Citizens crowd into corps’ ‘closed’ press conference

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer Friday’s flood-control meeting wasn’t so private, after all. It was initially billed by the Army Corps of Engineers as a “media-only event,” but about 25 area residents crowded alongside reporters into a Hancock County...

Child rapist sentenced to 15 years to life

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Convicted child rapist John D. Saltz was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years to life in prison. Hancock County Common Pleas Court jurors in October found Saltz guilty of committing statutory rape, a first-degree felony. He was convicted of engaging in a...

How much should peeping Tom pay?

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer How much money does a peeping Tom owe his victim? That question was nearly answered Friday in Hancock County Common Pleas Court. A woman photographed while tanning in Findlay has sued Casey T. Miller, 28, citing his “egregious” crime. Miller,...

Court: Police need a warrant to see medical records

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Three years ago, John Clark flipped his 1975 Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Findlay’s west side and sustained serious injuries. Hospital tests showed the Fostoria man’s blood-alcohol level was more than double the legal limit for motorists....

Former L-B teacher asks court to reinstate him

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer Former Liberty-Benton School District teacher Mark Badertscher, fired after a student was choked in his classroom, has asked an appeals court to reinstate him. The school board failed to meet its required standard in dismissing Badertscher, according to...

Putnam County voters narrowly approve board levy

By RYAN DUNN staff writer OTTAWA — Voters on Tuesday narrowly approved an increased levy request for the Putnam County Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Board. They renewed a five-year, 0.3-mill levy, plus an increase of 0.4 mill, for a total of 0.7 mill....

Sheriff’s office levy approved in Hardin

By RYAN DUNN staff writer KENTON — Hardin County voters on Tuesday renewed a sheriff’s office levy for another five years. The 1-mill levy passed by a vote of 3,998, or about 61 percent, to 2,507. The owner of a $100,000 home pays about $27 per year. The tax brought...

Hardin County Sheriff’s Office seeking 1-mill levy renewal

By RYAN DUNN staff writer KENTON — The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a renewal of its 1-mill levy on Tuesday. Renewal of the operating levy for five years would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $27 per year. The tax brought in $473,700 in 2013....

WITH VIDEO: Harris gets 20 years for Gutierrez murder

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER The Findlay gunman who shot and killed Joe Gutierrez III, to retaliate for an assault, was sentenced Thursday to 20 years to life in prison. Ralph G. Harris III, 21, apologized for the shooting to more than a dozen of Gutierrez’s relatives who...

Woman sentenced for robbery

By RYAN DUNN staff writer A Toledo woman was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for attacking a Findlay Village Mall employee with pepper spray during a robbery. Asia D. Burwell, 19, pleaded guilty to spraying a Buckle clothing store worker on May 24 as he tried to stop...