Prep Softball: Van Buren a win away from regional

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR ELIDA — Fifteen games into the season, it might have seemed like Van Buren’s softball season was going nowhere. Fast forward a month and the Black Knights are in position to play for a district championship. Van Buren broke a scoreless tie...

NB teacher inspired students, staff, family

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — To be in Kim Conkle’s kindergarten classroom at Powell Elementary School meant fun, creativity and life experiences. It was a joy to share her passion for educating students, said her husband, Matt; her parents, Cloyce and...

Patricia ‘Pat’ May Kissell Oren

GIBSONBURG — Patricia “Pat” May Kissell Oren, 72, of Gibsonburg, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014 in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, after a brief illness. She was born on May 25, 1941 in Piqua, OH to the late Jerry Junior Kissell and the late Dorothy...

Robert Cunningham

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Robert M. Cunningham, 66, of Punta Gorda, Florida, and formerly of Deshler, died Monday in Florida. Further arrangements are pending.

McComb High School plans Saturday graduation for 56

McCOMB — McComb High School will hold graduation for its 56 seniors at 7 p.m. Saturday in the high school gymnasium. Madison Roth is the valedictorian, and the salutatorian is Hailey Huffman. Members of the Class of 2014 are: Ryann Adomanis, Jose Alfaro, Aaron Aller, Kendra...

Brenda Thomas

WESTON — Services for Brenda Thomas, 51, of Weston, and formerly of Bluffton, will be private. Ms. Thomas died Monday, May 19, 2014. Surviving are two sons, Roger of Findlay; and Ron of Weston; two brothers, Chuck and Brad; and a sister, Robin. Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home...

Jennifer Smith

A funeral for Jennifer R. Smith, 35, of Findlay, and formerly of Fostoria, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Joe Hurst officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral Friday at the funeral home. Ms. Smith died...

Prep Sports Roundup: Findlay’s Crow has lone hit in loss to Clay

FOSTORIA — Libby Crow had Findlay’s lone hit Wednesday as the Trojans lost 11-1 to Oregon Clay in a Division I district semifinal at Fostoria High School. Jamie Miller and Brooke Gyori each hit home runs for Clay (26-3), which will play Three Rivers Athletic...

District Softball: Blue Devils clip Falcons in semis

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER KENTON — Carey pitcher Ali Rymer was in a zone Wednesday in the Blue Devils’ Division IV district semifinal game against Riverdale. Her defense backed her up as well, and with some timely hits in the fifth and seventh innings, the Blue...

Fostoria police report shooting

FOSTORIA — Fostoria police were investigating the reported shooting of a woman Wednesday night. In a 911 call, received about 11:30 p.m., a male reported a break-in and the shooting of his girlfriend. While Fostoria officers were investigating the area where the call came...