city home. On Dec. 23, Laney allegedly trespassed with the intent to steal from 1912...
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