Prep baseball: Abbott no-hits Leipsic

McCOMB — McComb’s Malachi Abbott pitched a no-hitter on Monday and the Panthers scored all their runs with two big rallies in run-ruling Leipsic 11-0 in Blanchard Valley Conference baseball action. Abbott, a freshman, improved to 4-0 on the season. McComb is also 4-0...

Prep football: Fostoria tabs Derek Kidwell as grid coach

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Derek Kidwell remembers walking off the football field on many Friday nights, the high-banked lights of Memorial Stadium illuminating another winning effort by the Redmen. A generation later, he wants the Fostoria players now coming...

Letters to the Editor 04-22-14

OPPRESSED BY THE GOP I want to thank Mayor Lydia Mihalik for her service to the city of Findlay. Through every storm and flood, she has had her boots on the ground, riding along with city employees. The city is carrying over funds, and hiring more police officers. Great efforts...

Findlay plans final secure school entrance

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Findlay school board accepted a bid Monday to construct the district’s final school security entrance. The entrance, which will be a small addition to the front of Jacobs Primary School, will cost the district $161,850. “We think...

$300K grant helps fund treatment center

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A proposed residential treatment center for alcohol and drug addiction in Findlay won a $300,000 state grant Monday, enabling it to open in January 2015. With 3,750 square feet at 2627 Crystal Ave., the center will fill a need for more intense treatment...

Prep baseball: Petersen stars on mound, at plate in Patrick Henry victory

SWANTON — Patrick Henry held off a late Swanton rally Monday and won 9-6 in a Northwest Ohio Athletic League baseball game. Winning pitcher Josh Petersen and Derek Kolpien each doubled and drove in two runs as the Patriots improved to 9-3, 4-1 NWOAL. Logan Ziegler singled,...

Prep softball: Arlington blanks Van Buren to stay unbeaten in conference play

ARLINGTON — Dani Heatser and Megan Johnson provided the offense and Britnee Johnson took care of the pitching in Arlington’s 7-0 Blanchard Valley Conference softball win over Van Buren on Monday. Heater blasted two home runs and Megan Johnson had one. Courtney Stoltz...

State helping fund city road work

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The state on Monday approved a $250,000 grant to Findlay for street improvements related to Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s planned expansion downtown. Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer said he would like to add left-turn lanes at Sandusky...