BGSU fires men’s basketball coach

BOWLING GREEN (AP) — Bowling Green State University has announced it will not renew the contract of men’s basketball coach Louis Orr. Athletic director D. Christopher Kingston announced the firing today. Orr was 101-121 in seven seasons, including a record of 54-60 in...

Hancock commissioners close meeting, citing new state rules

Hancock County’s commissioners held a closed session today under a new rule allowing public bodies to privately discuss economic development. It is likely that state law requires more disclosure, said Dennis Hetzel, director of the Ohio Newspaper Association. “Yes, this was...

Unemployment rates increase in January

Unemployment rates for January were higher in Hancock, Seneca and Wood counties than they were in December, the state reported. Seneca County’s unemployment rate rose to 7.2 percent in January, an increase from 6.5 percent in December. Hancock County’s unemployment rate...

vanden Heuvel: Katrina vanden Heuvel: The ‘next Citizens United’ may fuel a popular uprising

Pity poor Shaun McCutcheon. McCutcheon is the Alabama businessman suing the Federal Election Commission for abridging his First Amendment right to free speech— that is, if we define free speech as McCutcheon’s right to donate upward of $123,200 in a single election cycle....
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Bachmann at Novi…

Milepost 810 As I had mentioned in my previous post concerning the WGH show at Novi, Michigan, I was somewhat disappointed that more manufacturers weren’t present there. One of the companies that was there was Bachmann Industires and their display was a nice one. Over the...

Antonio Leal

Antonio Leal, 56 of Fostoria, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Toledo Hospital. He was born January 17, 1958 in Fostoria to Manuel Leal, Sr. and Porfiria (Martinez) Leal, and they survive. He also is survived by his daughter, Antonette (Nick) Sanchez of Fort Campbell, KY;...

Mamie Sue Tate

Mamie Sue Tate, 76 of Dacula, GA, died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at her son’s residence surrounded by her family. She was born March 14, 1937 in Newbern, TN, the daughter of the late Rev. Walter Hurse and late Naomi (Doakes) Hurse. She grew up in her father’s church,...

George C. Davis

George Clayton Davis passed away Friday, March 8, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. He was the son of E.A. and Iva Davis, born on March 25, 1930 near Elizabeth, West Virginia. He grew up in Spencer West Virginia, Bucyrus and Fostoria, Ohio. He graduated from Fostoria High...

Altha Burch

Altha Burch, age 91, of Fostoria, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at Fostoria Community Hospital. She was born November 26, 1922 in Fostoria to the late Ernest and Daisy (Davis) Newman. Surviving are her children, James “Michael” of Wilmington, DE, David, Robert,...

Bertha L. Brooks

Bertha L. Brooks, 90, of Fostoria, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria. She was born December 29, 1923 in Fostoria to the late William L. and Mamie Mae (Brenner) Danniels. She married Clarence Bauman March 25, 1939 and he preceded her in death...