UPDATED: Dollar Tree chain buys rival Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Dollar Tree said today it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5...

Vine Street railroad crossing closed

The CSX railroad crossing located on Vine Street will be closed for repairs from July 28 to Aug. 1.

Robbery reported at Findlay restaurant

Findlay police are investigating a robbery at the Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse restaurant at the Findlay Village Mall late Saturday night. According...

Plane Crash in Van Buren Kills Two

Two people are dead following an early morning plane crash in Van Buren. 911 dispatchers told media partner WTOL the accident occurred near the...

McLane paid $26,853 an acre for distribution center land

McLane Co. Inc. paid $26,853 an acre for 88 acres south of Hancock County 212 on which it will build a $38 million grocery distribution center,...

Riverdale teacher’s resignation expected Monday

MOUNT BLANCHARD — The Riverdale school board expects to receive the resignation of kindergarten teacher Barbara Williams on Monday evening....

Authorities suspicious as two vacant houses burn in Ottawa

OTTAWA — Putnam County authorities are suspicious about two morning fires that damaged two vacant houses owned by the village of Ottawa....

During the night, an ATV accident kills Cloverdale man

Andrew Altenburger, 28, of Cloverdale, died early this morning in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies reported they...

VB board puts school improvement levy on ballot

VAN BUREN — Come November, Van Buren School District residents will have a chance to show support or vote down a $28.7 million school improvement...

Candidates speak at Democratic dinner

Two candidates spoke this evening at the Hancock County Democratic Party’s summer dinner. Ohio Supreme Court candidate Judge John O’Donnell...

Dietsch’s gets some sweet news

There’s some sweet news for Dietsch’s Brothers ice cream shops in Findlay. Travel site TripAdvisor rates them the second-best ice cream parlor in...

Bishop Donnelly dies

The Rev. Robert W. Donnelly, 83, a retired auxiliary bishop in the Toledo Catholic Diocese, died Monday in his home, according to a press release...