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The holidays are nearly over, so think about repurposing your Christmas tree this year instead of dragging it out to the...
01/03/2022
Regift your Christmas tree

The holidays are nearly over, so think about repurposing your Christmas tree this year instead of dragging it out to the curb.

Live-cut trees find new life as wildlife habitat

A man led a Findlay police officer on a short pursuit on New Year's Day before ultimately stopping and being arrested.
01/02/2022
Man leads officer on brief New Year's Day chase

A man led a Findlay police officer on a short pursuit on New Year's Day before ultimately stopping and being arrested.

A man led a Findlay police officer on a short pursuit on New Year's Day before ultimately stopping and being arrested

The year 2021 brought a number of wins to Findlay and the surrounding area, from business growth and state championships...
01/02/2022
Reflections on the year 2021: Top 10 local news stories

The year 2021 brought a number of wins to Findlay and the surrounding area, from business growth and state championships to gains in public health. But like many years, there were challenges — some that will stretch into 2022.

Here is the newsroom's list of the top 10 local stories from 2021:

The top 10 news stories of the year, as chosen by our staff

Fostoria outscored McComb in a 57-53 win in the opening game of the Northwest Ohio Holiday Classic being held at Evergre...
12/28/2021
Fostoria edges McComb 57-53 in NW Holiday Classic

Fostoria outscored McComb in a 57-53 win in the opening game of the Northwest Ohio Holiday Classic being held at Evergreen High School.

Fostoria outscored McComb 30-20 in the second and third quarters and that was enough to carry the Redmen to a 57-53 win over the Panthers in the opening game of the Northwest Ohio Holiday Classic being held at Evergreen High School.

The Findlay Police Department has located the owners of a set of Christmas gifts discovered Dec. 18 near Findlay High Sc...
12/28/2021
Police return presents found in Findlay

The Findlay Police Department has located the owners of a set of Christmas gifts discovered Dec. 18 near Findlay High School.

The gifts were delivered the rightful family on Christmas Day.

Officers identified the owners of the gifts and returned them on Dec. 25

Ohio Northern University students discovered a whole new side of Ada when they developed a walking tour of the town.Amon...
12/27/2021
Walking through Ada's history

Ohio Northern University students discovered a whole new side of Ada when they developed a walking tour of the town.

Among the stops: Wilson Football Factory, the Civil War memorial cannon and the former School of Piano Tuning.

ONU students develop a walking tour of Ada's historical sites

It was a visit from Santa that was unlike any other.Instead of St. Nick roaming the halls at ProMedica Fostoria Communit...
12/27/2021
Hospital gets holiday visitor from galaxy far, far away

It was a visit from Santa that was unlike any other.

Instead of St. Nick roaming the halls at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, it was an R2D2 robot that was hand-built by Fostoria Community Hospital EVS Technician Dan St. Clair.

It was a visit from Santa that was unlike any other

To all who celebrate, The Courier would like to wish you a #MerryChristmas! 🎄
12/25/2021

To all who celebrate, The Courier would like to wish you a #MerryChristmas! 🎄

To all who celebrate, The Courier would like to wish you a #MerryChristmas! 🎄

These kids were certainly excited to meet Santa Claus and tell him their wish list when he visited Findlay in November 1...
12/24/2021

These kids were certainly excited to meet Santa Claus and tell him their wish list when he visited Findlay in November 1957.

(#FlashbackFriday courtesy of Hancock Historical Museum)

These kids were certainly excited to meet Santa Claus and tell him their wish list when he visited Findlay in November 1957.

(#FlashbackFriday courtesy of Hancock Historical Museum)

Dietsch Brothers Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream is bustling today as customers pick up last-minute gifts and confections.
12/23/2021

Dietsch Brothers Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream is bustling today as customers pick up last-minute gifts and confections.

The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection requested an interview and information from Ohio Rep....
12/23/2021
Jan. 6 committee seeks interview with Ohio Rep. Jordan

The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection requested an interview and information from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan on Wednesday.

Second time this week the committee publicly sought to interview a sitting member of Congress

So many players scored in Findlay High’s 81-11 romp over Toledo Scott on Wednesday that the statisticians had to use som...
12/23/2021
Everybody gets into the act in Trojans 70-point win

So many players scored in Findlay High’s 81-11 romp over Toledo Scott on Wednesday that the statisticians had to use some space on the Bulldogs side of the page to list all of the names.

TOLEDO — So many players scored in Findlay High's 81-11 romp over Toledo Scott on Wednesday that the statisticians had to use some space on the Bulldogs side of the page to list all of the names. It was that kind of a night for the Trojans.

"As luck would have it. Serendipity, as they say."Somehow, some way, Robert Poe has been reunited with the exact metal l...
12/23/2021
A bit, and chuck, of his past

"As luck would have it. Serendipity, as they say."

Somehow, some way, Robert Poe has been reunited with the exact metal lathe he used in shop class at Findlay High School.

Local man recovers FHS machine, 5 decades later

Findlay resident Matthew LaFontaine has been appointed to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council by Gov. Mike DeWin...
12/22/2021
Gov. names Findlay man to developmental disabilities council

Findlay resident Matthew LaFontaine has been appointed to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council by Gov. Mike DeWine.

This marks the second such appointment for Hancock County residents, as Molly Dible was appointed to the council in November.

Marks second appointment for BVC clients in 2 months

Findlay City Council on Tuesday granted nonunion city workers a 4.5% pay raise in 2022.Council also voted to house inmat...
12/22/2021
City workers getting pay raises

Findlay City Council on Tuesday granted nonunion city workers a 4.5% pay raise in 2022.

Council also voted to house inmates at jails in neighboring counties as the Hancock County Justice Center reduces inmate numbers due to staff shortages.

Council votes to house inmates at jails in neighboring counties

Jill Chapa arranges a grouping of poinsettias at Garden Central in Findlay on Monday morning.Chapa explains the popular ...
12/21/2021

Jill Chapa arranges a grouping of poinsettias at Garden Central in Findlay on Monday morning.

Chapa explains the popular Christmas plant is an annual, but some expert gardeners manage to keep poinsettias alive from one season to the next.

Jill Chapa arranges a grouping of poinsettias at Garden Central in Findlay on Monday morning.

Chapa explains the popular Christmas plant is an annual, but some expert gardeners manage to keep poinsettias alive from one season to the next.

The Findlay High hockey team took on — and beat — rival Bowling Green on an outdoor rink as part of the Winterfest 2021 ...
12/21/2021
Wetz scores two—including game-winner—in Findlay's 3-2 OT win

The Findlay High hockey team took on — and beat — rival Bowling Green on an outdoor rink as part of the Winterfest 2021 extravaganza at Fifth Third Field on Monday.

After squandering a late lead, Findlay made sure all it would do is let BG tie it.

For the second year in a row, a local organization has given area families the "Best Christmas Ever," with gifts ranging...
12/21/2021
Gifting the 'Best Christmas Ever'

For the second year in a row, a local organization has given area families the "Best Christmas Ever," with gifts ranging from tuition and mortgage payments to family vacations and construction projects.

Organization provides families in need with holiday presents

The city Christmas tree lights up Dorney Plaza for all to see, and at the very top is a 12-point star made by students a...
12/20/2021
Students' star shines bright

The city Christmas tree lights up Dorney Plaza for all to see, and at the very top is a 12-point star made by students at Millstream Career Center.

Millstream programs collaborate on city's Christmas tree topper

Darren Greer, 5, of Jenera, and Sgt. Tyler Waldbauer, of the Findlay Police Department, check the size of a winter coat ...
12/20/2021

Darren Greer, 5, of Jenera, and Sgt. Tyler Waldbauer, of the Findlay Police Department, check the size of a winter coat Sunday morning at Meijer.

Darren and Waldbauer were paired up during Cops and Kids Go Shopping. Each child was given $200 to spend.

Darren Greer, 5, of Jenera, and Sgt. Tyler Waldbauer, of the Findlay Police Department, check the size of a winter coat Sunday morning at Meijer.

Darren and Waldbauer were paired up during Cops and Kids Go Shopping. Each child was given $200 to spend.

Findlay police arrested two people for assault Sunday after responding to a fight at Circle K, 100 Crystal Ave.
12/19/2021
Two arrested after assault at Circle K

Findlay police arrested two people for assault Sunday after responding to a fight at Circle K, 100 Crystal Ave.

Two victims hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries

Findlay police arrested two men for assault Sunday after a fight at Brew U Sports Pub.
12/19/2021
Police arrest two after bar fight

Findlay police arrested two men for assault Sunday after a fight at Brew U Sports Pub.

Two victims transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital

We know the post office is busy at this time of year, and it looks like that has always been the case!Back in 1957, the ...
12/17/2021

We know the post office is busy at this time of year, and it looks like that has always been the case!

Back in 1957, the back room was filled with brown paper packages tied up with strings!

(#FlashbackFriday courtesy of Hancock Historical Museum)

We know the post office is busy at this time of year, and it looks like that has always been the case!

Back in 1957, the back room was filled with brown paper packages tied up with strings!

(#FlashbackFriday courtesy of Hancock Historical Museum)

Magician Elizabeth Nauert, 14, of Findlay, will take her routine to Las Vegas in January.Elizabeth says her favorite thi...
12/17/2021
Local youth has some tricks up her sleeve

Magician Elizabeth Nauert, 14, of Findlay, will take her routine to Las Vegas in January.

Elizabeth says her favorite thing about being a youth magician is “blasting people’s expectations.”

Magician headed to national convention in Las Vegas

Staffing levels are listed as a primary goal for the Findlay Police Department in the city's 2022 budget.
12/17/2021
PD prioritizes staffing in 2022 budget

Staffing levels are listed as a primary goal for the Findlay Police Department in the city's 2022 budget.

Department short 4 officers, 1 dispatcher

Over 4,000 Findlay customers are without power this afternoon.AEP Ohio expects power to be restored by 6 p.m.
12/16/2021
Over 4,000 in Findlay without power

Over 4,000 Findlay customers are without power this afternoon.

AEP Ohio expects power to be restored by 6 p.m.

AEP Ohio anticipates restoration by 6 p.m.

Last year, the average patient hospitalized at Blanchard Valley Hospital was 70 years old. This year, it’s 61.“So we are...
12/16/2021
BVHS: Younger population hospitalized with virus

Last year, the average patient hospitalized at Blanchard Valley Hospital was 70 years old. This year, it’s 61.

“So we are seeing a younger population in the hospital,” says Dr. Renee Smith, chief medical officer at BVHS.

Health leaders detail variants, boosters, new mask advice

Findlay City Council gave the first reading Wednesday to legislation allowing city administrators to contract with surro...
12/16/2021
Council considers solutions to jail 'crisis'

Findlay City Council gave the first reading Wednesday to legislation allowing city administrators to contract with surrounding counties to house inmates.

May contract with area counties to half inmate population

If there’s any doubt that the city of Upper Sandusky loves the holidays, just take a drive through Harrison Smith Park.V...
12/16/2021
In Upper Sandusky, the fantasy continues

If there’s any doubt that the city of Upper Sandusky loves the holidays, just take a drive through Harrison Smith Park.

Visitors can view millions of lights and 94 displays at the 25th annual Winter Fantasy of Lights.

Display has been lighting up Upper Saturday for 25 years

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Why do we keep seeing comics repeated 2 days in a row? It's not the first time. Does anyone read the dates on the comics? The look at the calendar? Obviously not. We've been loyal to this newspaper for decades now.
For those of us who don't know, why do newspapers consistently re-write people's obituaries?
Here is an idea. Why doesnt the county buy some of the mall space, move some county offices out there, and put juvenile and probate court in the court house. Quit paying for rented space for offices and move those to the mall??
In today's edition of Ask the Expert in The Courier, we had Chamber Member Kieffer & Associates write a little about how businesses can support veterans in the workforce - check it out!
Please check your Obits. Wrong names on wrong people's.. You can do better.. #proofread
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Only 5 days left to sign up For the 2nd annual Anaconda Run October 24th in Dublin. This is a 2 mile race for high school boys or girls . Race winners take home a Gigantic 26 pound Anaconda Gummy! Medals to top 15. This will be a fun race for all. You don’t need to be on a cross country team, just be in shape and able to run 2 miles. Ohiocrosscountry.org. Don’t let fear alone stop you ☠️
We got to greet the wedding community and those planning weddings for themselves in the Northwest Ohio region at the Fall in Love Wedding Expo held at the fantastic Hancock Hotel right in downtown Findlay. It was great to bump shoulders with our fellow local businesses Stillwaters Retreat Ohio, Steele Magnolias, Team Johnson Limo Services and all the other lovely companies The Courier brought together at their wedding expo. 10.10.21 • • • #weddinginspiration #bringtheboom #weddingexpo #hancockhotel #djlife #weddingdjs #djmicdrop #weddingentertainment #corporateevents #findlay