Body recovered from Indian Lake after boat sinks

LAKEVIEW (AP) — Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from Indian Lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat early Sunday. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources statement said eight of the nine people on the boat were rescued. State watercraft officers...

Car-motorcycle crash near Ottoville injures 2

OTTOVILLE — Two people were injured today when a motorcycle and a car collided at the intersection of Ohio 634 and U.S. 224 near Ottoville, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reported. The motorcyclist, John David Fickel, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by...

Prep Football: Arlington’s Rettig runs for 230 yards in win over Shaw

By ANDREW WILLIAMS Staff Writer ARLINGTON — After an all-Ohio junior campaign in which he rushed for 2,168 yards and amassed 43 total touchdowns, many people were probably left wondering what Arlington running back Austin Rettig would do for an encore. He didn’t waste...

Cross Country Roundup: Mohawk girls, Grove boys second at CG invite

COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove’s boys and Mohawk’s girls cross country teams both finished second in the Gray Division to lead the way for area squads at Saturday’s Columbus Grove Invitational at Clymer Stadium. The host Bulldogs finished second to...

Findlay High Roundup: Trojan boys soccer team blanks Ashland

ASHLAND — Findlay’s Alexander Majors scored two penalty kick goals to give the Trojans a 2-0 victory over Ashland in nonconference boys soccer action on Saturday. The Trojans (4-0) outshot Ashland (1-1) 13-9. Defensively, Aaron Elchert stopped seven shots for Findlay,...

Boys Soccer Roundup: Harlow’s hat trick lifts Bluffton past Defiance

DEFIANCE — Cole Harlow scored three goals as Bluffton rolled to a 5-1 nonconference boys soccer win over Defiance on Saturday. Eli Bourassa and Douglas Nester also scored for the Pirates (2-1-2). Anthony Kingley had two assists and Bourassa, Tucker Routson and Adam...

Girls Soccer Roundup: Upper, Van Buren play to 2-2 draw

UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky erased a 2-0 deficit with a pair of second-half goals to pull out a 2-2 draw with Van Buren in a North Central Ohio Soccer Coaches Association girls soccer match on Saturday. Trudy Daughenbaugh scored a goal with an assist for the Rams (4-1-1...

Prep Volleyball Roundup: Unbeaten Arlington stops Columbus Grove

ARLINGTON — Whitney Dodds had 21 digs to go along with a pair of aces to power Arlington past Columbus Grove 25-18, 25-22, 25-16, in a nonconference volleyball match on Saturday. She wasn’t the only star on the court for the unbeaten Red Devils (8-0). Brittnee Johnson...

Weekend: Hancock County Agricultural Society celebrating 75 years

By CASSIE TURNER The Hancock County Agricultural Society is celebrating 75 years of service, and OSU Extension is celebrating 100 years since the Smith-Lever Act founded the cooperative extension system across the country. At the Hancock County Fair this week, both organizations...

Weekend: Mental Health Moment

By LINDA BRANWELL EDITOR’S NOTE: First of two parts. As we begin a new school year, some students are excited to get back into a routine, while others have this sense of dread. One reason why some kids do not like school could be because they are bullied. The kids who are...
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