Hancock County jobless rate sixth lowest in state

Hancock County’s unemployment rate declined to 5.2 percent in December from 5.7 percent in November, the state reported. That improvement was a purely statistical creature, however, because fewer people were employed last month than in November, the state Job and Family...

Area league wrestling capsules

Ohio Wrestling League WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m. WHERE: Toledo Christian. DEFENDING CHAMPS: Gibsonburg. WHAT TO WATCH: Could likely be the final OWL tournament for the area contingent as the Blanchard Valley Conference will have enough schools to field a championship next season....

A lot on the line Thursday at L-B

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER November 25, 2013 seems like years ago now. In terms of the high school girls basketball season, it might as well be. That was the first, last and only time state-ranked Liberty-Benton has lost this season, in a 53-42 setback at Bellevue to a...

Locally: Worst to coach in North-South all-star game

DAYTON — Carey’s Todd Worst has been named as an assistant coach for this year’s Ohio High School Football Coaches Association’s North-South Classic. Worst, who has a 62-24 record in seven seasons as head coach at Carey, will be an assistant coach for the...

Ann Chesebro

CAREY — Ann D. Chesebro, 103, formerly of Carey and Findlay, died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Upper Sandusky. Arrangements are pending at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home.

Ruth Bormuth

Ruth Ann Bormuth, 90, of Orange Township, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Arlington. Arrangements are pending at Crates Funeral Home, Arlington.

Jacqueline K. Foster

SAPULPA, Okla. — Jacqueline K. Foster most recently from Supalpa, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She was under the care of Hospice and her oldest son Terre. Jackie was the oldest daughter of Russell and Lilith Kohler born in Wapakoneta, Ohio on June 23, 1926. Mom was...

Fritz Meyer

Fritz G. Meyer, 91, of McComb, died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Arrangements are pending at Hartley Funeral Home, McComb.

Nona Harriman

Nona Doreen Harriman, 82, of rural Morral, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Primrose Retirement Community of Marion. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Morral United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church in care of (Lucas-Batton Funeral...

Billie J. King

TUCSON, Ariz. — Billie J. King, 64, died at 9:41 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. Billie was born on Tuesday, November 22, 1949, in Lima, Ohio, to Billie McClain and Kathleen “Katie” (Evers) McClain, who both...