Murder suspect served time for ’86 killing

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer A Findlay man accused of murdering his wife on Saturday was convicted of manslaughter in 1987 in Franklin County and served 16 years in prison, according to court records. Onelio Almeida, 58, was paroled from that prison term in 2003. On Saturday,...

Drain found competent to stand trial

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Joel M. Drain, 34, has been found competent to stand trial for the aggravated murder of a Findlay man. Drain pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity earlier this month to killing Randy L. Grose, 56, in Grose’s Sherry Street home in May. Drain...

Rep. Latta: Opioid epidemic is ‘right here’

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Seeing children taken from their home on Christmas Eve because their parents were using drugs was the “worst day” Bob Latta ever had on the job. It was an incident that occurred years ago, when Latta was interning at the Wood County...

Mayoral succession questioned

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved a motion Monday to seek a third opinion on who should succeed former Mayor Steve Smalley, who died June 17. Some council members are questioning Bob Maison’s appointment as mayor. Maison, the village’s...

Grass clipping ordinance eyed

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Cleaning up village streets and properties was on the agenda of McComb Council on Monday. An ordinance will be presented that, if enacted, will penalize those who sweep grass clippings and leaves into the streets, where they can clog...

Board takes action on building project

By MORGAN MANNS for the courier FOSTORIA — Fostoria school board took baby steps Monday night toward moving the district forward with a building project for a new junior/senior high school and updates to the intermediate elementary school, by approving two resolutions. One...

Bicyclist injured on Main Street

A Findlay teenager was transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance after his bicycle was hit by a car around 4:15 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Front and Main streets, police reported. Jordan E. Sebastiano, 15, had road rash on his head and a possible...

Turnpike crash hurts local man

A Findlay man was injured in a chain-reaction accident on the Ohio Turnpike last Thursday that killed another man, according to the State Highway Patrol. The patrol said Larry Maxwell, 50, of Springfield, was eastbound on the turnpike in Fulton County at 8:51 p.m. Thursday when...
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