Boys basketball: Chieftains get off to fast start against Vanlue

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER VANLUE — Hopewell-Loudon proved exactly why it’s leading the Blanchard Valley Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio, steals and 3-pointers. The Chieftains put up stellar performances in all three categories from the word go in getting out to...

Girls basketball: SW raises banner; pummels Calvert

By SHANNON DOVE staff writer Last year’s seniors were in the house Friday to participate in the banner-raising ceremony for St. Wendelin’s 2016 state runner up girls basketball team. They then got to watch as their former teammates dismantled a struggling Tiffin...

Reineke to be sworn in for second term

COLUMBUS — State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) was sworn in Tuesday for his second term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly, according to a news release. He represents the 88th Ohio House District, which includes all of...

Public Record

Fostoria accidents Friday: • Complainant reported a private property accident took place at 1:24 p.m. in the 100 block of West High Street. thefts Thursday: • Complainant reported her son’s bike was stolen from a Park Avenue location. • Complainant reported a back pack, a...

Betty J. Biddle

Betty Jane Biddle, 67 of Medina, Ohio, and formerly of Fostoria, went to be with Jesus Wednesday afternoon, January 4, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born September 7, 1949 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, to the late Robert William and Emma Delores Ellen (Shuey) Bacon. She is...

Arvilla Layton

Arvilla Layton, 91 of Fostoria, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2017 at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, Fostoria. She was born on October 19, 1925 in Seneca County to the late Albert and Irene (Mitten) Goshe. She leaves behind a brother, Delmar Goshe. All services...

Phyllis M. Miller

Phyllis M. Miller, 82 of Fostoria, died Thursday morning, January 5, 2017 at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria. She was born June 4, 1934 in Fostoria, the daughter of Virgil and Pauline (Mason) Jackson. She married Richard “Dick” Miller and they divorced years later. She...

US veteran arrested in airport shooting; 5 dead, 8 wounded

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Army veteran who complained that the government was controlling his mind drew a gun from his checked luggage on arrival at the Fort Lauderdale airport and opened fire in the baggage claim area Friday, killing five people and wounding eight,...

Police brace for Sri Lanka rally against port lease to China

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka police are bracing for a big protest Saturday by thousands of Buddhist monks and opposition supporters against a government decision to lease a major seaport to a Chinese-controlled venture….

Mardi Gras season kicks off with cakes, street car rides

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People in greater New Orleans braved the cold and rain Friday to mark the start of the Mardi Gras Season, standing in pre-dawn, windy lines to buy celebratory cakes and closing the evening on a rainy night with costumed street car rides….