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James feels ‘blessed’ by shot at another NBA title

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, and forward LeBron James, right, share a laugh basketball practice on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in San Antonio. They play Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade,...

Attorney cites conflict in teacher case

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Nelson family’s attorney is alleging a conflict of interest in the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office investigation of an incident involving their son and Riverdale kindergarten teacher Barb Williams. Williams’ husband, Jim Williams,...

International visitor praises work of Findlay Kiwanis Club

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Kiwanis International needs to grow its membership not for its own sake, but because the work Kiwanis does saves children’s lives, the president-elect of the international service organization told the Kiwanis Club of Findlay on Wednesday. Dr....

Habitat for Humanity to begin 31st home

Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County will begin construction of its 31st home at a Raise the Wall ceremony, open to the public, at 10 a.m. Saturday at 1810 Payne Ave. The new homeowners, the Braithwaite family, will thank the donors and sponsors of the Habitat’s...

Deadline nears for Hancock Leadership applications

The Hancock Leadership program is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 class. The program, sponsored by the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce and the Hancock Leadership Alumni Association, is a nine-month seminar designed to strengthen leadership skills, broaden...

Leon Newton

UPPER SANDUSKY — Leon Newton, 68, of Upper Sandusky, died at 12:46 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. Surviving are four sisters, Shirley Jones, Upper Sandusky; Rita Anderson, Camden; Stella Reese, Fort Pierce, Florida; and Mrs....

Marie Long

Marie Long, 84, of Eustis, Florida, and formerly of Findlay, died on April 23, 2014. She was born and raised in Findlay and owned and operated George’s Bakery in Findlay. Local survivors include a sister, Catherine Hutton, Fostoria. A graveside service will be held at 11...

Rosemary Coppler

FOSTORIA — Services for Rosemary Coppler, 90, of Fostoria, will be private. Mrs. Coppler died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Independence House, Fostoria. She married Harry E. Coppler Sr., and he preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard...

Cedric ‘Bill’ Waaland

DAYTON — Cedric “Bill” Waaland, age 88, of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Hospice of Dayton. He was born March 22, 1926 in Findlay, OH, the son of the late Norman A. & Dorothy (Brearley) Waaland. Bill was a retired U.S. Government Contracting...