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Minor James ‘Bud’ Shafer

Minor James “Bud” Shafer, 91 of Findlay died at 1:25 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. He was born in Upper Sandusky on March 15, 1923 to the late Robert and Eva G. (Brown) Shafer. He first married Joann Plott and she preceded him in death....

Doris Wittebort

Doris Wittebort, 93, of Bradenton, FL and formerly of Findlay, died at 10:10 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Surrey Place in Bradenton, FL. She was born on November 10, 1920, in Hancock County to the late Earl J. and Cora D. (Roberts) Miller. She married Bernard...

Carol J. Heldman

MOUNT CORY — Carol J. Heldman, 74, of Mt. Cory, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at her residence. Her caregiver was her daughter, Ladonna Greer, of Mt. Cory. Carol was born on February 29, 1940 to Harold and Clair (Martin) Kline. In 1964 Carol married Terry Greer and...

Sam Boedicker

OTTAWA — A funeral for Sam Lee “Old Goat” Boedicker, 78, of Ottawa and formerly of Lakeview, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, the Rev. William Crunk officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral...

Joyce Holman-Hayes

FOSTORIA — A celebration of life for Joyce E. Holman-Hayes, 85, of Fostoria, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the celebration Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Holman-Hayes died at 6:08 p.m....

Nonna Johnson

NORTH BALTIMORE — Nonna Ellen (McEwen) Johnson, 88, of Florida, died April 24 in Florida. Arrangements are pending at Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore.

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department: Police Department A Findlay woman reported Tuesday that her ex-boyfriend had violated a restraining order she had filed against him. An individual was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital after being bitten by a dog...

Hydrant flushing

The Findlay Water Distribution Department will flush hydrants today from McManness Avenue east to Hancock County 236, and from Tiffin Avenue north to Fostoria Avenue.

Tears of joy: Pharrell ‘happy’ at awards show

Pharrell is still full of tears of joy — even after that viral interview with Oprah Winfrey. The producer-rapper-singer was teary-eyed after he performed a medley of his hits at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and earned the innovator award for his contributions to music....

Midwest League

___ Peoria 14, Beloit 10 Burlington 6, Wisconsin 4, 1st game Wisconsin 3, Burlington 2, 2nd game Cedar Rapids 5, Kane County 2, 1st game West Michigan at Lake County, 6:30 p.m. Lansing at Dayton, 7 p.m. Clinton at Quad Cities, 7 p.m., 1st game Great Lakes at Fort Wayne, 7:05 p.m....