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...

College Sports: UF soccer team seeks turnaround

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER Perhaps this is the year the University of Findlay men’s soccer team turns the tide on its fortune. With all-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selections Mark Sleasman and Ryan Poyle both back in the fold, the Oilers are ready to...

Watershed agency seeks continued support

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Representatives from the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership spoke to Bluffton Council on Monday night, asking the village to renew its deal to provide funds to help with the agency’s efforts. The village has been giving...

UF volleyball team seeking more success

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER Two straight winning seasons. Back-to-back trips to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament. Life is good again for the University of Findlay volleyball team, which is ready to take another step forward after its first 20-win...

College Football: UF tabbed 2nd in GLIAC South

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER Fresh off its third consecutive winning season, the University of Findlay football team will enter the 2014 campaign as one of the top teams in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Oilers are picked to finish second in the South...

College Football: Oilers begin fall camp

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER Rain delayed the start of camp for the University of Findlay football team on Monday, but that was the only hitch for the Oilers as they began preparation for a season of lofty goals and high expectations. As clouds gave way to sunlight on a cool...

Bluffton repaying waterline work funds

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Bluffton Village Council members approved an ordinance Monday night to repay money taken from the general fund to cover expenses for a waterline project two years ago. The amount of money put back into the general fund from the...

College Basketball: UF men among elite hoops company

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER Charlie Ernst said his University of Findlay men’s basketball team strives to hit the 20-win mark each year. For the last 13 seasons, the Oilers have accomplished it. The run includes a 36-0 NCAA Division II national championship season five...

Bluffton to host first National Night Out event

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — The Village of Bluffton solidified plans for its first National Night Out event at the Village Council meeting Monday. The event will take place on Aug. 5 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool. National...