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Coronavirus

To keep the community informed, we’ve lifted the paywall on all stories about COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

Remote worship to remain

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR While some area churches are cautiously reopening their doors for public worship,...

No virus cases reported in Hancock nursing homes

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer While nursing homes in Bluffton and Leipsic have reported large numbers of...

Graduation balloons

 

38 confirmed, 9 probable COVID-19 cases in Hancock County

Hancock County has had 38 confirmed and nine probable cases of COVID-19, Hancock Public Health...

New business loan program now available

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Loans and other assistance are being offered locally to help businesses operate...

Ohio 4-H presents Camp…ish

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer Hancock County 4-H members will not be spending time away at...

Ohio State Fair canceled

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Expositions Commission announced Thursday that it will cancel the 2020 Ohio...

COVID safety complaints investigated

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Hancock Public Health gets about 90 complaints per week on average concerning...

County reports 47 COVID cases

Hancock County now has had 38 confirmed and nine probable cases of COVID-19, Hancock Public...

City pool opening uncertain

It's still undecided whether the City of Findlay will be able to open the swimming...

Care facility honors grads

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA -- Each year, high school graduations come and go relatively unnoticed,...

Restaurants to welcome back customers today

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Many restaurants will open today to serve in-house patrons for the first...

Hearthside COVID-19 outbreak involves 8 employees

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Hancock Public Health said Wednesday the coronavirus outbreak at Hearthside Food Solutions...

Hope House benefit auction goes online

Findlay Hope House's annual benefit auction, which had been rescheduled for June 12, will be...

Ride to Remember goes virtual

BLUFFTON -- The Bluffton Lions Foundation will host the sixth annual Ride to Remember in...

Surgical patients will get virus test

Blanchard Valley Health System has initiated COVID-19 testing for all patients coming to the system's...

Outbreak reported at McComb food plant

Health authorities are investigating two separate COVID-19 outbreaks at Ohio food plants, including Hearthside Food...

Hancock County has had 37 confirmed, 10 probable COVID-19 cases

Hancock County has had 37 confirmed and 10 probable cases of COVID-19, Hancock Public Health...

50 North lunches a hot item

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer 50 North is doing its part to serve seniors during the...

Courier launches Give Kindness online directory

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local nonprofit agencies have been forced to cancel their...

Nonprofits feeling effects of canceled fundraisers

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR Back in January, volunteers began actively organizing and setting up Christian Clearing...

Hancock County confirms 36 (10 probable) COVID-19 cases

Hancock County now has had 36 confirmed and 10 probable cases of COVID-19, Hancock Public...

BVHS introduces antibody testing, plasma treatment for COVID-19

Blanchard Valley Health System announced Monday that it is now offering antibody testing for COVID-19,...

Mazza project to get underway

The University of Findlay's Mazza Museum will break ground Wednesday on the Joseph and Judith...

Schools coping with state cuts

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Local K-12 public schools, just like all other school districts in Ohio,...

The wedding-day kiss seen ’round the world

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer Laura Wetherell and Nick Laniauskas were planning to say "I do"...

Memorial Day broadcast to replace 2020 parade

While the local Memorial Day parade has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

Hancock Public Health plans to increase testing

Hancock County now has had 35 confirmed and 12 probable cases of COVID-19, Hancock Public...

Local churches gear up to gather in person

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR After two months with no in-person worship, several local pastors are ready...

Episcopal church to host procession, benediction

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR Trinity Episcopal Church will observe "Rogation Sunday" with a procession of the...

FAL seeks masks for fundraiser, exhibit

The Findlay Art League is sponsoring an "Artistic Mask Contest" fundraiser and exhibit. Anyone can enter...

AMVETS announces menu, end to delivery

Findlay AMVETS Post 21 volunteers who are making free meals for veterans have announced their...

Patrons return to reopened patios, barbershops

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS -- Life has changed significantly since Laura Simmons and her...

Drive-thru graduation

College athletics: BGSU cuts baseball, impacts NB’s Gazarek, Kalida grad Recker

By MICHAEL BURWELL Sports Editor BOWLING GREEN -- For the second straight day, a Mid-American Conference school...

FDA sends Ohio supply of remdesivir

The Ohio Department of Health has announced that it and the Ohio Hospital Association will...

Why not adopt a senior this graduation season?

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer A Facebook group has been started to support area seniors who...

Golf: Akron cuts men’s golf, Upper Sandusky’s Montgomery affected

By MICHAEL BURWELL Sports Editor University of Akron announced Thursday that it will discontinue three intercollegiate athletic...

DeWine: Day care, gyms, pools to reopen this month

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio day care centers and gyms, along with activities ranging from low-impact...

34 confirmed, 9 probable COVID-19 cases in Hancock County

Hancock County has 34 confirmed and nine probable cases of COVID-19, Hancock Public Health reported...

Main Street Deli sold to new owners

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Main Street Deli, 513 S. Main St., has been purchased by a...

Carey library to offer curbside pickup

CAREY -- The Dorcas Carey Public Library will begin offering curbside service on Monday. Hours will...

Fostoria library to offer curbside service

FOSTORIA -- Curbside service will begin Tuesday for patrons at Kaubisch Memorial Public Library in...

Hancock County awarded federal food, shelter funds

Hancock County has been allocated $28,420 in federal funds through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal...

Put-in-Bay reopens its shores Friday

By MICHAEL HARRINGTON for THE COURIER Put-in-Bay will open up to visitors with safety protocols in place...

Good-hair days are back

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Friday will be a much-celebrated, good-hair day for many people as they...

Hancock County reaches 32 confirmed, 8 probable COVID-19 cases

Hancock County now has 32 confirmed and eight probable cases of COVID-19, Hancock Public Health...

Hospital: Don’t put off medical attention

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer If you are having a heart attack, you really, really need immediate...

Free airtime offered to honor senior classes

BOWLING GREEN -- Public Broadcasting Station WBGU is offering area high schools free airtime to...

Reverse parade set to honor 2020 grads

Findlay loves a parade, and next month, the city will have an opportunity to love...

Wear a mask, local officials urge

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Some community members are wearing masks when they're out and about, and...

BVHS lifts restrictions on elective surgery, outpatient procedures

Blanchard Valley Health System has lifted temporary restrictions on elective surgery and outpatient procedures due...

Camp 9-1-1 to go virtual

Camp 9-1-1, the safety camp for pre-K children, will move to a virtual format this...

Findlay Village Mall opens to public today

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The Findlay Village Mall will open its doors at 11 a.m. today,...

Help still available for those facing addiction

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer People struggling with addiction, and their loved ones, should know help is...

Locally: Findlay Girls Fastpitch cancels 2020 season

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the governing board of the Findlay Girls Fastpitch Softball Club...

Virtual vigil honors the fallen

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Typically, over 30,000 first responders, surviving families and supporters fill the National...

A different Cedar Point

By MICHAEL HARRINGTON for The COURIER SANDUSKY -- No one knows when Cedar Fair will open Cedar...

College athletics: Cutting programs not in University of Findlay’s discussions

By MICHAEL BURWELL Sports Editor As colleges and universities across the country face the decision of whether...

Findlay businessman has a heart for local art

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer The economic slowdown caused by COVID-19 has affected everyone -- artists...

Findlay AMVETS announces menu

Findlay AMVETS Post 21 volunteers who are making free meals for veterans have announced their...

Prep baseball: Ammons brings old-school approach to Findlay High

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER One day last week, Ron Ammons was in the backyard playing catch...

Prep baseball: Tiffin Columbian job catches former UF assistant Makowski’s eye

By MATT NYE FOR THE COURIER TIFFIN -- Brian Makowski has been around baseball his whole life. He...

Low confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to public heeding advice

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer For most of this week, Hancock Public Health has reported no new...

Awakening Minds Art closing studio due to economic loss

Awakening Minds Art has announced that due to the loss of income from the global...

Ohio bars, restaurants to reopen May 21

By JOHN SEEWER and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS — As he announced the reopening timetable Thursday...

Upper Sandusky library to reopen to public next week

UPPER SANDUSKY -- The Upper Sandusky Community Library will reopen to the public on Tuesday. For...

Buckeye Boys State canceled

The American Legion Buckeye Boys State and the American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girls State have...

McComb Public Library to resume some services

McCOMB -- The McComb Public Library will begin offering limited service for patrons beginning Wednesday. Lobby...

Prep boys tennis: Swisher helped Findlay High achieve plenty of firsts

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Drew Swisher won one state tennis tournament this year. He was hoping he'd...

Universities plan virtual graduation ceremonies

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Normally, May is the season for celebrating with proud parents, saying good-bye...

Ohio sewing shop, led by 91-year-old owner, keeps mask makers motoring

By DARBY HINKLEY For The Courier WARREN -- He may be closing in on a century of...

DeWine announces $775M budget cut

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press COLUMBUS --...

Funds awarded to Open Arms

COLUMBUS -- Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Findlay is one of...

‘Thank you’ flybys planned

SWANTON -- The Ohio Air National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing will conduct a series of...

50 North offers curbside meal service

50 North will begin offering curbside meals Monday for anyone 50 or older. The meals will...

Legion baseball: Ohio American Legion cancels 2020 season

By MICHAEL BURWELL Sports Editor Dana Dunbar had everything set up for the 2020 Findlay Post 3...

College athletics: Tiffin University drops swimming, equestrian programs

By MATT NYE FOR THE COURIER TIFFIN -- Colleges around the nation are having to make tough...

Locally: Recreation sports are holding out hope

Summertime is when youth and recreation league sports are at their peak, but the ongoing...

Put-in-Bay closed

By MICHAEL HARRINGTON FOR THE COURIER PUT-IN-BAY -- During any other year at this time, the village...

#GivingTuesdayNow addresses needs related to pandemic

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR #GivingTuesday, typically celebrated the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, has been expanded this...

McComb pool won’t open this summer

MCCOMB -- McComb municipal swimming pool will not open this year, according to information from...

Relief fund applicants sought

United Way of Hancock County is inviting nonprofits addressing the community's emergent needs arising from...

McComb Library keeps in touch with book walk

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer McCOMB -- The McComb Public Library remains closed due to the...

Men’s college basketball: Ernst, Oilers trying to stay ahead of recruiting game

By MICHAEL BURWELL Sports Editor Charlie Ernst has wondered in the past how much a scenario like...

Hancock County has 31 confirmed, 8 probable COVID-19 cases

Hancock County has 31 confirmed and eight probable cases of COVID-19, Hancock Public Health reported...

AMVETS announces this week’s delivery menu

Findlay AMVETS Post 21 volunteers who are making free meals for veterans have announced their...

Library offers curbside service

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will offer curbside service at its main library in downtown...

Pandemic won’t close the book on SummerRead

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is still planning to hold its...

Learning from past pandemics

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Much of what is happening during this pandemic may feel new and...

A road less (and more quickly) traveled

By KATIE ANDERSON Special to The Courier In his 19 years as a Michigan State trooper, Lt....

Virtual choir makes real joyful noise

By HANNAH MWAURA For The Courier Since Ohio's stay-at-home order was put into place, the University of...

The new reality of remote education

By JEREMY SPEER "Necessity is the mother of invention" couldn't be more true than with the...

FCS school board to meet about levy request Monday

Findlay school board will meet in special session at 7:30 p.m. Monday to vote on...

Pomp under peculiar circumstance

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer It probably suffices to say, that for the Class of 2020, their...

Virus likely to hit some businesses harder

  By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER In the new COVID-19-contaminated world, restaurants, bars, gyms, stores and colleges will...

College football: Work doesn’t stop for University of Findlay

By MICHAEL BURWELL Sports Editor University of Findlay football coach Rob Keys relayed an important message to...

Van Buren drivers plan ‘bus route celebration’

VAN BUREN -- The Van Buren Schools Transportation Department will hold a "bus route celebration"...

New Ohio order allows curbside retail service

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press COLUMBUS — Retail businesses can open up under certain...

Testing center hours updated

Blanchard Valley Health System has updated hours for the COVID-19 triage and testing center on...

BVHS to do own COVID testing soon

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Previously on-hold health care -- and other parts of life in Ohio...

Insurance options available for unemployed

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Since health insurance often is tied to employment in the United States,...

Findlay church services may resume in mid-May

In a letter sent to local faith leaders Thursday, Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn gave her...

Bluffton Farmers’ Market returns with guidelines

BLUFFTON -- The Bluffton Farmers' Market will open for the season Saturday with new safety...

Drive-in prayer service held for Bluffton nursing home

BLUFFTON — The Bluffton Area Ministerial Association and its ministerial partners will host a time...

HATS keeps rolling during pandemic

By EVAN HAYES Staff Writer As COVID-19 lockdowns stretch into May, many in the community have found...

Quarantine, isolation quarters set up in Findlay

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR For a person living in a homeless shelter or group home, social...

Prep sports: Paying spring coaches being discussed

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER High school coaches make a fraction of what men like Clemson football...

Local football: Micah Hyde Camp canceled for 2020

By SCOTT COTTOS STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA -- The fourth year of the Micah Hyde Football Camp will...

Pro golf: Marathon LPGA Classic pushed back 2 weeks

TOLEDO -- The 2020 Marathon LPGA Classic in Sylvania is being moved two weeks later...

Hancock County has 29 confirmed, 8 probable COVID-19 cases

Hancock County now has 29 confirmed and eight probable cases of COVID-19, Hancock Public Health...

DeWine relaxes mask order

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS -- Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday relaxed his order on mandatory...

Local golf: Courses taking necessary precautions during pandemic

By MICHAEL BURWELL Sports Editor Take one step into the designated clubhouse entrance of Arlington's Sycamore Springs...

Local golf: ‘Chaotic’ yet rewarding start for Lee as GM of Sycamore Springs

By MICHAEL BURWELL Sports Editor ARLINGTON -- Greg Lee took a big chance switching jobs as the...

College football: Findlay High grad Rickle transferring to UF

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER A week after having the rug -- and his college football career...

Auto racing: Attica Raceway hoping to wave the green flag

By MATT NYE FOR THE COURIER ATTICA -- There is hope. There is optimism. With Ohio on the...

Many Ohio businesses to reopen in May, with masks required

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's first steps toward...

Health commissioner confident in DeWine’s reopening decision

By LINDA WOODLAND FOR THE COURIER TIFFIN -- Seneca County Health Commissioner Beth Schweitzer has confidence in...

Census canvass time extended

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Well over half of Hancock County's residents have responded to the U.S....

Voting ends today for primary election

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The extended 2020 primary election concludes today, and while this election has...

Findlay’s ArtWalk goes virtual

It won't look like normal, but Findlay's ArtWalk will continue on Friday, from 5-8 p.m.,...

BVHS officials to host third COVID-19 response livestream

Blanchard Valley Health System will present "State of Our Organization: COVID-19 Response and Plan Part...

Hancock County reaches 28 confirmed, 9 probable COVID-19 cases

Hancock County now has 28 confirmed and nine probable cases of COVID-19, Hancock Public Health...

How can quarantining impact you?

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Is staying away from other humans beginning to get to you? Keith Durkin...

Arlington school to host food pantry

West Ohio Food Bank in partnership with CHOPIN Hall will be holding several food distributions...

Curbside concessions pop up at historic theater

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE -- You may not be able to go to...

Wood County facilities confirm coronavirus

By LINDA WOODLAND FOR THE COURIER Nursing homes and care facilities in Seneca and Hancock counties remain...

AMVETS lists this week’s menu

Findlay AMVETS Post 21 volunteers who are making free meals for veterans have announced their...

Mazza plans to draw in virtual viewers

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer A new virtual program offered by the University of Findlay's Mazza...

Tips to conquer the remote learning curve

  By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The sudden switch to remote learning in Ohio's K-12 schools came with...

Area private universities weathering pandemic

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in the permanent closure of Urbana University...

Partisan politics continue to frustrate

By JEREMY SPEER "Governors are trying to kill small business." "The president doesn't care how many die." "YOU...

25 confirmed, 8 probable COVID-19 cases in Hancock County

Hancock County now has 25 confirmed and eight probable cases of COVID-19, Hancock Public Health...

Cooper Tire to reopen Findlay plant

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. on Thursday said its factories in Findlay...

More COVID-19 cases reported at Leipsic facility

OTTAWA — Putnam County has 47 cases and three deaths tied to COVID-19, many connected...

Hancock County has 25 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Hancock County now has 25 confirmed and six probable cases of COVID-19, Hancock Public Health...

Marathon Petroleum anticipates massive 1Q loss

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. on Wednesday warned investors it expects a $25 million...

Findlay couple cooking meals for truckers

  By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A Findlay couple has started offering truckers, who are logging long hours...

Creel recovers from likely bout with COVID-19

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR Findlay native and Broadway star Gavin Creel says he is "back to...

Hancock County has 24 confirmed, 6 probable COVID-19 cases

Hancock County now has 24 confirmed and six probable cases of COVID-19, Hancock Public Health...

Grab-and-go lunches a lifeline in Hardin County

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer DUNKIRK -- Although the Hardin Northern Public Library is currently closed...

8 deaths reported at nursing home

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer BLUFFTON -- Mennonite Memorial Home, a quarter of whose residents have tested...

Grants awarded total $115K

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and the United Way of Hancock County have awarded grants...

Prep spring sports: OHSAA makes cancellation official

By MICHAEL BURWELL Sports Editor For the first time in Ohio High School Athletic Association history, the...

Prep spring sports: Athletic directors show empathy for prep athletes

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Arlington's "Spirit Coach" is a lost soul these days. With no school and...

Prep sports: Snodgrass ‘concerned’ about fall sports season

By MICHAEL BURWELL Sports Editor Ohio's spring sports have been axed for 2020. There are concerns about...

College athletics: Urbana University to close, 3 former prep standouts affected

From Wire And Staff Reports URBANA -- Urbana University will be permanently closing its campus, making...

Putnam County reports first coronavirus-related deaths

OTTAWA -- The Putnam County Health Department reported Tuesday that two people who tested positive...

OHSAA announces cancellation of 2020 spring sports season

The Ohio High School Athletic Association officially announced in a release this morning the cancellation...

Why do names of COVID-19 patients remain anonymous?

By Karim Baroudi Addressing such an important question might seem simple -- it's the law! But...

Putnam County advising Meadows of Leipsic on virus outbreak

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer After a cluster of COVID-19 cases was identified at a Leipsic long-term...

Spring sports season canceled

With Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's announcement Monday that Ohio's kindergarten through 12th-grade schools will remain...

Mobile food pantry scheduled

VAN BUREN -- Maranatha Bible Church is sponsoring a mobile food pantry in coordination with...

Findlay school students to finish year at home

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Findlay school officials will begin today making plans to finish out the...

AMVETS weekly menu

AMVETS Post 21, which has been providing free meals for veterans and their spouses, reports...

Red Card offers way to say ‘help’

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer BLUFFTON -- If Bluffton residents start seeing red, it means a...

24 confirmed, 5 probable COVID-19 cases in Hancock County

Hancock County has 24 confirmed cases and five probable cases of COVID-19, Hancock Public Health...

DeWine: K-12 schools to remain closed through school year

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said during today's press conference that Ohio's K-12 schools will remain...

Prep sports: Area schools to honor 2020 senior class

The final year of high school for the 2020 seniors has been severely altered due...

Virtual events planned for Findlay library week

The observance was created by the American Library Association in 1958 as a "time to...

Still need to vote? Here’s how to do it

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER If you have not yet voted in the primary election, which was...

There’s still time to vote

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Time is running short for Hancock County voters who have not yet...

Backyard Mission Trip rescheduled for August

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer The Backyard Mission Trip (BMT) is just one of dozens of...

I-75 construction goes on

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Even with the pandemic and nearly half the traffic volumes to deal...

Flood basin decision postponed

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The decision on whether construction of the proposed $60 million Eagle Creek...

‘The Eagle’ celebrates area Scouts’ efforts

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR The story of an Arlington Eagle Scout working to ensure the safety...

The show goes on

By JEREMY SPEER Nurses, doctors and other health care workers. First responders, police and firefighters. Those who produce...

22 confirmed, 4 probable COVID-19 cases in Hancock County

Hancock County has 22 confirmed and four probable cases of COVID-19, according to Hancock Public...

Cheers to 105 years!

Cluster of COVID-19 cases confirmed at Leipsic nursing home

OTTAWA — The number of cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County increased significantly in the...

Blanchard Valley CEO: We remain ‘vulnerable’

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer With no medication regimen proven to work against the new coronavirus, and...

Pandemic prompts trucking industry to switch gears

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The trucking industry is a bellwether for the larger economy, Garner Trucking...

Sew thoughtful: Ada student makes masks for hospital workers

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer ADA -- Paige Cole is trying to make the most of...

22 confirmed, 2 probable COVID-19 cases in Hancock County

Hancock County has 22 confirmed and two probable cases of COVID-19, according to Hancock Public...

Proceeds of T-shirt sales helping area businesses

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY -- Area T-shirt shops are busy printing shirts to help keep...

Volunteers 3D printing face shields

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Volunteers in northwest Ohio have been 3D printing face shields and "ear...

Shoppers navigating new store restrictions

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer With the pandemic now making a simple trip to the grocery store...

Pandemic-related webinar planned by local Chamber

Findlay Hancock County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a public webinar Friday on employment issues...

Cooper Tire reopens factory in Mexico

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. this week is restarting operations at its tire manufacturing plant...

Cedar Point extends season passes to 2021

By MICHAEL HARRINGTON For The Courier SANDUSKY -- Cedar Point will make 2020 season passes valid for...

Hancock County has 21 confirmed, 2 probable COVID-19 cases

Hancock County has 21 confirmed and two probable cases of COVID-19, according to Hancock Public...

Domestic violence calls on the rise

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The good news is, stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic have meant...

McColley seeks flexibility in reopening

State Sen. Rob McColley, R-Napoleon, has asked Gov. Mike DeWine to offer more local flexibility...

Grob Systems makes testing booths for area hospitals

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Staff at Blanchard Valley and Bluffton hospitals, which had been fearing a...

Cancer patients weigh ‘delicate balance’ amid COVID-19

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Cancer treatments put patients at higher risk of infections, but untreated cancer...

Agencies offering assistance, advice

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER It's no surprise to counselors and domestic violence experts that home disturbances,...

Putnam County confirms second COVID-19 case

The Putnam County Health Department has a second lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a county...

Prep sports: Coaches try to keep things in perspective

By MATT NYE FOR THE COURIER When Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine shut down schools and didn't allow...

Prep sports: Findlay High seniors’ legacy to be determined

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER They entered the halls of Findlay High flush with high hopes and...

What are those new hospital vents?

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The new vents installed on the outside of hospital rooms at Blanchard...

Courtroom changes keep wheels of justice moving

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Hancock County's courts are holding fewer in-person hearings and doing more telephone...

CommunityREAD delayed until 2021

Because of state-ordered precautions surrounding COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Findlay-Hancock County Public Library's CommunityREAD featuring...

Hancock County reaches 19 confirmed COVID-19 cases

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Hancock County now has 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of whom seven...

BVHS will host second COVID-19 livestream

Blanchard Valley Health System President and CEO Scott Malaney and Dr. William Kose, vice president...

Just add ice: Findlay restaurants offer alcohol to go

By ASHLEY DONALDSON For The Courier As part of Ohio's coronavirus-related measures, restaurants on March 15 were...

Putnam County records first confirmed COVID-19 case

OTTAWA — The Putnam County Health Department has its first confirmed case of COVID-19 in...

Should they stay or should they go?

By Katie Anderson SPECIAL TO THE COURIER Gloria and Duncan Parkinson have mastered the details of their...

Telehealth helps keep patients connected

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Therapists and their clients have been adjusting simultaneously to the new reality...

Pharmacist’s past pizza experience delivers

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER ADA -- A mobile pharmacy delivering medications to those who need them...

Hancock County has 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Hancock County now has 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19, seven of whom have been hospitalized. Hancock...

Parade gives birthday girl 100 reasons to smile

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer The coronavirus crisis did not stop Katheryn Strite from celebrating a...

Prep lacrosse: Virus pandemic puts Findlay High’s efforts on hold

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER As a nonviolent way to resolve inter-tribal conflicts -- even all-out war...

Newspapers succeed when local business succeeds

By JEREMY SPEER In the past four weeks, I think we've all come to appreciate the...

Wyandot seniors welcome weekly Blessing Bags

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer UPPER SANDUSKY -- Clients of the Wyandot County Agency on Aging...

Free AMVETS service keeps local veterans fed

  By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer Findlay AMVETS Post 21 is working to ensure that no veteran...

Prep sports: OHSAA state tournament sites announced

If the 2020 spring sports season takes place, two sports will have different venues for...

Legion baseball: Findlay Post 3 among Ohio squads playing waiting game

By TED RADICK Staff Writer Like everyone else these days, American Legion baseball coach Dana Dunbar is...

Agencies begin PPE drive

In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Hancock County, a partnership of...

Program to offer aid for home expenses

Hancock County Job and Family Services and the United Way of Hancock County have established...

BVC staff, clients adjust to COVID-19 shutdown

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities, its staff, clients and their...

Confirmed Hancock County COVID-19 cases drop to 16

Hancock Public Health reported Thursday that the county has 16 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The health department...

Contact tracing underway following Mennonite home COVID-19 death

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER After the COVID-19-related death of a resident at Mennonite Memorial Home in...

Hancock County records first COVID-19 death

Hancock Public Health announced Thursday that the first county resident has died from COVID-19. “It is...

Prep sports: OHSAA restructures plans for spring sports

The Ohio High School Athletic Association on Wednesday announced a tentative plan for the 2020...

Local food distribution schedules amended

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Findlay food distribution sites are changing their routines to better suit demand...

Mennonite Memorial Home resident dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, has received confirmation that one of its residents had tested positive...

Hancock County has 17 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Hancock County now has 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of whom six have been hospitalized,...

UF enters hand sanitizer business

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Pharmacy students at the University of Findlay have been continuing their education,...

Businessman helping county get out the vote

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Randy Raymond, owner of Marbee Printing, 2703 N. Main St., wants people...

Locations of absentee ballot application boxes

Applications for an absentee ballot are available at the following locations, designated by red, white...

Great Scot offers curbside prescription pickup

Great Scot pharmacies in Findlay and North Baltimore are now offering curbside pickup. Customers only need...

Courier office closed during stay-at-home order

As we continue to do our part to protect our staff and community, we at...

15 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hancock County

Hancock County now has 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of whom six have been hospitalized. Hancock...

Japanese transplant shares virus woes from abroad

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer A former Ada resident who now lives in Japan recently wrote...

Cross joins task force on economic recovery

State Rep. Jon Cross, R-Kenton, has been appointed to OHIO 2020, a bipartisan task force...

Hancock County reaches 14 confirmed COVID-19 cases

With no new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday, Hancock County currently has 14 confirmed cases,...

Signup begins for mobile food pantry

Cornerstone Baptist Church is sponsoring a mobile food pantry in coordination with Chopin Hall and...

Health department changes service delivery amid pandemic

Hancock Public Health is, effective today, changing how some of its services are delivered in...

BVHS: Of 208 COVID-19 tests, 182 returned negative

Blanchard Valley Health System reports that, as of Monday, its COVID-19 triage and testing centers...

UW opens up applications for nonprofit emergency funds

United Way of Hancock County is inviting nonprofits addressing the community's emergent needs arising as...

Storytime with officer keeping kids engaged

By JEANNIE WILEY Staff Writer A Findlay police officer is using a digital approach to keep in...

Humanity, kindness win the day

By JEREMY SPEER There is enough bad in the world. Enough scary things to keep us...

Cooper factories to stay closed two more weeks

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. on Friday announced that its tire factories in the United...

50 North adapts to the COVID-19 era

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Like everyone else, staff and volunteers at 50 North are adjusting to...

Income tax filing due date extended

The City of Findlay has extended the due date of the 2019 calendar-year Findlay, Arlington,...

Findlay church hosts ‘Palm Parade’, drive-in Easter service

By ASHLEY DONALDSON For The Courier Easter is one of the most important holidays on a Christian...

Hancock County reaches 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Hancock County now has 13 cases of COVID-19, five of whom have been hospitalized, Hancock...

AMVETS meal delivery offered

AMVETS Post 21, which is preparing meals for veterans in need, has announced its menu...

WBGU expands children’s educational programming

In light of recent school closings, WBGU-PBS is joining seven other Ohio PBS affiliates in...

Unemployment claim ‘tsunami’ floods agency

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin, watching that little dotted “processing”...

COVID-19 questions addressed

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER If you call wanting testing for the new coronavirus, what happens next?...

12 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Hancock County

Hancock County now has 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19, five of whom have been hospitalized. The...

Ohio stay-at-home order extended to May 1

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has extended the state's stay-at-home order, due to expire at midnight...

Health system tests 169 people for COVID-19, with 131 negative

The COVID-19 triage and testing centers at Blanchard Valley Hospital and Bluffton Hospital have, combined,...

Courier continues to follow the coronavirus

Dear reader, The past few weeks have been full of uncertainty for many of you here...

Elections board installs drop box outside office

The Hancock County Board of Elections has begun mailing primary ballots to voters who have...

Seniors utilize new tech to stay connected

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR The outbreak of coronavirus has forced most Americans to get out of...

State receives (not enough) PPE

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER More personal protective equipment like surgical masks and gloves is heading to...

Pro baseball: Curlis, Adolph working to stay sharp

Connor Curlis delivers a pitch during a game last season for the Dayton Dragons. Curlis,...

Votes already cast in primary will be counted

The Hancock County Board of Elections is emphasizing that voters who already have cast absentee...

Prep sports: Start of OHSAA spring season pushed back

If the 2020 Ohio High School Athletic Association spring sports season is going to take...

College baseball: Kirian’s strong start cut short

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE RELIEVER Michael Kirian delivers a pitch during a game for the Cardinals....

Golf: Ohio courses allowed to remain open

By MICHAEL BURWELL Sports Editor After flipping its decision multiple times last week, the Ohio Department of...

Hancock County has 9 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Hancock County now has nine confirmed cases of COVID-19, four of whom have been hospitalized,...

‘You have to throw the rules out’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER When Ohio’s universities and colleges switched from face-to-face to online courses amid...

Teachers, families chart remote learning curve

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday that the state’s schools will remain...

Hancock County reaches 6 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Hancock Public Health reported Tuesday that the county now has six confirmed cases of COVID-19,...

Emergency support fund established to assist nonprofits

The Board of Trustees of The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation has established the Community Emergency...

BVHS livestream addresses local pandemic response

Blanchard Valley Health System will hold a “State of Our Organization” livestream Thursday to discuss...

Local mental health, substance use services remain available

Mental health and substance use services remain available in Hancock County during COVID-19. Most local agencies...

Local agencies unite to help jobless

Statewide unemployment numbers have skyrocketed from 7,000 to 188,000 in the last week due to...

Drive-thru confessional

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER CAREY — The season of Lent leading up to Easter is about...

Ohio school closure extended to at least May 1

COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday announced Ohio schools will remain closed until...

Fourth COVID-19 case confirmed in Hancock County

Hancock County now has four confirmed cases of COVID-19, two of whom have been hospitalized. Hancock...

AMVETS offers free meal delivery for military families

AMVETS Post 21 is preparing lunches for any veteran and spouse or widow of a...

Woman, 85, Seneca County’s first COVID-19 death

An 85-year-old Seneca County woman who was a hospitalized patient and had tested positive for...

Ogden sets up fund to aid local businesses

Findlay area businesses can apply now for a grant to help them recover from the...

Local 4-H programs now available online

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer Would you like to take a yoga class, do a fun...

Our collective spirit will get us through

By JEREMY SPEER As we all settle into this new, socially isolated routine, we are getting...

School board meeting Monday

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Mask production lines

By LOU WILIN Staff Writer Sometimes the worst circumstances bring out the best in people. Area residents have...

City braces for big drop in revenue

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer “Like throwing darts with a blindfold.” That’s how Paul Schmelzer, Findlay’s safety director,...

50 North remains closed

50 North remains closed. The senior center, which had previously said it was closing until March...

Drive-thru food distributed

Chopin Hall will continue offering food to community members in need through drive-thru food distributions...

Three COVID-19 cases now confirmed in Hancock County

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Hancock County now has three confirmed cases of COVID-19, one of whom...

BVHS: ‘Under 100 specimens’ sent to COVID-19 labs

Blanchard Valley Health System reported Friday that “under 100 specimens” had been sent from its...

Presumed COVID-19 case closes Whirlpool

Whirlpool Corp. has temporarily closed its Findlay plant. Thursday evening, an employee was diagnosed with a...

Recycling rules implemented

The Hancock County Solid Waste Management District has instituted changes in an effort to keep...

WHO: Virus won’t be spread via newspaper delivery

Some readers have asked whether there’s a danger in getting a newspaper delivered to your...

Ballot requests available

The state Legislature on Wednesday extended the primary election to April 28, and the Hancock...

Local music duo streams concerts on Facebook

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Mental health calls on the rise locally

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Precia Stuby, executive director of the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug...

Daily online videos help keep recovery community connected

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER All right, so you’re social distancing. But everyone should remember: “They do...

Prep wrestling: Tough ending for 8 area seniors

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER Carey's Tanner May wasn't on the mat for the last wrestling match...

Prep sports: A hard pill to swallow

By MICHAEL BURWELL Sports Editor About four months ago, The Courier's sports department was just wrapping up...

Prep sports: OHSAA cancels remaining winter tournaments

By MICHAEL BURWELL Sports Editor The expected and feared for winter tournaments became official on Thursday. The Ohio...

Second COVID-19 case reported in county

A second Hancock County resident has tested positive for COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health...

Findlay Family YMCA offers pandemic child care

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER While many other child care centers have been ordered closed, Findlay Family...

Wyandot County reports first COVID-19 case

UPPER SANDUSKY — Wyandot County Public Health reported Wednesday morning its first lab-confirmed case of...

Findlay restaurant offering free meals

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER A Findlay restaurant, Punjabi Kitchen, has announced on Facebook it is providing...

Hilty Preschool approved as child care center

PANDORA — Hilty Preschool and Childcare has been approved as a Temporary Pandemic Child Care...

Clean ‘touchables,’ wash hands, repeat

By LOU WILIN Staff Writer Continually clean door knobs, sink handles, bathroom doorknobs, cupboard knobs, toys, tables,...

Make health care decisions before a crisis

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER What would you want to happen to you if you become severely...

BVHS preparing for patient surge

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Blanchard Valley Health System has what would — under normal circumstances —...

Wyandot County reports first confirmed COVID-19 case

UPPER SANDUSKY — Wyandot County Public Health reported Wednesday morning its first lab-confirmed case of...

BVH puts more limits on visits

Effective today, Blanchard Valley Health System will no longer allow visitors because of the COVID-19...

Keckler declares emergency

By SCOTT COTTOS FOR THE COURIER Everyone knows the situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been...

Putnam County Courthouse put on emergency designation

OTTAWA — The Putnam County Courthouse will be on a Level 2 emergency designation through...

Firefighters hold coloring contest

The Findlay Fire Department is coming to the rescue of children and their parents who...

Parade surprises birthday boy

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer It’s not every day that you turn 7, and Brayden Gominger...

Prep spring sports: Umpires, officials affected by suspension

By TED RADICK Staff Writer Spring sports athletes, coaches and fans are sitting in place right now,...

BVHS testing centers log 600 calls

Blanchard Valley Health System reports that, as of Tuesday, its COVID-19 testing center hotlines had...

County commissioners declare state of emergency for potential aid

The Hancock County commissioners declared a “state of emergency” in the county, effective immediately, until...

Blanchard Valley Health System further limits visitation

Effective Wednesday, Blanchard Valley Health System will no longer allow visitors, because of the COVID-19...

Municipal court adjusts schedule

Findlay Municipal Court has announced changes in its court schedule and daily operations as a...

JFS, elections board offfices closed to public

The main lobby of Hancock County Job and Family Services, 7814 Hancock County 140, and...

Public encouraged to keep a diary

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The Hancock Historical Museum, which counts many journals and diaries among its...

Being stuck at home doesn’t have to be boring

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Are you staying home to avoid spreading or catching coronavirus? If so,...

What workers are essential?

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Ohio’s stay-at-home order, which went into effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday, stopped...

50 North director: ‘Let’s reach out’ to older neighbors

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Findlay’s senior center, 50 North, is working to keep its members informed...

Chopin Hall offering drive-thru food distribution

Chopin Hall is holding drive-thru food distributions today, Wednesday and Friday for those in need. Reservations...

Courier coverage continues

As our society continues to confront the coronavirus pandemic, we will continue to provide the...

Funeral homes feeling impact

By LINDA WOODLAND FOR THE COURIER It's a tough time to be alive, and an even tougher...

Pets so far seem to be safe from coronavirus

By SCOTT COTTOS FOR THE COURIER Animals are often regarded as members of a family, so it...

DeWine announces stay-at-home order for Ohioans

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has announced a stay-at-home order for all Ohioans, issued by Ohio...

Hancock County’s first confirmed COVID-19 case in self-isolation

A Hancock County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. Hancock County Health Commissioner Karim Baroudi said...

Cooper Tire shutting down operations due to COVID-19 concerns

Cooper Tire is temporarily shutting down its manufacturing facilities in North America, including its operations...

First COVID-19 case confirmed in Hancock County

The first positive case of COVID-19 in Hancock County has been confirmed, according to a...

The Courier dedicated to informing readers

By JEREMY SPEER At the beginning of the week, I started a column about sports. It...

Vanlue closing council meeting

Due to coronavirus concerns, the Vanlue Council meeting on Monday will be closed to the...

Community blood drive addresses US shortage

The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of...

County vehicle title office closed

Hancock County Clerk of Courts vehicle title office, 8210 Hancock County 140 Suite E, will...

Hancock County Courthouse closures announced

Effective Monday, the Hancock County Recorder’s Office, the county treasurer’s office and the county auditor’s...

PPE donations sought for EMS

Hancock County Emergency Management Agency is looking for donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) for...

Testing center to open in Bluffton

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER On Monday, Blanchard Valley Health System will open a COVID-19 testing center...

Dentists, vets halt several treatments

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The dentist is, most likely, not in. After an increasingly more forceful series...

A scientific look at coronavirus spread

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Can the coronavirus live on surfaces, or in the air, or get...

Worship continues beyond the pews

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer Just a few weeks before Easter, churches in and around Findlay...

DeWine: Toledo man, 76, Ohio’s first coronavirus-related death

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine confirmed the state's first death from...

Villages ‘working as a team’ to contain virus

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Rural communities face different challenges when preparing for a pandemic than cities...

HPD ‘Virtual Experiences’ offered to the homebound

“Virtual Experiences with the Hancock Park District” can be seen beginning at 1 p.m. today...

Working at home can be difficult

By LOU WILIN Staff Writer Working at home not only is cushy and convenient. The coronavirus has...

Video details virus worries for small towns

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Residents of Bluffton — aware that their small community has...

Prep sports: OHSAA winter tournaments, spring sports remain postponed

By MICHAEL BURWELL Sports Editor There's still a possibility for high school sports to resume in the...

Pro basketball: UF grad Kimbrough among players to have seasons suspended overseas

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER Martyce Kimbrough first wanted to wait things out. It only took a few...

Prep sports: Findlay High coaches trying to stay optimistic

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Findlay High School wrestling coach Ben Kirian had mixed expectations when he...

Prep wrestling: Chaotic year for some wrestlers

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER It's been a senior year full of chaos for Van Buren's Cade...

OHSAA winter tournaments, spring sports remain postponed

Ohio High School Athletic Association Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass announced this afternoon that winter sports...

Testing tent

County offices remain open

Hancock County offices will be open during normal business hours, but county offices request residents...

Area jails won’t accept any more local prisoners

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Transporting Hancock County prisoners has become more challenging under the current coronavirus...

The Courier open, with doors closed

As your source for community information, The Courier has been on the forefront of local...

Local restaurants trying to survive

By LOU WILIN Staff Writer When a crisis hits, robbing you of your wheelhouse, you do what...

COVID-19 testing center set up

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER If you think you might have coronavirus, starting today, you should call...

College sports: Spring seasons never fully warmed up

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER Austin Combs and Meredith Wipper hoped to compete on the national stage...

College sports: Lack of closure affects some UF winter athletes

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER Sporting events at all levels all over the globe came to a...

Prep boys basketball: Area coaches clinging to a sliver of hope

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Tyson McGlaughlin, Jeff Winslow and Chris Sautter were hoping to spend this...

BVHS establishes COVID-19 ‘Triage and Testing Center’

 Blanchard Valley Health System has established a 24-hour, seven days per week COVID-19 “Triage &...

Owens cancels spring commencement

Owens Community College on Wednesday announced the cancellation of spring commencement. Graduation had been scheduled for May...

Hope House closes office at The Family Center

Hope House has closed its housing office at The Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St.,...

Local COVID-19 call center established

Hancock Public Health has announced its response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including a new local...

Students getting free slice from Heavenly Pizza

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Coffee shop offering LOL

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer In these uncertain times, there’s one thing you can count on:...

Tips for managing anxiety in a pandemic

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER A lot of people are feeling scared and anxious right now. And...

City taking steps to meet virus threat

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer There’s police and fire service, water at the tap and the streetlights...

Naloxone available amid pandemic

Those whose loved ones are struggling with opioid addiction can still get naloxone amid the...

Owens goes remote for remainder of semester

Owens Community College announced Tuesday it will transition to alternative delivery for the remainder of...

VITA tax program suspended

United Way of Hancock County has announced that, as a result of the closure of...

Findlay library offers ‘digital library cards’

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is now able to create “digital library cards” for individuals...

FCS students to be taught through ‘Remote Education’ program

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay school board pushed ahead with district business Monday, opting to livestream...

UF goes remote for remainder of semester, cancels spring commencement

The University of Findlay has announced that it will continue remote learning for the remainder...

Health chief halts Ohio’s primary

By the Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's health director was set to order polls closed...

Probate/juvenile court to continue to operate

Hancock County Probate/Juvenile Court will continue to operate, Judge Kristen K. Johnson said in a...

Those with health issues at greatest risk from virus

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Are you taking current public health guidelines seriously? If you're young, healthy and...

Ohio health director orders polls closed

Dr. Amy Acton, the director of the Ohio Department of Health, has ordered the polls...

Catholic bishops suspend Masses through Holy Week

Catholic Bishops of Ohio announced Monday to temporarily suspend all publicly celebrated Masses/liturgies, at least...

ONU pharmacy offers free prescription delivery

Ohio Northern University’s HealthWise Pharmacy is offering free prescription delivery service to anyone in Hardin...

DeWine suggests Ohio’s primary election be extended

In a press conference underway now, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Secretary of State...

Food distribution offered for students missing school meals

A local alliance has been formed to distribute food to students and families impacted by...

CDC’s latest guidance could mean no sports for much longer

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on...

City Mission taking steps to keep guests, staff safe

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR City Mission of Findlay is taking steps to keep its guests, volunteers,...

Findlay library, branches closed

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library has closed all library branches in response to Gov. Mike...

We are all in this together

To our valued Courier customers: As our communities continue to feel the increased impact of coronavirus...

Prep sports: OHSAA declares no-contact period

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Friday in a memo to schools that a...

College sports: GMAC cancels spring sports

The Great Midwest Athletic Conference on Friday ruled to cancel all spring athletics and championships...

BVHS: ‘There is a plan’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER "There is a plan." Dr. Bill Kose, vice president of special projects at...

‘Flattening the curve’ explained

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Online, you may have seen references to the importance of "flattening...

Findlay asks churches to cancel services

On Friday, Findlay officials appealed to the city's churches to cancel services for the "foreseeable...

Hancock’s early voting soars

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Early voting was moving at a feverish pace at the Hancock County...

50 North mobile meals continue

50 North is continuing to provide mobile meals and grocery delivery services to the most...

Arcadia, Arlington in session Monday

For most of Hancock County, Friday was the last day of school for the next...

United Way establishes relief fund

The United Way of Hancock County Relief Fund at First Federal Bank was established as...

School closures announced

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Findlay City Schools are planning to flex some technological muscle to keep...

College sports: Division II national tourneys canceled

NCAA President Mark Emmert and its Board of Governors decided on Thursday to cancel all...

Prep basketball: All-Star games canceled

The upcoming 48th Annual Fostoria Athletic Boosters All-Star Basketball games were canceled on Thursday due...

Prep sports: OHSAA postpones regional, state tourneys

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Thursday afternoon that all regional and state tournaments...

Chopin Hall changes food distribution procedure

In an effort to protect its volunteers and clients from coronavirus, Chopin Hall will start...

MCPA suspends all shows through April 5

In compliance with Gov. Mike DeWine's executive order banning all gatherings of 100 people or...

Catholic bishops of Ohio issue Mass dispensation

The Catholic bishops of Ohio dispense the Catholic faithful who reside in Ohio and all...

Mayor: Residential water must stay on

In a brief press conference held Thursday by Findlay officials at the city municipal building,...

BVHS limits visitation

In the wake of the current health care climate, Blanchard Valley Health System will be...

School closures announced

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Findlay City Schools are planning to flex some technological muscle to keep...

MCPA suspends all shows through April 5

In compliance with Gov. Mike DeWine's executive order banning all gatherings of 100 people or...

BVHS limits visitation due to coronavirus

In the wake of the current health care climate, Blanchard Valley Health System will be...

Ohio’s public schools to shut down, beginning Monday

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine just announced that he has asked Ohio's public schools to shut...

OHSAA postpones all state winter sports tournaments

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced this afternoon that all regional and state tournaments...

Findlay prepares for virus spread

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer As the coronavirus spreads across Ohio, local institutions are making some changes. Some...

Local colleges cancel classes due to virus

All four colleges and universities in The Courier's coverage area have announced plans to transition...

50 North closed

50 North's Board of Trustees, working directly with Hancock Public Health and following recommendations from...

The Latest: Princess Cruises halts operations for 60 days

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic: Princess Cruises has announced, due to the new coronavirus, it...

Coronavirus Cancellations and Closures

Findlay Knights of Columbus Leo 957 has suspended its Friday night fish fries.  Chopin...

Local officials issue coronavirus guidelines

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Stay away from crowds if you're older or in poor health --...

Want to avoid the coronavirus?

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Do you feel scared and helpless as you read the news of...