Prostitution sting nets eight arrests

BOWLING GREEN — A Hancock County man was among several arrested in a prostitution sting. Paul Sciuga, 51, of Arlington, was arrested and charged Tuesday with solicitation of prostitution, a third-degree misdemeanor, according to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. Seven...

Area workers follow law to letter

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER In northwestern Ohio, most public servants who were asked for public documents turned them over readily to strangers who did not identify themselves. No requester was outright denied public records in seven northwestern counties, but some did have to...

Teen murder suspect to be tried as adult

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — A 17-year-old boy charged in the shooting death of a Fostoria woman last month will be tried as an adult, a Seneca County judge ruled Tuesday. Garrett N. Brown, whose last known address is listed as Findlay, is headed to Seneca...

Patrol search ruled improper

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER More than a thousand oxycodone pills are inadmissible as evidence following a State Highway Patrol sergeant’s improper search, a Hancock County judge has ruled. In a decision issued Monday, Judge Reginald Routson cast doubt on whether Sgt. Kurt...

Three indicted on assault charges

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Four Risingsun residents were indicted in connection with the alleged assault of a Fostoria man. James R. Frederick, 20, Joshua S. McCoy, 20, and Michael A.S. Enright, 21, were each charged with a second-degree felony counts of assault for allegedly...

City installs connector trail

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Findlay has installed the first connector trail along a roadway, Hancock Park District Director Gary Pruitt told the board during its regular meeting Tuesday. The trail, funded with a Safe Route to School grant, begins near Sixth and Main streets and...

County jail work approved

The Hancock County Justice Center, 200 W. Crawford Street, is scheduled for more maintenance work. On Tuesday, the commissioners approved three contracts with Quality Contractor Companies, Findlay, for painting and repairs at the center. The company will be paid $14,680 to...

Ottawa Council member resigns after accident

OTTAWA — An Ottawa councilman has resigned after his involvement in a traffic accident last weekend that resulted in two deaths. Alan J. Ducey, 59, of Ottawa, left his position following the three-vehicle accident Friday on Ohio 65 in Putnam County that killed two Columbus...
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