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....

Findlay woman dies when car hits house during police chase

By EILEEN MCCLORY and BRIAN SZABELSKI STAFF WRITERS A Findlay woman died early Wednesday when her car crashed into a house on Hancock County 220 in Mortimer following a multi-county police pursuit. Crystal K. Moore, 48, was identified as the woman being chased by police. She died...

Striker handily wins Hardin County commissioner nomination

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER KENTON — Tim Striker won the Republican nomination for Hardin County commissioner in Tuesday’s primary election. Striker, of Kenton, received 2,107 votes compared with 911 votes for his opponent, Bob Carder, also of Kenton, Vote totals...

Voters renew levy for Carey library

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Voters in the Carey School District on Tuesday renewed a 1.75-mill, five-year levy to fund general operations at Dorcas Carey Public Library. The school district includes portions of Wyandot and Seneca counties. The public...

Grand jury indicts man in death of his daughter

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER A Columbus man was indicted Tuesday for allegedly beating his 8-month-old daughter to death last November in Hancock County. Austin D. Hammond, 22, was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury on charges of murder, an unclassified felony, and...