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Pianist pushes herself out of comfort zone

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor Mary Johnson is giving herself a 60th birthday present by pushing herself out of her comfort zone. Johnson, of Findlay, who will turn 60 next week, will present a piano recital at 1:30 p.m. today in the sanctuary at St. Michael the Archangel...

Church and religious events

Findlay First Church of the Nazarene The Findlay First Church of the Nazarene will hold its Twice Blessed spring/summer children’s consignment sale April 10-12. The sale will be held in the Family Life Center of the church, 2501 Broad Ave., from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 10,...

College Athletics: Coldren earns all-academic awards

LIMA — Van Buren graduate Madison Coldren made the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference’s all-academic team this season as a member of the University of Northwestern Ohio women’s basketball team. Coldren, a specialized business major with a minor in legal...

Prep Softball: Kirian ready to have a blast

After blasting a state single-season record 18 homers in 2013 and driving in 63 runs, the third highest one-year total in Ohio prep softball history, opposing pitchers will obviously be pitching around New Riegel’s Taylor Kirian this season. The flip side of that game plan...

Prep Tennis: O-G’s Schroeder leads area returnees

The area’s four boys programs will field inexperienced teams for the most part as the prep tennis season is scheduled to begin around the state on Monday. Fostoria and Upper Sandusky return four players from last year’s squads while Bluffton has just a pair of players...

Boys Track: Brown, Grothaus tough act to follow

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Just about every year at least one area boys athlete will stand on the top step of the awards stand at the OHSAA state track and field championships. It will be a tough act for this year’s track athletes to follow after a solid group of seniors...

Prep Baseball: Elmwood’s Reiser back for 26th year

Kyle Reiser isn’t approaching Dick Kortokrax numbers. Not yet anyway. But year after consistent year, Reiser has been steadily climbing that ladder and solidifying his coaching legacy. Reiser, beginning his 26th season at Elmwood, opens the 2014 season as the dean of area...

Girls Track: Two state champions back for another run

By TED RADICK staff writer Two returning state champions and numerous state qualifiers return this season as the girls track season gets underway next week. It’s a deep and talented group of runners and field event athletes once again this season, even with the graduation...

J. Wesley Kulp

J. Wesley Kulp, 90, of Findlay, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday at The Heritage. Arrangements are pending at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.

James E. Hamilton

ARLINGTON — James E. Hamilton from Arlington, OH, more recently of Moraine, OH, went home to Jesus, his Lord and Savior on Thursday March 27, 2014 at 5:24 a.m. at the age of 75. He was born on Aug. 2, 1938 in Kenton, OH to James W. (Bill) and Irene M. (Wright) Hamilton. He...