Softball: Three local teams entered in Eastern National tourney

The ASA 16-U Eastern National Championships girls fastpitch softball tournament got under way Thursday and will continue through the weekend at the Marathon Diamonds and the Van Buren Sports Complex. Pool play was completed Thursday and bracket play begins today in a tournament...

Pro Football: Rough road for Manziel

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA — Johnny Manziel has quickly learned his college days — on the field anyway — are over. Less than a week into his first NFL training camp with the Browns, Manziel is going through the typical growing pains of any rookie...

Friday’s scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 60 46 .566 — Toronto 60 50 .545 2 New York 55 52 .514 5½ Tampa Bay 53 55 .491 8 Boston 48 60 .444 13 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 58 47 .552 — Kansas City 55 52 .514 4 Cleveland 53 55 .491...

Electronics may be recycled Saturday

UPPER SANDUSKY — An electronics recycling opportunity, hosted by Bridgestone, will be open to the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bridgestone APM, 245 Commerce Way, Upper Sandusky. Scott Recycling personnel will handle the recyclable items at no charge. Items...

Three injured in U.S. 224 crash

Three teenagers were injured in a three-vehicle collision Thursday afternoon on U.S. 224, just east of Findlay. Kendra Konecny, 16, of Findlay, Saffron Florea, 17, of Tiffin, and Olivia Fenton, 16, of Findlay, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital following the 4 p.m. accident,...

Bettsville considers ambulance options

BETTSVILLE — Officials from Bettsville, Liberty Township and Jackson Township in Seneca County are discussing whether to join an existing ambulance district or form a new one. During a meeting in Bettsville this week, the Seneca County commissioners heard from village...

MPLX earns $28.8M

Higher charges for use of its pipelines pumped profits 55 percent higher last quarter, to $28.8 million, for MPLX LP, Marathon Petroleum’s pipeline subsidiary. Earnings in the April-June quarter amounted to 37 cents per share for the Findlay-based subsidiary, up from 26...

Top secret

OK, everyone, by a show of hands, who is frustrated by the Army Corps of Engineers? Yes, that’s pretty much everybody. We ask because the Army’s latest gesture in trust-building came earlier this week when a lieutenant colonel visited Findlay and punched his checklist...

Stock buyback effort expands

Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s board of directors has approved an additional $2 billion repurchase of company stock through July 2016. The buyback is in addition to a previous stock repurchase, which had $709 million remaining as of June 30. “This $2 billion share...

Letters to the Editor 08-01-14

WE’RE BEING DEHUMANIZED “Webster’s New School and Office Dictionary” from 1974 defines resource as: 1) a source of help or supply; an expedient to which one may resort. 2) pl. money; assets. Webster’s definition of personnel is: 1) persons employed...