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Area prep softball stats

PREP SOFTBALL Area Batting Leaders G AB R H Avg. Maranda Stansbery, Upper 7 29 13 20 .690 Lea Rowe, Hardin Northern 4 15 6 10 .667 Haley Bonham, Vanlue 6 20 13 13 .650 Maddie Willis, Bluffton 6 25 11 16 .640 Maddie Mock, Arcadia 6 16 8 10 .625 Courtney Cramer, Arcadia 6 21 13 13...

Robert Alspach

UPPER SANDUSKY — Services for Robert Hugh “Bob” Alspach, 66, of Upper Sandusky, will be private. Mr. Alspach died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his residence. Surviving are his mother, Audrey (Donelson) Alspach, Upper Sandusky; his wife, Kathleen...

Lloyd Taylor

ARCADIA — Lloyd Taylor, 93, of Arcadia, died at 3:50 a.m. Friday at The Heritage Manor, Findlay. Arrangements are pending at Hufford Family Funeral Home, Findlay.

Weekend Calendar

TODAY Senior Center, fitness center open, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Young at Heart, 5-9 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, closed book, 7:30 a.m., Pioneer Club; women’s New Beginnings open discussion, 10 a.m., Pioneer Club; Big Book open discussion, 10:30 a.m., Dry Haven, Fostoria; open...

Church and Religious Events

Dillon Road Baptist FOSTORIA — Dillon Road Baptist Church will host a women’s conference, “Refresh My Heart,” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 25 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26. The conference will feature the humor, inspiration and musical talents of RoseAnn...

Entrepreneur to speak at town hall

BLUFFTON — Lois Kreider will discuss her life as an entrepreneur and Girl Scout leader from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 24 on the third floor of the Bluffton Town Hall. Kreider started the first fair trade store in the country in 1974, in Bluffton, when she opened a self-help...

Robert E. ‘Bud’ Windle

Robert E. “Bud” Windle, 93, of Findlay, died at 10:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at Birchaven Village. Bud was born on January 24, 1921 in Defiance, Ohio to the late Harley A. and Edith (Karn) Windle. He married JoAnn Neumann...

Gary Smith

COLUMBUS GROVE — A funeral for Gary L. Smith, 54, of Columbus Grove, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, the Rev. Rich Rakay officiating. Burial will be in Truro West Cemetery, Columbus Grove, with a Putnam County Honor Guard...

Carol ‘Audie’ Firestone

DUNKIRK — Carol “Audie” Firestone, 81, of Dunkirk and formerly of Findlay, died at 1:07 a.m., Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. She was born on June 19, 1932, in Indian Head, PA, to the late Thomas and Margaret (Bittner) DeWitt....

Ronald Bell

NEVADA, Ohio — A graveside service for Ronald L. Bell, 67, of Nevada, Ohio, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Union Cemetery, Eden Township, Wyandot County, the Rev. Joe Turner officiating, with military rites by the Upper Sandusky Veterans Color Guard. Visitation will...