13 people indicted by Hancock grand jury

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER A Hancock County grand jury has indicted a Findlay man on a felony charge for allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase that began in Findlay early Sunday morning. Matthew M. Ekleberry, 33, was charged Tuesday with failure to comply with an...

3 indicted in Findlay woman’s drug death

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Three people were indicted by a Hancock County grand jury Tuesday in connection with the death of 28-year-old Findlay resident Danielle Rice, who was found dead Feb. 4 along the side of a rural road northeast of Findlay. The death was initially...

Findlay 2nd-grader pen pals with a ‘real-life superhero’

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles is 88, a 2016 Medal of Honor recipient and served tours in Vietnam and Korea. Maggye Anderson is an 8-year-old second-grader at Findlay’s Whittier Primary School who takes lyrical dance lessons at...

Findlay 2nd-grader pen pals with ‘real-life superhero’

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles is 88, a 2016 Medal of Honor recipient and has served tours in Vietnam and Korea. Maggye Anderson is an 8-year-old second-grader at Whittier Primary School who takes lyrical dance lessons at Becky’s...

Review: Findlay police followed protocol in high-speed chase

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER An internal review found Findlay police officers followed department protocol during a chase last week that ended in a crash that caused a woman’s death. Crystal K. Moore, 48, of Findlay, died when her car crashed into a house on Hancock...

Jail inmate numbers rising

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Projections by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office show 160 inmates could be in jail on a single day by the end of 2018, if current trends continue. Jail numbers reached as high as 140 inmates in a single day in April. The Hancock County jail...

Former Bluffton doctor gets jail time, will appeal

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER LIMA — Former Bluffton doctor James Gideon was sentenced Friday to 180 days in jail and ordered to pay a $500 fine following his convictions last month on three counts of sexual imposition, all misdemeanors. He must also register as a Tier I...

Police procedures dictate car chases

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Police cars chased a Findlay woman at high speeds from 2800 S. Main St. to Mortimer early Wednesday morning. The chase, which ended in a crash that killed Crystal K. Moore, 48, had plenty of rules around it, Findlay Police Lt. Ryan Doe said...

Kisseberth gets 11-year term for role in robbery death

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Jessica Kisseberth, a Leipsic woman who was sentenced Wednesday for involuntary manslaughter and robbery, cried as she told Common Pleas Judge Reginald Routson that the victim, Marcus Alexander, was her best friend. Kisseberth, 27, was sentenced to...

Grand jury indicts man for assaulting principal

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER A Hancock County grand jury indicted a man Tuesday for assaulting the Findlay High School principal. Darius Johnston, 19, of Findlay, was charged with assaulting Principal Ryan Imke at the school on April 30. The charge is a fifth-degree felony....