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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...

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 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...

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...

Man admits voyeurism at Findlay tanning salon

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A Sandusky County man was ordered Wednesday to serve 30 days in a Findlay work-release program for illegally photographing women at a Findlay tanning salon. Casey T. Miller, 27, of Gibsonburg, pleaded no contest Wednesday in Findlay Municipal Court to...

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...

Hardin Northern library levy approved

By RYAN DUNN staff writer Tuesday night was one of celebration for Hardin Northern Public Library staff as voters approved a levy request. Additional dollars will help revive hours of operation after budget cuts forced their reduction, said Rebecca Coker, library director....

City police hold bike rodeo

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Dozens of area children learned some safety tips while testing their bicycle skills this weekend. Findlay police on Saturday held their third annual Bike Rodeo at the Marathon Petroleum Corp. parking lot. The event offered bicycle inspections, helmet...