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Addiction in Hancock County: Tolerance Levels And Clinical Drug Treatment

9/2/2015 9:30pm This is part of a fourteen-week series highlighting many aspects of drug use, enforcement of drug laws and treatment that community members and authorities in Hancock County face. Understanding tolerance levels, how the human body can handle drug and alcohol consumption and abuse, as well as drug treatment medications were discussed in the third week of the University of Findlay College of Pharmacy Community Learning Series Seminars on Addiction in Hancock County. Mark Vehre from the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio spoke on alcohol consumption and several misconceptions associated with it. “So often you see ‘Drink Responsibly’ […]

Treece Family Keeping Fair Tradition Alive

9/2/2015 4:20pm When you go out to the Hancock County Fair this year you will notice a familiar sight, the Treece Family Ring Toss booth can be found again this year near the north grandstand. Jennifer Treece said that the booth has become a popular game for fair-goers each year. Audio: Jennifer Treece The game is “fairly” simple. To win a stick cane, you pay to toss a ring around the canes. Anyone you net you will win. A harder challenge is to ring the larger canes up above and if you do, you win one of them. The booth […]

Gas Line Break Closes Findlay Intersection

9/2/15 – 10:13 A.M. A Findlay intersection is closed due to a gas line break. The city engineering office says the intersection of South Cliff and Briar Cliff will be closed until 3 p.m. You’re urged to avoid the area if possible. …read more      

Several Apply For North Baltimore Administrator Position

9/2/15 – 7:20 A.M. There’s plenty of interest in North Baltimore’s soon to be vacant village administrator position. The Courier reports around 20 people have submitted resumes for the job. The current administrator, Donna Dettling, is planning to leave in November. She’s accepted a position in the village of Archbold. Dettling told village council there are some good candidates who have applied for the position. MORE: The Courier …read more      

Fostoria To Put City Checkbook Online

9/2/15 – 7:14 A.M. Fostoria is joining a state program that puts the city’s checkbook online for everyone to see. The Courier reports City Auditor Steve Garner talked about the program during Tuesday’s council meeting. He said the online checkbook shows every financial move made by the city in an easily accessible spot. State Treasurer Josh Mandel has been urging more Ohio cities to put their finances online. MORE: The Courier …read more      

Fostoria Schools Name New Treasurer

9/2/15 – 6:55 A.M. The Fostoria school district has a new treasurer. The Courier reports Sue Lehmann has been named to the position. Lehmann currently is the treasurer for Norwalk City Schools, but worked for the Fostoria school system for 14 years before that. Lehmann will replace Norman Elchert, who is leaving to work in the Lakota school district. He’ll remain the interim treasurer until the end of this month. Lehmann will continue to serve as the treasurer for Norwalk until November 1. MORE: The Courier …read more      

Large Barn Fire Reported Near Rawson

9/2/15 – 6:40 A.M. Firefighters from three departments battled a barn fire in Hancock County Tuesday night. The blaze was reported around 10:30 p.m. at 12491 Hancock County Road 54. The Rawson, Mount Cory, and Blanchard Township fire departments were all called to the scene. So far no other details are available. …read more      

Putnam County United Way Ready To Kick Off Campaign

9/2/15 – 5:27 A.M. It’s getting to be United Way fundraising season, and in Putnam County that means one thing – chicken wings. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the United Way of Putnam County will kick off their 2015 campaign with the 2nd annual Putnam County Wing Championship. The event will take place Thursday, September 10, at the Kalida K of C Hall. 2015 campaign chair, Dr. Darla Lammers, will announce the fundraising goal and the theme of the campaign during the event. She’ll also have an update on the Pacesetter campaign, which is already underway. Tickets are $10. For […]

Hancock County Fair Kicks Off Today

9/2/15 – 5:17 A.M. The 2015 fair season rolls into Hancock County today. Wednesday is both Senior Citizens and Veterans Day, which means $2 admission for those who have served in the military or are 60-years-old and older. The big events for the day will include opening ceremonies in the south grandstand at 7:30 p.m. That will be followed by the crowning of the king and queen and the Hancock County Marching Band Show. Several open class and junior fair competitions get underway today as well. We have the complete schedule on our website. The fair runs through Labor Day. […]

Crawford Street Parking Plan Hits A Minor Snag

9/2/15 – 5:04 A.M. There’s a slight issue with proposed changes to Crawford Street in Findlay. The plan to make the road a one-way street with reverse-angle parking has never officially been approved. Mayor Lydia Mihalik talked about the oversight at Tuesday’s city council meeting, saying it was an “inadvertent mistake.” The plan was talked about by the traffic commission in March, but then tabled. The changes to Crawford will now be discussed during an informal committee-of-the-whole meeting next Tuesday. After that, it will go to the traffic commission. Councilman Ron Monday says he hasn’t heard any opposition from council […]