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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...

Letters to the Editor 01-11-14

LET MOTHER NATURE DO IT In August, The Courier published a news item saying a wildlife habitat on Lye Creek was being considered. That’s how we learned of something that will affect our neighborhood, our front and backyards. We were able to garner enough attention from city...

Arctic air prompted Toledo Zoo to bring all animals indoors

Chris Oaks spoke with Toledo Zoo spokesperson Andi Norman. Q: There’s an old saying that “the weather’s not fit for man nor beast,” and we certainly experienced that this week. I would imagine, though, the penguins and polar bears were loving it. A: Well,...

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...