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...

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...

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...

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...

Maurice Boecker

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

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...

Man arrested in bank heist

CAREY — A Carey man has been arrested in connection with a Tuesday morning robbery of a Carey bank. Carey Police Chief Daniel Walter said Chad E. Gossman was being held Tuesday evening in the Wyandot County jail in Upper Sandusky on charges of robbery and possession of...

Girls Basketball: Elmwood drops Old Fort

OLD FORT — Samantha Ervin and Kristen Curtis combined for 34 points and 13 rebounds Tuesday as Elmwood overcame deficits after each of the first three periods to beat Old Fort 51-43 in nonconference girls basketball. Ervin finished with 17 points and eight rebounds. Curtis...