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7 hrs ago |

Road construction report released

The following is the weekly report about construction and maintenance work on state highways in the region, provided by the Ohio Department of Transportation: ALLEN COUNTY - Interstate 75 reconstruction project: For the most recent information concerning the Interstate 75 reconstruction project through Lima and Allen County, visit ... (more)


Related Topix: Ohio, Allen County, OH, Lima, OH, Findlay, OH, Jenera, OH

10 hrs ago |

Who rates veterans charities?

Q: I'm getting mailings for donations from several veterans/military groups. If we wish to support our military and their families, how can we find out which ones use our money wisely and truly help? - Karen S., rural Findlay.


Related Topix: Life, Charity , Findlay, OH, McComb, OH, Opinion

14 hrs ago |

$2,700 chickensPosted on Tue. Sep 2nd, 2014

Clint Recker of Arcadia, left, kneels next to his champion pen of three broilers that sold for a record $2,711 on Monday at the Hancock County Junior Fair livestock auction.


Related Topix: Arcadia, OH

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Weekend: Dogpawlooza makes a splash

The Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County and the Hancock Park District invite you to the Ultimate Dogpawlooza on Saturday, Sept.


Related Topix: Findlay, OH

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Election to decide 2 fair board races

Voting at the Hancock County Fair on Monday will decide two races for seats on the Hancock County Agricultural Society board, also known as the fair board.


Related Topix: Liberty Township, OH, Findlay, OH

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Smashing good time

Casey Pilcher of Findlay, a veteran demolition derby driver, with the car he's getting ready for Monday's smash-em-up at the Hancock County Fair.


Related Topix: Findlay, OH

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Gentlemen, start your ovensPosted on Fri. Aug 29th, 2014

MATT HAUGH, of Arlington, is shown with some of his first-place sugar cookies at the Hancock County Fair.


Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Cookies, Dessert, Food, Arlington, OH, Recipes, Findlay, OH, Jenera, OH

Toledo Blade

McComb man who lied about laser gets 1 month

A McComb, Ohio, man who lied to federal investigators about an incident in which a laser pointer was aimed at an aircraft was sentenced Monday to one month in prison followed by two years of probation.


Related Topix: McComb, OH, Prison

First flower competition held

FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS are on display at the Hancock County Fair Wednesday. The fair's first flower competitions began Wednesday and will continue through Saturday.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Findlay, OH

Fair food stands meet demand for new items

Bill Griffin serves up an elephant ear at his Hancock County Fair food truck. Griffin, 80, of Bloomville, has been in the fair food business for 33 years, and his family has three trucks at the fair.


Related Topix: Dining, Bloomville, OH, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food, Defiance, OH, Hicksville, OH

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Fair pavilion, flower shop fire

Hancock County fair officials have had ambitious ideas before, most notably one several years ago to relocate the fairgrounds to county-owned land just west of Findlay.


Related Topix: Findlay, OH, Agriculture, Science, Opinion


Overcrowding an issue on Hancock County school busses HANCOCK COUNTY, Ohio - Some parents in Hancock County are concerned about overcrowded buses.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

Sleepy timePosted on Wed. Aug 27th, 2014

Some teenagers can take a nap anywhere, it seems. Lyndsay Flugga of Findlay was taking a snooze in the hog barn Tuesday as preparations were underway for the Hancock County Fair, which opens today.


Related Topix: Findlay, OH, Weather

Turning point

In the beginning, the Findlay Village Mall was basically two strip malls separated by open space.


Related Topix: Findlay, OH, Big Box Retailers, Opinion

Youth flower arranging sessions slated

On-the-spot flower arranging at the Hancock County Junior Fair will be held Saturday in the tent to the south of the Youth Education Building.


13 compete to be fair royalty

Thirteen teenagers are competing for the titles of Junior Fair queen and king at the Hancock County Fair.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Agriculture, Science, Findlay, OH, Eastern Kentucky University

Everybody loves a paradePosted on Wed. Aug 27th, 2014

THIS FLOAT by an Arcadia Future Farmers of America group was featured in the 1945 Hancock County Junior Fair parade.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Arlington, OH

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Hoof Beats

Hancock County Fair races for the cure

Scheduled to race are local celebrities: Smokin Joe Bacon of WBVI, Findlay Municipal Court Judge Robert Fry, Hancock County Sheriff Michael E. Heldman, Jordan Strack of WTOL11 Sports, breast cancer survivor Chris Arnold, and Michaela Conkle .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Findlay, OH

School board buys house next to Donnell School

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Findlay school board approved the district's purchase of a residence next to Donnell Middle School for $150,000 in a 4-1 vote on Monday.


Related Topix: Findlay, OH

Fair week

Someone, somewhere, in Hancock County may be asking: Why should I go to the Hancock County Fair? That's a good question, but a better one, though hard to imagine, may be: What if we didn't have a county fair? For starters, we'd have six fewer days each year to bring together the best of our rural and urban lifestyles.


Related Topix: Findlay, OH, Opinion