BVC football: Gerdeman’s pick six lifts P-G past H-L

By SHANNON DOVE for the courier PANDORA — Hopewell-Loudon’s Chieftains took to the air with their passing game, but it was the Pandora-Gilboa Rockets that counted down the final seconds for a victory. Garrett Gerdeman’s 9-yard interception return in the fourth...

BVC football: Ross Adolph nets 4 TDs in Van Buren win

VANLUE — Vanlue could not keep Van Buren running back Ross Adolph out of the end zone. The Wildcats couldn’t do it once. Adolph scored on each of his three rushes, and scored on his only reception to help guide the Black Knights to a 47-6 victory in Blanchard Valley...

1-vehicle crash injures city teen

A teenage Findlay girl was hospitalized Friday after the pickup she was driving crashed into a utility pole. Madison Essinger, 16, was driving on Hancock County 216 in Allen Township, according to sheriff’s Deputy Steven Lowery, when she attempted to turn left onto Hancock...

Jenera woman hurt in accident

A Jenera woman was injured and taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hancock County 99 and Ventura Drive on Thursday morning. Findlay police said Racquel Reser, 38, was taken to the hospital by Hanco ambulance following the 11:09...

Fatal accident reported near Hoytville

HOYTVILLE — A motorist died in a single-car rollover accident about 9:23 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Ohio 18 and Ohio 235, just north of Hoytville in Wood County. McComb Emergency Medical Service was dispatched. Wood County sheriff’s deputies remained at the...

Prep football: Carey powers past Bucks in N-10 action

NEW WASHINGTON — Bryan Powers scored three touchdowns and Jon Racheter added a pair Friday as Carey defeated Buckeye Central 35-14 in a Northern 10 game and the first meeting between the two schools on the football field since 1989. Powers scored on an 8-yard run in the...

DeWine to promote education toolkits

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Monday will host three area events to promote Senior Advocate Fraud Education Toolkits. DeWine’s office has sent the toolkits to more than 700 Ohio libraries. The toolkits are designed to help communities recognize the warning signs and...

DeWine speaking at GOP dinner

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will be the featured speaker at the Hancock County Republican Party’s fall dinner on Oct. 13 at Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area. Reservations are being accepted through Tuesday by calling 419-422-5946 or emailing...

Jury convicts man of felony charge

A McComb man has been found guilty of sexual contact with a minor. A Hancock County Common Pleas Court jury on Thursday returned a guilty verdict against Michael E. Theis, 57, after a trial. Theis was found guilty of gross sexual imposition with a child less than 10 years old, a...

Prep roundup: Kalida stops Ottoville on PK

KALIDA — Kalida’s Devin Kortokrax connected on a penalty kick early in the second half to lift the Wildcats to a 1-0 Putnam County League soccer win over Ottoville Friday night. The Wildcats (7-1-6 overall, 1-0-3) had a 9-3 edge in shots. Brent Hovest had three saves...