This advertising display at Huggins Auto Sales and Service, on East Main Street in Ottawa, was getting attention from passing motorists this week. The side of the car said, “We Repair Deer Hits.” Car-deer collisions are a regular occurrence in the region. (Photo by Randy...

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Mother Nature plans to start the new year with a one, two punch here in northwestern Ohio: lots of snow, followed by dangerously cold temperatures. Wind chills are expected to be below zero degrees Fahrenheit tonight, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a wind chill...

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Driver of stolen van caught after chase

Hancock County sheriff’s deputies assisted in catching a 16-year-old Detroit teen who fled from a stolen van he was driving after a chase on Interstate 75. James Coleman Wiggins tried to escape Tuesday by running across I-75 and jumping a fence along the West Main Cross...

Sharon Kidd

ARLINGTON — Sharon K. Kidd, 64, of Arlington, died Tuesday at Blanchard Valley Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Crates Funeral Home, Arlington.

Charlene Skinner

OTTAWA — A funeral for Charlene Skinner, 66, of Ottawa, will be held at 7 p.m. today at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic, the Rev. Ruth Carter officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Skinner died at 12:32 a.m. Saturday, Dec....

Iris Hoffman

Iris Jeanette Hoffman, 81, of Findlay, died at 2:25 a.m. Wednesday at Birchaven Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.

John Paul Miles

John Paul Miles, age 40 of rural Forest died at 3:16 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 8, 1973 in Findlay to George and Janet (Gatchell) Miles. On November 8, 2008 he married Stephenie Miller and she survives, along with his...