Former Benjamin Logan High School math teacher has been sentenced recently in Logan County Common Pleas Court.
30 year old Stacy Walterbusch, pleaded guilty to a bill of information to avoid a grand jury indictment. Walterbusch had previously admitted to illicit sexual contact on June 28. The student was a 17 year old male who had the encounter in Walterbusch Bellefontaine home.
Judge William T. Goslee imposed a community control for five years, a 90 day jail sentence with work release, fined her $2,500 and 40 hours community service. She will also have to register as a Tier 1 sex offender and register her address for the next 15 years.
If Walterbush fails to follow community control, Judge Goslee can impose a 18 month prison sentence.
A third structure fire occurred in Bellefontaine early this morning.
According to WPKO Radio, the Bellefontaine Fire Department responded to a blaze on Garfield Ave with mutual aid from Huntsville, and remained on scene for around four hours.
No one was injured in that fire which remains under investigation by firefighters and the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The fire is said to have caused around $40,000 in damage.
The reporter of the fire, Geggory Ford, was arrested on multiple warrants from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with possession of cocaine, aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia. He was then booked into the Logan County Jail.
The City of Findlay is seeking the public’s assistance in a robbery investigation.
On December 22nd, two subjects left the Walmart store on Trenton Ave without paying for items of high value. Both were assisted by a male counterpart.
If you have any information, you are urged to contact Findlay Police at 419-424-7150.
The Hancock County METRICH Drug Task Force, with assistance of officers from the Findlay Police Department, executed a search warrant at 243 Ely Avenue in Findlay Friday morning.
According to a release, the search of the residence yielded cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, a large sum of cash, drug paraphernalia, a firearm, and items indicative of drug trafficking.
As a result of the search warrant, 22 year old Timothy Journigan was arrested and incarcerated at the Hancock County Justice Center:
He has been charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of a schedule II controlled substance and weapons under disability.
Additional charges and arrests are expected pending the conclusion of this investigation.
A suspect is being sought in connection to a series of reports where items have been stolen from vehicles at area schools.
According to information from the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, someone has been stealing items from vehicles parked at schools for the past couple of months. He is targeting unlocked vehicles and taking whatever he can. The thefts have occurred in Putnam County and also occurred this past Wednesday at Vanlue and Riverdale in Hancock County.
The deputy investigating said the suspect is a white male and is driving a black sport utility vehicle.
Students and staff at all schools are being asked to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.
The deputy also encouraged them to keep items of value out of plain site and to lock your vehicle.
A five month investigation into alleged drug trafficking by the Multi-Agency Drug Enforcement Task Force has resulted in officers and deputies serving a search warrant at a residence in the 21000 block of Titus Road in Raymond, Ohio.
Three people found at the residence were arrested for outstanding warrants.
Paul J. Lester, age 42 of Raymond has been charged with tampering with evidence, trafficking in cocaine and possession of cocaine.
Alyssa M. Carver, age 25 of Raymond was arrested for outstanding warrants from Union County for possession of heroin and failure to appear.
Timothy L.K. Holton, age 27 of Delaware was arrested for an outstanding warrant from Franklin County for contempt of court.
All three were transported to the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
Drugs and guns were recovered during the search of the residence. Additional charges are expected
when the case is presented to a Union County Grand Jury.
A Sycamore man was arrested on a warrant Thursday.
According to the report from the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, Jordan A. Little was indicted on eleven counts of pandering sexually oriented material to a minor and one count of using a minor in nudity oriented material.
Jordan was booked into the Wyandot County Jail and is awaiting an initial appearance in Wyandot County Common Pleas Court.
A Marysville man was arrested this week on an outstanding warrant.
According to a media release from the Union County Sheriff's Office, 41 year old Shawn P. Didot was taken into custody by a deputy.
Didot was transported to the Tri-County Regional Jail.
The Wyandot County Sheriff's Office released its activity report for the month of December, 2017.
There were 134 complaints filed during the month, and 7 arrests were made on felony charges.
5 people were injured in 4 crashes and there were a total of 27 property damage crashes.
47 inmates were housed at the Wyandot County Jail.
The Sheriff's Office issued 11 new concealed carry permits, 18 were renewed and 1 was suspended.
One person was killed in a multi vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday morning at the Union/Logan County line.
WPKO Radio in Bellefontaine reported that as many as 10 vehicles were involved. The crash started when a westbound pickup truck crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a semi head-on. The driver of the pickup was killed in the crash. The semi became engulfed in flames following the collision.
There were no other reports of injuries from the crash, which remains under investigation.
The fourth day of a trial for an Arlington man, who is charged with murder in connection to the death of a 2 month baby, will be held today in Hancock County Common Pleas Court.
29 year old Brent Houdeshell is accused of killing the boy who was left in his care by the child's mother. Houdeshell call 9-1-1 around 8pm on March 31, 2016 to report that the child had fallen out of his crib. The baby was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital where he died a short time later from severe injuries including a skull fracture.
The jury consists of 14 members, which includes two alternates. They are made up of seven men and seven women.
Two people were arrested this week after a search warrant was served at a residence in Marion this week.
According to a release from the Marion Police Department, the warrant was served at 619 Wilson Avenue. 4 people were inside the house, and two were arrested. They were identified as 36 year old Andre Mincey, who was charged with possession of drugs, having weapons under disability and receiving stolen property and 23 year old Tyler Gruber, who was charged with possession of drugs and obstructing official business.
During a search of the house, drugs, 2 handguns, a rifle and $15,000 in cash were located.
Marion Police Chief Bill Collins stated that Mincey was recently added to the 10 most dangerous criminal list in the Marion Community.
The University of Findlay’s Spring 2018 Faculty Art Exhibition is taking place now through February 2 in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion’s Lea Gallery.
A public reception will be held at the gallery on Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 7-8:30 p.m.
8 faculty members will be exhibiting and selling their original artwork.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture recognized 125 farms in 2017, which were owned by the same family for at least 100, 150 or 200 consecutive years.
Nearly 1,500 farms are now registered across the state in the Ohio Historic Family Farms program.
In our region, 1 farm was registered in Allen County, 4 in Auglaize County, 5 in Hancock, 3 in Logan, 2 in Marion, 2 in Union and 4 in Wyandot County.
Each family received a certificate signed by Governor John R. Kasich and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels to keep with their historic documents and pass down to future generations.
The Marion based group Marion Browns Backers are a group of Cleveland Browns football fans and are also animal advocates.
The group is teaming up with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Marion County Dog Pound to help animals, while at the same time being good sports about the Browns' 0 and 16 season.
The event started January 1st, 2018 by the Marion County Dog Pound offering $16 dog adoptions for all dogs being held there. The Marion Browns Backers will in turn donate 1600 pounds of dog food to the dog pound and other dog shelters to help feed the animals throughout the year.
In addition, the group has set up a Go Fund Me account to raise money for the Sheriff's Office to purchase a new dog for the K-9 unit. The current dog Taz has cancer and is not expected to survive.
More information can be found on the Marion County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
A Lima union group made a donation to the Veterans Food Pantry of Northwest Ohio.
The Daily Chief Union newspaper in Upper Sandusky reported that the apprentices of Lima Electrical Professionals made a donation of just over $3000 to the food pantry. They also gave around 200 pounds of food.
Organizer Kyle Haynes said the Veterans Food Pantry was chosen because of the service and sacrifices the veterans of this nation have provided.
The union represents electrical contractors in Allen, Auglaize, Van Wert, Shelby, Logan, Wyandot, Putnam, Hardin and Mercer Counties.
Two new members were sworn into the Marion Police Department this week..
Faith Combs comes from the US Postal Service and will begin the Ohio Highway Patrol basic academy soon.
Mason Bischoff has been working part time as a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff's Office and will begin his assignment in patrol soon.
Both were sworn in by Marion Mayor Scott Schertzer and received their badges from Chief Bill Collins.
An 18 year old Logan County resident was arrested recently for impersonating a police officer.
WPKO Radio in Bellefontaine reported that Tony Beverly, of West Mansfield, allegedly attempted to conduct a traffic stop. A driver told deputies a pickup truck followed him for a while and then activated a siren. The driver of the car eventually pulled over the pickup passed him.
Deputies discovered the vehicle was being driven by Beverly, and he has been charged with impersonating a police officer, reckless operation and driving without a license.
A semi driver escaped injury in an accident that occurred early Monday morning on US 23 in Wyandot County.
According to the report from the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, 42 year old Bolanos Alexander, of Florida, lost control of the semi while travelling north on 23. The vehicle went into the median and jackknifed resulting in heavy damage.
Alexander was cited for failure to control.
A robbery that occurred this past Friday in Lima remains under investigation.
According to a release from the Lima Police Department, a man entered Advanced American on North Cable Road, produced a handgun and demanded money from an employee. The suspect fled the area with an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect is described a medium complexioned black male, about 30 years old with a medium build.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lima Police Department or Crimestoppers at 419-229-STOP.
The Findlay Police Department announced the formation of the Quick Response Team in Findlay.
Chief John Dunbar and Lt. Jim Mathias said the purpose of the program is to make contact with those that have overdosed and provide them with outreach support to prevent future incidents.
Family members of those looking for treatment can contact the QRT Hotline at 419-306-6534 or dial 211.
More information about the hotline can be found on the Findlay Police Department's Facebook page.
The University of Findlay’s 16th annual Comedy Jam will take place at the Marathon Center for Performing Arts on Jan. 20, 2018.
Successful entertainer Alexandra McHale will be emceeing the show. Mike Paramore will be the feature comedian, and Pete Lee will be the headliner.
University of Findlay faculty, staff, and student’s first ticket is free with a valid ID prior to the night of the show. Community tickets are $15. The night of the show, all tickets at the door will be $15.
The show is rated PG-13.
Rev. Daniel Hughes, Price Hill campus pastor of Shiloh United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, will give a presentation at 11 a.m. on Jan. 16 in Yoder Recital Hall.
The 2013 Bluffton graduate returns to campus to present the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Forum.
This event is free and open to the public.
An Upper Sandusky man has been arrested after a suspected methamphetamine lab was discovered in his apartment.
According to a release from the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, the Wyandot County Major Crimes Unit and the METRICH Enforcement Unit served a search warrant on Thursday in the 500 block of West Johnson Street in Upper Sandusky.
Detectives discovered a working lab inside the apartment. After the unit was sealed, a business inside the building was evacuated.
Approximately 10 small capacity labs were found that were in different stages of manufacturing methamphetamine.
25 year old Ethan J. Stansbery was arrested and charged with the illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine.
A six year old child was inside the apartment and was transported to Wyandot Memorial Hospital to be checked for exposure to toxic fumes. A 66 year old man was also in the apartment.
The Upper Sandusky Police Department, Wyandot County Prosecutor's Office, Wyandot County Emergency Management Association and the Upper Sandusky Fire Department also assisted in the investigation.
A Logan County man was arrested following a standoff with police this past Wednesday.
WPKO Radio reported that the Bellefontaine Police Department was searching for 39 year old John Rogan to arrest on on a military desertion charge.
Rogan was located at a residence in the 700 block of Euclid Avenue, and police received information that he may have stolen two guns.
Several homes around the area were evacuated while the Bellefontaine Police Department Special Response Team attempted to get Rogan to surrender.
The standoff last around 45 minutes when Rogan emerged and surrendered without incident.
The incident is under investigation, and so far no charges have been filed.
An Urbana woman was arrested following a domestic dispute this past Wednesday.
According to the report from the Union County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to the 11,000 block of U.S. 36 to investigate the dispute involving three people.
At the scene, 21 year old Charity N. Cutlip was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Champaign County.
She was transported to the Tri-County Regional Jail.
Realtors can now add another tool in their arsenal for success.
A new state approved safety training class is being offered through the Alber Enterprise Center at The Ohio State University.
The 3 hour Realtor Safety class will be presented in multiple locations throughout Central Ohio. Specific dates will be announced.
The class was designed by Safeguard Risk Solutions, an internationally acclaimed safety firm. The Ohio Department of Commerce-Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing has approved the course for three hours of continuing education.
For more details about the class, email alber at osu dot edu or call 740-725-6325.
Numerous dogs were removed from a property in Kirby due to very cold weather and filthy living conditions.
According to a report from the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, deputies investigated a complaint about the dogs with no shelter, food or water.
The deputy discovered that around 23 dogs were in above ground kennels. They had no food and the water was frozen.
A deceased dog was also discovered in one of the kennels. The Humane Society arrived and the animals were removed from the property.
The incident remains under investigation, and so far no charges have been filed.
Two people were arrested in Upper Sandusky and are facing drug charges.
According to a release from the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, the METRICH Enforcement Unit and the Wyandot County Major Crimes Unit were notified that the two were staying in a house in the 15,000 block of Township Highway 71. 33 year old Zachary L. Malone and 27 year old Allyson N. Youngquist were inside the house. Both had felony warrants out of Franklin County.
Detectives in the house observed indicators that a methamphetamine lab was present and a search warrant was obtained.
The lab was deactivated and several items, including methamphetamine, were seized.
Malone and Youngquist were each charged with the illegal manufacture of a controlled substance.
The Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, Prosecutor's Office and the Marseilles Fire Department assisted in the investigation.
A semi truck driver escaped injury in a rollover crash that occurred Wednesday morning in Wyandot County.
According to the report from the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, 32 year old Prabhdial Sran, of Ontario, Canada, drove off the right side of the road while travelling south on State Route 23 near County HIghway 62. The semi overturned and came to rest on its passenger side in the ditch.
Sran was not injured. He was cited for failure to control.
A truck was destroyed by fire in Sycamore on Wednesday.
According to information from the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, the fire started on the passenger side near the heater.
Firefighters from the Sycamore Fire Department were dispatched, and the truck was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.
A victim of an assault from December of 2017 in Findlay has died.
According to a release from the Findlay Police Department, 53 year old Gregory Hammer died from injuries he received in the mid December incident.
Officers were called to the parking lot of Walnut Saloon to investigate a report of two men who had been assaulted.
Hammer was found unconscious on the ground with injuries to his head and was transported to St. Vincent's Medical Center in Toledo. His brother, 47 year old Darryl Hammer, suffered injuries to his face and was treated and released at Blanchard Valley Hospital.
Police continue to investigate the case and no arrest has been made. A person of interest has been identified and police are looking to speak with that individual.
The case is expected to be presented to the Hancock County Grand Jury in the coming weeks.
A Lima resident has been indicted in connection to a robbery in Findlay in May of 2017.
WFIN Radio reported that 18 year old Jarrett Mann was indicted on one count of robbery by the Hancock County Grand Jury.
Mann is accused of being one of three men who entered the CVS Pharmacy, jumped over the counter and demanded a specific narcotic.
Mann was 17 at the time of the crime, and the Hancock County Prosecutor has said the case has been transferred out of juvenile court.
A standoff with police ended with the arrest of a Bellefontaine man this past Tuesday afternoon.
WPKO Radio in Bellefontaine reported that police were dispatched to the 400 block of Seymour Street to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle parked nearby.
26 year old Chase Whiting, who was wanted on multiple warrants, was located in an apartment. Whiting was ordered out after officers surrounded the building.
Officers were on the scene for nearly an hour before Whiting surrendered.
He was transported to the Logan County Jail.
Residents in Marion County reported receiving scam phone calls.
According to a release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, people claiming to be members of the sheriff's office tell potential victims that they failed to show up for jury duty and a warrant has been issued for their arrest unless they pay a fine.
The scammer speaks to the victim long enough to try and get personal information such as social security number, date of birth, credit card or bank account information.
Victims are then told to buy a reloadable Visa card at local stores and then supplies a phone number to call to give the card information once it is purchased.
The sheriff’s office will never call and ask for personal information and never collect money over the phone. If you have questions call the Marion County Sheriff's Office 740-382-8244 and select Option number 2 before sending any money.
Two new members of the Upper Sandusky City Council were sworn in this week.
The Daily Chief-Union newspaper reported that John Walker and Aaron Korte, who were elected in the November election, took the oath of office during the reorganization meeting held this week.
Also at the meeting, Don Spiegel was elected as the council president for the third consecutive year.
A man from Rushsylvania is facing charges from an incident that occurred last week.
WPKO in Bellefontaine reported that 48 year old Robert Tartt allegedly admitted to inappropriately touching a minor under the age of 13.
Tartt, a registered sex offender, was arrested and taken to the Logan County Jail. The minor was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus for examination.
The incident is under investigation.
There were no injuries reported in a two vehicle that occurred this past Monday afternoon in the village of Nevada.
According to the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, 23 year old Nicholas Neville, of Upper Sandusky, drove from Garrett Street onto Dombaugh Street, and his car was struck by a westbound vehicle being operated by 56 year old Sheila Rosas, of Nevada.
Moderate damage occurred to the vehicles, and Neville was cited failure to yield.
A New Year's Eve weekend stabbing remains under investigation in Lima.
According to a release from the Lima Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of South Sugar Street to investigate the incident.
Upon arrival, a suspect identified as 33 year old Stacy L. Bridgewater was detained and transported to the police department.
The victim, identified as 23 year old Martin L. Bledsoe had fled the residence and was located a short distance away. He was taken to St. Rita's Medical Center with a stab wound to his upper torso.
Bridgewater is facing a charge of felonious assault. Anyone with information on the stabbing is asked to call Detective Jesse Harrod at 419-221-5296.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted regional office hours for the month of January.
Regional liaisons for the Secretary of State’s office will be available in 13 counties around Ohio including in Hancock County from 10 until noon at the Findlay-Hancock County Library located at 206 Broadway Street in Findlay.
Open office hours provide local residents an opportunity to stay connected with the Secretary of State’s office in an informal and accessible setting.
The Annual Meeting of the Wyandot County Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for next Wednesday January 10.
The event will be held at the Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church in Upper Sandusky. The doors open at 7:30am, and the meeting starts at 8:00am. Tickets are free for chamber members. Additional tickets are $10 each.
The guest speaker is Wyandot County native Matthew Marvin who will present a message called the War on Talent; 3 Keys to Winning the Battle.
The Findlay Police Department recently promoted Officer Jason Morey to the position of Patrol Sergeant.
Sgt. Morey was sworn at the Findlay Municipal Building on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.
Morey began his career with the Findlay Police Department 17 years ago. He was hired as a full time Police Officer in 2000, and has been assigned to the Patrol Division.
Morey has served as a Field Training Officer for numerous years, is a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trained officer, and is a traffic crash investigator.
Morey is a graduate of Wapakoneta High School. He also graduated from Lima Technical College with an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and the University of Findlay with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Sgt. Morey and his wife, Wendi, have a daughter and two sons.
Lima, OH (January 2, 2018) – Rhodes State College is pleased to announce the 2017 Fall Semester Dean’s Lists for part-time and full-time students.
To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in at least six but not more than 11 credit hours and earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher.
Ethan Edward Taylor
Zackary C Risner
Suzanne L Garrett
Ryan Josiah Drerup
Haley Marie Hunsicker
Krystal Sue Abbott
Dana Nicole Bell
Karissa Sue Dorn
Tecumseh William Kibele
Blane Jared Miller
Jacob Dylan Spencer
Phillip D Fairchild
Dakota Keith Hollar
Sarah E Crabtree
Erin Elizabeth Gilbert
Lydia Jane Cron
Jacob Joseph Williams
Molly A Hess
Jessica Lea Brinkman
Alyssa Marie Geckle
Taylor Lynn Harman
Kenneth L Hurley
Gracyn Marie Metz
Autumn Elizabeth Thompson
Samantha Joan Moser
Kiersten Marie Sully
Hellen Jean Douglas
Kayla Anne Miller
Connor Robert Britt
Allison Rose McClurg
Andrew D Merschman
Bailey Jo Miller
Brandy Lee Plescher
Darian Kay Tijerina
Bradley Willis Devers
Lauren Faye Cliffton
Autumn N Rowe
Ashley Kay Radebaugh
Suzanne Marie Troyer
Gregory James Metzger
Tracy Ann DeLoye
Kayla Faith Sharrard
Tyler Adam Sharrard
Kaitlyn Elaine Allen
Erin Nicole Conkle
Jacob Kinsey Helser
Deborah Grace Farlow
Jenna S Slattery
Rachel Jean Mentzer
Lucas Robert Gerding
Breyana Skye LeMaster
Emily A Mckinnon
Mitchell Alan Barlage
Chase James Dunham
Justin David Hickey
Mollie Elizabeth Swygart
La'Dell Allen Jr
Bailey Rae Arthur
Helen D Beerline
Kyle Thomas Carder
John L Cloud Jr
Marshall R Craig
Heather Renee Darby
Erica Renee Davenport
Morris E Duke Jr
Adam M Hinegardner
Shay Lynne Hubbard
Jennifer Audrey Huffman
Brittany Jacklyn Hunnaman
Elizabeth Ann Hylton
Elizabeth Marie Iszory
Megan Elizabeth Jenner
Michael Vincent Kich
Hiwot Asefa Klausing
Sebastian Michael Kunkleman
Olivia Kathryn Lawrence
Verion Dravonte Little
Justice Marie Lott
Megon Nicole Maag
Dayna Renee Mangas
Katie Marie Myers
Taylor Daniel Norberg
Corey Michael O'Dowd
Miguel Angel Ortiz
Tosha Kaushall Parekh
Austin Tyler Patton
Bryce Raymond Dennis Perkins
Allison Louise Pierce
Ann Marie Poling
Emily J Prinsen
Michael B Rager
Bambi Jean Reynolds
LaShay Sheree Reynolds
Jessica Ann Sager
Jillian Marie Saine
Patricia Ann Sfraga
Van Andrew Spragg
Briana N Strahm
Austin Taylor Thomas
Tonia Lynn Twining
Nicole Marie Vetters
Kelsey Grace Wallace
Bobbie Jo Wimer
Morgan Nichole Dickman
Tiffany Renee Ferguson
Jessica Rene Muhlenkamp
Rachel Christine Otte
Kayla Jo Houts
Sidney Nichole Jenkins
Evan K McKee
Michelle Lynn Kelley
Westin Donald Basinger
Chad Wyatt Johnson
Tyler D Siefker
Shyanne Nicole Howard
Sarah Jeanette Downey
Abraham H Angles
Craig Henry Lefeld
Tyler Devon Hirschfeld
Brent Talamayan Lascano
Payton Jean Delafuente
Ashli J Strunk
Emily Elizabeth Ann Edgington
Amanda Jane Schwartz
Tonya Mae Perrin
Gabriel Irene Hill
Hunter Gage Maunz
Zachary D Tomlinson
Jared James Weiss
Lauren Elizabeth Albers
Danielle Marie Golden
Amanda Sue Moening
Kodi Rae Moser
Taylor C Lowe
Kiley A Valenti
Amelia Lynne Werner
Brent Arthur Wilson
Lexi Dawn White
To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher.
Kyli Lynn Lause
Katelyn Colleen Simon
Haley Madison Wyss
Seth Adam Campbell
Lydia Faith Skelly
Drew A Best
Tobias Allen Drexler
Allison Laura Yaney
Spencer Riley Seibert
Brooke N Clymer
Stephanie Ann Wiseman
Emily Artis Allison
Kyle Taylor Lavy
Christina Renee Daley
Casey Nathaniel Garay
Zoey N Porter
Trevor Jamison Motter
Erin L Bray
Sydney Kathleen Morton
Breanna Klair Thompson
Reeann Kristen Arendt
Hannah Leigh Clay
Lauren Nicole Core
Charles Jordan Cummings
Jordan Jacob Neidert
Davis Alan Will
Destiney Dawn Goble
Lydia Louise Rohrbacher
Logan Dale Schick
Cameron J Parent
Cheyenne Summer Wells
Samantha Jean Brooks
Joseph L Bailey
Kelsey Noelle Ball
Destiny J Beckett
Cody Michael Blair
Lauren Rose Chatman-Wright
Ashley Lynn Conaway
Kathleen M Corey
Rachael Quinn Davisson
Olivia Kathryn Henson
Chantel Rea Holtzberger
Caitlin A Huffer
Jesse James Jenner
Amondre L Knuckles
Haley M Latham
Kayla Elizabeth Marshal
Bonnie J Miller
Logan Gunner Williams
Kasandra Elizabeth Farson
Aaron William Goubeaux
Hannah Josephine Barga
Jeffrey Michael Kaufman
Shawn Michael Burkholder
Toryanne Nichelle Wreede
Kayla Marie Mansfield
Kaitlyn Denise Clune
Kacie Michelle Mulholland
Sarah Elizabeth Vogt
Stephanie Marie Walls
Benjamin Blue Dearwester
Nathan Wade Fisher
Hope Renae Gossard
Lindsay Renee Heckman
Rachel Lynn Hook
Zachary Allen Miller
Brock Elisha Sharp
Morgan LeeAnn Mortimer
Abby Lynn Phipps
Nicholas R Young
Cassandra Faith Morelli
Marissa A Miller
It was a busy Friday morning for firefighters in Findlay.
WFIN Radio reported that the department was dispatched out twice to fires in the city.
The first call was to a two story home in the 600 block of G Street where flames were visible in the back of the house. The fire spread through other areas of the house before being contained.
Around an hour later, a call came in reporting a fire at 102 Hurd Avenue where a fire started in a freezer in the house.
The Red Cross assisted residents at both locations.
A large fight in a Lima restaurant this week is being investigated by the Allen County sheriff's Office.
A video of the fight that occurred at the Waffle House on Neubrecht Road in Lima is captured on video, which is posted on the Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
Anyone with information about the incident or the subjects involved is being asked to contact the sheriff's office at 419-227-3535 to speak to a deputy.
Several employees of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office were recognized for their service during 2017.
According to information on the Sheriff's Office Facebook page, Shane Leeth and Clay Warnecke received the Above and Beyond Award.
Jim Saltzman and Colleen Wedge won the 110% Award. The Corrections Officer of the Year Award went to John Snodgrass, and Kris Otto was named the Deputy Sheriff of the Year.
A motor vehicle was vandalized in Wyandot County on Thursday.
According to the report from the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to the 4000 block of State Route 67, where the owner reported that the windshield of a pickup truck was shattered. The owner stated stated a bang was heard followed by the sound of a loud car taking off.
A suspect was named, but so far no charges have been filed.
A Ravenna man was arrested following a domestic violence call this week in Union County.
According to a release from the Union County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to the 17,000 block of State Route 347 to investigate the complaint.
At the scene, 24 year old Andrew B. Shaffer was arrested on an outstanding warrant. He was also charged with domestic violence and obstructing official business.
He was transported to the Tri County Regional Jail.
A graduate of Upper Sandusky High School is retiring from the military.
The Daily Chief Union newspaper reported that Lane Cole is retiring from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service.
Cole graduated from Upper Sandusky in 1989 then joined the military. He did two tours in Desert Storm then spent time in the inactive reserve. He signed back up for active duty following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Cole plans to retire to his El Paso, Texas home with his son Brandon.
The Lima Rotary is seeking donations in an effort to eliminate homelessness.
To help address the needs of the homeless population, a program that will help connect them with the resources that are needed has been created. A single phone number would provide the connection to local resources, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Lima Rotary, along with the West Ohio Community Action Partnership, is asking for donations that would be used to provide public education about connecting members of the homeless community with the services.
Visit the Rotary Club of Lima Facebook page for more information about the go fund me account.
A Rushsylvania woman was sentenced to life in prison after murdering her husband.
According to WPKO radio, 63 year old Rosalie Kennedy was sentenced Thursday in the Logan County Court of Common Pleas. She was given a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in prison, with three additional years after a firearm specification. Kennedy’s time will total 18 years mandatory before she will be eligible for parole.
An appeal is said to be filed within the next 30 days. Kennedy was found guilty on all counts November 10th of this year.
Two men were taken into custody in Franklin County on warrants out of Union County this week.
According to a release from the Union County Sheriff's Office, deputies travelled to the Franklin County Jail and took custody of 32 year old Phillip M. Stewart, of Columbus and 30 year old Dustin G. Starkey, of Orient for outstanding warrants.
The pair was transported to the Tri-County Regional Jail.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office will not be processing webcheck background checks or Ohio Concealed Carry Weapon applications on Monday, December 25th, 2017 and January 1st, 2018
The office will be open for Web Checks and applications on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 and January 2th, 2018
The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium will offer its Basic Manufacturing Pathway class January 8-26, at Ohio Means Jobs-Allen County, 1501 South Dixie Highway in Lima.
This 40-hour class will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Students enrolled in this course will take National Career Readiness Certification assessments at no cost.
The Upper Sandusky Police Department reminded residents that they should review the Ohio Crime Victims' Right Research Toolkit.
It was developed by the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center to provide assistance to Ohio victims of crime with grant funds from the Ohio State Bar Foundation and is updated with the most current laws.
In the Toolkit, victims will find nearly everything they need to know about their rights from the time of the first report to a hospital or police right on through the investigation, prosecution, incarceration, and post-release control.
The Ohio Crime Victims Toolkit can be accessed at victims rights tool kit dot com.
Temperatures are forecast to take a nosedive early next week, but it still could take some time before lakes and ponds will be frozen enough to support any kind of weight.
The Marysville Division of Police issued a release reminding kids and parents that being on any ice is dangerous, so they should stay off frozen ponds, lakes and other bodies of water.
The area does not normally experience temperatures low enough and for a long enough duration to have ice thick enough to support even a child. If someone were to break through the ice, they would have a short time before they succumbed to the cold.
The department said this is a good time for parents to talk with their kids and make sure they understand that the results of being out on thin ice could be deadly.
A couple of Marion County Sheriff's deputies got a little muddied up after chasing a suspect who was wanted on several felony warrants.
According to information on the office's Facebook page, the suspect took off on foot after deputies attempted to arrest him this week.
The chase took them into a muddy field, but the suspect was eventually arrested on the warrants.
He was also charged with an additional charge of resisting arrest.
The Marion County Bar Association made a donation to help fund self defense classes geared toward crime victims and high school seniors as they head off to college or work life.
Dave Reed, Magistrate of the Family Court presented the $1000 donation to Lt. B.J. Gruber, of the Marion County Police Department and Betsy Abbott of the Victims' Assistance Program.
The donation will be used to purchase equipment that will be used in the classes.
The Hyatt Block in Findlay has been awarded state funding through the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit program for renovations to the historic structure.
The Hyatt Block is a three-story building in Findlay's downtown historic district. Except for the first floor, the building has been vacant for more than 10 years. The renovated space will be home to an arts organization offering therapeutic and educational opportunities with offices on the second and third floors.
Applications are received bi-annually in March and September for the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit.
Two men were injured after being assaulted in the parking lot of a bar in Findlay over this past weekend.
According to a release from the Findlay Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Walnut Saloon on Walnut Street to investigate the incidents.
53 year old Gregory Hammer was found unconscious on the ground with injuries to his head. He was eventually transferred to St. Vincent's Medical Center in Toledo.
His brother, 47 year old Darryl Hammer, who said the two have them were assaulted by multiple male suspects, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital where he was treated and released.
No arrests have been made, and the incident remains under investigation. A motive is unknown at this time.
Any witnesses with information are encouraged to contact the Findlay Police at 419-424-7150 or the Hancock County Crime Stoppers at 419-425-8477.
The Lima Police Department welcomed back a member of its force this past Sunday.
Lieutenant Andy Green graduated on December 15 from Session 270 of the FBI National Academy in Virginia.
For the last 11 weeks, Lt. Green has trained alongside 22 of the finest law enforcement executives from 49 states and 20 countries.
A church in Marion will be serving a meal on Christmas Day.
Apex Church, which is located at 1001 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Marion, invites families to the free event from 11am to 2pm on December 25.
Families will enjoy a warm meal, great fellowship and will get something to take home.
Winter College 2018, the University of Findlay’s annual educational forum for alumni, parents and friends will be held Monday, Feb. 12 in Naples, Florida.
Register by February 3 by visiting findlay dot edu/events or call the Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends at 419-434-4516.
The event will include three sessions: “The Entrepreneurial Journey,” “The Secret of Imagination” and “Opioids – Roots of the Epidemic and Grassroots Efforts to Combat It.”
Teen who is implicated in the murder of a woman in Champaign County has been indicted as an adult, according to the Bellefontaine Examiner.
According to the paper, 15 year old Donovan Nicholas was indicted by a grand jury on Friday on charges of aggravated murder and murder charges. Nicholas was 14 at the time of the murder when he is said to have stabbed and shot Heidi Fay Taylor in April. Nicholas told a 911 dispatcher that an alternate personality shot and stabbed Taylor.
Defense Attorney, Darrell Heckman expects to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. According to the defense Attorney, a psychologist has diagnosed the boy with multi personality disorder.
This case was transferred from the Champaign County Juvenile court last month.
A Tiffin man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Tiffin College, according to information from WFIN.
55 year old Charles Lutz who served as the manager of Tiffin College’s bookstore is accused of stealing more than $216,000 dollars from the college. Lutz was fired by Tiffin College after accusations of the theft arose.
Lutz faces two counts of aggravated theft and four counts of grand theft. A pretrial hearing is set for January the 26th.
A crash occurred Thursday morning on State Route 15 in Wyandot County.
According to the report from the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, 23 year old Kohl Johnson was driving west on 15 in right lane. He lost control of the car on the snowy road, and it travelled into the passing lane where it struck a semi being operated by 30 year old Daniel Shepley, of Canada.
Heavy damage occurred to the car, but Johnson was not injured. He was cited for failure to control.
A Findlay woman escaped injury in a roll over accident Thursday on Wyandot County Highway 96.
According to the report, 22 year old Alicia Groves lost control of her pickup truck while driving north on 96. The truck spun around and slid into the ditch where it rolled onto its side before coming to rest.
Groves was cited for failure to control.
Union County law enforcement officers are encouraging motorists to drive safe during the holiday season.
The Richwood Police Department, Union County Sheriff's Office, Marysville Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Union County Health Department are asking motorists to refrain from drinking and driving and instead get a designated driver.
They added that motorists should also wear their seat belt and leave plenty of time to arrive to their destination.
One person was injured in two vehicle crash that occurred just before 7 Wednesday morning in Wyandot County.
According to the report from the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, 53 year old Shiela Taylor, of Upper Sandusky, was driving north on State Route 199 when she slowed to turn into a private drive. Her car was struck from behind by a vehicle being operated by 74 year old James Needs, of Upper Sandusky. The impact pushed Taylor's car off the road where it struck the Wyandot County Dog Shelter building. She was transported to Wyandot Memorial Hospital for treatment of injures.
Needs was not injured. He was cited for an assured clear distance ahead violation.
Marion police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred this week in that city.
According to a release, officers were dispatched to Marion Prescription on Center Street to investigate. Three suspects entered the store, with one brandishing a firearm, and made demands for scheduled narcotics. During the course of the robbery, and employee of the store was physically assaulted before the suspects fled on foot.
The suspects are described as three light complected black males in their twenties.
They should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.
Investigators continue to work leads in this matter.
County Road 95 over Interstate 75, Findlay, will be closed in the eastbound direction only for the majority of the day on Monday December 18 for a guard rail repair project.
Westbound traffic will not be affected.
Traffic will be detoured, and the work is being performed by the ODOT District 1 Roadway Services Department.
Traffic control will be provided by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.
A hit/skip accident occurred Tuesday in Kirby.
According to the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office report, a semi backed out of a drive in the 100 block of South Main Street in Kirby and crossed into a residence across the street. The trailer hooked a guide wire and snapped several lines. Severe damage occurred to the house where the power line was torn from the house.
The semi then left the scene and headed north out of town.
The incident remains under investigation.
The Allen County DARE Program is hosting a Christmas Skate Party.
Kids are invited to the Edgewood Skate Arena on Monday December 18th from 6 until 8:30pm.
Admission is $3 for kids. There is no admission cost for parents who would like to stay, but there will be a rental skate fee.
2 pairs of skates will be given away to one boy and one girl.
The proceeds support the Allen County DARE Program.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Matthew T. Stahl has been selected as the 2017 Bucyrus Post Trooper of the Year.
The selection of Trooper Stahl, age 33, is in recognition of outstanding service during 2017 at the Bucyrus Post.
Fellow troopers stationed at the Bucyrus Post chose Trooper Stahl based on his leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude, and cooperation with supervisors, peers, and the public.
He joined the Highway Patrol in 2007 and has served at the Bucyrus and Mansfield Highway Patrol Posts.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals have elected their leaders for 2018.
Among those elected, Dustin and Casey Converse of Union County were elected co-chairs.
The Converses have a beef cattle and small grain operation and bale hay and straw.
Dustin is a county Farm Bureau trustee and is a crop insurance adjuster and seed dealer. Casey owns and operates an insurance agency.