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Prep football: Ohio football mercy rule adopted for 2014 season

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Knowing when to call off the dogs in one-sided football games has always been an in-game decision for officials and coaches. This year, that decision may be predetermined. A “mercy rule” for high school football was approved last week by...

Prep softball: Jackets rally for win

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER KENTON — When a good hitting team battles at the plate by fouling off pitch after pitch and waiting for the right one, the outcome is often good. In New Riegel’s case in Tuesday’s Division IV district semifinal softball game...

Prep baseball: Findlay advances to TRAC semifinal

Findlay High School took advantage of strong pitching and timely hitting in a 4-2 win Tuesday over Whitmer in the first round of the Three Rivers Athletic Conference baseball tournament. The Trojans (14-11) will play Toledo St. John (18-1) in the semifinals at noon, Monday at...

Prep softball: Kurtz knocks in game-winner for PH

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER ELIDA — Katie Kurtz has been in pressure situations before, and she wasn’t about to let the moment at hand overwhelm her. With two outs in the sixth inning, a runner on third and the score tied in a Division IV district softball semifinal...

Wednesday’s scoreboard

PREP BASEBALL State Coaches Poll Division I SCHOOL (1st-place votes) RECORD PTS 1, Walsh Jesuit (27) 23-0 279 2, Lakota West (2) 21-4 237 3, Cincinnati Moeller 19-4 212 4, Hudson 20-3 137 5, Springboro 21-4 104 6, Olentangy Liberty 21-5 103 7, Grove City 20-5 100 8, Westerville...

Fostoria woman injured in county accident

A Fostoria woman was injured Tuesday when the GMC Suburban she was driving hit a railroad crossing gate and then overturned on Hancock County 18, northeast of Findlay. Tamme Morehart, 40, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance, the Hancock County...

Fostoria Council approves Stearns Road widening

By BRIAN BOHNERT for the courier FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council on Tuesday approved an agreement between the city and the state Department of Transportation, paving the way for the long-awaited Stearns Road project. The project, which has been in the planning stages for...

Agency board gets raise

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners agreed Tuesday to give Hancock County Veterans Service board members a $100-a-month raise. Board members approached the commissioners last week, asking for the pay hike. The veterans commission has five board members, and...

More students reach test goal

The number of Findlay City Schools students who have not achieved the third-grade reading guarantee goal has dropped from 156 to 25. The school district received results Tuesday from an alternative test called Terra Nova that effectively decreased the number of students who...

Forest library closing for holiday

FOREST — Forest-Jackson Public Library will be closed Saturday and Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The library’s card catalog is available online at www.forestlibrary.org.