Review Category : Local News

Police Release More Information On Early Thursday Shooting

12/20/13 4:40 p.m.
The Findlay Police Department is releasing more information on a shooting reported early Thursday. The victim is identified as 19 year-old Christopher Ingleston of Findlay. He is still undergoing treatment at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo for a gunshot wound. Information obtained by police so far indicate Ingleston was inside the residence at 222 Prospect Avenue where he was shot by a black male identified as 22 year-old Tyrel Jones of Findlay. Jones came to the residence because he believed a resident of that home had money and illegal narcotics. Jones was arrested late Thursday afternoon on a warrant for aggravated robbery and is being held in the Hancock County Justice Center.

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Crime Stoppers Featuring Most Wanted In Hancock County

12/20/13 3:15 p.m.
Findlay-Hancock county Crime Stoppers has a new feature on their website this month. Crime Stoppers president Chuck Wilson spoke to us about Findlay-Hancock County’s Top Fifty Most Wanted on WFIN@Ten this morning..

Audio:  Chuck Wilson

Wilson said the offenses range from drug trafficking, domestic violence, theft, assaults to drunk driving and child support among others. Wilson said if your information leads to an arrest or an indictment you could receive a cash reward..

Audio:  Chuck Wilson

Any information given remains completely anonymous. Call 419-425-8477 or 425-TIPS.

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Grant Money Available From CVB

12/20/13 2:50 p.m.
The Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau has money to give away in the form of grants. Director Rachel Rahrig was a guest on WFIN@Ten..

Audio:  Rachel Rahrig

Rahrig said that last year the CVB gave away more than $53,000 in grant money. Many of the events that the grant money supported were the familiar events such as Rib Off, Boogie On Main and Balloon Fest and smaller non profits as well..

Audio:  Rachel Rahrig

Grant application deadlines for the Tourism Development and Growth Programs are March 7 of 2014. The Co Op Advertising Program application is due 60 days before the date of the event. Go to visitfindlay.com for more information.

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Red Cross Says Make Preparations

12/20/13 9:50 a.m.
As residents of Findlay brace themselves for another round of potential flooding this weekend, making preparations is critical right now. Todd James of the American Red Cross said by now people know how they are going affected based on how high the river actually gets..

Audio:  Todd James

Should the river get to major flood stage, Red Cross volunteers are activated and on standby should emergency shelters need to be opened. When severe weather threatens there may be a tendency to think that forecasters are over reacting or instilling panic, but the intention is to make sure residents and business are prepared..

Audio:  Todd James

James said the Red Cross will be there afterwards to help pick up the pieces if you need anything like a cleanup kit or assistance if you’re not able to get back into your home or if there has been damage.

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UF Gets Grant To Train Volunteer Emergency Responders

12/20/13 – 6:45 A.M.

Volunteer medical responders in our area will get additional training thanks in part to a grant received by the University of Findlay.  The school has received more than $218,000 from a state grant, which will allow the university to offer 54 courses on how to deal with hazardous materials.  The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio reports the classes will all be offered in 2014.

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Findlay Shooting Suspects Make Appearances In Court

12/20/13 – 5:23 A.M.

Separate hearings were held for the two men accused in the shooting death of a Findlay resident last month. The Courier reports that both 20-year-old Ralph Harris III and 21-year-old Montre Robinson were able to meet with Judge Joseph Niemeyer to establish evidence has been shared among attorneys. Robinson has waived his right to a speedy trial, while Harris talked about his rights with Niemeyer. Both men are charged with murder and tampering with evidence in the November 8 killing of Joe Gutierrez III.

Police say Gutierrez had at least one prior dispute with Harris and Robinson. Authorities insist the shooting was not gang related.

MORE: The Courier

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Early Morning Shooting Reported

12/19/13 3 p.m.
Findlay Police are investigating a shooting at a residence in the 200 block of Prospect Ave. Reports indicate an unidentified male was injured in the shooting at around 1 a.m. this morning. The victim did not report the incident and was taken by private vehicle to Blanchard Valley Hospital. He was then transferred to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. He is currently under medical care with a non-life threatening injury. The incident remains under investigation.

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Legacy Of Dale Dorney Evident In Community Foundation

12/19/13 2:15 p.m.
The legacy of L. Dale Dorney was discussed on Good Mornings with Chris Oaks and Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation president Kathy Kreuchauf. Findlay’s celebrated philanthropist was not the man many might think he was..

Audio:  Kathy Kreuchauf

If it weren’t for Dorney’s unassuming ways, frugal lifestyle and careful investments, the Community Foundation would not exist today. Early on, Dorney had the vision of what a community foundation actually does today..

Audio:  Kathy Kreuchauf

Dorney’s $2.2 million bequest in 1976 provided the seed money for today’s Community Foundation which formed in 1992. Since 1976 the Dorney Fund has provided more than $10.3 million to support the work of the Community Foundation. A video on L. Dale Dorney’s life is available on the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation website on “community-foundation.com.”

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Grant Will Assist Nonviolent Offenders In Hancock County

12/19/13 12:20 p.m.
The first round of grants provided from the consolidation of state-funded agencies for mental health and addiction services was announced today by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services at a kickoff event at the University of Findlay today..

Audio:  Precia Stuby

Precia Stuby, Executive Director of the Hancock County ADAMHS Board, said the additional staff will assist a therapist and case manager at the county jail to help link nonviolent offenders with community-based behavioral health care services. Tracy Plouck, Director of the Ohio MHAS explained how the funding came about..

Audio:  Tracy Plouck

The first round of grants will be invested toward 12 projects serving 24 counties around the state of Ohio in what is being called the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services new Community Innovations initiative.

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