Accident hurts two workers at Carey plant

CAREY — A malfunctioning or broken auger at Anderson Mineral Processing plant, 1855 Wyandot County 99, Carey, sent Upper Sandusky and Carey men to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday night, the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reported. Charles R....

‘Marvelous Mud’ program planned

“Marvelous Mud” will be the “Wee Ones” program at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 28 at “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center in Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program will include a story, activities and a craft. The program is recommended for...

Senior naturalist camp scheduled

A senior naturalist camp, “Outdoor Fishing Adventures” for children 13-15 years old, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oakwoods Nature Preserve on July 22; at Riverbend Recreation Area on July 23; at Aeraland Recreation Area on July 24; and at Riverside Park on...

Railroad crossing upgrade approved

COLUMBUS — The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved a railroad crossing improvement project in Hancock County. CSX will install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at the crossing on Jackson Township 168, south of Findlay and east of U.S. 68. The work...

Suicide reported at cemetery

UPPER SANDUSKY — A Findlay woman committed suicide at the Old Mission Cemetery, Upper Sandusky police report. The body of Janice Johnston, 56, of 1838 East-View Drive, was found June 25 by a person who was driving through the cemetery. Police said Johnston had a gunshot...

Prominent attorney Ralph Russo dies in crash

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Prominent Hancock County attorney Ralph Russo died in an automobile accident Wednesday afternoon near Sandusky. His wife, attorney Nancy Moody-Russo, was critically injured. The apparent one-car accident occurred at 1:01 p.m. on U.S. 6 in Margaretta...

Man gets 7 years for robbery role

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER The accomplice in a Findlay robbery and shooting was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison. Derick R. Curry Jr., 25, of Findlay, apologized in Hancock County Common Pleas Court for his role in the Dec. 19 break-in at 222 Prospect Ave. He...

Parole violation puts Cheri Brooks in Hancock jail

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Cheri Brooks this week began her first stay in the Hancock County jail. The woman who allowed Vera Jo Reigle to live in her Findlay home and later lied to police investigating Reigle’s murder has been jailed for violating her probation. A judge...

Putnam grand jury indicts 7

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — A Lima woman charged with burglary was among those recently indicted by a Putnam County grand jury. Mackenzie L. Basham, 20, allegedly trespassed in an occupied home at 14292 Road 7-L, Pandora, to commit theft. The charge is a...