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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...

Alice Powell

Alice M. Powell, 99, of Findlay, died at 12:03 a.m. Tuesday at Sunrise Assisted Living. Arrangements are pending at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home.

Benjamin Scheib

Benjamin “Ben” Miles Scheib, 90, of Findlay, died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday at Bridge Hospice Care Center. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and one hour prior to the funeral at...

Interstate crash kills West Virginia driver

NORTH BALTIMORE — A two-vehicle crash killed one person early Tuesday morning on Interstate 75. Stephen W. Humphries, 22, of Nitro, W.Va., was driving a 2014 Nissan Versa north on I-75, about a mile north of North Baltimore, when he hit a tractor-trailer that was stopped...

Billie Leathers

BLOOMDALE — Billie M. Leathers, 95, of Bloomdale, died at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday at Blanchard Valley Hospital. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Further...

Superintendent discusses state assessment test

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Fostoria Schools Superintendent Andrew Sprang focused on the switch to a new state assessment test during his “state of the schools” address Tuesday during the school board’s regular meeting. The Partnership for...

NB council to provide water bill relief

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore water customers anticipating higher bills after letting their faucets drip to avoid waterline freezes will catch a break. Village Council on Tuesday agreed to charge customers’ February water bills at...

Bluffton to join bridge inspection program

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — A resolution to participate in a state bridge inspection program was passed this week by Bluffton Village Council. The program will be done through the Ohio Department of Transportation and there is no cost to the village. The state...

Rising temps aid snowplows

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Rising temperatures Tuesday helped road crews clear snow and ice left by Monday night’s storm. Temperatures in the mid- to upper 30s meant road crews for Findlay, Hancock County and the Ohio Department of Transportation didn’t have to clock...

Pastor pleads for help with flooding problem

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Darwin Dunton, a pastor at First United Brethren Church, admittedly came begging at Findlay City Council’s meeting Tuesday. Dunton said his church at 616 Rector Ave. has endured repeated flooding, despite its north side location. His congregation...