Grand jury indicts man on rape charge

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer A local man was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday for sexually assaulting two girls who were less than 12 years old at the time. Thomas R. Scarberry, 34, address not reported, was charged with one count of rape, a first-degree...

Forest woman killed in county accident

MOUNT BLANCHARD — A Forest woman was killed and five others were injured in a two-vehicle collision at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday at a rural intersection east of Mount Blanchard. Jennifer L. Leightey, 35, of Forest, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Hancock County...

Findlay police arrest two men after vehicle pursuit Tuesday

Findlay police arrested and incarcerated two Findlay men after pursuing them in a vehicle Tuesday afternoon. Danny R. Scarberry, 48, and passenger David R. Lamb, 38, were in a Ford Explorer on North Blanchard Street at 1:12 p.m. when an officer attempted to stop the car for a...

Ohio 568 crash injures teenagers

Two area teenagers were injured in a two-car accident on Ohio 568, east of Findlay, early Tuesday afternoon. The Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol reported that a 2002 Honda driven by Taylor Bacon, 16, of Forest, was westbound on Ohio 568 at 12:40 p.m. when he stopped to...

NB board member stepping down

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore school board accepted the resignation of one of its own, and also hired an elementary school principal Tuesday. Russell Bretz, vice president of the school board, announced he will step down, effective Thursday....

Findlay murder suspect served time for ’86 killing

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer A Findlay man accused of murdering his wife on Saturday was convicted of manslaughter in 1987 in Franklin County and served 16 years in prison, according to court records. Onelio Almeida, 58, was paroled from that prison term in 2003. On Saturday,...

Drain found competent to stand trial for murder

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Joel M. Drain, 34, has been found competent to stand trial for the aggravated murder of a Findlay man. Drain pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity earlier this month to killing Randy L. Grose, 56, in Grose’s Sherry Street home in May. Drain...

Rep. Latta: Opioid epidemic is ‘right here’

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Seeing children taken from their home on Christmas Eve because their parents were using drugs was the “worst day” Bob Latta ever had on the job. It was an incident that occurred years ago, when Latta was interning at the Wood County...
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