Findlay firefighters battle duplex fire

Findlay firefighters have doused a duplex fire  at 105 S. Cory St. in downtown Findlay, near the library. The blaze was reported at 9:20 p.m. No injuries were reported. Witnesses said there are two units in the duplex, and the fire apparently started in the upstairs unit. The...

Oh, no! Snow?

The National Weather Service says 1 to 3 inches of snow could fall on the area Saturday, and another half-inch on Saturday night. The weather service forecasts a high Saturday of 36 degrees, and a low Saturday night of around 23. But WTOL meteorologist Robert Shiels isn’t...

Ford says new engine will add 300 jobs in Lima

LIMA (AP) — Ford says it will invest $500 million and add 300 jobs at its engine plant in Lima so that it can begin making a new V-6 engine. The automaker announced Friday that the plant will make the new 2.7-liter engines for the 2015 Ford F-150. Ford’s Lima engine plant...

United Way distributes 2013 campaign funds

The United Way of Hancock County board of directors approved grants to 28 programs offered by county social services agencies during its monthly board meeting Thursday. The grants were funded from the 2013 United Way campaign, which raised $3,020,497.  Volunteer teams reviewed...

College basketball: Bluffton’s Wise wins academic honor

BLUFFTON — Riverdale graduate Karen Wise was named to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference all-academic women’s basketball team recently. Wise graduated from Riverdale with honors in 2012 and was a three-sport athlete participating in volleyball, basketball...

Rustic named Distinguished Volunteer

Jeanne Rustic has been selected to receive this year’s Jeri Bjorling Memorial Distinguished Volunteer Award, given by United Way of Hancock County. Rustic was selected because of her many volunteer positions in the community. Among her many volunteer activities, she has...

Make a plan and be ready

  By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Disaster planning is important for everyone. But there are particular concerns for people who have disabilities. Ron Rooker with the Hancock County chapter of the American Red Cross advocates disaster preparedness for everyone but said someone...

Friday calendar

TODAY Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; SilverSneakers, 9-9:50 a.m.; Bible study, 9-10:30 a.m.; SilverSneakers yoga, 10-10:50 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sequence and cards, 1-4 p.m.; SilverSneakers...

John D. Colbert

BERMUDA RUN, N.C. — John D. Colbert, 54, of Bermuda Run, NC, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully on March 18, 2014. He was born September 4, 1959 in Ft. Wayne, IN to the late Robert Colbert and surviving Margaret Colbert, of Cordova, TN. John is survived by his loving...

Injuries reported in Ottawa crash

OTTAWA — Law enforcement authorities responded to a two-vehicle injury accident on East Main Street in Ottawa Thursday night. According to early reports, there were multiple injuries in the accident, which was reported at about 10:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of East Main...