Helen I. Nussbaum

OTTAWA — Helen I. Nussbaum, 86, of Ottawa, died 3:00 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2015 at The Meadows of Ottawa. She was born September 27, 1928, in Ottawa to the late Fred and Veronica (Brinkman) Koch. On May 26, 1951, she married Richard Nussbaum who died June 9, 1964. Helen...

Girl reports being robbed by other teenagers at fair

A 15-year-old girl was reportedly robbed by other teens in a restroom at the Hancock County Fair Thursday evening, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. The McComb teen was at the fair for FFA around 9:20 p.m. Thursday, according the Hancock County Sheriff’s...

Former probation officer sentenced

KENTON “” A former Hardin County Municipal Court probation officer was sentenced this week to eight years in prison for rape, according to Hardin County Common Pleas Court records. Donald Castle, 48, of Ada, was sentenced by Judge Scott N. Barrett to eight years in...

Hardin County Fair to begin next week

KENTON — Kevin Mabry and his band will perform at the grandstand during the Hardin County Fair, which will feature harness racing, swing choir show, antique tractor parade, a demolition derby, and finish with tractor and truck pulls on Sunday. The fair starts Tuesday and...

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department A theft was reported at Dollar General, 2205 Tiffin Ave., on Wednesday. The suspects were not located. A wallet was stolen from a vehicle on Cherry...

Sarah Elizabeth ‘Sallie Bett’ Hewitt Williams

Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie Bett” Hewitt Williams, age 91, of Findlay, OH, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sept. 3, 2015. She was born October 6, 1923 in Kansas City, MO to the late Donald and Amos (Grider) Hewitt. She married Clyde H. Williams...

BVC roundup: Alge gets his 150th win

MCCOMB — Using five forced turnovers, McComb took care of Pandora-Gilboa 41-0 in a nonconference game between Blanchard Valley Conference rivals. The win, the 150th career coaching victory for McComb head coach Kris Alge, pushed the Panthers’ record to 1-1....

Law enforcement officers, veterans to be honored

All military veterans, law enforcement and safety personnel are being invited to the opening ceremony of the 2015 draft horse pulls today at the Hancock County Fair. The opening ceremony will honor those who have served the country and community. Current and past military...

Prep football: Tooker-led H-L blanks Elmwood

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER BASCOM — It had been exactly six years to the day since Hopewell-Loudon recorded its last shutout. Only four years have passed since the last time the Chieftains started 2-0 overall. Hopewell-Loudon accomplished both Friday night, dominating...

Fair contests produce more winners

The threat of rain may have scared some people away from the Hancock County Fairgrounds on Friday, although the storms went south of Findlay. Attendance on the third day of the Hancock County Fair was down from a year ago, Ticket Chairman Aaron Smith said. He estimated...