Agencies offer well water info

Safe and available drinking water is something all of us need and often take for granted. Our municipal water treatment systems have done such a good job that we do not think about what is required to ensure safe water. Those who live outside of a rural water district or...

GOP candidates to speak Friday

Republican candidates for Hancock County commissioner and the 1st District seat in the Ohio Senate will speak at the party’s First Friday Luncheon. Sen. Cliff Hite will face two challengers in the May 6 primary: Milo Schaffner of Van Wert; and Corey Shankleton of Kunkle. In...

Rick Scott

FOSTORIA — Rick Scott, 49, of Fostoria, died Saturday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Ollie Eugene Phipps

Ollie Eugene Phipps, 80, of Findlay, passed away at 4:47 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. He was born on February 4, 1934, to the late James Albert and Marie Ethel Phipps in Lee City, KY. He married Ruth Fisher, and she survives after 56 years...

Barbara Geren

FOSTORIA — Barbara L. Geren, 76, of Fostoria, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. Surviving are her husband, Harold Geren; two daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Peggy) Seel and Mrs. Carey (Brenda) Durbin, both of Fostoria; and two sons, Randy and Gary, both...

Hal D. ‘Ducky’ Foster

WAYNE — Hal D. “Ducky” Foster, age 62, of Wayne, Ohio passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, on Sunday (March 30, 2014) at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was born on September 3, 1951 to the late Wayne & Frances...

Stella A. Sharp

JERRY CITY — Stella A. Sharp, 96, of Jerry City and formerly of Portsmouth, Ohio passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 6:40 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2014 at Briar Hill Health Campus. She was born in Johnstown, PA on September 10, 1917 to the late George and...

Miss. lawmakers consider aid for Cooper Tire plant

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers would give the first $8 million of a three-year pledge to Tupelo’s Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. plant under a plan to borrow about $230 million for numerous projects that faces further revisions by the House and Senate....

Prep softball: This is the way to start a season

BLOOMDALE — Elmwood junior Miranda Benschoter was perfect in just about every way Monday. Bencschoter, last year’s Northern Buckeye Conference pitcher of the year, struck out all 15 batters she faced for a perfect game in Elmwood’s 24-0 season-opening nonleague...