Arcadia man found guilty of child porn

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER An Arcadia man pleaded no contest and was found guilty Monday of six counts of child pornography, each a second-degree felony. Dustin B. Woodward, 32, is accused of photographing a 6-year-old girl in a sexually-explicit manner. Woodward was...

Suspect jailed for role in city woman’s death

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER A man accused in the overdose death of Danielle Rice, a 28-year-old Findlay woman who died earlier this year, has been booked into the Hancock County jail. Police suspect Anthony Whitiker, 44, of Toledo, is the man who provided Rice with the drugs...

Local woman charged in ear-biting incident

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER A Findlay woman has been charged with biting part of another woman’s ear off, according to Hancock County grand jury indictments issued Tuesday. Danielle J. Basinger, 23, was charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, after an...

Four suspects plead not guilty in meth scheme

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Four out of five people accused of involvement in a scheme to sell more than $100,000 worth of methamphetamine in Hancock County have pleaded not guilty to charges, according to Hancock County Common Pleas Court documents. A fifth suspect has not...

Bluffton man convicted of rape

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER A Bluffton man accused of raping a 4-year-old child last year pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, each a first-degree felony, on Tuesday in Hancock County Common Pleas Court. Jonathon Lamb, 37, was initially charged in May 2017 with one count of...

Young cancer survivor turns lemons into pink lemonade

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Taylor Orwick knew she wanted to have a lemonade stand during her neighborhood’s community garage sale in the Liberty-Benton School District. She just didn’t know what it would benefit. A few days later, her aunt, Jessica Lemus, was...

WITH VIDEO: Dragonflies focus of Findlay conference

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Over 100 people gathered at Oakwoods Nature Preserve in Findlay on Friday and Saturday, armed with heavy rain boots, sunscreen, nets and cameras. Their objective? To photograph members of the insect order Odonata, which encompasses both dragonflies...

Camp 911 teaches kids safety

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Kids in blue and green shirts could barely contain themselves as they stared at a Life Flight medical helicopter about 4 feet away from them. They looked at the medical equipment inside, then peppered the pilot and EMTs with questions about what...

Teenager gets 4-year sentence for robbery

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER A Lima teenager was sentenced Wednesday in Hancock County Common Pleas Court to four years in prison for his involvement in a Findlay robbery last year. Amari T. Island, 19, appeared before Judge Reginald Routson on a second-degree felony robbery...

Man indicted on robbery charge

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER A Michigan man has been indicted for robbing the Tiffin Avenue Kroger pharmacy on Jan. 28. Deaire D. Brown, 24, of Detroit, was indicted Tuesday by a Hancock County grand jury on a charge of robbery, a second-degree felony. According to police...