Review Category : Local News

Fostoria Brothers Facing A Variety Of Charges

5/12/14 – 7:41 A.M.

Urinating in public landed a pair of Fostoria brothers in jail over the weekend. The Review-Times reports 22-year-old Stephen Moses and 27-year-old Donald Moses are facing several charges. Neighbors called police to report the men were driving recklessly, and then urinated in public in front of children.

Police Chief Keith Loreno says both men were intoxicated. One of the brothers allegedly vandalized the jail while in custody.

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Findlay Woman Injured In Saturday Crash

5/12/14 – 6:41 A.M.

A Findlay woman was injured in a Saturday night crash. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 20-year-old Kristy Lee Herman lost control of her car on State Route 698 around 9 :30 p.m. The crash happened near Eagle Township Road 48.

The car went over a guardrail, traveled down a 30-foot embankment, rolled over and came to rest on its top.

Hanco EMS took Herman to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries.


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One Person Injured In Tiffin Avenue Crash

5/12/14 – 5:21 A.M.

A Findlay resident was injured in a Sunday night crash. The Findlay Police Department says the two-car crash happened just before 7 p.m. in the 1200 block of Tiffin Avenue. A Toyota Avalon driven by 61-year-old Rainer Mueller hit a pickup truck driven by 49-year-old Tim Gephart of Findlay. Gephart was stopped to make a left turn.

Mueller was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The crash remains under investigation.


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Leipsic Man Injured In Weekend Motorcycle Crash

5/12/14 – 5:08 A.M.

A Leipsic man was injured in a motorcycle crash west of McComb over the weekend. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports happened just before 12:30 a.m Sunday. 32-year-old Michael Peterson was riding his Harley-Davidson west on State Route 613 near Pleasant Township Road 117 when he went off the left side of the road.

Peterson was not wearing a helmet and was ejected from the motorcycle. PMP Emergency Medical Services took him to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.


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Findlay Man Leads Police On High Speed Motorcycle Chase

5/12/14 – 4:58 A.M.

A Saturday night motorcycle chase hit speeds of 130 miles-per-hour. The Findlay Police Department reports the incident started around 11:30 p.m. A police officer attempted to pull over 20-year-old Kenneth Beasley in the 14400 block of Hancock County Road 212. Beasley refused to stop and drove south to County Road 236 and then into the Walmart parking lot at 2500 Tiffin Avenue.

From there Beasley tried to get away from officers by driving in the Walmart and Kohls parking lots. He then turned onto U.S. 224, speeding out of the city to the east. Beasley finally pulled over in a parking lot at the intersection of U.S. 224 and U.S. 23.

Beasley now faces charges of failing to comply with an order or signal of police officer.

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Cooper Declares Quarterly Dividend

5/9/14 – 10:45 A.M.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced a quarterly dividend today. The dividend 10.5 cents per share on common stock will be payable June 27 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 2.

It’s the 169th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Cooper.

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Demolition Of Former Elks Building Starts Tomorrow

5/9/14 – 10:38 A.M.

The demolition of a Findlay landmark starts tomorrow. Construction crews will begin taking down the former Elks building on South Main Street Saturday morning. The former RCM Architects building will also be demolished.

Marathon Petroleum will use the area for green spaces and employee gathering areas. It’s all part of an $80 million dollar investment by the company in it’s Findlay facilities.

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Prescription Drug Abuse Media Campaign Launches Saturday In Hancock County

5/9/14 – 9:57 A.M.

A proactive approach to fighting prescription drug abuse in Hancock County launches tomorrow. The ADAMHS Board says the “I Am Enough” program validates those who have chosen a drug-free lifestyle. It also aims to encourage others to join in on making positive lifestyle choices.

The launch party will be held at the DOCKS at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church starting at 2 p.m.

The program is being funded with a grant from the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. ADAMHS used community surveys to figure out the biggest issues facing the area. They determined the biggest drug threat is prescription painkiller abuse by 18-25 year olds. A release from the organization says the majority of the people in the county in that demographic do not abuse prescription drugs. That’s a fact they hope to build on.

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Fees Set For Sewer “Tap-In” Costs

5/9/14 – 8:39 A.M.

Fees have been set for connecting to a new sewer line north of Findlay. The Courier reports the Hancock County Commissioners set the fee to tap into the line on Industrial Drive at $5,500. Residential units connecting to the gravity sewer will be charged the fee.

The sewer line will service a new business park in that area.

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