Review Category : Local News

Tiffin Man Arrested Following Chase In Fostoria

4/28/14 – 7:18 A.M.

Fostoria police arrested a Tiffin man following a foot chase in the city last week. The Review-Times reports 34-year-old Nathan Haskell is accused of pushing a woman down at an apartment complex on State Route 18. Police were called, and chased Haskell down several streets before they caught up to him. Haskell then allegedly tried to shove an officer down in an attempt to escape again. He also provided false identification.

Haskell now faces a variety of charges including assault, possession of cocaine, and resisting arrest.

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Two Men Arrested In Hancock County Prostitution Sting

4/28/14 – 6:44 A.M.

A prostitution bust led to two arrests in Hancock County last week. The Hancock and Wood County Sheriff’s Offices ran a joint operation at the Pilot Travel Center at the Van Buren exit of I-75. Pirtpahl Singh Sandhu of Brampton, Ontario, and Rickie Damron of Sugar Grove were arrested for solicitation. They allegedly offered to pay an undercover officer for sex acts.

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Shots Fired At BG Waffle House

4/28/14 – 5:32 A.M.

Shots were fired at the Waffle House in Bowling Green early Sunday morning. The Sentinel-Tribune reports two Toledo men are facing charges as a result.

BG Police Chief Brad Conner tells the newspaper the incident started when the downtown bars were closing. Just before 3 a.m. two groups involved in a fight ran into each other at the Waffle House on East Wooster Street. One man went to his car, got a gun, and allegedly fired shots into the restaurant. No one was hit.

Police arrested 23-year-old Latwaun Griffin of Toledo after BG police caught up to his car on the interstate. 24-year-old Adam Borchardt was arrested for driving the getaway car.

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Gas Prices Up To Start The Work Week

You’ll pay more to fill the gas tank to start the work week. Ohiogasprices.com reports the average price for regular is around Ohio $3.75 this morning. That’s up from $3.67 last week and $3.58 a month ago.

Prices in Findlay were hovering around $3.73 a gallon early this morning. In Ottawa prices were around $3.74 a gallon.

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Local Health Officials Monitoring Measles And Mumps Cases In Ohio

4/28/14 – 5:14 A.M.

Health officials in Findlay are keeping a close eye on some health issues in other parts of the state. Chad Masters of the Findlay Health Department says roughly 263 cases of the mumps have been reported in central Ohio. There have also been 14 cases of the measles found in Knox County. Masters adds no cases have been reported in Findlay or Hancock County.

While that may be the case, Masters recommends taking some precautions. The first thing to do is make sure you’re up to date on vaccinations. It’s also important not to share drinks or eating utensils. Standard precautions apply as well; like washing your hands, covering your mouth when you sneeze, and staying home if you are sick.

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Findlay MMA Fighter Arrested In Rhode Island

4/28/14 – 5:01 A.M.

Rhode Island police arrested an MMA fighter from Findlay over the weekend. The Blade reports Josue Killion was getting ready for a bout at the Twin River Casino when officers took him into custody. The Defiance County Sheriff’s Office says Killion is wanted on a felony assault case there.

Killion is set to be arraigned today.

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Backyard Mission Trip Helps More Than 200 People

4/28/14 – 4:52 A.M.

The annual Backyard Mission Trip in Findlay and Hancock County was a success. More than 1,300 community volunteers fanned out over the area to take on 214 projects this year. The volunteers helped tackle household projects for people in need. Members of 29 churches got involved, while other community organizations also pitched in.

The projects included the construction of a new wheelchair ramp at one home. University of Findlay football players helped move a shed for another homeowner. Many of the projects included cleaning up debris in yards.

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Ohio Wine Production Could Take Hit Following Brutal Winter

4/25/14 – 10:50 A.M.

If you enjoy wine made in Ohio, then you have another reason to be upset at the brutal winter we endured. Hancock County extension agent Ed Lentz says the cold temperatures took a toll on grapes grown in the state…

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Grapes native to Ohio fared better though. Lentz says Concord and Catawba style grapes are more adapted to our colder winters.

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Several Road Construction Projects Get Underway In Hancock County Next Week

4/25/14 – 10:00 A.M.

The first day of May is less than a week away, and that means one thing – it’s construction season on Ohio roads. You can expect to see plenty of orange barrels around Hancock County next week. ODOT reports that on Monday or Tuesday I-75 southbound at U.S. 224 will be one lane while crews pour concrete on the new bridge piers.

Elsewhere resurfacing projects will restrict traffic to one lane. Work will take place on State Route 568 between the fairgrounds to County Road 180 in Findlay. In the county State Route 330 will see pavement repair near Vanlue High School, and pavement grinding will take place on State Route 15.

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Drug Take Back Day Scheduled For Saturday

4/25/14 – 9:42 A.M.

Law enforcement officials are asking you to get rid of unused prescription drugs this weekend. The annual “Drug Take-Back Day” will take place tomorrow at police stations across the region. In Findlay you can drop off unused medication from 9 a.m. until noon at the Findlay Municipal Building parking lot.

Around the region take back initiatives are also taking place at the sheriff’s offices in Putnam, Seneca, and Henry Counties.

The event is part of a nationwide campaign to preventprescription drug abuse. Health officials say young people are likely to misuse and abuse drugs in their parents’ medicine cabinets.

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