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Ohio Prep Sportswriters: Courier staffers win awards

COLUMBUS — The Courier’s Dave Hanneman finished third in the Division 2 Writer of the Year honors and had several stories receive top-three finishes as the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association announced its 2013 writing and photography contest winners at the OPSWA...

Prep sports: Ross says OHSAA made right decision in hockey final

By JAMIE BAKER sports editor COLUMBUS — Nearly a month after Sylvania Northview and Cleveland St. Ignatius were declared co-state hockey champions, Ohio High School Athletic Association commissioner Dan Ross has no regrets. The finish of the OHSAA state hockey championship...

Baseball: Tribe’s home opener will have fans buzzing

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — The huge crowd will be red-clad, raucous and ravenous, hungry for a championship. The starting pitcher will be the same, and the air will be chilled and energized. It’s only early April, but today’s home opener will...

Richard L. ‘Dick’ Stechschulte

OTTAWA — Richard L. “Dick” Stechschulte, 66, of Ottawa, died at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014 at his residence. He was born August 17, 1947 in Lima to the late Richard and Marcella (Fenbert) Stechschulte. He was survived by a brother: Alan (Jill)...

Irene Lowery

FOSTORIA — Irene E. Lowery, 88, of Fostoria, died Thursday at Fostoria Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Dennis R. Kindle

DUNKIRK — Dennis R. Kindle, age 64, died on Thursday, April 03, 2014 at 6:10 a.m. at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. He was born on September 10, 1949 in Kenton, Ohio to Lonnie and Ruth (Wright) Kindle who preceded him in death. On December 19, 1969 at St. John Lutheran...

Lola Carey

BENTON RIDGE — Lola Carey, 89, of Benton Ridge, passed away at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Blanchard Valley Hospital. She was born on April 4, 2014, in Jackson Township, Hancock County, to the late John C. and Florence (Heckathorn) Vansant. She married Earl...

Friday’s scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 2 1 .667 — Tampa Bay 2 2 .500 ½ Toronto 2 2 .500 ½ Baltimore 1 2 .333 1 New York 1 2 .333 1 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 2 0 1.000 — Chicago 2 1 .667 ½ Cleveland 2 1 .667 ½ Minnesota 1 2 .333...

Managing conflict topic of program at Findlay Country Club

Conflict management will be discussed at the meeting of Findlay Area Human Resources Association at 11:30 a.m. April 9 at Findlay Country Club. Jackie Wells, director of residence life at Bluffton University, will discuss ways to identify conflict at the personal level and to...

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department A duffle bag and wallet were removed Tuesday from a Ford Escort at 2441 Massillon St. A license plate was reported lost or stolen Tuesday from an auto...