John Cusac

CAREY — John Cusac, 43, of Carey, died Wednesday at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. Arrangements are pending at Hufford Family Funeral Home, Findlay.

Prep softball: Miller, Van Buren blank Hardin Northern

DOLA — Van Buren scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning as the Black Knights handed Hardin Northern its first Blanchard Valley Conference loss of the season with a 6-0 win over the Polar Bears on Wednesday. Nichole Miller went the distance and struck out eight in a...

Prep baseball: Findlay High baseball on a roll

Findlay’s Connor Curlis struck out 10 Oregon Clay batters while walking three in seven innings pitched, and the junior allowed an earned run on three hits as the Trojans slashed the Eagles 7-3 in a Three Rivers Athletic Conference baseball game on Wednesday at the Marathon...

Prep baseball: L-B inches closer to BVC title

Liberty-Benton jumped on top early and held off visiting Arlington for a 4-2 Blanchard Valley Conference baseball win on Wednesday. The victory moved the Eagles closer to a share of the BVC title as they improved to 15-1 overall and 6-0 in conference play. L-B has a key makeup...

State Legislature seats up for election

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Voters in Hancock and neighboring counties will nominate candidates for one Ohio Senate seat and six Ohio House seats in the May 6 primary. There are primary election contests for four of these seven seats. State senators serve four-year terms and House...

Dale E. Hoepf

TIFFIN — Dale E. Hoepf, 78, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 29, 2014 at Bridge Hospice in Findlay. He was born on May 24, 1935, in Seneca Township, to Leo and Eulalia (Wenzinger) Hoepf. On April 14, 1956, he married JoAnn Wagner in Sts. Peter and Paul...

James Walter

UPPER SANDUSKY — A memorial for James E. Walter, 84, of Upper Sandusky, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church, Upper Sandusky. A committal service will be held in Old Mission Cemetery, with military honors by the Upper Sandusky Veterans Color Guard....

Joyce I. Stearns

A funeral service for Joyce I. Stearns, 84, of Findlay, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Reichard Funeral Home Inc., 400 W. Deerfield Road, Union City, Ind. 47390, the Rev. Jim Morehouse officiating. Burial will be in Lisbon Cemetery, Union City, Ind. Visitation...

Evangeline ‘Vangie’ E. Kersh

OTTAWA — Evangeline “Vangie” E. Kersh, 93, of Ottawa, died 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at The Meadows of Putnam Acres, Ottawa. She was born October 9, 1920 in Leipsic, to the late John and Margaret (Recker) Kuhlman. On July 31, 1939, she married Ralph...

Kenneth Ray Fairchild

CORINTH, Miss. — Kenneth Ray Fairchild, 72, Corinth, Miss, formerly of Bettsville, OH, passed away into the arms of his Lord and Savior on April 29, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Kenny was born March 21, 1942, son of the late Cecil and Neva (Blair) Fairchild. In 1970, he...