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Wittwer taking new job

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Dean Wittwer, outgoing superintendent of Findlay City Schools, will continue his career in Allen County. The Allen County Educational Service Center board unanimously voted Tuesday to hire Wittwer as its next superintendent. Wittwer, who is retiring for...

Embrace diversity, ‘Titans’ coach urges

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER It was a time when someone could be arrested or even killed just for getting a cup of coffee at a restaurant of their choice. That may seem like something out of a History Channel program, but it’s the tension and the time period through which...

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department A woman was detained after shoplifting Nike shoes Monday from Kohl’s, 2310 Tiffin Ave. Two females were apprehended for snatching a necklace and...

Marathon honors workers’ service

Service awards were presented to the following Marathon Petroleum Corp. employees in April: • Andy Riley, 40 years. • Richard D. Bedell, Jane E. Follas, Rita A. Follas, Laura D. Mercer, Erin E. Worthington, all 35 years. • Janice M. Schroeder, 30 years. •...

Michael L. Reed

McCOMB — Michael L. Reed, 44, of McComb, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at home surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. Born April 22, 1969 in Toledo, he was the son of Gary L. Reed and Sandra L. Cole Womack. His mother survives in McComb and his...

Juanita Petersen

HAMLER — Juanita L. Petersen, 91, of Hamler, died Wednesday at Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green. Arrangements are pending at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler.

Donavin R. Montgomery

BLUFFTON — Donavin R. Montgomery, 91, passed away April 21, 2014 at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. He was born May 1, 1922 in Orange Township, Hancock County, Ohio to the late Walter and Pearl (Klinger) Montgomery. Donavin had been a life long farmer. He had also...

Truck accident blocks traffic on Interstate 75

VAN BUREN — Traffic on Interstate 75 in northern Hancock County was blocked for several hours Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer rolled over, spilling its load of steel coils into Rocky Ford Creek, according to the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol. No one was...

Man enters plea to NB school threat

BOWLING GREEN — A Cygnet man, arrested last year for sending what police called a “threatening letter” to the North Baltimore School District, has pleaded guilty. Dwight Bower, 57, entered a plea to a charge of inducing panic, a second-degree felony, in Wood...

Red Cross flood app now available

The American Red Cross has released a new flood app designed to help save lives and reduce losses from floods and flash floods. The free app gives iPhone, iPad and Android smartphone users instant access to local and real-time information, so users know what to do before, during...