Locally: UF lacrosse picked fourth in GLIAC

The University of Findlay women’s lacrosse team was picked to finish fourth in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this season as the league released its preseason poll Monday. The Oilers received 47 votes in the poll, which included one first place vote....

Mary Sheaffer

UPPER SANDUSKY — A funeral for Mary Ellen Sheaffer, 89, of Upper Sandusky, formerly of the village of Wyandot, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, the Revs. Rorke Warne and Kirby Francis officiating. Burial will be in Nevada...

Paul Beck

Paul Richard Beck of Findlay was welcomed home to his Lord and Savior on February 18, 2014 at the age of 101. Paul was born January 8, 1913 in Seneca County (Tiffin area) to the late R.T. and Velma Kirk Beck. After receiving an Associate’s Degree in Business from Findlay...

18 freight train cars derail in Tontogany

TONTOGANY — A CSX train derailed Monday night in the Wood County village of Tontogany, and 18 cars were off the track, officials reported. The derailed cars were carrying scrap metal and no hazardous materials, according to Bill Gase, assistant chief of the Washington...

Girls Basketball: Lady Luck smiles on Miller City

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTAWA — The bank was open from downtown for Miller City in the fourth quarter, and the Wildcats cashed in. Despite shooting 11 of 32 (34 percent) from the foul line and 15 of 46 (33 percent) from the floor, Miller City banked in three...

Snowy sidewalks debated at council

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — Keeping Fostoria’s sidewalks clear of snow was the hot topic during Tuesday’s meeting of Fostoria City Council. At-Large Councilman Thomas Lake asked the administration and fellow council members to look into cracking...

Harris seeks lower bond

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER One of the men charged with murder in the shooting death of Joe Gutierrez III returned to court Tuesday and requested a lower bond. Ralph G. Harris III, 21, of Findlay, appeared for a pretrial hearing in Hancock County Common Pleas Court. He remains in...

Margaret Ahrns

DESHLER — Margaret L. Ahrns, 95, of Deshler, died Monday at Oak Grove Healthcare Center, Deshler. Arrangements are pending at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler.

Young drivers

While the numbers have been decreasing for several decades, motor-vehicle crashes remain the top cause of death for teens and young adults. In 2010, accidents killed about 2,700 people between the ages of 16 and 19, more than seven per day, and resulted in nearly 282,000...

Mona Lu Wymer

Mona Lu Wymer, 58, of North Baltimore passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo. She was born on January 16, 1956 in Bowling Green to Robert and Doris (Kline) VanHorn. On May 3, 1975 Mona married Tim Wymer and he...