Allen Township 99 to be closed on Wednesday

Allen Township 99 will be closed at the intersection with Distribution Drive on Wednesday for installation of a sanitary sewer, according to the Hancock County Engineer’s Office. The road will be closed, weather permitting, during working hours and re-opened at the end of...

Ohio Gas Prices Up Again To Start Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prices at the gas pump in Ohio are up again. The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $3.53 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s 9 cents higher than last Monday — and 24...

Central Ohio Head-on Crashes Kill 5

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say five people were killed in two separate head-on crashes in central Ohio. Three were killed Sunday night when an SUV crashed head-on into another vehicle carrying a family of four on a dark road in southern Union County, northwest of...

UPDATE: Blanchard cresting at Ottawa, water recedes elsewhere

The Blanchard River at Ottawa appears to have crested at about 25.52 feet early this morning, which is just about 18 inches below “moderate” flood stage there. Otherwise, other streams and creeks are returning to within their banks throughout northwestern Ohio. The...

Sentencing For Ohio Woman In Hit-and-run Death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A driver faces up to six years in prison after pleading guilty to an involuntary manslaughter charge in a crash that killed a central Ohio teacher who was riding a bicycle. Thirty-six-year-old Mary Kathryn Paul also pleaded guilty in a Delaware County court...

Education, Jobs Likely Topics In Ohio Gov’s Speech

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) is preparing to deliver a State of the State speech that is expected to emphasize recent gains in private-sector jobs and lay out the Republican’s latest ideas for benefiting the state’s economy. Education...

Woman Dies After Crashing Car Into Ohio Creek

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 20-year-old woman who lost control of her car and plunged into the Otter Creek in northwest Ohio has died. The Blade reports ( ) that Bianca Bepler crashed through a guardrail and flew 50 feet in the air before flipping over and plunging into...

Toledo Beats Short-handed Ball State 85-74

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Julius Brown scored 20 points as Toledo stayed undefeated at home this season and beat short-handed Ball State 85-74 on Sunday. Justin Drummond and Nathan Boothe added 17 apiece for Toledo (23-4, 11-3 Mid-American Conference). The Rockets are now just one win...

Letters to the Editor 02-24-14

THE DEMISE OF BASKETBALL? Blame the NBA, but there are more to blame. Blame parents — they only want their player to put up points. Ignore the other four players on the team (unless they are your best friend). If you have a player open — pass the ball! That player...

Applications available for softball club scholarship

The Findlay Girls Softball Club is offering its annual Greg Miller/Wayne Bundy Memorial Scholarship. The award will be presented to a graduating Findlay High School senior who has played at least two seasons with the Findlay Girls Fastpitch Softball Club and has a grade point...