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UPDATE: Columbus Grove man killed in crash near Kalida

KALIDA — A Columbus Grove man was killed early Wednesday when his pickup crashed into a truck trailer that was straddling Ohio 115. According to the Lima post of the State Highway Patrol, Adrian W. Birkemier, 80, was driving north on Ohio 115 near Road M at about 5:22 a.m. when...

Every cancer patient has a story

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR The stories of three families affected by cancer, and the agency that helped them, will be told in a new documentary that debuts Monday. “Stories of Compassion” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. at Winebrenner Seminary, 950 N. Main St. The...

Couple establishes new fund

Dr. Ralph and JoAnn Reeds of Findlay have established a new donor-advised fund through the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Ralph Reeds was a dermatologist in the Hancock County community from 1982 to 2007. JoAnn Reeds was an education consultant with the Ohio...

Kenton man injured in U.S. 68 crash

A Kenton man was injured Tuesday morning after a single-vehicle accident at the U.S. 68-Ohio 15 interchange in Eagle Township, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Joseph Peddicord Jr., 70, of Kenton, lost control of his 2000 Dodge Ram Wagon van on the U.S. 68...

Class offered in money management

Ohio State University Extension, Hancock County’s class, “Basic Money Management,” will be offered twice in September. Workshops are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Family Center, room 119, 1800 N. Blanchard St., and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m....

Wednesday calendar

TODAY Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness/wellness member appreciation day: fitness center open, 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; walking outside, 7:30-8:15 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; cardio energizer, 8:30-9:15 a.m.; SilverSneakers Splash, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Birchaven;...

Letters to the Editor 09-03-14

LET’S DROP THIS TRADITION Nothing says the Hancock County Fair like elephant ears, rows and rows of choices of different fried foods, well-groomed animals and headdresses with feathers on children. What? Yes, Native American traditions disrespectfully sported on...

Forum planned on former school

HOYTVILLE — Public input will be sought from Hoytville residents concerning the use of the former middle school property at a public forum. The public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Hyco building, 19911 E. Church St. According to village officials, the middle...

Thumbs

UP: The Hancock County Fair has completed another successful run with more than 116,000 attending the six-day event. That’s up from the 110,000 in 2013 and the 87,000 in 2012, when soggy conditions kept people away. The weather always plays a role in fair attendance, and,...