Eight people indicted by grand jury

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER The Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday indicted three Toledo residents on charges of breaking into Hancock County properties. James D. Silvey, 38, Scott Adams, 32, and Crystal M. Austin-Rivera, 33, were each charged with burglary and breaking and...

Local rape trial begins

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER The trial to determine whether John D. Saltz raped a young girl began Monday in Hancock County Common Pleas Court. Saltz, 49, of Marion, faces a first-degree felony charge of rape involving a preschool-age child. Prosecutors accuse him of committing the...

Two Bloomdale brothers sentenced for cancer scam

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Two Bloomdale brothers will spend time in a juvenile detention facility for stealing money through a cancer scam. The teenagers, ages 15 and 17, who both attended Elmwood School, admitted going door-to-door early this year in...

Hancock jail houses many with illnesses

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer Typically, more than a quarter of Hancock County jail inmates have a mental illness, a rate the jail’s administrator said is common among area jails. The sheriff’s office has responded with greater efforts to provide care as the availability...

Lima man faces burglary charges

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a man who law enforcement officials say is connected to dozens of regional burglaries. Mark A. Ball, 51, of Lima, was charged with three second-degree felony counts of burglary, and a fifth-degree felony...

Jumping for joy

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Saturday morning was a watermelon jump for Zoom, but a lobster feast was mere feet away. Zoom, a labrador retriever, earns food rewards from his owner, depending on how far he jumps before plunging into a pool of water at the Ultimate Dogpawlooza...

Jumping for joy

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer Saturday morning was a watermelon jump for Zoom, but a lobster feast was mere feet away. Zoom, a labrador retriever, earns food rewards from his owner, depending on how far he jumps before plunging into a pool of water at the Ultimate Dogpawlooza...

Drug treatment center for teens to open here

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer A residential drug treatment center for teenagers will be moving to Findlay soon. Choices Behavioral Healthcare, a private business, plans to move its service for teens from Holland to the former Winebrenner Theological Seminary property at 701 E....

Interstate work expected to continue through 2016

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Simultaneous construction work on Interstate 75 is an efficient route to necessary upgrades, a state spokeswoman told an audience of Findlay business representatives Tuesday. Drivers should expect rows of orange barrels lining I-75 in the region through...

Man gets 3 years for local burglary

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A Findlay man was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for burglarizing a city home. Adrian L. Castillo, 22, was charged with a second-degree felony after he and three others stole several high-value items from 1000 Crystal Meadows Court. Castillo...