Marco Acosta-De La Cruz

LaRUE — A funeral for Marco A. “Roberto Martinez” Acosta-De La Cruz, 26, of LaRue, will be held at 8 p.m. today at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, the Rev. Jim Stauffer officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Cardenas, Mexico. Visitation will...

Findlay man pleads guilty to murder

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A Findlay man pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally shooting Joe Gutierrez III on a city street in November. In a plea agreement, Ralph G. Harris III, 21, admitted to charges of murder, an unclassified felony; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony;...

Court: Putnam Road 5 widening was not lawful

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER LEIPSIC — An appeals court this week ruled that a Putnam County judge repeatedly botched rulings, enabling the county commissioners to unlawfully widen a road despite residents’ objections. But residents, who favored alternative routes for...

James Schwiebert

HAMLER — A funeral for James “Jim” Schwiebert, 59, of Hamler, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hope Lutheran Church, Hamler, the Rev. Lindsay Shaner officiating. Burial will be in Marion Township Cemetery, Hamler. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m....

Charles McComas

OTTAWA — A funeral for Charles H. “Chuck” McComas, 80, of Ottawa, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Ottawa. Mr. McComas’ obituary appeared in Tuesday’s edition of The Courier.

Etta Lawrence

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Etta R. Lawrence, 95, of Palm Harbor, Florida, died on Thursday, June 19. Arrangements are pending at Bringman Clark Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky.

Nancy Dreisbach

Nancy Vivian Dreisbach, 50, of Findlay, died at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday at Blanchard Valley Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.

Letters to the Editor 06-25-14

A MIXED MESSAGE? When I saw Monday’s front page picture of Deborah Spero pouring wine into a glass, my first impression was, “hic,” looks like a bar scene. I know there are many “fence sitters” out there possibly who are wondering if it’s OK to...

Voting hours

Voting in Ohio didn’t used to be so complicated. Just show up on Election Day and vote. Most people still do that, but about one-third now vote early, either by visiting a board of elections office or by absentee ballot. Because of the convenience, early voting numbers are...

Former NB school site to be sold to Reineke

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — A deal is in the works for a North Baltimore company to purchase half the land of the former North Baltimore High School, despite objections from a village businessman who submitted a bid on the property a few years ago. The...