Watercolor session slated

OTTOVILLE — A watercolor painting class will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 10 at the Ottoville-Monterey Township branch of the Putnam County District Library. Jeanne Beutler will instruct participants on creating an 8-by-10-inch painting called “Good Morning,...

Memory loss program set

OTTAWA — A program for individuals with early stage memory loss will be held from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Transitions, led by Linda Rae Pollitz, program manager for Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association, offers social and...

Friday calendar

TODAY 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-7 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 8:30-9:20 a.m.; Bible study, 9-10:30 a.m.; SilverSneakers classic, 9:30-10:20 a.m.; water exercise class, 10-11 a.m., Birchaven; ultra seniors, 10-11:30 a.m.;...

View planet, comet tonight

ADA — The Ohio Northern University Observatory will be open to the public from 9-11 p.m. today. This event was originally meant to highlight Mercury, which is near its greatest eastern elongation away from the sun. However, a periodic comet called...

Child screenings available

The Hancock County Early Childhood Coordinating Committee will provide free developmental screenings for children 5 and younger from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Blanchard Valley Center. To register, call Help Me Grow at 419-424-7871.

Local Roundup: Tiffin University to join UF in GMAC

INDIANAPOLIS — Tiffin University has been accepted as a new member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, according to a release posted on the GMAC website. Tiffin is scheduled to officially enter league competition beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. The conference...

College Track and Field: Maag happy to be home

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER Blaine Maag found exactly what he needed. He had to come home to get it. The former star athlete from Columbus Grove sought the benefits of a homecoming when he joined on as an assistant coach for the University of Findlay track and field team. He works...

Letters to the Editor 03-31-17

ADDICTION AND POVERTY LINKED According to the story “Death rates up…” (Page A5, March 24) researchers Case and Deaton found that since 1999, white men and women ages 45 through 54 have endured a sharp increase in “deaths of despair.” These include...

Overdose death

Prosecutors had to stretch a bit to make their case against Nathan S. Brown, the Findlay man found guilty Wednesday of providing the lethal dose of heroin and fentanyl that killed Jarrod T. Barger 14 months ago. Without a series of text messages between the two men, charges may...

Prep Softball: Upper Sandusky falls to River Valley

CALEDONIA — Upper Sandusky pounded in four runs in the second inning, but River Valley tallied runs in three straight innings in outlasting the Rams 7-4 in Thursday’s nonconference softball game. Blayc Hacker and Jenna Rodriguez paced Upper with two hits apiece, while...