A life in law

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer As he decided countless juvenile cases over 40 years, Judge Allan Davis learned that the passage of time can solve many problems. “I think the greatest rehabilitative tool known to mankind is Father Time,” Davis said. “So many of these...

Woman loved her job as jail matron

By RYAN DUNN staff writer TIFFIN — C. Arlene Neff was the last sheriff’s wife to serve as matron to Seneca County jail inmates. She took on the job in 1979 when her husband, H. Weldin Neff, became sheriff. The Neffs lived at the former jail. “She loved her job....

Peeper settles lawsuit

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A Wood County man convicted of secretly photographing women while they were at tanning booths in the Findlay area agreed Tuesday to pay one woman $25,000. Casey T. Miller, 28, of Pemberville, approved the settlement in Hancock County Common Pleas Court...

Agency: Children of legally dead man won’t pay

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A looming bill for the children of Donald Miller Jr., Hancock County’s legally dead man, has been dropped. The Social Security Administration is no longer demanding that Miller’s two daughters repay $47,256 for the death benefits they...

No holiday break for sheriff’s patrols

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer There is no holiday break for those charged with patrolling the roads of Hancock County. Thursday was Deputy Steven Lowery’s third Christmas shift in as many years. It’s a responsibility he and others at the Hancock County Sheriff’s...

Robinson gets 22-year term for role in murder

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Joe Gutierrez III’s mother made sure Montre Robinson knew what kind of man he took from her family. “He never left the house without hugging us and telling us how much he loved us,” Ofelia Salinas said of Gutierrez. “We will never...

Court hears arguments in L-B teacher appeal

By RYAN DUNN staff writer LIMA — Mark Badertscher’s future at Liberty-Benton School will now be decided by an appeals court. Judges with the 3rd District Court of Appeals in Lima on Tuesday heard arguments about the former Liberty-Benton teacher’s employment....

Police, owner differ over dog shooting

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Findlay police say a dog that was shot and killed by a department captain was acting aggressively in a city neighborhood. The dog’s owner, however, claims the animal was peacefully returning home. Capt. Sean Young was driving at about 5:15 p.m....

$11 million hotel opens doors

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A crowd of community leaders gathered Thursday evening to celebrate the opening of Findlay’s new Hilton Garden Inn. The 101-room hotel at Hancock County 300 and Interstate Drive boasts an expansive banquet and meeting room, a vast lobby and a...

Area police: No plans to buy body cameras

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Area law enforcement officials say they are not yet planning to purchase body cameras to be worn by officers. President Barack Obama this week proposed spending $75 million to help secure 50,000 cameras for patrol officers. Proponents argue the...