Bluffton council OKs fire truck, gear

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Bluffton Fire Chief Jon Kinn on Monday asked Village Council for new equipment and a new fire truck. Kinn asked council to approve funds for new hose, turnout gear, and a fire truck. Council authorized all three. The fire truck will...

UF football: Oilers find way to win against McKendree

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER Evan Rinke made the switch from receiver to defensive back this season, and the transition hasn’t been easy. Rinke didn’t make a tackle in the University of Findlay’s season opener last week. But on Saturday afternoon against...

College Football: Rinke rises to occasion in UF win over McKendree

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER Evan Rinke made the switch from receiver to defensive back this season, and the transition hasn’t been easy. Rinke didn’t make a tackle in the University of Findlay’s season opener last week. But on Saturday afternoon against...

College Football: Szabo making his presence felt for Oilers

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER Tim Szabo has never lacked the talent to be on the football field as a wide receiver for the University of Findlay. Instead, he lacked the competitive edge needed to put himself in a position to make plays on game day at the college level. “I...

College football: Oilers win wild opener

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER Phenomenal. Unbelievable. Dazzling. Any of those words describe the University of Findlay’s Verlon Reed on Saturday night. The Oilers’ senior quarterback put on a show, burning the Hillsdale College defense time and again with his...

College Football: Reed dazzles in UF win over Hillsdale

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER Phenomenal. Unbelievable. Dazzling. Any of those words fit the description of the University of Findlay’s Verlon Reed on Saturday night. The Oilers’ senior quarterback put on a show in more ways than one, burning the Hillsdale College...

College Football: Golden, UF are ready for opener

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER It’s difficult to understand why someone would gun down an 18-year-old high school football player. University of Findlay defensive back Feraris Golden still wonders the same thing. Six years ago in South Florida, one of Golden’s Pahokee...

Bluffton Council clashes over water tower proposal

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — The village will seek out water tower maintenance proposals from other companies after council members clashed over a contract proposal from one firm Wednesday night. Bluffton Village Council member Roger Warren said he did not agree...

College football: Faine back on the field for UF

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER Sometimes a sports career doesn’t go as planned. Even the most talented high school athletes can find it difficult to excel at the next level for a variety of reasons. Mitchell Faine was a star at Ada High School. He was the Northwest Conference...

College Football: Mitchell Faine back on the field for the Oilers

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER Sometimes a sports career doesn’t go as planned. Even the most talented high school athletes can find it difficult to excel at the next level for a variety of reasons. Mitchell Faine was a star at Ada High School. He was the Northwest Conference...