NBA: A day after reboot, Cavs win

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA — LeBron James had a triple-double and Kyle Korver scored a season-high 30 points, including four straight 3-pointers to close the third period, as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-107 on Friday night for a successful...

Olympics: Vonn hoping to stay healthy

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Known for her hard-charging style on skis, Lindsey Vonn is not taking any chances off the slopes. The black gloves she wore to a pre-Olympics news conference Friday made that clear. After waiting eight years — “a very...

Olympics: Winds may move men’s downhill to Monday

By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer JEONGSEON, South Korea — High winds in the weather forecast could move the Olympic men’s downhill race from its scheduled Sunday slot. Race director Markus Waldner told team leaders a Monday lunchtime start is the favored backup plan if needed,...

NASCAR: Truex trying to defend title

By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr. has been all over the country during his brief reign as NASCAR’s newest champion. Since winning his first Cup title in November, Truex has celebrated in Las Vegas, New York, Denver, Charlotte, Toronto and...

Controlling contention in the congregation: Pastors diffuse holy hostilities

  By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Every pastor has a story about “the budget committee meeting of 2014” which will “go down in church lore,” said the Rev. Jim Klausing. People fight. Even in church. And it’s up to pastors to figure out how to...

Church and Religious Events

Ada First UM ADA — Ada First United Methodist Church, 301 N. Main St., will host a drive-thru imposition of ashes on Wednesday. Motorists should enter from Highland Avenue toward the canopy entrance. Hours are from 7:30-9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m....

Income-eligible families offered home heating help

The Home Energy Assistance (HEAP) Winter Crisis Program was created to provide financial assistance, one time per heating season, to income-eligible households who are threatened with disconnection of their heating source, have service already disconnected, need to establish new...

Valentine bingo scheduled

Valentine bingo will be the theme for a family fun program planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. The free program will also be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location.

Library sets jam sessions

BLUFFTON — “Jammin’ at the Library” continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Feb. 26 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Feb. 22, “Jammin’ Instructional” will be held....

Four scholarships offered

The Hancock County Retired Teachers Association is offering $1,000 scholarships to four 2018 graduating seniors who attend high school in Findlay or Hancock County and plan to major in the education field at an accredited college or university. Applicants must demonstrate good...