Jury convicts Montre Robinson of murder

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A jury deliberated for about four hours before finding Montre O. Robinson guilty of murder on Wednesday in Hancock County Common Pleas Court. Robinson, 21, of Findlay, could spend life in prison for his role in the Nov. 8 shooting death of Joe Gutierrez...

Man convicted of murder dead of apparent suicide

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER The Findlay man imprisoned for killing his wife three years ago was found dead from an apparent suicide, a state prison official said Wednesday. Evan A. Donoho, 29, of Findlay, died at 2:44 p.m. Tuesday, said JoEllen Smith, spokeswoman for the Ohio...

Ex-IHOP owner gets prison term

TOLEDO — The former owner of the Findlay IHOP restaurant was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday by U.S. District Judge David Katz, according to The Blade newspaper. Tarek Elkafrawi, 57, who lives near Perrysburg, faced up to 40 years in prison. He had owned seven...

Six Putnam residents remain symptom-free

OTTAWA — Health officials in Putnam County continue to monitor six people who were at the same bridal shop in Akron as the Dallas nurse who was recently diagnosed with Ebola. The individuals are still symptom-free, according to the Putnam County Health Department. The...

Election boards open Saturday for voting

Election boards throughout Ohio will be open Saturday for in-person absentee voting. The boards will also be open the weekend of Nov. 1-2 for voting. Voters also have until noon Nov. 1 to request an absentee ballot by mail. However, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted advised...

Bluffton bank robbery ends in capture

A bank robbery in Bluffton Tuesday morning ended with the capture of a Michigan man in Findlay after he attempted to set himself on fire. Bluffton police reported Brian Matheny, 43, of East Jordan, Michigan, entered the Chase bank branch at 135 S. Main St. in Bluffton at 8:56...

Robinson takes stand in murder trial

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Montre O. Robinson took the witness stand on Tuesday to refute prosecutors’ claim he is culpable for Joe Gutierrez III’s homicide. The sixth day of Robinson’s murder trial in Hancock County Common Pleas Court featured his first public...

Three awarded Golden Apples

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Being a teacher is the most difficult job Leah Brant ever had, but she couldn’t imagine doing anything else. All of her hard work paid off Tuesday night as Brant, a sixth-grade science and English/language arts teacher at Donnell Middle...
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