Review Category : Local News

Six Injured In Saturday Crash In Hancock County

6/9/14 – 5:21 A.M.

Six people were injured in a one car crash in Hancock County over the weekend. The sheriff’s office reports the accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Saturday on Township Road 229.

A Toyota Camry driven by 19-year-old Jessica Henry drifted off the right side of the road. Henry overcorrected and hit a drainage ditch. Five other people were in the car including four juveniles. Two of the children were taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo by medical helicopter. The other four were treated for injuries at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.

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No Decision On If Fostoria Shooting Suspect Will Be Tried As An Adult

6/9/14 – 5:13 A.M.

No decision has been made on if a teenage murder suspect will be tried as an adult. The Review-Times reports 17-year-old Garrett Brown appeared in juvenile court last Friday. Judge Jay Meyer will issue a written decision on the issue soon according to the newspaper.

Brown is accused of killing 20-year-old Janelle Mauricio on May 21. The shooting was allegedly part of an attempt to take money and drugs from an East Culbertson Street home. 19-year-old Caleb Barto was also attacked by the suspects in the crime.

18-year-old Tyson Ogg and 19-year-old Dallas Salaz are also charged in the case.

MORE: Review-Times

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Arlington Schools Move To All-Day Kindergarten

6/9/14 – 5:04 A.M.

The Arlington School District is making the switch to all-day kindergarten. Superintendent Kevin Haught tells the Courier the move will help the district compete better with other districts. Haught says parents were sending their kids to other schools that offered all-day kindergarten. They would then reenroll them in Arlington for first grade.

The school district will hire another teacher as a result.

Five of Hancock County’s eight school districts now offer all-day kindergarten.

MORE: The Courier

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Fatal Crash Leads To Council Member’s Resignation In Ottawa

6/9/14 – 4:55 A.M.
Update – 6:59 A.M.

An Ottawa village council member’s involvement in a fatal crash late last week has led to him stepping down. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Jeff Ducey resigned “effective immediately” following a Friday crash.

The State Highway Patrol reports the Friday afternoon crash happened on State Route 65 near the intersection of Road 9-K. Ducey was driving north when he crossed the center line and hit a car driven by Christine Hayden of Columbus Grove. Hayden and a passenger, Joan Beam, were both killed.

A third car driven by Asa Mortimor of Columbus Grove was also involved in the crash. Mortimor was treated and released. Ducey was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima for treatment of serious injuries.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Boogie On Main Set For Tonight In Findlay

6/6/14 – 10:31 A.M.

The summer event season kicks off in Findlay tonight. The Arts Partnership’s “Boogie on Main” takes place in front of the courthouse starting at 6 p.m. Lindsay Diller says Boogie helps fund arts education in Hancock County…

Audio: Lindsay Diller

Tonight’s festivities include bands, food, and beverages. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under.

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ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital To Build New Dialysis Center

A new dialysis center will be located in Fostoria. ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital announced this week a new $1 million center will be built in the Graystone Medical Building. The remodeled building will have treatment areas, a private area for consultation, and clinical office space.

The hospital’s current dialysis unit serves 30 patients.

The new center should be open by the middle of next year.

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Lima Man Sentenced In Rape Case

6/6/14 – 6:41 A.M.

A Lima man was sentenced Thursday for raping a girl multiple times over the course of a decade. The Lima News reports 61-year-old Lane Bricker will spend 30 years in prison for six counts of rape, six counts of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition.

Prosecutors said Bricker began molesting the girl at a young age, leading to years of raping her. Bricker had served time in prison in the 90’s for child molestation.

The victim is now an adult. She no longer lives in Lima and is getting counseling.

MORE: Lima News

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Wood County Man Indicted In Infant Death Case

6/6/14 – 6:34 A.M.

The Wood County man accused of killing his infant son was indicted by a grand jury this week. The Blade reports 20-year-old James Henderson of Wayne is charged with murder , felonious assault, and two counts of endangering children.

Henderson was arrested on May 19 following the death of his 3-month-old son. He’s being held in the Wood County Jail on a $1 million bond.

MORE: The Blade

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Putnam County Relay For Life Set For Tonight

6/6/14 – 5:31 A.M.

The Putnam County Relay for Life is this weekend. The event to raise money to fight cancer takes place at Titan Stadium in Ottawa tonight at 6 p.m. with the opening ceremonies. The survivor lap will follow at 6:15 p.m., and the luminaria ceremony to honor those who lost their lives to cancer is set for 10 p.m.

There will also be an auction starting at 7 p.m. and entertainment all through the night and into tomorrow. The closing ceremonies will be held at 11:30 a.m.

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Area Farmers Make Tough Decisions For This Year’s Corn Planting

6/6/14 – 5:22 A.M.

Despite a slow start to the spring planting season, it looks like area farmers are caught up for the most part. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t tough decisions to be made. OSU Extension Educator Ed Lentz says planting corn late changes the type of corn farmers think about planting…

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz says that in 2011 corn got in the ground late and it ended up being great crop. But he cautions the mild fall that year helped things quite a bit.

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