Letters to the Editor 05-22-14

CATCHING UP TO THE BIBLE It’s statistically more likely for a tornado in a junkyard to engineer a fully-functioning Mercedes-Benz than for the theory of evolution to be true. Evolution holds that randomly colliding proteins and amino acids over time coalesced into life as...

A most memorable prom

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR A case of viral encephalitis kept Riverdale High School senior Tyson Frey from his prom last weekend. So the staff at Blanchard Valley Hospital brought the prom to him. Tyson’s mother, Tina Frey, said her son was disappointed to learn he...

Altrusa International awards scholarships

Altrusa International of Findlay presented its 2014 literacy/service awards at its year-end banquet, held Monday at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church. The award is given to graduates of a Hancock County high school who are entering their senior year of college study....

Training offered in small business development

The Hancock Hardin Wyandot Putnam Community Action Commission will offer a 13-week small business development training class. Classes will be held from 5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays beginning June 12 at the Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St. Participants must reside in...

Golf for Kids’ Sake scramble slated in June

OTTAWA — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Putnam County will host its third annual Golf for Kids’ Sake four-person golf scramble at 1 p.m. June 29 at Pike Run golf course. Golfers, sponsors and volunteers are sought. The event will include a battle of businesses,...

Thursday calendar

TODAY Senior Center, fitness center open, 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; EnhanceFitness, 9-9:50 a.m.; outdoor pickleball, 9-11 a.m.; SilverSneakers yoga, 10-10:50 a.m.; SilverSneakers splash, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Birchaven; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Senior Cinema,...

Early registration due for Bike to the Bay fundraiser

The Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society will sponsor its 25th annual Reeves Northrup Memorial MS Bike to the Bay cycling event June 21-22. The ride begins at Perrysburg High School June 21. There are route options of 35, 50, 75 and 100 miles. Registration is...

Prep Tennis: O-G’s Schroeder falls at districts

BOWLING GREEN — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Alex Schroeder won his first match of the day Wednesday before falling in the Divison II district quarterfinals at Bowling Green State University. Schroeder opened with a 7-5, 6-0 victory over Huron’s Jake Guerrero. He then was...

Prep Softball: Elmwood cuts down Evergreen

By MATT NYE FOR THE COURIER MAUMEE — Getting off to a fast start is crucial for some teams in tournament play. Elmwood, however, recently has made a postseason habit of falling behind early and then coming back with a fury. On Wednesday, Evergreen got out to an early 2-0...

Equestrian center to host mud run

OTTAWA — The Challenged Champions Equestrian Center in Ottawa will hold its first Hoof Stomp at 4 p.m. May 31 at the Rising River quarter horse farm, 11913 County Road 6, Ottawa. The event will feature a 5K obstacle/mud run. Food and entertainment will be provided and...