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H-L releases calamity day plan

Hopewell-Loudon School officials announced their decision on making up this year’s calamity days. Superintendent Nichole Jiran said the board decided to add 30 minutes onto their school days starting March 26 and ending May 27. The district has missed 14 days of school in...

Ohio is building a better bean

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Northwest Ohio is leading the way in development of a new variety of soybean which has an oil quality that can be used in motor oils and other lubricants. William “Bill” Bateson, a member of the Ohio Soybean Council, has been farming for 30...

Police: City on upswing

By Andy Wolf STAFF WRITER Fostoria police officer Brett Bethel addressed progress made in several recent crimes in the city at the Block Watch meeting Wednesday evening. Bethel began the meeting at the Fostoria First Church of Nazarene by discussing the February robbery at the...

Marie C. Stokes

Marie C. Stokes, 96, of Fostoria, passed away Wednesday morning, March 19, 2014 at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. Arrangements are pending at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Alfredo S. Mauricio

Alfredo S. Mauricio, Sr., passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014. He was born October 23, 1946 in San Antonio TX to the late Remundo and Otilia (Solice) Mauricio. He married Gloria Garcia in 1967 and she survives. Also surviving are seven children, Freddie (Maria) Jr. and David...

Herbert A. Gabel

Herbert A. Gabel, 91, of Fremont, OH, passed away in his home, with family at his bedside, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. He was born on July 27, 1922 to Edward A. and Clara (Busold) Gabel at this same family homestead in Jackson Township. He was a 1940 graduate of Jackson Burgoon...

Southern Miss knocks Toledo out of NIT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Michael Craig scored 16 points, Neil Watson added 12 and Southern Mississippi rallied to beat the University of Toledo 66-59 on Wednesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. It was a strange night for Southern Miss...

UM’s Robinson to play where his father starred

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III can’t wait to create some new highlights for his family at the NCAA tournament. The second-seeded Wolverines (25-8) begin their quest to return to the Final Four by playing 15th-seeded Wofford tonight at the Bradley...

Little brother takes aim at big brother

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Dayton coach Archie Miller has known Ohio State’s Thad Matta long enough to not be fooled by his mentor’s friendly, outgoing demeanor. “You know how it is. He’ll walk around with a smile on his face,” Miller said Wednesday....

Local skaters apply skills to benefit others

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Figure skating has had a positive impact on the lives of Morgan Naugle and Sophie Pahl. Now the Fostoria sisters are putting their love of the sport toward helping others. Naugle and Pahl this past weekend began practicing for their participation in...