Betty Jean Whitaker

Betty Jean Whitaker, 74, of Defiance, Oh, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2016 at the Defiance ProMedica Regional Hospital, with her family by her side. She was born on September 12, 1941 to Robert and Mary Ellen (Baney) Reichenbach in North Baltimore, OH. On August 30,...

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department A domestic dispute between mother and daughter was reported in the 700 block of Tiffin Avenue on Friday. No injuries were reported. A domestic spat...

Tree seedling order deadline set

The deadline for tree seedling orders from Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District is March 18. The bare root stock range from 8 to 20 inches each. A limited number of transplant seedlings are available, too. Trees are sold in packets of 10 to 25 seedlings for $16 per...

Public Meetings

The following public meetings will be held this week in the Findlay area: TODAY Findlay school board, 6 p.m., Millstream Cafe. Liberty-Benton school board regular meeting, 6 p.m., followed by a special meeting at 7:25 p.m., board offices. Arlington Council, 7 p.m., municipal...

College roundup: Bluffton women beat Anderson

BLUFFTON — Kaitlyn Pennekamp’s 20 points led four Bluffton players in double figures as the Beavers topped Anderson 68-47 in Saturday’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball action. Kaycee Rowe led Bluffton (21-2, 14-2 HCAC) with six...

Girls basketball: Blue Devils rout Riverdale

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey girls basketball coach Phil Vaughn got a little nostalgic after his Blue Devils defeated Riverdale 84-51 in the regular-season finale for both teams Saturday. It was the final girls home game for Carey in the school’s old gym....

Therapy dog to visit Bluffton library

BLUFFTON — The Bluffton Public Library will host Paws to Read with Teddy at 10 a.m. Saturday. Visitors can read a book to Teddy, a certified therapy dog. The program supports literacy, the humane treatment of animals and healthy stress relief practices.

Letters to the Editor 02-15-16

MORE, BETTER TREATMENT NEEDED Sadly, deaths by opiate/heroin overdose are a regular occurrence in our county and surrounding areas. Although treatment is available for different severities of addiction, people with opiate addictions are dying from overdose or seeking services in...

Monday calendar

TODAY 50 North, closed for Presidents’ Day. Alcoholics Anonymous, closed discussion, 6:30 a.m., Pioneer Club; book study, 10 a.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church; open discussion, noon, Pioneer Club; open discussion, noon, Dry Haven, Fostoria; closed discussion, 5:30 p.m.,...

Boys basketball: Van Buren beats Kalida with Turner’s late 3-pointer

VAN BUREN — Van Buren’s Ryan Turner buried a go-ahead 3-pointer with 10 seconds left and the Black Knights used strong defensive plays to close out a 41-39 victory over Kalida in nonconference boys basketball action Saturday. After Turner drilled the clutch shot for...