Russo died of multiple blunt trauma

Prominent Hancock County attorney Ralph Russo died last month from multiple blunt trauma sustained in a car crash, a coroner’s report says. The Erie County Coroner’s Office on Friday cited only injuries from the July 9 crash on U.S. 6 in its cause of death ruling....

Attendance climbs at Hancock fair

Pleasant weather helped boost attendance Friday at the Hancock County Fair. Ticket Chairman Aaron Smith estimated that 19,000 people came to the fair, about 3,000 more than the five-year average for the third day of the fair. “It was a good day weather-wise,” Smith...

Weekend calendar

TODAY Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Hancock Handlebars, early risers, 7-8:30 a.m., Riverbend Park Oxbow entrance, 16550 Township Road 208. Alcoholics Anonymous, closed book, 7:30 a.m., Pioneer Club; women’s New Beginnings...

Prep Roundup: Schwarzman leads Pirates to PCL victory over Miller City

CONTINENTAL — Continental’s Zach Schwarzman recorded a hat trick, and Caleb Baker added another goal, as the Pirates edged Miller City 4-3 in Putnam County League boys soccer action on Friday. Jared Snyder, Nick Ripko and Jackson Lammers each scored for Miller City...

No newspaper on Monday

The Courier won’t be published on Monday, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. All newspaper offices will be closed Monday except the newsroom, which will be staffed during the afternoon and evening. During the holiday weekend, Courier subscribers who have a question or...

Letters to the Editor 08-30-14

RIGHT OR WRONG? Have you ever felt compelled to do something? I feel that way now! Since the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in St. Louis, I have been puzzled by the whole matter. Unfortunately, the only way to get the whole truth in this case is through Officer...

Football Roundup: Bluffton rolls in opener

RAWSON — Mitchell Ault threw for 225 yards and four touchdowns, three of them to Robbie Stratton, as the Pirates easily beat Cory-Rawson 49-0 on Friday in nonconference football. Bluffton (1-0) had 395 yards to 61 for Cory-Rawson (0-1), including 170 on the ground, and...

Saturday’s Scoreboard

Prep Football Friday’s Results Other NW Ohio Games Ada 49, Upper Scioto Valley 14 Allen East 49, New Bremen 26 Anna 41, Sidney Lehman 7 Antwerp 27, Edon 12 Arcadia 29, Lakota 28 Ashland Crestview 22, Howard East Knox 20 Ayersville 27, Northwood 21 Bellevue 28, Sandusky...

Labor Day

“If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.” — Doug Larson “Of all the American educational system’s problems, none is more severe than the academic year beginning before Labor Day.”...

Prep Football: Calvert goes Long in 41-16 win over H-L

By ANDY WOLF SPORTS WRITER TIFFIN — It didn’t take long for Tyler Long to prove he could score from any distance or any method on Friday night. The Tiffin Calvert senior quarterback totaled five touchdowns — three rushing and two passing — to pace the...