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...

3 indicted in death of nursing home patient

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER A Putnam County grand jury has indicted three women in the case of a female patient who died after wandering outside of Hilty Home, a Pandora nursing home, in January. Rachel R. Friesel, 36, and Destini M. Fenbert, 20, both of Pandora, were each...

Leipsic woman pleads guilty to manslaughter

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER A Leipsic woman, originally charged with murder in connection with a botched 2017 robbery at a Findlay motel, pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated burglary, both first-degree felonies. Jessica Kisseberth, 27, entered...

WITH VIDEO: Findlay firefighters gear up for annual physical fitness test

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Nate Hackworth buckled his helmet under his chin, took off his glasses and began his annual physical fitness test for the Findlay Fire Department. The test demonstrates a firefighter’s physical fitness, using tasks he or she might be asked to...

Detroit residents lobby Marathon to buy houses

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Several Detroit residents traveled to Findlay by bus Wednesday to ask Marathon Petroleum Corp. shareholders to put pressure on company executives to buy up homes near a Marathon refinery in Detroit. Erik Shelley, communications coordinato...

County grand jury indicts 14 people

By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Three people charged with domestic violence offenses were among 14 people indicted Tuesday by a Hancock County grand jury. The domestic violence charges, all fourth-degree felonies, were filed against: Craig J. Courtney, 28, of Findlay, who was...

Gideon convicted on three charges

By EILEEN McCLORY STAFF WRITER LIMA — Jurors on Saturday found James Gideon, a former Bluffton rheumatologist, guilty on three counts of sexual imposition, and not guilty of two other counts after a four-day trial in Lima Municipal Court. The charges are misdemeanors. A...