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Convicted child rapist ordered to pay victim $750,000

OTTAWA — A former Continental teacher who was convicted of raping a child has been ordered to pay the victim about $750,000. Jeffrey L. Perry must pay $496,730 for medical expenses and suffering, $250,000 in punitive damages, and about $6,480 in attorney fees for his...

Gabe’s hosting hiring event

Discount fashion retailer Gabe’s will be holding a hiring event today and Friday for up to 150 jobs at its new Findlay store, which is scheduled to open July 26. The hiring event will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Friday at Country Inn and Suites, 903 Interstate Drive,...

Pit stop

A woman motorist accidentally drove this Jeep Grand Cherokee into a pit Wednesday at the Valvoline Instant Oil Change service center, 1919 Tiffin Ave. The Jeep’s front, passenger-side tire dropped into a pit about four feet wide about 12:30 p.m. The driver contacted AAA to...

Findlay man pleads guilty to murder

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A Findlay man pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally shooting Joe Gutierrez III on a city street in November. In a plea agreement, Ralph G. Harris III, 21, admitted to charges of murder, an unclassified felony; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony;...

Court: Putnam Road 5 widening was not lawful

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER LEIPSIC — An appeals court this week ruled that a Putnam County judge repeatedly botched rulings, enabling the county commissioners to unlawfully widen a road despite residents’ objections. But residents, who favored alternative routes for...

Downtown Findlay renovation project receives tax credit

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER A state historic preservation tax credit worth $325,000 has been awarded to two downtown Findlay building renovation projects near the Hancock County Courthouse. FD Main Street, a private development group comprised of community business and investment...

Sale of development center proposed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Lewis Hurst, superintendent of the Seneca County Opportunity Center, has asked the county commissioners to consider selling the building that houses the Early Childhood Development Center in Fostoria. The center’s services in...

Former NB school site to be sold to Reineke

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — A deal is in the works for a North Baltimore company to purchase half the land of the former North Baltimore High School, despite objections from a village businessman who submitted a bid on the property a few years ago. The...
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