Massage parlor raid: No charges

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer No charges are expected after a high-profile federal raid of a Findlay massage parlor. FBI agents in November seized evidence from Top Relax Massage, 825 Tiffin Ave., while investigating an alleged prostitution and human trafficking ring spanning several...

Parole board not releasing Cooper

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer The Ohio Parole Board in Columbus this week chose not to free a man who murdered a Findlay infant 35 years ago. Christopher Cooper, 53, will remain in the Marion Correctional Institution. His next parole hearing is scheduled for April 2019, said Hancock...

Ceremony kicks off Carey school project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — It was a blue and white day for Carey schools on Friday. The school colors were worn by many in the crowd, and also adorned balloons launched into a blue and white sky as a groundbreaking ceremony was held for Carey’s new school. It...

Oxley Center takes museum in new direction

Chris Oaks spoke with Sarah Sisser, director of the Hancock Historical Museum. Q: The museum dedicated its new Oxley Government Center this week. What was the genesis of the project? How did it come about? A: The spark came about two years ago. For many years, the museum had a...

Tweaked VB school plan headed to fall ballot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — Van Buren School District voters are likely to see a somewhat smaller construction plan, with a shorter payoff time, on the November ballot. The school board on Thursday officially scrapped a $29.3 million project, which was rejected by...

Rowmark adding new building, jobs

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Rowmark, a Findlay maker of plastic sheets for signs, plaques and other uses, plans to add 50 or more employees and construct an additional 65,302-square-foot building. Construction, on Hamlet Drive just south of Hamlet Protein, and north of Guardian...

FitzGerald: Kasich’s message simplistic

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald said he’s determined to stop Gov. John Kasich from running for re-election this fall on a “simplistic message” of tax cuts and smaller government. FitzGerald, a Democrat, is challenging Kasich...

Jerrod Hartman pleads insanity in murder case

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Jerrod Hartman, accused of murdering his infant son, has invoked an insanity defense. Hartman, 25, of Findlay, on Thursday pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in Hancock County Common Pleas Court to murder and endangering children charges. Judge...
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