They did the crime, but they can’t do the time

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Most people in jail want to get out. Amy Peters, who is out, is begging to get in. But on a recent muggy Monday morning, the 45-year-old, sentenced to five days in jail in January 2013 for driving with a suspended license, was denied entry to the Hancock...

County, city sign new jail contract

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Hancock County’s commissioners have signed off on a new prisoner housing agreement with the City of Findlay that increases fees and attempts to reduce overcrowding at the county jail. Assistant Prosecutor Cindy Land said Thursday the agreement...

Gary Badertscher admits sex crimes involving minors

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer OTTAWA — In a plea bargain, Gary L. Badertscher has admitted six felonious sex crimes involving minors. The Gilboa man had been facing 67 charges. Badertscher, 53, admitted to three counts of endangering children, each a second-degree felony;...

Former IHOP operator pleads guilty to 53 federal charges

TOLEDO (AP) — The former operator of seven IHOP restaurants in Ohio and Indiana, including Findlay’s, has pleaded guilty to what the government called a scheme to hide profits from IHOP’s parent company. Investigators said the plan involved hiring illegal...

Council Legislation

July 1, 2014 Public Attendance: 4 ORDINANCES • 2014-53, third reading, by emergency, authorizing the service-safety director to enter into a contract with the Hancock County commissioners for dog warden services. Motion to amend the ordinance approved 9-0, with 4th Ward...

Findlay closes skate park, citing need for repairs

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay’s Eagle Creek Skate Park was abruptly closed on Wednesday, the victim of disrepair and vandalism. City administrators said the closure is temporary, but may last into next year. The decision was prompted by Tuesday night’s City...

Waitress fired over Facebook comments

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A Findlay woman has been fired from her job at Texas Roadhouse for complaining on social media about tips she made while waitressing at the restaurant. Kirsten Kelly, 22, was told that her Facebook post violated company policy and that she no longer had...

Cooper changes aimed at overseas sales

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Gunning for overseas sales to someday match those in North America, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is bringing more talent to bear overseas. Chinese and European operations have generated 36 to 40 percent of Cooper Tire’s sales in recent years. To...
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