Findlay man sentenced to 8 years for baseball bat assault

A Findlay man who contended he is “not a monster” despite attacking two others with a baseball bat was sentenced on Wednesday to eight years in prison. Shawn R. Yeater, 25, admitted entering 406 E. Lima St., Apt. A., and striking two men on July 10. The assault...

U.S. National Softball team to visit Findlay

The 2014 United States women’s national softball team is coming to Findlay in June for the first time. The team will be at the Marathon Diamonds on Monday, June 16th and Tuesday, June 17th. A doubleheader exhibition will be played against college all-stars on the 17th, and an...

Findlay projects to get more money from state

The Ohio House approved a $2.4 billion state construction budget today that includes more money for the arts in Findlay than expected. The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is now in line to receive $1 million in the budget, and the Kan Du Community Art Center project is...

Findlay man injured in Broad Avenue crash

A Findlay man was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital after a two-vehicle accident about 12:27 p.m. Wednesday on Broad Avenue at South River Road, according to a police report. Liam Evans, 18, of Findlay, was driving a 2006 Nissan Altima north on Broad Avenue, and Douglas Altman,...

Kasich OKs 4 extra ‘snow days’ for schools

COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill giving Ohio schools four extra calamity days. Kasich was surrounded Wednesday by fifth-grade students from Stingel Elementary School in Ontario, Ohio. He received letters in support of the measure from some of the students. Snow,...

UPDATE: Fire destroys residence in Shawtown

SHAWTOWN — A Pleasant Township residence was destroyed from a Wednesday morning fire. There were no injuries. McComb Fire Chief Mike Voland said firefighters responded about 8:39 a.m. to 4060 Pleasant Township 115, where a fire was found in the living room and attic area. A metal...

Woman’s gardening knowledge lives on through family, friends

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER It was the kind of place that had morning glories climbing up the clothesline posts, a second-floor greenhouse, and herbs that were harvested daily. Ruth Ann Bormuth’s life on the family farm at 5291 Ohio 103, near Rawson, had always been infused...

Downtown merchants disappointed

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Doris Schumacher felt like the rug was pulled out from under her when reverse-angle parking and lane reductions were yanked from Findlay’s Main Street plan this week. “I was absolutely shocked this morning when I found out they went so...

East-side Y entrance to close today

Due to the installation of equipment for a cooling tower on the roof, the east entry doors of the downtown branch of the Findlay Family YMCA will be closed from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today. Entry should be made through the west-side doors.

PALS support group to meet Thursday

The Persons Affected by a Loved One’s Suicide support group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the Ruse Building above the emergency room at Blanchard Valley Hospital. The group, facilitated by Century Health, is free and open to anyone...