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Walk-in vote not counted

Hancock County’s vote totals on Tuesday, which include absentee ballots, remain unofficial. Provisional ballots, known as walk-in votes, must still be counted. Voters who moved and changed precincts within their counties, and did not update their voter registration, could...

Fostoria swears in police chief

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — It’s official. After two years, Fostoria Police Department has a new chief. Keith Loreno was sworn in Tuesday night during a meeting of Fostoria City Council. Loreno, who has served as chief of Fostoria Fire Division since...

County garage work advancing

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER When Hancock County’s road workers and their equipment move into the new engineer’s garage, it will be a historic step. The $2.7 million garage off Lima Avenue is the first to be constructed specifically for the engineer’s office....

Voting results on website tonight

Voting results in a two-man race for Hancock County commissioner and a three-way contest for state senator will be posted tonight on The Courier’s website. Voters’ decisions about Van Buren school construction also will be posted at www.thecourier.com. The Courier...

Rettig joins race for House seat

Findlay businessman Kevin Rettig filed Monday as an independent candidate for state representative in the 83rd District. Monday was the filing deadline for independent candidates to file candidacy petitions with Ohio’s election boards. Rettig’s candidacy means state...

Bluffton mayor plans to step down

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Bluffton Mayor Dennis Gallant announced at Monday’s council meeting that he will be stepping down from his position at some point this summer. Gallant told the council members he has accepted a job in Sandusky, but told them he...

Seven facing drug charges

Secret indictments were recently unsealed against seven Findlay residents, each accused of drug crimes in the city. A Hancock County grand jury handed up indictments against: Terrence R. Williamson, 32, of Findlay, who was charged with two fourth-degree felony counts of...

Man sentenced for felony assaults

A Findlay man was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for a cane attack. Scott A. Snow, 39, of Findlay, pleaded guilty in Hancock County Common Pleas Court to a lesser third-degree felony count of attempted felonious assault, and a fourth-degree felony count of aggravated...
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