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Family: ‘He didn’t deserve to be shot’

By ABBEY NICKEL STAFF WRITER “J.J.” was a troubled father with drug problems and a long police record, but his friends and family said Tuesday they don’t understand why he was shot, especially with one of his legs in a cast. Jeremy J. Linhart, 30, of 527 Allen...

Officials not in favor of buying dashboard or body cameras

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Findlay Police Department has no dashboard or body cameras, but they wouldn’t have made a difference in Tuesday’s shooting, Mayor Lydia Mihalik said. Jeremy Linhart, 30, of Findlay, was shot and killed by a police officer early Tuesday in...

Wyandot teens face felony charges in Pennsylvania

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Two Wyandot County teens suspected of crimes in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have been charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors by Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) police. Rose May, 15, of Sycamore, and Triston Kindle, 16, of Upper...

Sediment building up behind river dam

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners agreed Tuesday to pay part of the bill to determine how best to remove sediment from the Blanchard River behind Riverside Park dam. Phil Martin, coordinator of the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership, said there are...

Council panel recommends pay increases

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER To give Findlay Law Director Don Rasmussen an 8 percent raise, City Council will have to change a law it approved in 2011. With the raise, Rasmussen would make around $108,312 a year. That would put him more in line with what the previous law director...

Park District gets donation of $332,403

Hancock Park District will receive a nearly $332,403 gift from an anonymous donor, park district Director Gary Pruitt told the park board Tuesday. The bequest stipulates that half the funds be used for expansion of the Oakwoods Nature Preserve property, he said. But if that is...

Men charged with stealing wire from AEP substation

By MORGAN MANNS FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Three men were arrested Tuesday for stealing commercial grade wire from an American Electric Power substation in Fostoria. Sean Dayton, 30, Joshua Fox, 36, both of Fostoria, and Terry O’Leary, 31, of Republic, were arrested...

Governments, BVH may join fiber network

By ABBEY NICKEL STAFF WRITER Hancock County and Findlay governments and Blanchard Valley Hospital are showing interest in joining Findlay School District’s planned fiber network, estimated to cost the district about $1.5 million, school officials said Monday. The fiber...
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