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...

WITH VIDEO: Fry pledges to work for middle class

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Ohio’s 5th Congressional District deserves a fighter who will speak for middle-class workers, a candidate for the job said Thursday. Democrat Robert Fry, 63, met with members of The Courier to discuss his efforts to unseat Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling...

County grand jury files charges against 12 people

By RYAN DUNN staff writer A pair of defendants, accused of selling cocaine in Findlay, were among those indicted by a Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday. Brittany N. Glenn, 24, of Fostoria, and Jedediah R. Morton, 26, address unknown, allegedly sold between 10 and 20 grams of...

Primate purloined, perpetrator punished

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Derek W. Mangas was caught partying with a stolen lemur. Mangas, 21, of Leipsic, was sentenced Thursday to 20 days in jail and a $500 fine for breaking into the Putnam County Fair’s exotic animal petting zoo last year and taking the...

Patrol says I-75 rerouting was smooth

By RYAN DUNN staff writer Interstate 75 drivers had few problems last weekend as crews demolished the southern half of the U.S. 224 bridge, officials reported. When construction workers closed I-75 under the bridge, interstate travelers were diverted onto the exit and entrance...

County man indicted on four rape charges

By RYAN DUNN staff writer A Rawson man charged with raping a young girl was among those indicted by a Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday. Four charges of rape were filed against Gary A. Martin, 55. Between Oct. 24 and December, in Union Township and Findlay, Martin allegedly...