Thomas Lee Manley

SLIDELL, La. — Thomas Lee Manley, 68, of Slidell, LA, passed away at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at his home surrounded by family. Tom was born on November 9, 1945, to Robert and Martha (Zehender) Manley in Findlay. He was survived by his first wife: Ida (Kieffer)...

Florence Johnson

BOWLING GREEN — Florence O. Johnson, 95, of Bowling Green, died at 2:24 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Bowling Green Hospice Care Center. She married Charles Johnson, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Dennis R. Baden, Eadon; and a daughter, Mrs. Gordon...

Ruth Bockbrader

NORTH BALTIMORE — Ruth Carrie Bockbrader, 89, of North Baltimore, died at 8:10 a.m. Monday at Briar Hill Health Campus, North Baltimore. A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Baltimore. Visitation will be held...

Patsy Smith

FOREST — Patsy Lee Smith, 69, of Forest, died at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at her residence. Surviving are her husband, Robert D. Smith; three sons, John Brady, Deming, New Mexico; James (Brenda) Brady, Oceola; and Jeff (Connie) Brady, Forest; seven daughters, Mrs....

Russell Kear Jr.

Russell H. Kear Jr., 75, of The Villages, Florida, and formerly of Findlay, died Saturday in the emergency room of the Villages Regional Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky.

Herbert Fuhrhop

HAMLER — Herbert “Herb” William Fuhrhop, 81, of Hamler, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at VanCrest Nursing Home, Holgate. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Behrman; two daughters, Mrs. David (Brenda) Garbers, Wauseon; and Beth Ann Fuhrhop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; two...

Findlay school voters approve continuing levy

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay School District residents made a decision on Tuesday that they can never take back. District voters renewed a 5.9-mill operating levy for Findlay City Schools on a continuing basis, meaning it will last forever, as opposed to the five-year...

Arcadia school tax renewal approved

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia School District residents have decided to continue support of their district’s income tax. Voters narrowly approved renewing a 1 percent income tax on Tuesday by 45 votes. The tax passed with 275 votes, or 54 percent, in...

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department A wallet was whisked Monday from a vehicle at 603 Findlay St. A building was spray painted at 1021 N. Main St. This was noted Monday. Numerous knives...

Council stubs out e-cigarette ban

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council decided Tuesday to not consider banning e-cigarettes in indoor public places where cigarettes have already been prohibited. The ban was proposed by Findlay City Health Department personnel and a pulmonary specialist last week, but a...