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Betty J. Baughman

Betty J. Baughman, 92, of Tiffin, formerly of Findlay, passed from this life onto her eternal life on April 10, 2018 at The Heritage Estates, Findlay. She was born on June 3, 1925 in Findlay, the youngest of twelve children, to the late Charles and Margaretha (Gerber) Dietsch....

Barbara ‘Barb’ T. Laubenthal

OTTAWA — Barbara “Barb” T. Laubenthal, 71, of Ottawa, died 12:20 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2018 at The Meadows of Leipsic. She was born April 13, 1947 in Oneida, WI to the late Adrian and Waltera (Van Laarhoven) Vissers. On July 17, 1965 she married William...

Meeting scheduled on fire district levy

RAWSON — The Southwestern Hancock Joint Fire District board will hold an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Cory-Rawson High School cafeteria for all district residents who have questions regarding the proposed levy. The fire district is requesting a 1.5-mill,...

Thumbs

UP: “Last call” for Nikki’s, the erstwhile bar in the 100 block of North Main Street, came last year. By early summer the wrecking ball will be arriving, now that the demolition bids are in. One by one, most of the buildings on the east side of North Main Street...

Motorcyclist hurt in Upper Sandusky

UPPER SANDUSKY — A motorcyclist was injured Friday night in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Ohio 199, south of U.S. 23 in Upper Sandusky. The crash was reported about 7:47 p.m. Upper Sandusky police and the State Highway Patrol responded, and a Life Flight medical...

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department A theft of credit card information was reported in the 700 block of North Main Street on Thursday. A traffic stop in the 500 block of Fishlock Avenue...

Wood County sheriff reports scam

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several scam incidents where county residents were called by people claiming to be sheriff’s deputies. The residents were told they had missed jury duty and there was a warrant out for their arrest. They were told if...

Hancock County OKs contracts for road work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The annual county/township road paving and road sealing contracts, totaling more than $1.5 million, were approved this week by the Hancock County commissioners. One of the contracts went to Shelly Co., Findlay, which bid about $791,188 for county and...

Ohio Northern to dedicate Martin Luther King statue

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER ADA — Ohio Northern University will dedicate a statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. next week outside Taft Memorial Building, where the civil rights leader made one of his last college speeches before his assassination 50 years ago....

Lunchtime lesson: Arcadia students urged to avoid distracted driving

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — It was almost 80 degrees on Friday at Arcadia Local Schools, and the middle and high school students had Kona Ices for lunch. But something else was different this lunchtime: three Hancock County sheriff’s deputies, an Allstate...