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College basketball: UF’s Kahlig named all-region

University of Findlay senior Greg Kahlig was named first team all-Midwest Region by Daktronics on Thursday. Kahlig was named the 2014 GLIAC Player of the Year and also captured GLIAC Tournament MVP honors after leading the Oilers to their third consecutive tournament title. He is...

Prep basketball: Myers earns top District 8 honors

Liberty-Benton’s Rachel Myers earned player of the year honors as the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association’s District 8 released its all-district selections for the 2013-14 season. Myers was named the girls Division I-II-III Girls Player of the Year Myers,...

Saturday calendar

TODAY Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave., fitness center open, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Young at Heart, 5-9 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, closed book, 7:30 a.m., Pioneer Club; women’s New Beginnings open discussion, 10 a.m., Pioneer Club; Big Book open discussion, 10:30 a.m., Dry Haven,...

Program slated

OTTAWA — The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will host an Alzheimer’s Association program, “Communication, Life Story and Behavior,” at 6:30 p.m. March 27.

Altrusa seeks candidates for scholarship

Altrusa International of Findlay is seeking candidates for its annual Altrusa Literacy Award. The scholarship is available to a student entering their senior year of college with their future career promoting literacy/service. Applicants must be Hancock County high school...

Jerry L. Spitnale

TIFFIN — Jerry L. Spitnale, age 65, of Tiffin, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at his residence. He was born September 28, 1948 in Bluffton to Leo and Betty (Harden) Spitnale. He was married to Shirley (Brenda) Houck and they were divorced. Surviving are four children: sons,...

John R. Beckler Jr.

BLUFFTON — John R. Beckler Jr., 77, passed away March 14, 2014 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. He was born on July 29, 1936 in Leadwood, Missouri to the late John and Audrey (Rice) Beckler. On July 20, 1958 he married Marilyn Shoemaker and she survives. John had been a...

Susan J. Williams

OTTAWA — Susan J. Williams, 52, of Ottawa, died 5:10 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Putnam County Ambulatory Care Center, Glandorf. She was born June 4, 1961 in Lima to the late Willard B. and Goldie M. (Marks) Williams. She is survived by her son: Sam Williams of Ottawa;...

Charlene Elizabeth Stephens

Charlene Elizabeth Stephens, 82, of Findlay, passed away at 9:40 a.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green. She was born on April 8, 1931 to the late Lawrence “Bud” and Margaret “Peg” (Mays) Young. She married Loyd G....

Robert Dallas Karn

Robert Dallas Karn, age 74, of Findlay, died at 1:18 a.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. He was born on July 27, 1939 in Vanlue, Ohio to the late Albert I. and Lela (Reynolds) Karn. On December 19, 1973, he married Joyce Miller and she survives. Also...