College Basketball: Little goes right for UF in 81-61 loss

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER Greg Kahlig wore a look of frustration most of the night. Shots that normally go down simply didn’t for the University of Findlay’s top scoring threat. Not much went right for the Oilers in general Thursday night against Walsh, and the end...

Girls Basketball: Team effort propels L-B to BVC share

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton’s defensive output was apparent from the opening whistle Thursday. “We wanted to hold Glick and Cramer down the best we could,” Eagles coach Nate Irwin said. “They came in averaging about 36 points per game between...

BVC Girls Basketball: Leipsic cruises against Van Buren

VAN BUREN — Leipsic held Van Buren to 11 first-half points while scoring 36 en route to an easy 76-33 win over the Black Knights on Thursday in Blanchard Valley Conference girls basketball. Leipsic (14-3, 7-1 BVC) kept its BVC title hopes alive with the win. The Vikings...

Rev. Claude Boyer

BLUFFTON — A memorial service for Rev. Claude F. Boyer, 84, of Bluffton, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Visitation will be held one and a half hours prior to the service Saturday at the church. Rev. Boyer’s obituary appeared in...

Jack Grove

FOSTORIA — Jack W. Grove, 68, of Fostoria, died at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin. Surviving are two brothers, Roger KL Sr. (Dawn) and Ralph E., both of Fostoria; and two sisters, Susan Grove, Cleveland; and Sandra Grove, Coshocton....

John Neuenschwander

PANDORA — John Neuenschwander, 69, of Pandora, died Thursday at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton.

Hartman murder trial date scheduled

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A trial date has been set for Jerrod Hartman, the Findlay man charged with murder in his infant son’s death. Hartman, 24, was scheduled for an Aug. 4 jury trial during a brief hearing Thursday in Hancock County Common Pleas Court. Hartman was...

Merle Dennis Abell

SAPULPA, Okla. — Merle Dennis Abell, 80, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, and formerly of Findlay, died on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. He was born July 16, 1933 to Charles Dewey and Grace Ellen (Dennis) Abell. Surviving are his sister, Betty McCall, Findlay; sisters-in-law, Louise...

Dixie Myers

Dixie L. Myers, 74, of Findlay, died at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at Bridge Hospice Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.

George Leslie Payne

George Leslie Payne, 85, of Findlay, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Mercy St. Vincent’s Medical Center.He was born January 30, 1928 in Tiffin, Ohio to the late William and Belle (Bailey) Payne. He married Hazel (Riley) Payne on January 5, 1945 and she...