Prep football: Kloepfer steps down as Riverdale head coach

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — Citing a desire to spend more time with his family, Riverdale football coach Jeremy Kloepfer stepped down Monday. The Riverdale Local Schools Board of Education unanimously accepted Kloepfer’s resignation at its meeting Monday....

Prep softball: Imbrock keys PH win

HAMLER — Patrick Henry’s Allison Imbrock upped her pitching record to 8-0 with Monday’s 14-9 win over Wauseon. But the sophomore also came through at the plate in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League contest. Imbrock doubled in two runs during a five-run third...

Prep baseball: Wauseon edges Patriots, 3-1

HAMLER — Patrick Henry’s Josh Petersen and Wauseon’s Ty Suntken locked up in a classic pitchers duel on a cool, overcast night at Garrold Parratt Field on Monday. But it was the clutch hitting of Jacob Newlove that may have earned Wauseon a Northwest Ohio...

Mary Shank

FOSTORIA — A funeral for Mary A. Shank, 78, of Fostoria, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Shank died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Fostoria...

Hospital officials to speak Friday

Dr. William H. Kose, chief quality officer for the Blanchard Valley Health System, and Scott Malaney, president and CEO of the system, will give a health care update at the Republican Party’s First Friday Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at American...

Fostoria Farmers Market to begin

FOSTORIA — The initial Fostoria Farmers Market for the season will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the former KeyBank, 133 W. Tiffin St. The market will include vendors offering flowers, plants, silk flower arrangements, vegetables, handmade...

Ralph Johnson

Ralph Seeds Johnson, 76, of Hartford City, Indiana, died at 10:35 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at his residence. Local survivors include a son, Timothy A. (Vivian) of Arlington. There will be no service at this time. Memorials may be made to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital...

College softball: UF softball to face top-seed ODU in GLIAC tournament

The University of Findlay softball team will face top-seeded Ohio Dominican in a 10 a.m. contest on Friday in the first round of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference being hosted by UF and being played at the Marathon Diamonds Complex. Ohio Dominican, 25-25...

Corn planting time is tricky

It is time for farmers to plant corn, an unsettling time when all preparations have been completed and the only thing holding them back is the right weather and field conditions. Our farmers like to plant corn from the last week of April through about May 10. University data has...

Soybean farmers can request referendum on assessment

Soybean farmers can request a referendum on the soybean checkoff assessment, which is paid when a grower sells beans. To be eligible to make the request, farmers must certify and provide documentation that shows they produced soybeans and paid an assessment on the beans between...