Why is an officer put on paid leave?

Q: Nothing against our area’s police officers, but why, when an officer shoots someone, is he/she put on “paid administrative leave”? In my jobs, if I got put “off” for whatever reason, it was without pay until I was able to justify myself. —...

College football: Bluffton starts 3-0 for first time in 17 years

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University’s defense held Mount St. Joseph to 151 total yards and forced three turnovers as the Beavers picked up a 16-6 win Saturday in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener for both schools. Bluffton improved to 3-0 for the first...

Monday’s scoreboard

PREP FOOTBALL Saturday’s Results Sandusky Bay Conference River Division Castalia Margaretta 46, Fremont St. Joseph 38 Around Ohio Akr. Buchtel 61, Akr. North 0 Bellaire 20, John Marshall, W.Va. 0 Camden-Frontier, Mich. 50, Elyria Open Door 0 CBHS, Tenn. 31, Cin. La Salle 18...

Public Meetings

The following public meetings will be held this week in the Findlay area: TODAY Liberty-Benton Board of Education special meeting, 11:30 a.m., board offices. Carey Council, 7 p.m., council chambers, municipal building. Arlington Council, 7 p.m., municipal building. Biglick...

Robert Hayden

CAREY — Robert Wayne Hayden, 64, of Carey, died Sunday at Fairhaven Community, Upper Sandusky. Arrangements are pending at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey.

Stephen Kempher

Stephen Kempher, 63, of Findlay, died Friday at the Heritage Manor. Arrangements are pending at Hufford Family Funeral Home.

Vickie Shoemaker

PANDORA “” A funeral for Vickie L. Shoemaker, 59, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Pandora United Methodist Church, the Rev. Duane Kemerley officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pandora. She died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at the James Medical...

Barbara J. Howard

Barbara Joann Howard, 60, of Findlay, died at 6:30 a.m., Saturday, September 17, 2016, at her residence. She was born on September 14, 1956, to the late Richard and Betty (Mains) Hutton. She married Jeffrey Howard on September 25, 1987, and he survives. Barb is also survived by...

Eldon P. Businger

Eldon Paul “Ike” Businger, age 87, formerly of Jenera, currently from Findlay, died at 6:44pm on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Bridge Hospice Center in Findlay. He was born on August 12, 1929, in Jenera, Ohio to the late Ira E. and Anna L. Wilch Businger. On May...

Michael D. Sczesny

GREEN SPRINGS “” Michael David Sczesny, 52, formerly of Fostoria, passed away 1:54 p.m. Saturday September 17, 2016 at Eden Springs, Green Springs where he currently resided. He was born July 30, 1964 in Fostoria to John A. and Gilda “Sue” (Paradiso)...