Review Category : Local News

Reward Offered For Information About Arlington Bank Robbery

12/13/16 – 5:06 A.M.

Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the man who robbed a bank in Arlington over the weekend. So far, investigators have not made an arrest in Saturday’s Huntington Bank robbery.

The suspect is a white man, between 6’3″ and 6’5″ tall. He weighed between 220 and 235 pounds. He was wearing black clothes and a cap down to his eyes.

Around 11:20 a.m. Saturday the man walked into the bank, showed a teller a weapon and demanded money. An employee gave the suspect cash, and he ran off without further incident.

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Findlay Shooting Remains Under Investigation

12/13/16 – 4:58 A.M.

Findlay police continue to investigate a Friday shooting in the city. Investigators have not made an arrest or publicly named a suspect in the death of 24-year-old Trey James. Lt. Robert Ring says the incident happened at 241 George Street just after 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Hanco EMS took James to Blanchard Valley Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

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Jane Robertson Returns To Findlay City School Board

12/12/16 – 10:54 P.M.

Findlay City Council was joined by their president after a long leave of absence. Jane Robertson said that while her recovery has been slow she is glad to be back at work.

Jane Robertson

Roberts has been out since she was struck by a car while vacationing in Florida in July. She was finally able to return to work Monday but she still has a lot of recovery left to do.

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Findlay City School Board Approves New Band Curriculum

12/12/16 – 10:31 P.M.

Findlay city school board approved a change to the band curriculum for Findlay High School Monday night. Director of Bands Dan Wilson said that the new curriculum will help incoming freshmen adjust to the new pressures of high school band.

Dan Wilson

The school will also have a new jazz band curriculum.

Dan Wilson

The school added these classes due to the growing numbers of kids interested in band.

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Habitat For Humanity Findlay/Hancock County Looking For People In Need

12/12/16 – 4:54 P.M.

Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County is looking for local families that need a safe and decent shelter. According to a release, all are welcome to apply but they must meet certain criteria to be considered.

The first criteria is that your current home is run down, poorly maintained, or overcrowded. It must also not be in your ownership. The second criteria is that you must be able to pay a no-profit, interest-free mortgage. Your income level must also be between $20,000 and $41,000 annually. The final criteria is that you must be able to volunteer at least 400 hours of “sweat equity”.

To apply go to habitatfindlay.org or call 419-429-1400. Applications for 2017 must be turned in by December 29, 2016.

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Century Health Looking For Donations TO Help Pay For Renovations

12/12/16 – 4:34 P.M.

Century Health has seen a steady rise in the use of its services and now they need to do some improvements. That was the message from Fund Development Director Gary Bright.

Gary Bright

He said that they also want to renovate a parking lot. He said the project will cost an estimated $28,000.

Gary Bright

You can donate online at centuryhealth.net or mail a check to 1918 N. Main Street in Findlay.

For more information, you can contact Bright at 419-889-8367 or gbright@centuryhealth.net

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Findlay Police Chief Greg Horne To Retire In January

12/12/16 – 3:26 P.M.

Findlay Police Chief Greg Horne has announced that he will be retiring January 7. The Courier reports that Captain Sean Young will serve as the interim chief. The process of filling the vacant position is expected to take four to six months.

Horne said, “I feel that I have prepared my staff for this day and am confident they will handle the challenges the future will bring.” Horne has served with distinction for 31 years. He joined the Findlay Police Department Auxiliary in 1983 and became the chief of police in 2010.

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Arlington Teenager Given Eight Year Prison Sentence For Rape Conviction

12/12/16 – 1:03 P.M. UPDATED

An Arlington teenager found guilty of rape will spend eight years in prison. The Courier’s Allison Reamer reports Judge Joseph Niemeyer sentenced Kyle McDowell Monday morning.

Allison Reamer

McDowell faced up to 33 years in prison. Niemeyer merged charges of gross sexual imposition and kidnapping during the hearing.

Reamer added that the sentence caused some emotions in the courtroom.

Allison Reamer

McDowell spoke during the hearing, saying, “I ask that this court doesn’t let the mistakes of a 17-year-old teenager ruin chances of success in my future. I don’t want to spend the rest of my life locked up for the dumb decision I made as a 17-year-old.”

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Allen County Residents Warned About Phone Scam

12/12/16 – 9:07 A.M.

The Better Business Bureau is warning Allen County residents about a phone scam making the rounds in the area. WLIO-TV reports the man on the phone line claims to be Lt. Frank Rogers with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office. The man tells the target of the scam they have an outstanding warrant for missing jury duty.

The red flag is how the man asks for payment of a fine. He tells residents they can pay the $500 fee on a Green Dot money card, or through an iTunes or Amazon gift card.

The Better Business Bureau says to hang up if you get a call like that.

MORE: WLIO-TV

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