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...

5 Florida residents indicted here for meth sales scheme

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Five Florida residents are accused of driving from their home state to Hancock County in early June in a scheme to sell about $100,000 worth of methamphetamine. Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle said the amount of meth was between 8,000 and...

Two charged in overdose death are in custody

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Two women accused of being involved in the overdose death of 28-year-old Danielle Rice have been arrested and are being held in the Hancock County jail. However, a third person, a Toledo man accused of selling the fatal drugs to Rice, has not been...

Lima teen sentenced for CVS robbery

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER An 18-year-old Lima man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for robbing a Findlay pharmacy last year. The sentence for the second-degree felony was handed down by Judge Reginald Routson of Hancock County Common Pleas Court. Jarrett Mann...

Toledo man gets 6 years for robbery

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Joseph V. Fleming IV, 28, of Toledo, was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for his role in the February 2017 fatal shooting of Marcus Alexander at a Findlay motel. Hancock County Common Pleas Judge Reginald Routson also placed Fleming on...

Hancock overdose deaths doubled in 2017

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER The number of people in Hancock County who died from overdoses doubled from 2016 to 2017. In 2016, 15 people died from overdoses in the county. In 2017, 30 people died, according to final figures for the year from Hancock Public Health. Blanchard...

Grand jury indicts 11 on drug charges

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Eleven people were indicted by a Hancock County grand jury Tuesday and accused of possessing or distributing drugs. Those charged include: Logan M. Kimberlin, 22, of Findlay, was charged with two counts of possession of drugs, each a fifth-degree...

Investigations continuing in two unsolved Findlay homicides

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Findlay police have narrowed the suspect pools in two unsolved homicides that occurred in the last year, police Lt. Robert Ring reports. While detectives do not currently have enough information to file charges, police are continuing to work on the...