Friday calendar

TODAY Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; center closed; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-4 p.m., no classes. Alcoholics Anonymous, closed discussion, 6:30 a.m., Pioneer Club; Fresh Start, book study, 10 a.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church; open discussion, noon, Pioneer Club;...

College volleyball: UF’s Tong, Garverick earn all-region honors

University of Findlay sophomore Hannah Tong and redshirt freshman Nickyla Garverick were named first team all-Midwest Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Tong, who was the 2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Attacker of the Year, led the Oilers...

College basketball: Recker leads Bluffton to victory

BLUFFTON — Junior Thayne Recker tossed in a career-high 28 points to power Bluffton University men’s basketball team to a 75-63 nonconference win over Ohio Midwestern Wednesday night at the Sommer Center. It was the third straight game Recker has scored 24 or more...

Prep football: PH’s Bennett, Carrizales are first team all-NWOAL

A pair of Patrick henry defenders earned first-team honors as the Northwest Ohio Athletic League released its all-conference football selections for the 2014 season. Caleb Carrizales, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound senior, was named a first-team all-NWOAL selection at defensive end....

James Adkins

James E. Adkins, 68, of Findlay, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at his residence. He married Pauline Jensen, and she preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Heather Artressia, Findlay; a son, James of Findlay; a sister, Linda Adkins; and a brother, Ray. Services will be...

Paul Best

COLUMBUS GROVE — A Mass of Christian Burial for Paul J. Best, 71, of Columbus Grove, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Columbus Grove, the Rev. Tom Extejt officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be...

Helen Brown

CAREY — Helen M. Brown, 90, of Carey, died Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey.

Morgan Radcliff

FOSTORIA — Morgan Rae Radcliff, infant daughter of Ron and Monica (Wonderly) Radcliff, Fostoria, died Tuesday morning at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. Arrangements are pending at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Floyd Lear

Floyd L. Lear, 82, of Findlay, died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday at Bridge Hospice Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.

Friday’s scoreboard

PREP FOOTBALL OHSAA Playoffs Division I State Semifinals ALL GAMES 7 P.M. SATURDAY Region 1 No. 1 Hudson (13″0) vs. No. 2 Lakewood St. Edward (11-2) at University of Akron InfoCision Stadium Region 2 No. 5 Huber Heights Wayne (12-1) vs. No. 6 Cincinnati Moeller (10-3) at...