Susan Fitzgibbon

RAWSON — Susan Fitzgibbon, (69), mother, grandmother and loving wife, was called home by her Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at home surrounded by family in Rawson, OH. She was born on November 1, 1944, in Boston, Mass. to William and Ethel Porteous, who have...

Frederick D. ‘Fred’ Egbert

WAPAKONETA — Frederick D. “Fred” Egbert, 72, of Wapakoneta, died 8:15 a.m., Monday, March 31, 2014, at his residence. He was born Feb. 25, 1942, in Findlay, OH, the son of William D. & Mary (Shafer) Egbert, who preceded him in death. On April 15, 1977, he...

Letters to the Editor 04-02-14

HE HOPES TO KEEP HIS MEMORIES I remember how convenient and exciting it was shopping in Findlay as I was growing up in the 1960s. Going to Zieroff’s to buy my Cub Scout uniform, eating ice cream at Islay Dairy Co., and going to the Revco drugstore. We went to Trinity...

Council OKs seeking grant for downtown

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to allow administrators to apply for a grant that would help pay for downtown traffic and safety improvements. It also consented to a controversial Lye Creek project, which will also be paid for with grant...

Tiffin man admits killing two people

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — A rural Tiffin man has admitted fatally shooting his girlfriend and a man inside a Wyandot County sportsman’s club. Richard L. Clark Jr., 65, pleaded guilty Monday in Wyandot County Common Pleas Court to two counts of aggravated...

Findlay board lengthens 11 school days

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Area school districts are deciding how to make up days missed during a winter that closed some schools for three weeks. Findlay City Schools will make up two missed days by extending the school day by one hour for 11 straight days. The school board on...

Barbara M. Smith

Barbara Marie Smith, 72, of Findlay, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center. Barb was born on May 7, 1941 in Findlay, Ohio to the late William A. and S. Kathleen (Fetters) Felkner. Barb was a homemaker, and a member of the Upper Room Church of...

Leo J. Karcher

UPPER SANDUSKY — Leo J. Karcher, 91, formerly of rural Upper Sandusky, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at The Inn at Westbrook in Upper Sandusky. Born August 18, 1922 near Carey, he was the son of the late Leo A. and Anna (Kuntz) Karcher. On October 26, 1943, he...

Gilford ‘Bus’ Erford

NORTH BALTIMORE — Gilford “Bus” Erford, 98, of North Baltimore, died at 8:25 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Riverview Health Care Campus in Oak Harbor. He was born on March 3, 1916, in Hamler, Ohio to the late Peter A. and Effie (Bauhaus) Erford. He...

Neal A. Bell

Neal Alan Bell, 51, of rural Findlay, died Sunday, March 30, 2014 at his residence. Neal was born in Lima, Ohio on October 28, 1962 to William and Charlotte (Jones) Bell, and they both survive. He graduated from Columbus Grove High School and received a Computer Technology Degree...