Blanchard River stops short of flood stage at Findlay

The rain-swollen Blanchard River did not reach flood stage at Findlay when it crested Friday afternoon at 10.3 feet, National Weather Service measurements show. After 1.5 inches of rain fell on the region Thursday, the weather service had predicted the river level at Findlay...

CORRECTION: Federal judge to force Ohio to accept out-of-state gay marriages

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge said today that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that strikes down part of the state’s ban on gay marriages but stops short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings. Judge Timothy Black announced his...

Stahl named Christian Clearing House director

Tammy Stahl has been appointed as the new executive director of Christian Clearing House. Stahl has over 10 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, including the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. Most recently she was the marketing director for Christian Clearing...

Driver faces felony OVI charge after crash

A two-vehicle collision at a Findlay intersection Thursday night injured both drivers, and one was then arrested on a felony charge of drunken driving, Findlay police reported. The drivers, Ray A. Nye, 45, of Hancock County, and Richard Gold, 70, of Findlay, were both taken by...

If it’s Friday, there must be a fish fry!

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer You know it’s time for a fish fry when you walk into the Eagles Club and see Diane Leeper and Angie Greiner wearing headbands decorated with orange and white clownfish. It’s just one of the ways the mother-daughter duo keeps diners...

Letters to the Editor 04-04-14

THE HEALTH CARE DEBATE ISN’T OVER YET The final date for Americans to sign up for Obamacare has come and gone and Barack Obama has wasted no time taking to the podium to arrogantly announce that 7 million people have signed up for the much-debated and comically named...

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UP: Ohio’s voting window for the May 6 primary is now open. Per a directive from Secretary of State Jon Husted, all boards of election will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays through May 2 to allow walk-in voting. Special hours are also scheduled at boards from 8...

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...

Fostoria Right to Life to hold sale

FOSTORIA — The Fostoria Right to Life group will hold a rummage sale April 9, 10 and 11 in the Knights of Columbus basement, 445 W. Center St., Fostoria. Volunteers will accept donations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The sale will feature clothing of all sizes...

Program to focus on risky behavior

OTTAWA — The Putnam County Task Force for Youth will present “Hidden in Plain Sight” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Putnam County Educational Service Center, 124 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa. The presentation identifies risky behavior in teens and is targeted to parents...