Review Category : Local News

One Injured In Main Street Crash

1/18/15 – 5:15 A.M.

A two-car crash on North Main Street injured a Findlay woman Sunday. The Findlay Police Department reports the collision happened at the intersection with East Melrose Avenue around noon.

76-year-old Clara Yoder was southbound on Main Street when she tried to turn left onto Melrose and hit another southbound car driven by 60-year-old Thomas Stiger of Fostoria. Yoder was taken to Blanchard Valley Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Stiger was not hurt.

Yoder was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

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Findlay Man Arrested Following Standoff

1/18/16 – 5:05 A.M.

A Findlay man was arrested following a standoff with police Friday night. The Findlay Police Department reports officers were called to 516 1/2 South West Street just before 7:30 p.m. Friday. Investigators say a dispute between a man and a woman in the home had been reported.

When officers knocked on the door, 39-year-old Scott Alesch allegedly said he had a gun and threatened to hurt a woman and three children inside. A crisis management team was called in, and Alesch left the home after a little more than an hour. He was initially treated for overdose symptoms, and was taken to the Hancock County Jail afterwards. The woman in the home refused treatment for minor injuries.

Alesch is facing domestic violence and endangering children charges.

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Fostoria Native Named To OSU Football Coaching Staff

1/15/2016 – 10:55 am

Fostoria native Greg Studrawa has been added to Ohio State’s football coaching staff Thursday by head coach Urban Meyer. Studrawa has been hired as the Offensive Lineman Coach. He has been the offensive line coach the past two seasons at Maryland and spent seven years on the staff of Les Miles at LSU when the team won a national championship and two SEC titles. He also has coached at Bowling Green State University and Wilmington College.

Studrawa will work with a mostly rookie offensive line as only two of the five starting linemen are returning next year.

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Owens Findlay Campus Hosting Local Art Exhibit

1/15/2016 – 10:31 am

The Owens Community College Findlay Campus is hosting an art exhibit that features scenes from Hancock County. The exhibit, called “Close to Home: Artist Depict Hancock County” will feature oils, pastels, acrylics, watercolors, graphite and colored pencil arts. Studio art, as well as art completed on site, are featured in the exhibit. Presented art will feature unique aspects of the landscapes in Hancock County.

The exhibit is featured in EC Room 176 on the Findlay campus, 3200 Bright Road. It is open Monday through Thursday from 8am till 6pm and Fridays from 8am till noon. The exhibit will run until Friday, April 1st. If you’d like more information, you can contact Tom Sink at the college at 567-661-3076.

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Two Findlay Establishments Named Best In The State

1/15/2016 – 10:21 pm

Two Findlay establishments have made headlines by being named to “Best of Ohio” lists for their businesses. Readers and website visitors of Ohio Magazine were polled to vote for over fifty of their favorites throughout the state and they named Jeffrey’s Antiques Gallery as “Best Antique Shop” and Dietsch Brothers Ice Cream was named “Best Ice Cream” in the state. Dietsch Brothers was also chosen as a favorite by the magazine’s editorial staff.

Ohio Magazine is a monthly magazine that provides a guide to festivals, events, arts and entertainment and promotes tourism in Ohio.

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Fire Destroys Putnam County Barn

1/15/16 – 9:21 A.M.

Firefighters from three fire departments battled flames at a barn in Putnam County Thursday morning. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the fire broke out near Kalida, at 16628 Road L around 10 a.m. Flames had overtaken the whole building by the time emergency responders arrived on scene.

No one was at home at the time of the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Probation For Man Who Caused Bomb Scare At Putnam County Factory

1/15/16 – 9:15 A.M.

The man who called a bomb threat into a Putnam County business has avoided jail time. The Lima News reports 24-year-old Thomas Hollingsworth was sentenced to five years of probation Thursday. Hollingsworth had already pleaded guilty to an inducing panic charge at an earlier hearing.

On June 24 of last year Hollingsworth called in a bomb threat to KMI in Kalida. He also told a 911 dispatcher there was a hostage situation at the facility. Investigators found the call came from a deactivated cell phone from inside the business.

Hollingsworth will also have to pay more than $9,000 in restitution.

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New President Named For PRO-Tec In Leipsic

1/15/16 – 9:07 A.M.

A major Putnam County employer has a new president. Richard Veitch was named the president of PRO-Tec Coating in Leipsic this week. Veitch takes the place of Brent Rosebrook, who had been serving as the acting president since Bryan Vaughn retired in June.

Veitch comes to PRO-Tec from U.S. Steel Granite City Works in Granite City, Illinois, where he served as the general manager.

PRO-TEC makes coated flat-rolled steel mostly used in the automotive industry.

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Local Memorial Service Set For Former Congressman Michael Oxley

1/15/16 – 8:55 A.M.

A memorial service has been finalized for former U.S. Congressman Michael Oxley. The University of Findlay says the service will take place February 5 at 2 p.m. in the Winebrenner Theological Seminary building.

Oxley passed away on January 1 at the age of 71. He served in Congress for 12 terms from 1981 through 2007, representing Ohio’s 4th Congressional District. Oxley also served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1972 to 1981 and was a special agent for the FBI from 1969 to 1972.

He had had been suffering from a non-small cell lung cancer, generally seen in non-smokers.

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Accused Robber Wants New Lawyer

1/15/16 – 6:53 A.M.

A Findlay man accused of robbing two area businesses wants a new lawyer. The Courier reports 27-year-old Joel Foor made his request during a Thursday hearing. Foor says his attorney Ken Sass only visited him three times in jail. Sass was dismissed from the case, and a public defender will be appointed.

Foor is accused of robbing Wolfies Carryouton Glessner Avenue and the Circle K on East Sandusky Street in October. He faces 16 years in prison if convicted of the crimes.

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