Treatment center to open in city

By RYAN DUNN staff writer Hancock County’s first residential treatment center is expected to significantly boost drug recovery for area addicts. Officials have long worked toward finding a location for addicts to undergo more intensive treatment and constant monitoring....

Drug contributing to Findlay fatalities

By RYAN DUNN staff writer Heroin has contributed to at least eight overdose deaths in Findlay in recent years, Findlay City Health Department records show. The city recorded seven fatal overdoses in both 2009 and 2010, 11 in 2011, six in 2012 and five in 2013, according to...

Cancer scam: 2 teenagers charged

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Theft charges were filed against two Elmwood students accused of seeking donations for made-up cancer victims. The teenage boys have each been charged with a fifth-degree felony count of theft and will continue their cases in Wood County...

Four indicted for burglary

By RYAN DUNN staff writer A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday handed up indictments against four Findlay men who are charged with the armed burglary of a city home. Cayd W. Burton, 19, Zachary H. Montgomery, 19, Nicholas A. Rarey, 21, and Adrian L. Castillo, 22, all face a...

Tiffin man admits killing two people

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — A rural Tiffin man has admitted fatally shooting his girlfriend and a man inside a Wyandot County sportsman’s club. Richard L. Clark Jr., 65, pleaded guilty Monday in Wyandot County Common Pleas Court to two counts of aggravated...

Findlay man sentenced for baseball bat attack

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A Findlay man who contended he is “not a monster” despite attacking two others with a baseball bat was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison. Shawn R. Yeater, 25, admitted entering 406 E. Lima St., Apt. A., and striking two men on July...

State auditor says his office keeping eye on public funds

By RYAN DUNN staff writer State Auditor Dave Yost understands that many Ohioans do not know what his office does. Yost on Monday used his platform as Findlay Rotary Club speaker to detail his office’s financial oversight. “The vast majority of public employees are...

Gun permits on the rise

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office in 2013 issued more than twice as many concealed-carry permits as in 2012, following a statewide trend. Licenses were granted last year to 858 new applicants and 351 renewal applicants as part of Ohio’s...

Law loosens restrictions on lifesaving drug

By RYAN DUNN staff writer Area health officials are praising a new state law that loosens restrictions on who can carry a lifesaving drug. Medical professionals use the nasal spray naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, to immediately reverse fatal heroin and painkiller overdoses....

Poll numbers encourage lt. governor candidate

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer A Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor told a supportive Findlay crowd Thursday that the latest poll numbers bring good news. Sharen Neuhardt cited a recent Quinnipiac University poll of voters about the fall matchup between Democratic Cuyahoga...