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Woman sent to prison for theft

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — A McComb woman will return to prison after she was convicted of stealing cash from an employer for the second time. Christine M. Wilson, 50, was sentenced Thursday in Putnam County Common Pleas Court to serve three years in prison and pay...

Some mail damaged in postal truck fire

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER About 150 pieces of mail were damaged when an engine fire gutted a U.S. Postal Service delivery truck in Findlay. Firefighters responded to a fire that “completely destroyed” the vehicle’s engine compartment at about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday...

3 face robbery charges in mall theft

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Three defendants accused of stealing from a Findlay retail store and pepper-spraying an employee were indicted Tuesday. A Hancock County grand jury handed up second-degree felony robbery indictments against Johntae M. Chatman, 24, of Findlay; Asia D....

Ada man indicted on drug charges

By RYAN DUNN staff writer OTTAWA — A Putnam County grand jury has handed up several felony drug charges against an Ada man. Between January and March, Alberto Gutierrez Jr., 39, allegedly sold large amounts of cocaine and marijuana in Putnam County. Prosecutors say...

Former Findlay woman released from prison term

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A former Findlay woman involved in a notorious 1999 kidnapping case has left prison after 15 years of incarceration. Kathy M. Emmons, 34, on Wednesday returned to Hancock County Common Pleas Court, where she was granted early release after spending...

Findlay man indicted after assault at Cube

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer A Hancock County grand jury has indicted a Findlay man after a reported assault outside a mixed martial arts event. Austin D. Hickle, 24, was charged with aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony, stemming from a March 29 incident at the Cube. Hickle...

Former teacher resentenced in Putnam County

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — A Putnam County judge on Tuesday again sentenced Jeremy Stober to more than a decade in prison for sex crimes with students. The former Kalida High School teacher returned to Putnam County Common Pleas Court, where he was sentenced for the...

WITH VIDEO: Ceremony honors fallen officers

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Law enforcement officials on Monday solemnly remembered those killed in the line of duty. About 75 people gathered at Findlay’s St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church gymnasium for the annual ceremony honoring the six Hancock County law...

Killer’s parole hearing worries mother of young murder victim

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A decades-old photograph of Becky Potter’s family raises a difficult question. “When I look at my daughter, I always wonder, what would she look like now?” Potter said. The August 1979 murder of 9-month-old Monica Sue Williams remains...

Clark to spend rest of life in prison for double murder

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Richard Clark Jr. will serve life in prison for a shooting spree last year that killed two people and terrorized several others inside a Carey clubhouse. The 65-year-old rural Tiffin man, weeping at times, was sentenced Wednesday in...