Muhammad Ali dead at 74

Muhammad Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died. He was 74. Ali suffered for years from Parkinson’s disease, which ravaged his body but could never dim his larger-than-life...

‘Apocalypse’ delivers too much of the same

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER With one cinematic apocalypse after another, Earth just can’t seem to catch a break in 2016. And by the same token, neither can movie goers. The ninth film in an exceedingly-tired franchise, “X-Men: Apocalypse” is yet another...

Grant offers downtown businesses a make-over

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Last year, several downtown businesses received a much-needed makeover thanks to more than $14,000 in grant funding from the Community Improvement Corporation. And after seeing last year’s success, CIC Chairperson Renee Smith thought...

Summer Adventure Camp a place to learn and play

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The typical summer day for kids may be playtime outside or game time inside. However, educators are informing students there are other ways for kids to find adventure this summer. Fostoria City Schools is again offering an educational program, with a...

First local Zika case confirmed

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer A travel-related case of the Zika virus has been confirmed in Hancock County, public health officials said Friday. Hancock Public Health said it received a report Thursday that the virus was lab-confirmed in a 50-year-old man who recently traveled to...

UCLA shooting suspect worked for Findlay company

The suspect in the shooting death of a UCLA professor worked for a Findlay-based company until August 2014. Mainak Sarkar worked remotely as an engineer for Endurica LLC, a software company located at 1219 W. Main Cross St., Suite 201. Robert E. Schuck’s law office,...

Lack of county EMS unit on agenda for Monday meeting

By RON CRAIG STAFF WRITER Seneca County Commissioner Holly Stacy said Friday the lack of a county EMS unit in Green Springs will be part of the discussion when the commissioners meet at 9 a.m. Monday. She said she hopes there is something that can be done to temporarily put an...

Michael C. Knepper

Michael Craig Knepper, 63, died on June 2, 2016 in Vista Care Home, Milan. He was born in Tiffin, Ohio, on March 8, 1953 to Walter and Grace (Moll) Knepper. He was raised on the family farm northwest of Tiffin and was proud of his family heritage. Michael is survived by his...

Saturday’s Scoreboard

PREP SOFTBALL OHSAA State Tournament At Akron Firestone Stadium Thursday’s State Semifinals Division IV Strasburg Franklin 2, Jeromesville Hillsdale 0 Convoy Crestview 10, Williamsburg 1 FINAL: Strasburg Franklin (25-6) vs. Convoy Crestview (24-4), Saturday, 10 a.m....