John W. Cole

John William Cole, 85, of Findlay, passed away at 6:20 p.m. on January 18, 2018 at his residence. He was born on April 16, 1932 in Eagle Township, Hancock County to the late Ray Clark and Efa Elizabeth (Johnston) Cole. On February 14, 1957 in Rushville, IN, John married the love...

Marlene M. Fletcher

VANLUE — Marlene M. Fletcher, 83, formerly of Vanlue, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. Born May 11, 1934 in Marion Township, Hancock County, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Hile and Annabelle (McRill) Kring. She...

Mary Ann Eller

COLLINSVILLE, Okla. — Mary Ann Eller was born June 27, 1935, in Berea, Ohio to Frank and Mildred (Valentine) Kuntz. She passed from this life Wednesday, January 17, 2018, in Collinsville, Oklahoma, at the age of 82 years. Mary was raised and educated in Marion, Ohio and...

Linda Allyn

NORTH BALTIMORE — Linda Allyn, 70, of North Baltimore passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Birchaven. Linda was born on May 24, 1947 to the late Richard and Marcella (Dennis) Littler. Linda is survived by her son: Aaron James (Sarah) Forney of Dover, OH; her daughter:...

BVC basketball roundup: Vermillion gets win No. 300

It took 21 days for Arlington’s Jason Vermillion to celebrate a career milestone. It finally came Friday night in a 58-47 victory over longtime Blanchard Valley Conference kingpin Liberty-Benton. The triumph was the 300th in Vermillion’s illustrious 20-year Red Devil...

Boys basketball roundup: Third-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf rolls past Celina

OTTAWA — Four players scored in double-figures for state-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf and the red-hot Titans shot at a blistering pace to remain undefeated with a 97-63 Western Buckeye League win Friday over visiting Celina. Bryce Schroeder hit four 3-pointers and scored a...

Letters to the Editor 01-20-18

TRUMP IS 2017 MAN OF THE YEAR Who set new trends and redefined the year 2017? Was it Pope Francis, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, special counsel Robert Mueller, Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Chinese...

Boys basketball: Late miss sinks Blue Jackets

By SHANNON DOVE STAFF WRITER OLD FORT — The play wasn’t drawn up for New Riegel’s Ben Dryfuse but the senior forward ended up with the ball in the right corner and a good look at the basket from 3-point range as the final seconds of the fourth quarter ticked...

OHSAA news: Kalida among schools penalized by OHSAA

COLUMBUS — Eight member schools were placed on probation and will not be allowed to participate in Ohio High School Athletic Association postseason events as the OHSAA released its infractions list in conjunction with Thursday’s January Board of Directors meeting. The...

Saturday’s scoreboard

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL Friday’s Results Blanchard Valley Conference Arlington 58, Liberty-Benton 47 Hopewell-Loudon 56, Cory-Rawson 46 Leipsic 56, Vanlue 52 Pandora-Gilboa 51, North Baltimore 43 Riverdale 55, Arcadia 30 Three Rivers Athletic Conference Oregon Clay 61, Fremont...