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Appeal heard in sex offense case

By RYAN DUNN staff writer ADA — A former Kalida High School teacher and volleyball coach, convicted of sex crimes with students, challenged the verdict to a higher court on Tuesday. An attorney for Jeremy Stober, 43, of Holgate, argued to the 3rd District Court of Appeals...

Robert W. Sigler Oct. 9, 1920 — Jan. 7, 2014

DESHLER — Robert William Sigler, 93, of Deshler, Ohio died Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Oak Grove Healthcare Center, Deshler. He was born October 9, 1920 in Putnam County, Ohio to the late Sheldon Forrest and Emma Bell (Buckmaster) Sigler. On March 28, 1940 he married Betty...

Howard Lee Strow

CUSTAR — Howard Lee Strow, 81, of Custar, Ohio passed away, Monday, January 13, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Howard was born on June 29, 1932 in Weston, Ohio, to the late Floyd and Opal (Long) Strow. He received his education at Weston and Milton Twp. Schools and...

Ruth Anna Ruffell

Ruth Anna Ruffell, 84, of Findlay, passed away at 1:02 p.m. on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Birchaven Village, Findlay. She was born on October 25, 1929, to the late Willard and Fairy E. (Wilch) Neff in Van Buren Twp., Hancock County. She married Max S. Russell and he preceded her...

Maurice Boecker

Maurice B. Boecker, 72, of Findlay, died Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home.

David C. Coulter

BATH, New York — David C. Coulter, age 59, of Bath, NY died Monday, January 6, 2014. He was born in Boston, MA the son of the late Chan L. and Trocelia A. Coulter. David was a Senior Electrical Engineer at Philips Lighting in Bath. He was an Air Force veteran and while in...

Douglas Stearns

FOSTORIA — A private memorial service for Douglas J. Stearns, 57, of Fostoria, will be held at a later date. A memorial visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Mr. Stearns died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Surviving are...

Erry Dee Longworth

Erry Dee Longworth, 82, of rural Findlay, passed away at 11:20 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. He was born on October 22, 1931. Erry was the beloved son of the late Roy and Ferol (Woodruff) Longworth of Arlington, Ohio and he was the...

Correction

Blanchard Valley Health System plans to spend about $4.25 million to build a regional cancer center on the campus of its EasternWoods Outpatient Services building at 15900 Medical Drive South. The construction cost was reported incorrectly on Tuesday.

Girls Basketball: Scherger lifts New Riegel over Mohawk

SYCAMORE — Kara Scherger hit a pair of 3-pointers to help spark a pivotal second-quarter run as New Riegel beat Mohawk 53-43 on Tuesday in Midland Athletic League girls basketball. Scherger finished with 22 points, including six in the second period as New Riegel (12-1, 5-1...