Pre-election spending modest in commissioner primary

In the Hancock County GOP primary race for commissioner, John Harrington’s campaign has topped that of incumbent Commissioner Brian Robertson in fundraising, but pre-election spending by both candidates has been modest, according to pre-election spending reports filed Thursday....

Betts sentenced to 14 years in deaths of motorcyclists

A Findlay man was sentenced to 14 years in prison for drunkenly driving and killing a couple on a motorcycle in May. Daniel D. Betts, 38, was sentenced by Hancock County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Niemeyer this morning for two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, both...

The Luggage Lunacy

Hey, pack’d my bags, put ’em at the door  –  Chaka Khan I needed a new piece of luggage for an upcoming trip. Time had passed to replace my aged black suitcase which, I think, I might have received as a college graduation gift. (A...

Risingsun woman wins $5M

According to a press release from an Ohio Lottery, Velma Dartt of Risingsun is seeing green since winning $5 million from the lottery’s Gold instant game ticket. The game’s top prize — $250,000 for 20 years — has a cash option, which Dartt chose. She...

SW ranked 30th among Ohio Catholic schools

By SETH WEBER STAFF WRITER St. Wendelin Catholic School has found itself ranked 30th out of 67 Catholic high schools in Ohio, according to niche.com, a website ranking schools around the country. The school was given a B+ by the website, with a composite American College Testing...

New retail space under construction in Tiffin

A strip mall-style shopping center has been announced for Tiffin. The proposed space will be a $1.1 million investment, include three retail spaces, and be located at 596 W. Market St., the site of a former bank. Construction is expected to be completed this year. The proposed...

Public Record

Fostoria accidents Tuesday: • Police chief advised of a vehicle that struck another vehicle and fled northbound on Main Street at 2:59 p.m. Officer advised he was unable to locate the other vehicle involved. arrests Tuesday: • Sarah Delphine Kristal Strayer, 31, 215...

Thursday’s scoreboard

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL Wednesday’s District Semifinals Division II AT OHIO NORTHERN Ottawa-Glandorf 79, Upper Sandusky 67 Defiance 47, Elida 30 DISTRICT FINAL: (1) Defiance (19-5) vs (3) Ottawa-Glandorf (19-5), Saturday, 2 AT GALION Lexington 58, Mansfield Madison 46 Sandusky...

State wrestling: Smith ready for championship debut

By JAMIE BAKER staff writer Belief is a powerful tool in sports. And wrestling is one of those sports where belief in one’s own abilities can carry you a long, long way. Fostoria senior Lance Smith is a perfect example. Belief in himself, and his coaches, has carried him to...