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...

Four people injured in U.S. 224 crash

Four people were injured when a minivan collided with a trailer being towed by a pickup Thursday afternoon on U.S. 224, east of Findlay, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. William Laugherty, 30, of Tiffin, the driver of the minivan, and his three passengers,...

Cooper Tire, Apollo still wrangling over failed deal

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Apollo Tyres, of India, are still wrangling in a Delaware court over who was to blame for the failed sale of Cooper to Apollo last year. Cooper has claimed an agreement the two companies made entitles it to $112.5 million from Apollo for not...

Accident victim’s condition upgraded

TOLEDO — The University of Toledo Medical Center upgraded the condition of Nancy Moody-Russo to serious condition Thursday. Moody-Russo, 68, a clinical coordinator of the physician assistant program at the University of Findlay, was critically injured in a car accident...

Man escapes serious injury when car falls in deep ditch

McCOMB — A Findlay man escaped serious injury Thursday morning when his vehicle dropped nearly 25 feet into a ditch on Hancock County 5, about six miles northwest of McComb, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Donald Myers, 77, was taken to Blanchard Valley...

Prominent attorney Ralph Russo dies in crash

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Prominent Hancock County attorney Ralph Russo died in an automobile accident Wednesday afternoon near Sandusky. His wife, attorney Nancy Moody-Russo, was critically injured. The apparent one-car accident occurred at 1:01 p.m. on U.S. 6 in Margaretta...

Parole violation puts Cheri Brooks in Hancock jail

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Cheri Brooks this week began her first stay in the Hancock County jail. The woman who allowed Vera Jo Reigle to live in her Findlay home and later lied to police investigating Reigle’s murder has been jailed for violating her probation. A judge...
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