Hardin Northern positions itself to leave BVC

DOLA — Hardin Northern appears to be poised to make an exit from the Blanchard Valley Conference. The school district’s board of education voted 5-0 to authorize the principal to apply for membership in the Northwest Central Conference. Hardin Northern is a charter member of the...
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VIDEO: St. Wendelin vs. Riverdale

Kamryn Troike led St. Wendelin with 34 points to help the Lady Mohawks beat Riverdale, 59-43, in Division IV Sectional action Wednesday night. St. Wendelin will play Arcadia on Saturday night at Findlay High School in their next tournament game.
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VIDEO: Arcadia vs. Cory-Rawson

Arcadia jumped out to a 24-7 first-quarter lead en route to a 57-29 win in Division IV Sectional action Wednesday night. Arcadia will play St. Wendelin on Saturday night at Findlay High School in their next tournament game.

Defendant sentenced to 7 years following attack with metal bat

A Findlay man who struck two women with a metal baseball bat was sentenced on Wednesday to seven years in prison. Marcuss P. Martinez, 28, apologized in Hancock County Common Pleas Court for drunkenly assaulting the women during an argument with another person. Martinez on May 31...

Homeowner rejects housing murder suspect on bond

A woman who said she co-owns the property where a man charged with murder may reside while on bond has objected to his release there. Amanda Johnson on Wednesday said Ralph Harris III may not live at her East Foulke Avenue rental home, according to her letter to the Hancock...

Moderate flooding possible for Blanchard River on Friday

Rain Thursday could cause the Blanchard River to rise to moderate flood stage at Findlay on Friday, the National Weather Service says. The weather service’s latest estimate shows a possible Findlay crest of 12.1 feet on Friday night, which would put the river just above moderate...

UPDATE: Flood watch issued for northwestern Ohio

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for all of northwestern Ohio from Thursday morning through Friday morning. The recent snow melt, combined with heavy rain expected Thursday, could lead to flooding in low-lying areas and other places where flooding occurs...

Putnam County man denies numerous sex offense charges

OTTAWA — The Gilboa man charged with human trafficking pleaded not guilty today to another 21 counts of child pornography. Bond was continued at $100,000 for Gary L. Badertscher, 53, after his hearing in Putnam County Common Pleas Court. The Putnam County grand jury last week...

Update: Bluffton woman loses home in fire

BLUFFTON — A Bluffton woman was left homeless Tuesday after fire destroyed her residence at 490 Ohio 103, said Bluffton Fire Chief Jon Kinn. Mary Ann Saum lived in the cabin with two dogs and two cats. Saum was uninjured, but her dogs did not escape the fire, Kinn said. Her cats...

On Deck: Prep tournaments; Hardin Northern to hire football coach and may join new league

There’s plenty going on tonight both on and off the basketball court and we’ll have the latest news from around the region for you tonight here at The Courier. Courier writer Ted Radick will head to Dola for tonight’s Hardin Northern Board of Education meeting. The school is...