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Prep basketball: Athletes honored for academic success

Five area boys and four girls were named Academic All-Ohio by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association for the 2013-14 season in selections released this week. Findlay High’s Austin Gutting was a Division I pick. The 6-foot-3 senior has a 3.81 cumulative GPA and...

Dorothy Williams

BLUFFTON — A memorial for Dorothy Williams, 94, of Bluffton, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, the Revs. Louise Wideman and Steven Yoder officiating. The body will be cremated. Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26...

Community Fraud Forum canceled

TIFFIN — A Community Fraud Forum sponsored by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, scheduled for Wednesday at Tiffin University, has been canceled due to lower than expected registration numbers.

McComb Library to host therapy dog

McCOMB — A certified therapy dog will be at the McComb Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. People are being invited to come to the library and read to Jasmine.

Library planning day for reading

The Findlay-Hancock County Library will celebrate “Drop Everything And Read Day” from 1 to 3 p.m. on April 12 in the Lindamood Room. Participants will receive free popcorn and are asked to bring a book and come and read separately or as a family, according to the library.

Two people hurt in city accident

Two people were injured in a traffic accident Thursday morning at the intersection of Tiffin Avenue and Spruce Drive in Findlay. At about 10:30 a.m., Heather Wurts, 37, of Bloomville, was westbound on Tiffin Avenue when she failed to stop at a red light and hit a vehicle driven...

Library offering program on germs

Pharmacy students from the University of Findlay will present “Don’t Get Caught Germy Handed” at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday in the Lindamood Room. The program will feature games to teach participants how to stop the...

Blanchard River: ‘Moderate’ flood stage expected

The Blanchard River is expected to reach “moderate” flood stage of 13.2 feet today at Findlay, after rainstorms drenched the region. About 1.5 inches of rain fell on the Findlay area Thursday, according to measurements taken at the Findlay Airport, and more rain was...

July 7 trial date scheduled for Findlay murder suspect

A new trial date has been set for a Findlay man charged with murder in the shooting death of Joe Gutierrez III. Ralph G. Harris III, 21, appeared on Thursday for a brief hearing in Hancock County Common Pleas Court. His jury trial was scheduled for July 7. Harris also replaced...

Litter Landing may undergo renovations

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County’s recycling center, Litter Landing, may be getting an upgrade. The county commissioners agreed Thursday to hire Peterman Associates, Findlay, to develop building and site plans for the recycling center. Commissioner Mark Gazarek...