Fire damages Wharton home

WHARTON — Fire damaged a home near Wharton on Monday, according to the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office. The house at 19167 Township 42 was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, the sheriff’s office said. The blaze was reported at 4:09 p.m. Mutual aid was provided to...

Ahead of expansion, Marathon Petroleum asks for street closures

In preparation for its downtown campus expansion, Marathon Petroleum Corp. is requesting that the city allow it to seal off its property to the public. On Findlay City Council’s Tuesday agenda are the company’s initial requests to vacate portions of two streets and an alley that...

Property purchased for residential treatment center

Century Health has purchased a Crystal Avenue building for a residential treatment center. Sale of the property, 2627 Crystal Ave., Findlay, was completed Friday, said Tina Pine, executive director of Century Health. The center will offer substance abuse treatment to the eight...

Lt. Gov. Taylor to speak at Lincoln Day Dinner

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor will be the guest speaker at tonight’s Hancock County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. at the Hancock County Agency on Aging, 339 E. Melrose Ave. Taylor is expected to deliver her remarks at around 6:45 p.m.

Update: Winter weather advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for northwestern Ohio until 4 a.m. Tuesday, as another storm hits the Midwest. Snow and sleet have fallen, and snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches is possible overnight in Hancock County, the weather servic...

Richard E. Karcher

Richard E. Karcher, 85, of Fostoria, died Saturday, February 15, 2014. Dick was a one-year-old toddler when his dad bought a tiny little grocery store and moved his shoe salesman wife and him from Tiffin to Fostoria in 1929. The eldest child of what would eventually be a family...

JoAnn Brough

JoAnn Brough, 85, of Fostoria, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria.

Jannifer Browning

Jannifer Browning, 55, of Fostoria, died early Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Bridge Hospice in Findlay. She was born March 12, 1958 in Clover, S.C. to Theotha and Shirley (Osei) Shanks. On June 17, 1994, she married Postell Browning in Findlay. She is survived by her mother; her...

Hazel E. Berry

Hazel E. Berry, 89, of Perrysburg, died early Sunday, February 16, 2014 at University of Toledo Medical Center. There will be no services. MANN-HARE-HOENING FUNERAL HOME, Fostoria, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.mann-harefh.com.

Old Fort bounces SW, 39-25

By MATT NYE sports writer An injury to a top player is never a good thing for a team. And when the injured party is someone like 6-foot-3 Kamryn Troike, the District 6 Division IV player of the year, it can be even tougher. Without Troike, St. Wendelin struggled all of Saturday...