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England will be watching Italy-Costa Rica match

France’s midfielder Paul Pogba heads the ball during an official training session the day before the group E World Cup soccer match between France and Switzerland at the Arena Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/David Vincent)...
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Iraqi immigrants fear for loved ones back home

In a June 16, 2014 photo, Riyadh Alwahab, 75, discusses the violence in Iraq during an interview in Dearborn, Mich. Alwahab, who lives in the city to the largest Iraqi population in the United States, said it’s particularly distressing to ...

Obama moves to ensure sick leave for gay couples

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will work to ensure that gay and lesbian Americans are eligible to take leave from their jobs to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes gay marriage, the White House said Friday....

40 for the 40th

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER As it approaches its 40th anniversary, Children’s Mentoring Connection is looking to recruit new mentors — 40, to be exact. The organization matches children with mentors, who generally work one-on-one. There is also a school mentoring...

Community Foundation awards over $42K in grants

FOSTORIA — The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation, Inc. has awarded grants totaling $42,742 to five area organizations. Geary Family YMCA has received a $25,000 grant to be used for the operation of Foundation Park this year. This is the third-year installment of a...

Wharton Park fundraiser set

WHARTON — A fundraiser for the Wharton Community Park will be held June 28. A barbecued chicken dinner, catered by Harlan’s, will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Wharton Park shelter house. Dinners are $8 and include a half chicken, scalloped potatoes,...

Friday calendar

TODAY Senior Center, fitness center open, 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; SilverSneakers classic, 9-9:50 a.m.; Bible study, 9-10:30 a.m.; SilverSneakers yoga, 10-10:50 a.m.; lunch, broccoli or bacon quiche, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; SilverSneakers circuit, 1:30-2:30 p.m.;...

Kuss Filtration to host food pantry

Kuss Filtration will host a food pantry Saturday at 2150 Industrial Drive. Those receiving food are asked to arrive at 7 a.m. in order to receive a number. Distribution will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and continue until the food is gone. One person will not be able to receive...

Powers gets Marathon Classic exemption

TOLEDO — Bowling Green’s Caroline Powers, a former Michigan State All-America performer and current member of the Symetra Tour, will play in July’s Marathon Classic with a sponsor’s exemption for the second consecutive year. Also joining the field for the...

Golf: Warnimont fires ace

ARLINGTON — Steve Warnimont aced the 162-yard second hole at Sycamore Springs Golf Course on Thursday using a 6-iron. Louis Steegman and Dave Gray witnessed the shot.