A pair of University of Findlay teams are in action on a light Tuesday night local sports schedule.
The UF softball team travels to Cedarville for a 3 p.m. nonconference doubleheader.
The UF women’s lacrosse team will have a home game under the lights at Donnell Stadium as the Oilers host Urbana in a 7 p.m. contest.
We’ll also have previews of Ottawa-Glandorf and St. Wendelin’s state semifinal girls basketball games in Wednesday’s print edition.
You’ll get the best local sports coverage in the region in the daily print edition of The Courier and online at TheCourier.com.

Tuesday’s Events
College Athletics
BASEBALL – Bluffton at Albion, 4:15
SOFTBALL — Findlay at Cedarville, DH, 3
WOMEN’S LACROSSE — Urbana at Findlay, 7
Tuesday’s Regional Semifinals
Division IV
Plymouth vs. Wayne Trace, 6:15
Delphos St. John’s vs. Cardinal Stritch, 8
Marion Local vs. Jackson Center, 8

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SWANTON — The 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard will be conducting nighttime training flights through Friday, weather permitting.

Northwestern Ohio residents may see or hear F-16 fighter jets taking off and landing until about 10 p.m. this week.

Training flights normally take place during daylight hours, but F-16 pilots and maintenance personnel are required to conduct night operations as part of their overall readiness.

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NORTH BALTIMORE — One person was injured in a single-car rollover crash on Interstate 75 at the Eagleville Road exit at 6:33 a.m. today.

The driver was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital and the car was destroyed by fire, the Bowling Green post of the State Highway Patrol reported. The motorist had been driving south on I-75.

No further details were available.

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Gary Heminger, Marathon Petroleum Corp. chief executive officer and chairman, earned $16.4 million in 2014, or 34 percent more than in 2013, the company reported.

Heminger’s salary grew to $1.5 million last year from $1.4 million in 2013, Marathon Petroleum reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission. A performance-based bonus increased to $4 million from $3.4 million. His stock awards grew to $4.3 million from $4.2 million. Stock options increased to $3.2 million from $2.9 million.

His other perks, of $421,580, included $345,544 in contributions to his retirement plan; $62,784 in personal use of company aircraft; $10,091 in tax and financial planning; and $2,861 in an enhanced physical for executives.

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There’s a big night prep basketball around the region today and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you tonight here at The Courier.
Courier writer Dave Hanneman will head to Toledo as the Trojans take on Toledo St. John’s in a Three Rivers Athletic Conference game. That game will be broadcast on 1330 AM and streamed live on WFIN.com.
Courier writer Ted Radick will be at Arcadia as the Redskins host Liberty-Benton in a Blanchard Valley Conference contest.
Ottawa-Glandorf hosts Celina for a Western Buckeye League boys basketball game. Doug Jenkins will be at the mic as that game will be broadcast live on 106.3 FM The Fox and streamed live on 1063thefox.com.
Our sister paper, The Fostoria Review Times, will have coverage of tonight’s girls basketball game between Fostoria and Woodmore and boys basketball game featuring Lakota and St. Wendelin. Two area games, Upper Sandusky vs. Colonel Crawford and New Riegel vs. Fremont St. Joseph, have been postponed tonight.
Also tonight’s hockey match between Findlay and No. 1 ranked Toledo St. Francis will be streamed live on WFIN.com.
We’ll have scores and stories on all of the action later tonight on The Courier’s sports weblog, The Blanchard River Buzz. You can follow us on Twitter for the latest sports updates @Courier_Sports.
You’ll get the best local sports coverage in the region in the daily print edition of The Courier and online at TheCourier.com.

Friday’s Events
College Athletics
SWIMMING & DIVING – Ohio Northern at Calvin Invitational, 6 p.m.
WRESTLING – Ohio Northern at Lycoming Duals, 9 a.m.
Prep Wrestling
Mohawk, Liberty-Benton, Fostoria, Elmwood at Perrysburg Invitational Tournament, 4
Hopewell-Loudon at Mansfield JC Gorman Invitational, 4
Riverdale, Patrick Henry, North Baltimore, Arcadia, Fostoria St. Wendelin at Woodmore Classic, 5
Prep Bowling
Tinora at Patrick Henry, 4
Prep Hockey
Toledo St. Francis at Findlay, 7
Prep Swimming & Diving
Toledo St. Francis & Toledo St. Ursula at Findlay, 6:30

Friday’s Games
Northern Buckeye Conference
Eastwood at Elmwood
Genoa at Rossford
Lake at Otsego
Woodmore at Fostoria Senior
Northwest Ohio Athletic League
Archbold at Swanton
Bryan at Patrick Henry
Delta at Montpelier
Liberty Center at Wauseon
Putnam County League
Miller City at Continental
Buckeye Border Conference
Hilltop at Fayette
North Central at Edon
Stryker at Pettisville
Green Meadows Conference
Ayersville at Antwerp
Hicksville at Tinora
Holgate at Fairview
Wayne Trace at Edgerton
Mid Ohio Athletic Conference Red
Fairbanks at River Valley
Jonathan Alder at Galion Senior
Marion Harding at North Union
Marion Pleasant at Buckeye Valley
Northern Lakes League
Bowling Green at Napoleon
Perrysburg at Anthony Wayne
Sylvania Northview at Sylvania Southview
Toledo City League
Toledo Bowsher at Toledo Rogers
Toledo Scott at Toledo Waite
Toledo Woodward at Toledo Start

Friday’s Games
Blanchard Valley Conference
Arlington at Cory-Rawson
Leipsic at Hardin Northern
Liberty-Benton at Arcadia
North Baltimore at McComb
Pandora-Gilboa at Hopewell-Loudon
Vanlue at Van Buren
Three Rivers Athletic Conference
Findlay at Toledo St. John’s
Fremont Ross at Oregon Clay
Lima Senior at Toledo Whitmer, ppd.
Toledo St. Francis at Tol. Cent. Catholic
Northern 10 Conference
Buckeye Central at Wynford
Mohawk at Crestline
Ridgedale at Bucyrus
Seneca East at Carey
Upper Sandusky at Colonel Crawford, ppd., Jan. 28
Northwest Conference
Delphos Jefferson at Convoy Crestview
Lincolnview at Bluffton
Paulding at Allen East
Sandusky River League
Fremont St. Joseph at New Riegel, ppd., Feb. 5
Lakota at St. Wendelin
Sandusky St. Mary’s at Old Fort
Northern Ohio League
Bellevue at Sandusky Senior
Norwalk Senior at Willard
Tiffin Columbian at Ontario
Toledo Area Athletic Conference
Danbury at Ottawa Hills
Maumee Valley Country Day at Gibsonburg
Northwood at Toledo Emmanuel Baptist
Toledo Christian at Cardinal Stritch
Firelands Conference
Ashland Mapleton at Monroeville, ppd.
New London at Norwalk St. Paul
South Central at Plymouth
Western Reserve at Ashland Crestview
Mid-Buckeye Conference
Lucas at Danville
Mansfield Christian at Loudonville, ppd.
Midwest Athletic Conference
Delphos St. John’s at Coldwater
Marion Local at Minster
New Bremen at Fort Recovery
Parkway at Versailles
St. Henry at New Knoxville
Northern Lakes League
Bowling Green at Napoleon
Maumee at Springfield
Perrysburg at Anthony Wayne
Sylvania Northview at Sylvania Southview
Northwest Central Conference
Lima Perry at Waynesfield-Goshen
Riverside at Sidney Lehman
Upper Scioto Valley at Ridgemont
Ohio Cardinal Conference
Clear Fork at Orrville
Mansfield Madison at Wooster Senior
Mansfield Senior at Lexington
West Holmes at Ashland Senior
Sandusky Bay Conference
Huron at Clyde
Port Clinton at Milan Edison
Toledo City League
Toledo Bowsher at Toledo Rogers
Toledo Scott at Toledo Waite
Toledo Woodward at Toledo Start
Western Buckeye League
Celina at Ottawa-Glandorf
Elida at Wapakoneta
Lima Bath at Defiance
St. Marys Memorial at Kenton
Van Wert at Lima Shawnee
Other NW Ohio Games
Kalida at Ada
Lima Cent. Cath. at Columbus Grove
Oak Harbor at Castalia Margaretta
Sandusky Perkins at Shelby

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DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France (AP) — French security forces struggled with two rapidly developing hostage-taking situations today, one northeast of Paris where two terror suspects were holed up with a hostage in a printing plant and the other an attack on a kosher market in Paris.

The two brothers suspected in a deadly terror attack Wednesday were cornered by police Friday inside a printing house in the small industrial town of Dammartin-en-Goele. One lawmaker said they told negotiators they “want to die as martyrs.”

Hours later, a gunman seized an unknown number of hostages at a kosher market in eastern Paris, France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor said. A police official, who was not authorized to speak to the media about the events, told The Associated Press there were several hostages and wounded in the kosher market.

Police SWAT squads descended on the area near Paris’ Porte de Vincennes neighborhood and France’s top security official rushed to the scene. The attack came before sundown when the market would have been crowded with shoppers.

France has been high alert for other attacks since the country’s worst terror attack in decades — the massacre Wednesday in Paris that left 12 people dead at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. But French officials could not confirm reports of a link between the hostage-taker at the kosher market Friday and the two suspects holed up at the printing house.

French security forces had poured into Dammartin-en-Goele near Charles de Gaulle airport after the two terror suspects hijacked a car early Friday in a nearby town.

One of the men had been convicted of terrorism charges in 2008, the other had visited Yemen. A U.S. official said both brothers — 32-year-old Cherif Kouachi and 34-year-old Said Kouachi — were on the American no-fly list.

“They said they want to die as martyrs,” Yves Albarello, a local lawmaker who said he was inside the command post, told French television station i-Tele.

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A jackknifed semi is blocking the northbound lanes of I-75 in northern Hancock County this morning. The State Highway Patrol reports the crash happened north of Van Buren around 4:30 a.m. A dispatcher says if you have to drive northbound on the interstate, you’ll want to exit at State Route 613 or earlier.

No other details on the crash are available yet.

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Bright Road will be closed between Hancock County 212 and Production Drive from Tuesday to Friday during the work day for water line installation, according to the City of Findlay Engineering Department.

Bright Road will re-open in the evening after work crews have left for the day.

Two detours will be posted during construction work:

  • Crystal Avenue/Hancock County 18 to East Melrose Avenue for those traveling west around the closure
  • Hamlet Drive to Production Drive for those traveling east around the closure

Students attending Owens Community College’s Findlay campus are encouraged to use the west entrance off of Hancock County 18.

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COLUMBUS — Putnam, Seneca and Hardin counties have been removed from a statewide list of counties which are monitoring individuals for Ebola after contact or potential contact with Texas nurse Amber Vinson, who visited Ohio before being diagnosed with the virus, according to an Associated Press story and a daily report released by the state Emergency Operations Center.

While the three counties were listed among 15 counties on a report Sunday for verified self-monitoring, by phone to the county health department; or self-monitoring, taking individual temperature twice daily, but not reporting unless there is a change; the counties were removed from the list Monday, when 12 counties were still listed on the report.

There were no comments from Putnam or Hardin County health departments Monday afternoon after The Courier made contact.

Seneca County Health Commissioner Beth Schweitzer confirmed via email there is no one being monitored in Seneca County now.

There had been six Putnam County residents being watched for the virus, but as of Saturday, Nov. 1, the 21-day incubation period for the virus expired.

The number of Ohioans being monitored for Ebola symptoms in connection with the case of Vinson is shrinking as more people reach the end of the 21-day watch period.

The Department of Health said Monday that 52 people were being monitored because of contact or potential contact with Vinson. One person in Ohio remained quarantined.

At one point, over 160 people were monitored. Health checks for the remaining contacts are expected to end Tuesday, three weeks after Vinson flew back to Dallas. Vinson was released from a hospital last week after tests showed she’s virus-free.

Ohio officials also were monitoring 30 people under new protocols for travelers returning from West African countries that have Ebola outbreaks.

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The campaign to elect Gregory Norris, of Rushsylvania, as state representative — known as Norris for Liberty — filed campaign finance reports with the Ohio Secretary of State on Oct. 19.

The Courier incorrectly reported in Friday’s edition that the campaign did not file a report.

Norris, a Libertarian candidate, is seeking election to the 83rd House District, which includes Hancock and Hardin counties and northern Logan County. He is challenging State Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, and Kevin Rettig, of Findlay, who is running as an independent candidate.

Candidates who spend or receive more than $1,000 during a campaign are required to file spending reports with the state throughout the year. The deadline for the pre-election reports was Oct. 23.

Norris’ campaign reported cash donations of $4,439, and expenditures of $3,073 in its pre-general election report.

Courier reporter Denise Grant is compiling a story giving the details of the report, which will appear in Tuesday’s newspaper.

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