Car crashes into Auglaize River, Ottawa man dies

CLOVERDALE — A 34-year-old Ottawa man was found dead Saturday in a submerged car that had crashed into the Auglaize River in Putnam County, just east of Cloverdale, the Lima post of the State Highway Patrol reported. Brett M. Varner was pronounced dead at the scene by...

Three injured in head-on Seneca County crash

OLD FORT — Three people were seriously injured in a head-on crash Friday night on Ohio 53 in Seneca County, south of the county line, according to the Fremont post of the State Highway Patrol. According to the patrol, both drivers, Michelle A. Gaietto, 49, of Lindsay, and...

Four hurt in Wyandot County collision

UPPER SANDUSKY — Four people were injured in a crash on Ohio 231, northeast of Upper Sandusky, after one driver ran a stop sign Friday, the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reported. Both drivers, Tyler S. Friel, 19, of Nevada, and Ernest Teynor, 80, of Bucyrus, were...

Accident injures Alvada woman

An Alvada woman was injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Ohio 568 on Findlay’s east side, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Jennifer L. Egbert, 28, the driver of one vehicle, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance, the sheriff’s office...

Weekend: Just around the river bend

The Hancock Park District will be facilitating a series of self-guided canoe trips with HPD Shuttle Service this spring that cover approximately 37 miles of the Blanchard River from Blanchard River Nature Preserve to Blanchard Landing. The Blanchard River offers relative solitude...

Weekend: Get Out!

Events ‘THE STORY OF THE GREAT BLACK SWAMP’ March 29 The Great Black Swamp was a wetland in northwestern Ohio and extreme northeastern Indiana that existed from the end of the Wisconsin glaciation period until the late 19th century. It occupied what was formerly the...

Weekend: Teach kids importance of giving back to community

By CASSIE TURNER Teaching youth to give back to their community and others is an important concept. Children are very focused on their needs and less on the world around them. Introducing service and philanthropy to youth is a long-term gift. For example, the simple giving of a...

Weekend Doctor

By CINDY STECHSCHULTE Decisions about health care can be difficult, especially when it involves our children. I remember making decisions for our son concerning circumcision, immunizations and day care. We had a little challenge though. We adopted Parker from Vietnam when he was...
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