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TODAY Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; outdoor pickleball, 8-11 a.m., pavilion; EnhanceFitness, 9-9:50 a.m.; Hancock Historical Museum series, “Her Story, The Women of Hancock County, A History of the...

Prep volleyball: Findlay spikes Lima Shawnee

LIMA — With nine seniors on his Findlay High School volleyball team, Bob Moran knew experience could be a huge plus for the Trojans this season. In a 25-19, 25-15, 25-22 win over Lima Shawnee on Wednesday, he made that perfectly clear. “Sometimes there are moments...

UF soccer: Seven vets back for women’s team

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER University of Findlay women’s soccer coach Crystal Dye feels good about her team as it heads into a new season. After all, the Oilers have seven returning players and all seven are starters. Dye is hoping that experience translates into success...

Red Cross sets blood drive schedule

The American Red Cross has scheduled several area blood drives during September, in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, including: Sept. 3 — Fort Jennings American Legion, 100 American Legion Drive, Fort Jennings, noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 4 — Continental...

Lightning strike blamed for straw fire

JENERA — About 105,000 pounds of straw burned in a large fire Wednesday morning. A lightning strike likely caused the 2:30 a.m. fire at the Boehm Dairy Farm, 7326 Eagle Township 25, said Jenera Fire Chief Matt Boehm. The flames caused about $45,000 in equipment damage,...

Lawsuit filed over fatal accident

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $50,000 has been filed against a former Ottawa councilman. On June 6, Alan J. Ducey collided head-on with another vehicle after he drove left of center on Ohio 65 to avoid hitting stopped traffic, according to...

Lillian Hertel

Lillian Hertel, 31, of Findlay, died at 8:42 a.m. Wednesday at Blanchard Valley Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hufford Family Funeral Home.

Arcadia board considering window project

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Coinciding with the start of another school year, the Arcadia school board on Wednesday was given an education on window replacement. Capitol Window, based in Bellevue, presented options to the school board for replacing windows in the...

Franklin Smith

SYCAMORE — A funeral for Franklin D. Smith, 73, of Sycamore, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, the Rev. Rick Dawson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday...

Susan Bartunek

FOSTORIA — A memorial for Susan B. Bartunek, 83, of Fostoria, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, the Rev. Beth Zuehlke officiating. Ms. Bartunek died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. Surviving are two daughters,...