Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department A small child was found wandering around the neighborhood in the 1300 block of Fox Street on Thursday afternoon. The mother called police about the...

Campaign spending: Riegle leads

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER So far, Hancock County Commissioner Phillip Riegle is raising and spending more money than his primary election opponent, former Commissioner Steve Oman, campaign spending reports show. Campaigns spending or receiving $1,000 during the pre-election...

Ex-IHOP employee sentenced for setting fire to restaurant

TOLEDO — A former IHOP employee who admitted to setting fire to the Findlay restaurant in 2008 was sentenced to 41 months in prison earlier this week. The Toledo Blade reported Jose Leon-Gonzalez pleaded guilty to arson in U.S. District Court in Toledo, while charges of...

Parody helping promote judge’s campaign

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — How better to promote a judge candidate — and explain primary election voting procedures — than a “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song parody? The race for Putnam County Probate and Juvenile Court judge has drawn more attention...

Accident reported near Hoytville

HOYTVILLE — McComb Emergency Medical Service was dispatched at 2:30 a.m. Thursday to a single-vehicle injury accident at the intersection of Otsego Pike and Deshler Road, at the southern end of Hoytville in Wood County. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office said no...

Hydrant flushing

The city of Findlay will flush hydrants today from Bright Road east to Hancock County 237, and from the Blanchard River north to Tiffin Avenue; from McManness Avenue east to Hancock County 236, and from Tiffin Avenue north to Fostoria Avenue.

Van Buren man killed in accident

A one-car crash killed a Van Buren man early Thursday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported 22-year-old Justin Potteiger lost his life in a crash on Allen Township 232, north of Ohio 613. The accident occurred about 12:30 a.m. According to the sheriff’s...

Fire reported at local restaurant

The Findlay Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at Outback Steakhouse, 930 Interstate Drive, Thursday evening. The initial call was received about 9 p.m. Scanner reports indicated there was smoke inside the building, and the restaurant had been evacuated. Additional...