Jack Merwine

UPPER SANDUSKY — A funeral for Jack E. Merwine, 91, of Upper Sandusky, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, the Rev. Jim Stauffer officiating. Burial will be at Grand Prairie Cemetery, Marion. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m....

Two injured in Ottawa crash

OTTAWA — Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning at the intersection of Ohio 15 and Township 11, north of Ottawa, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reported. The drivers, Arlene McDougle and Thomas Stant, both of Ottawa, were taken to St....

Lelan W. Pifer

MINOOKA, Ill. — Lelan W. Pifer, 78, of Minooka, Ill., died May 7, 2015 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, Ill. He was born April 14, 1937 in Findlay to Roland and Leona (Redick) Pifer. His father preceded him in death and his mother, 101½ years old, survives...

Prep Softball: New Riegel, Hicksville can’t beat the rain

FINDLAY — After a rocky third inning, New Riegel will hope to roll today. Hicksville’s three-run top of the third put the Blue Jackets in a 4-1 hole Wednesday before lightning brought a mandatory delay in the bottom of the inning and subsequent rain prompted the...

Thursday’s Scoreboard

PREP BASEBALL Final State Coaches Poll Division I SCHOOL (1st-place votes) Record PTS 1, Cincinnati Moeller (19) 22-3 269 2, Wadsworth (9) 24-0 223 3, Walsh Jesuit (1) 23-3 197 4, Lakota West 22-4 180 5, Olentangy Liberty 24-4 117 6, Perrysburg 21-4 109 7, Willloughby South (1)...

Locally: Elmwood’s Benschoter earns NBC’s top award

Elmwood’s Miranda Benschoter was dominant all season for the Royals and she was rewarded for her play by being named the Northern Buckeye Conference Pitcher of the Year as the conference released its all-league softball selections for the 2015 season. Benchoter, a senior...

Roethlisberger inducted into MAC HOF

CLEVELAND — Findlay High School and Miami University graduate Ben Roethlisberger was inducted into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The award was presented during the MAC Honors Dinner at Cleveland’s Renaissance Hotel. Other inductees Wednesday...

William L. Winkle

William L. Winkle “Tucker”, 80 years of age from Findlay, Ohio passed away at Bridge Hospice on May 27th, 2015. He was born in McComb, Ohio on September 5, 1934 to Ella Jane and Clement Winkle who preceded him in death along with stepmother, Thelma Winkle, and...

Insider trading suspect flees U.S.

GREENWICH, Conn. — A man accused of insider trading on the proposed acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. by Apollo Tyres two years ago has fled the country, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said. Iftikar Ahmed, a former general partner at Oak Investment...

Barbara Rene Mopps

Barbara Rene Mopps, 52, of Findlay passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:45 p.m. at the Heritage Care Center. She was born on December 29, 1962, to Joseph F. and Leola L. (Jacob) Tidd in Fostoria. She was married to Larry Mopps, and he survives. Barbara is also survived by...