District softball: New Riegel swats away Blue Devils

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer KENTON — Line drive after line drive, home run after home run, New Riegel crushed the ball in its Division IV district softball final against Carey on Friday. The Blue Jackets wasted no time, getting most of their hits early in the count...

Kenneth Adams

OTTAWA — Kenneth R. Adams, 86, of Ottawa, died Friday at The Meadows at Putnam Acres, Ottawa. Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton.

Mary E. DeBord Searle

Mary E. DeBord Searle, 94, went home to be with Jesus on May 23, 2014 under the care of the Bridge Hospice Care Center. She was born in Fosterville, TN on October 19, 1919 to the late C. Henry and Margaret (Modrall) Harrison. She married Harold M. DeBord on July 29, 1938 in...

Helen Jeannette Drake

Helen Jeannette Drake, 82, of Findlay, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at her residence. She was born on March 21, 1932, to the late Rollie A. and Bertha (Newland) King in Alger, OH. She married Charles F. Drake on October 11, 1947, and he preceded her in death on September...

District baseball: Fast start propels PH past Columbus Grove

By TED RADICK staff writer ELIDA — Patrick Henry’s Kollin Spence tried, without much success, to stifle a smile when talking about pitching with a big lead. “That was a huge confidence boost. Our offense came through for me today,” he said after the...

Margery Edith (Bauman) Quinland

The family of Margery Edith (Bauman) Quinland is deeply saddened to announce her transition to the next life on May 11, 2014. A loving and devoted daughter, mother, grandmother, and sister, she was born and raised in Rawson, Ohio but spent most of her adult years in St. Croix, US...

Jeffrey Clayton Christman

LEIPSIC — Jeffrey Clayton Christman, 52, of Leipsic, died at 5:09 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 in Lima. He was born May 28, 1961 in Bowling Green to Clayton and Ruth (Diamond) Christman. His father is deceased and his mother survives in Defiance. On September 30, 1995, he...

District baseball: McComb thumps Arlington, moves on to regional

By DAVE HANNEMAN sTAFF WRITER A year ago, McComb’s baseball team made history. At Findlay High School’s baseball diamond on Friday, the Panthers made a statement. Clay Grubb came through with an overpowering four-hit, 16-strikeout effort on the mound and Mitch...

Janelle Drazan Nichole Mauricio

FOSTORIA — A Mass of Resurrection for Janelle Drazan Nichole Mauricio, 20, of Fostoria, Ohio, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (5-28-14) at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, with Father Nicholas Weibl officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 3...

Session scheduled on public records

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office will be hosting a free session on state public records and open government laws from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. July 22 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium, 950 N. Main St. The public is welcome to attend the training,...