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Findlay businessman receives hand-delivered Ohio tax refund

A state official on Wednesday bestowed a sizable tax refund on a Findlay business owner. Ohio Tax Commissioner Joe Testa presented a check for $1,234 to Eyes on Main owner Duane Wires. Testa was traveling through the region to reimburse people who overpaid state business taxes....

Fire destroys rural home

SHAWTOWN — A Pleasant Township residence was destroyed during 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....

Elizabeth J. (Abrams) Athey

Elizabeth J. (Abrams) Athey On Sunday, March 23, 2014. Betty, as she was far better known, left this world to join family and friends who have passed before her. She was born on September 23, 1923 to Thomas and Lilly (Zartman) McCall in East Palestine, Ohio. She was preceded in...

Carl Raymond Van Horn

OSWEGO, N.Y. — Carl Raymond Van Horn, 87, was reunited with his wife of 67 years, Theresa Van Horn, when he passed away peacefully on March 25, 2014. He was born on May 20, 1925 in Bloomdale, Ohio where everyone knew him as Bud. He worked as a seaman on the Great Lakes and...

Maria D. Stevens

VAN BUREN — Maria D. Stevens, 60, was called into the presence of the Lord at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at her residence. She was born January 29, 1954 in the Philippines to the late Tito and Editha Deladia. On August 23, 1996 she married the love of her life, her...

Manuel Ruiz

Manuel Ruiz, 82, of Findlay, died at 8:58 p.m. Tuesday at Bridge Hospice Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home.

Russell Gwinner

Russell L. Gwinner, 55, of Findlay, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Blanchard Valley Hospice. Surviving are his father, Richard Gwinner, Vero Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Darcy Alonzo, Toledo; two sisters, Mrs. Dan (Judi) Gilreath and Mrs. Don (Jackie) Hill, both of Vero Beach,...

William Carles

A graveside service for William L. Carles, 61, of Findlay, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore, with military rites by the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. Mr. Carles died at 3:14 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at St. Rita’s...

Robert Ellerbrock

OTTAWA — A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert L. “Bingo Bob” Ellerbrock, 85, of Ottawa, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, the Rev. Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation...

Eloise Ball

UPPER SANDUSKY — Eloise Ball, 83, of Upper Sandusky and formerly of Tampa, FL, died at her residence the morning of Thursday, March 20, 2014. Born January 16, 1931 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Fred M. and Ruth V. (Foust) Wilson. She was married...