Former sheriff’s officer sent to prison

LIMA — A former Allen County Sheriff’s Office sergeant was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for stealing guns and money from the department’s evidence room, according to the Lima News. Frederick DePalma Jr., 49, of Lima, pleaded guilty in Allen County...

Findlay’s finances not on ‘checkbook’

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay was supposed to be one of the first cities on Ohio’s “open checkbook” website, but the city’s financial figures were absent when the state site launched last week. Financial numbers from more than 100 cities and school...

Councilman plans run for commissioner

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Fifth Ward Findlay Councilman John Harrington has taken out petitions to run for Hancock County commissioner. Harrington said Tuesday he plans to run for Commissioner Brian Robertson’s seat in next year’s Republican primary. Robertson and...

More cleaning of Ottawa Creek expected soon

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County’s commissioners began wading through the task of updating ditch maintenance funds Tuesday. The first steps will be taken at Ottawa Creek, literally. The commissioners have asked Gary Tuttle, district technician for the Hancock...

UF training center gets federal grant

The University of Findlay’s All-Hazards Training Center has received a $611,000 federal grant to train volunteers and remote emergency responders on responding to train derailments involving hazardous materials spills, particularly crude oil. The one-year grant from the...

Woman injured in Findlay accident

A Findlay woman was injured in a two-car accident at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Walnut and North Blanchard streets, according to the Findlay Police Department. Mary Spence, 33, of Findlay, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance with...

Two people hurt in I-75 accident

VAN BUREN — A Fostoria man who was injured Monday night in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 75, south of Ohio 613, was suspected of driving under the influence, according to the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol. Mitchel Delarosa, 29, was taken to Blanchard...

Commissioners’ proclamation supporting law enforcement

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer As negative news spreads across the nation regarding law enforcement, Hancock County Commissioner Mark Gazarek said it’s important to show support for area officers. The Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday demonstrated their appreciation...
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