Judge rejects exhumation of baby’s body

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER Hancock County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Niemeyer has ruled against a defense request to exhume the body of a 44-day-old baby who was allegedly killed by his father. Jerrod Hartman, 26, of Findlay, is charged with murder, an unclassified felony, and...

Board shapes recovery house strategy

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services is trying to head off further community backlash for its addiction recovery house plans. The board said Tuesday it will work to provide information about potential recovery...

One person killed, two hurt in Ohio 15 crash Monday

VANLUE — A Findlay man was killed and two other people were critically injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday evening on Ohio 15, east of Hancock County 197 near Vanlue, the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol reported. Dale Addington, 64, was pronounced dead at the...

Several city street projects underway

Summer may not officially be here yet, but road construction season is in high gear around Findlay, with several city streets to be closed this week for road work. The following closures are planned this week: Hardin Street, between Main and East streets near Marathon Petroleum...

Lima Ave. crash hurts city woman

A Findlay woman was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when the car she was driving struck a power pole along Lima Avenue, police reported. Patricia Essinger, 63, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance after first responders extricated her from the wreckage,...

Findlay names new police sergeant

A Findlay police officer was promoted to sergeant on Tuesday. Andrew Welch was sworn in to his new position during a ceremony at the Findlay Municipal Building. Welch began his career with the department in March 2005 as a dispatcher. In September 2006, he joined the Findlay...

Two city teens face drug charges

Two Findlay teenagers were arrested for drug possession Friday night, according to the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol. Timothy S. Brooker Jr., 18, and Doryin I. Thames, 18, were found to be in possession of drugs following a traffic stop for a speed violation on Ohio 12...

Fostoria to graduate 104 seniors

FOSTORIA — Fostoria High School will graduate 104 seniors during ceremonies beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday in the school’s Performing Arts Center. Zendon Griffin is this year’s valedictorian, and Jada Hampton is the salutatorian. Members of the class of 2015 are:...
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