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Man arrested for solicitation

A Bluffton man is among four people arrested in a recent vice operation conducted in part by the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. Timothy Hartzler, 65, of Bluffton, was arrested for solicitation of prostitution at a hotel in the Rossford area, the sheriff’s office said....

Business owner faces theft charge

The Allen County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man on charges of allegedly defrauding others through his business. Gerald L. Sevitz, 48, of Elida, was charged Thursday with a fourth-degree felony count of theft by deception after investigators said he defrauded eight...

Rollover crash injures motorist

VANLUE — A New Riegel man suffered minor injuries when his pickup truck rolled over about 7 p.m. Friday north of Vanlue, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Brett Williams, 21, was taken by Hanco Ambulance to Blanchard Valley Hospital, the sheriff’s...

Dunkirk man hurt in Hardin crash

KENTON — A Dunkirk man was hurt Friday night when his car slid off a Hardin County road and hit a utility pole south of Kenton, the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol reported. The patrol said Caleb Delong, 20, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by...

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department Domestic quarrels were investigated recently on West Front Street, Washington Street, West Melrose Avenue, Davis Street and Ithica Court. A drunken...

Peggy Ann Smith

NORTH BALTIMORE — Peggy Ann Smith, age 66, of North Baltimore, died at 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014. She was born on April 14, 1947 in Hamler to the late Charles A. and Helen M. (Fackler) Newell. On June 23, 1986 she married Floyd J. Smith and he survives along...

Gifted education referrals available

Findlay Schools is preparing to evaluate students who are interested in getting involved in the gifted education programs for the visual and performing arts. Specialists, community members, staff, parents and peers can refer students for the evaluation, which will take place...

Photography, art display at Owens

Owens Community College’s Findlay campus library will feature an art and photography collection starting Monday. The work of photographer Carole Elchert and artist Philip Sugden will be displayed side-by-side from Monday to March 28. The campus will host a free, open...

Wittwer favors extending school days to make up for cancellations

Chris Oaks spoke with Dean Wittwer, superintendent of Findlay City Schools. Q: There has been talk that, with the brutal winter we’ve had, the state Legislature is considering granting districts around the state extra calamity days. What is your opinion on that idea? A:...

Fostorian sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual assaults

A Fostoria man was sentenced Friday to two decades in prison for sexually assaulting a minor. Shawn E. Hunt, 39, of 654 Maple St., entered guilty pleas Friday to three counts of rape, three counts of sexual battery, two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented...