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VIDEOS: Army Corps commander tours Blanchard watershed

Lt. Col Karl Jansen, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo Division commander, toured the Blanchard River watershed on Wednesday with Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik, U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), and Ohio Reps. Robert Sprague and Lynn Wachtmann. Jansen also had an...

New corps commander promises better communications, cooperation

Crowds of frustrated people greeted Lt. Col. Karl D. Jansen, new commander of the Army Corp of Engineers’ Buffalo District, on his tour Wednesday of flood-prone areas in both Findlay and Ottawa. While Jansen spent much of the tour talking with officials, he was polite and patient...

Golden State Warriors sign Aaron Craft to partially guaranteed contract

The Golden State Warriors have signed former Liberty-Benton and Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft to a one-year, partially guaranteed contract, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Craft, 23, will join the Warriors at training camp, but is not guaranteed a spot on the...

Cooper Tire announces quarterly dividend

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s board of directors today announced a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share on common stock, payable Sept. 26 to stockholders of record on Sept. 2. Cooper will issue its second-quarter earnings report Thursday.
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Countdown to Football: Columbus Grove Bulldogs

We’re counting down the days to the start of the high school football season by featuring an area school in each day’s newspaper. Today’s school is the Columbus Grove Bulldogs.

Cooking with a soft touch

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Problems chewing don’t mean you have to live off of mashed potatoes — there’s a lot out there you can eat, and Kristine Benishek has found the recipes for you. Benishek, of Findlay, has authored a cookbook “Simply Soft...

Soft food tips from Kristine Benishek

Tips for preparing soft foods • When baking, a little applesauce can be added to almost any quick bread, muffin or cake recipe to add moisture and softness. • Because soft foods are lacking the texture of crunchy and chewy foods it is important that they have great flavor....

4-H participants have projects judged

The Hancock County 4-H program recently held judging for its food, nutrition and home visit projects with the following results: Vegetable and flower garden Vegetable Garden I: Madelyn Wolfarth, Gold Star, grand champion; Austin Schaller, Country Critters, reserve champion;...

Program planned

COLUMBUS GROVE — A free program, “How to Make Garden Ornaments With Cement,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Putnam County District Library’s Columbus Grove location. The speaker will be Bob Ebbeskotte of Indian Trail Garden Center.

Reptile program to be held today

MOUNT BLANCHARD — A Hancock Park District program on reptiles that was originally scheduled July 31 will be held from noon to 1 p.m. today at Island Park in Mount Blanchard, in the shelter house closest to the pool. The program is free and open to the public. All...