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Motorists sliding off highways

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer The weather outside was freezing and frightful Thursday for motorists and others braving the snow and high winds. Local authorities responded to many traffic mishaps, but none was said to be serious. Putnam and Seneca counties were under a...

3 high schools offering financial aid seminars

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Area schools are offering students and their families a lesson on cutting the cost of college. Findlay, Arlington and Liberty-Benton high schools will each host a financial aid seminar this month to help kick-start the aid application process for high...

McComb board has 2 vacancies

McCOMB — McComb school board met Thursday to swear in two members and announce board vacancies. At Superintendent Meri Skilliter’s office, the district swore in Rob Quiroga and Jim Rode, who were re-elected in November. The board also announced two vacancies. The...

HPD planetarium program Sunday

A planetarium program about Jupiter will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program is for people 5 years old and up. It will include a story, craft and observation of planets and stars in the planetarium....

Snow, bitter cold launch the new year

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Mother Nature is starting the new year with a one-two punch in northwestern Ohio: lots of snow and dangerously cold temperatures. Jim Kosarik, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, called it weather “you don’t mess around...

College Football: 35 years later, Hayes’ punch still resonates

By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS — It has been 35 years and still the almost unthinkable image of an iconic 65-year-old coach cold-cocking an opposing player doesn’t fade away. As Clemson and Ohio State prepare to meet in the Orange Bowl on Friday, a clip of...

Friday’s Scoreboard

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL Thursday’s Games Midland Athletic League Fremont St. Joseph at North Baltimore, ppd., rescheduled Jan. 28 New Riegel at Mohawk, ppd. St. Wendelin at Lakota, ppd. Tiffin Calvert at Old Fort ppd., rescheduled Feb. 11 Midwest Athletic Conference Delphos...

Women’s Basketball: Ferris State rallies to beat Oilers, 74-62

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Despite leading at halftime, the University of Findlay women’s basketball team struggled in the second half and came up short against Ferris State Thursday night in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference...

College Basketball: IPFW holds off BGSU, 65-60

BOWLING GREEN (AP) — Steve Forbes scored 15 points to lift Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne to a 65-60 win over Bowling Green on Thursday. After taking a 34-21 advantage into the break, the Mastadons (11-5) had to hold off two strong second half challenges. Bowling Green (6-7)...

College Basketball: UF sustains painful loss at Ferris St.

By BRIAN LESTER Staff Writer BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — University of Findlay head men’s basketball coach Charlie Ernst wasn’t going to deny the pain that came with an 85-81 loss to Ferris State Thursday night at Jim Wink Arena. It hurt, both the coaches and the...