Ohio Town To Celebrate With Annual Walleye Drop

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — New Year’s Eve along Lake Erie in northern Ohio means just one thing: the annual walleye drop in Port Clinton. The quirky event that first began in 1996 has become a tradition in the city east of Toledo. Organizers lower the 600-pound walleye made...

3 Ohio Ski Resorts May Open This Week

PENINSULA, Ohio (AP) — Skiers and snowboarders might be able to hit the slopes at three northern Ohio resorts soon — but they’ll have to settle for machine-made snow. Officials at ski resorts in Summit and Geauga counties are finally pumping out the fake snow, thanks to...
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Ferry passengers recount chaos: No fire alarm, just smoke

In this image released by the Italian Navy, passengers of the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic, that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea, are rescued from the Italian Navy ship San Giorgio, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. A cargo ship with 49 people evacuated from a Greek ferry that caught...
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Debris spotted off Indonesia coast, possible link to AirAsia

A relative of passengers of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 prays at the crisis center at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. More planes will be in the air and more ships on the sea Tuesday hunting for AirAsia Flight 8501 in...

College basketball: Woodrich, Recker lead Bluffton over OSU-Lima

BLUFFTON “” Josh Woodrich led three Bluffton University scorers in double digits Monday as the Beavers defeated OSU-Lima 97-51 in the first round of the McDonald’s Bluffton Holiday Tournament. Bluffton (5-4) will play Hiram, a 72-64 winner over Grove City on...

Homework help central to students’ success

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF STAFF WRITER Twice a week after school, groups of Lincoln Elementary School students make their way a few blocks east to nearby Central Church of Christ where they participate in Homework Central. The children have a healthy snack, get help with their...

Library to host book discussion

OTTAWA — A discussion of the book, “50 Children,” by Steven Pressman, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa. Participants should register at the library and pick up a copy of the book.

Tuesday calendar

TODAY Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; EnhanceFitness, 8:30-9:20 a.m.; SilverSneakers yoga, 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:15 a.m.; blood pressure clinic, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., cafe; SilverSneakers Splash,...

Martha Challen

DESHLER — A funeral for Martha Kay “Marcy” Challen, 53, of Deshler, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, the Rev. Ruth Carter-Crist officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Deshler. Visitation will be held from 2...

Ruth Griffith

COLUMBUS GROVE — A Mass of Christian Burial for Ruth E. Griffith, 90, of Columbus Grove, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Columbus Grove, the Rev. Tom Extejt officiating. Burial will be at the parish cemetery. Mrs. Griffith...