Susan Williams

OTTAWA — Susan J. Williams, 52, of Ottawa, died at 5:10 a.m. Thursday at Putnam County Ambulatory Care Center, Ottawa. Arrangements are pending at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa.

Maren A. Pepple

Maren A. Pepple, 81, of Findlay, passed away at 11:14 a.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. She was born on June 12, 1932 in St. Mary’s, West Virginia to the late William and Clara Mae (Knight) McIntyre. On July 8, 1957 she married Paul...

Letters to the Editor 03-14-14

SHE’LL JUST HIT THE MALL In my 30-plus years of driving in Findlay, I have noticed two things about drivers. When turning either right or left, they (myself included) have the tendency to turn into the other lane. Turning right, they go into the left lane. Turning left,...

Dean Woodruff

NORTH BALTIMORE — Dean Woodruff, 73, of North Baltimore, died at 10:05 a.m., Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Briar Hill Health Campus, North Baltimore. He was born on July 17, 1940, to the late Earl and Marie (McCartney) Woodruff. He married Carol McDonald and they were...

Jerry Spitnale

TIFFIN — Jerry L. Spitnale, 65, of Tiffin, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Hartley Funeral Home, McComb.

Four join Hancock Agriculture Hall of Fame

 By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Rex Cunningham and Fred Mengert, both vocational agriculture teachers and farmers, were inducted into the Hancock County Agriculture Hall of Fame during ceremonies Thursday at Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area. Burnette “Buzz”...

Congress clears bill to ease flood insurance hikes

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON — Less than two years after passing major legislation aimed at reforming the government’s much-criticized flood insurance program, Congress on Thursday sent President Barack Obama a bill to scale back many of the resulting...

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department Several CDs and coins were stolen from a Ford Crown Victoria in the city Tuesday. Two holes were found Wednesday in the gas tank of a Ford truck in a...

Bluffton man enters guilty pleas

LIMA — A former auxiliary officer of the Bluffton Police Department pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with a teenager. Andrew G. Probst, 24, of Bluffton, pleaded guilty March 4 in Allen County Common Pleas Court to eight fourth-degree felony counts, the Lima News reported. A...

U.S. 224 accident injures two people

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash at 9:27 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 224, east of Hancock County 248 in Biglick Township, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Rick Aurand, 59, of Findlay, was traveling east on U.S. 224 in a 2003 Honda sport utility...