Fostoria man seeks early release from prison

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER A Fostoria man, sentenced to 12 months in prison after his truck struck and fatally injured a 9-year-old boy in 2012, will appear before a judge next week to request an early release. George R. Tucker, 74, will appear for a judicial release...

Cat rescued from drainage pipe at school

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER “Piper” is the fitting name given to a cat that spent a cold three days refusing to leave a drainage pipe near Donnell Middle School. When he was finally lured out Friday morning, he was hypothermic, emaciated and covered in mud. “If...

Area schools use up ‘calamity’ days

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools is the only area district that will come out of this cold, snow-covered week with “calamity” days to spare. The state allows school districts to close on five “calamity” days per school year. Those five missed...

BVC Boys Basketball: Ireland scores 18 to lead Arcadia to first BVC win

ARCADIA — Josh Ireland scored a team-best 18 points and Hayden Ramsey added 15 Friday as Arcadia won its first Blanchard Valley Conference boys basketball game of the season, 53-51 over Hardin Northern. Ireland (12) and Ramsey (9) scored 21 of their points after halftime as...

Boys Basketball: Findlay blitzes Whitmer

By DAVE HANNEMAN sTAFF WRITER TOLEDO — Jim Rucki wouldn’t call Findlay’s defensive effort in Friday’s 61-34 win over Toledo Whitmer the best of the season. Based on the results, though, it had to rank among the best. “I thought we could have, should...

FHS Sports Roundup: Findlay hockey whips Northview

SYLVANIA — Depth paid huge dividends for Findlay High School’s hockey team, as the Trojans overcame a slow start to score three goals in the second period en route to a 4-1 win Friday over 10th ranked Sylvania Northview in a Northwest Hockey Conference contest at...

Prep Boys Basketball: Kortokrax nets 21 points as Kalida stops Fort Jennings

KALIDA — Kalida overcame a slow start to knock off Fort Jennings 48-33 on Friday in Putnam County League boys basketball action. Devin Kortokrax hit three 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 21 points to lead Kalida (7-3, 1-0 PCL). Led by eight points from Nick Von...

Girls Basketball: Falcons alone in first place in NCC

BUCYRUS — Free-throw shooting made the difference Friday as Riverdale defeated Wynford 59-57 in a battle of North Central Conference girls basketball front-runners. Riverdale was 23 of 27 (85 percent) from the line, led by Jordyn Wright’s 11 of 13 performance. Wright...