Letters to the Editor 03-07-14

PLAN RAISES QUESTIONS The recent suggested change of traffic flow on Main Street raises several questions in my mind. When Main Street was first laid out, the road was designed to be wide enough so that a team of eight oxen could turn around. It proved to be a very good idea. Now...

Sheriff hoping to add outdoor lighting at jail

New outdoor lighting for the Hancock County Justice Center is on the top of the Sheriff Michael Heldman’s “to do” list this year. Heldman, along with several deputies, sat down with the Hancock County commissioners Thursday to go over a list of needed...

No one injured in bus crash

BASCOM — No injuries were reported when a Hopewell-Loudon school bus and a pickup truck collided Thursday morning. The accident on Ohio 18 involved a school bus driven by Lori Tanner, 51, Fostoria, and a pickup driven by Brandon Wise, 22, Tiffin. According to the Fremont...

One hurt in Ohio 235 crash

MOUNT CORY — Alcohol is suspected to have been a factor in a single-vehicle injury accident in Union Township Wednesday night. The accident occurred about 9:20 p.m. at the intersection of Ohio 235 and Union Township 47. Christopher E. Fletcher of Benton Ridge failed to...

Girls Basketball: Seniors come up big for Carey

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER ELIDA — There’s a reason basketball coaches like to depend on their seniors. Carey coach Phil Vaughn leaned on his Thursday, and the result was a 44-39 victory over New Riegel in a Division IV regional semifinal at the Elida Fieldhouse....

Boys Basketball: O-G Titans back in district final

By Michael Burwell Staff Writer BOWLING GREEN — Brad Recker understood what his role was in Ottawa-Glandorf’s Division III district semifinal matchup with Archbold on Thursday. Although he was plagued with injuries to start the season and had a couple of stints on the...

Boys Basketball: Findlay can’t connect late in loss to Perrysburg

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER TONTOGANY — Matt Mesker spent most of Thursday’s game being a bit defensive. But when the Perrysburg senior went on the offensive, the Yellow Jackets were headed to the district championship game. Mesker, 5-foot-9 and stickier than duct tape,...

Boys Basketball: Team effort leads L-B past St. Henry

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER ADA — Liberty-Benton got it done Thursday night the same way it has all season. With a balanced offensive attack featuring four senior players on the perimeter and a sophomore in the post, the Eagles blitzed St. Henry from all areas of the...

U.S. 224 bridge project starting

Findlay’s U.S. 224 bridge over Interstate 75 will be closed to traffic from 9 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Monday as workers demolish the southern half of the bridge, the Ohio Department of Transportation reports. During the demolition, the Interstate 75 exit and entrance ramps...

Traffic plan: Officials answer questions

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik hosted a live question-and-answer session about the proposed downtown traffic plan Thursday on Facebook. “I thought that there needed to be answers to some of the questions being posed to me and to some of the council...