Review Category : Local News

Small Fire Reported At Primrose Retirement Community

11/24/14 – 4:54 A.M.

A small fire was reported at an area retirement home last night. Firefighters were called to the Primrose Retirement Community at 8580 Marion Township Road 237 around 9:45 p.m. Evacuation procedures were put into place, but the flames were extinguished quickly. A responding sheriff’s deputy was able to put out the fire, which started in a dryer.

No injuries were reported.

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U.S. 224 Closed In Ottawa Today

11/24/14 – 5:04 A.M.

A busy road will be closed in Ottawa today. The Ohio Department of Transportation reports U.S. 224 will be closed west of the railroad crossing downtown. A building is being torn down in the area, resulting in the closure. A detour will be posted. The closure should only last one day.

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Lima Fined, Required to Upgrade Water System Following Sewage Spills

11/21/14     3:15 p.m.

The city of Lima was fined and given a number of steps to take following decades of sewage spills into the Ottawa River.

The Toledo Blade reports Lima settled with the state of Ohio, U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Justice for a $147 million investment in its water system plus a $49,000 fine for violating the Clean Water Act.

Lima will be required to double its treatment capacity to 70 million gallons a day, as well as separate storm and sewer lines. They will also have to get a new 13-million-gallon storage tank and pump system to reduce overflows. The city also agreed to replace trees that are sick or dead near the river for more than $218,000.

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Annual Border Battle Breakfast Kicking Off Ohio State vs. Michigan Week

11/21/14     11:17 a.m.

Findlay High School will once again be hosting the annual Border Battle Breakfast tomorrow morning from 7 a.m. until noon to kick off Ohio State and Michigan game week. The breakfast features all you can eat pancakes and sausage as well as a drink. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for kids and seniors. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 419-425-5050.

The breakfast features all you can eat pancakes and sausage as well as a drink.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under and seniors 60 and older. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 419-425-5050.

At the breakfast, there will also be raffle tickets for $5 or 6 tickets for $25. The proceeds from this year’s breakfast will benefit the new residential substance abuse treatment center for Century Health.

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Hancock County Agencies Join Forces To Fight Opioid Abuse

11/21/14 – 10:39 A.M.

Several Hancock County healthcare providers came together today to launch a plan to fight opioid abuse. The plan calls for collaboration between several agencies when it comes to fighting addiction problems. According to the people who helped draw up the plan, that element makes it unique…

Audio: Michael Flaherty

Dr. Michael Flaherty helped build what is known as a shared philosophy between the agencies.

Dr. Mark Hurst is the Medical Director for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He also commented on why he believes the program will succeed…

Audio: Mark Hurst

The plan calls for each organization to acknowledge the different types of treatment available to addicts. They will also work to get people in the right plan throughout the process of their recovery.

While recovery for addicts is the ultimate goal, the plan will measure success by many benchmarks. Items taken into consideration will include job retention, family relations, and emotional health among others.

The Hancock County ADAMHS Board, Blanchard Valley Health System, and Century Health were among the groups who signed the agreement.

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Local Farm Couple To Be Featured In National News Story

11/21/14 – 7:20 A.M.

A Hancock County farm family will be the subject of a national news story soon. The Courier reports NBC news has profiled Dawn and Kyle Heidlebaugh for a segment to air at the end of a 6:30 p.m. newscast. The Heidlebaugh’s met on the website farmersonly.com, a dating site for rural residents.

Dawn got a call from a producer asking her if they’d like to be featured in a segment about the website. On Wednesday, reporter Harry Smith met with the couple at their farm on County Road 86.

The segment is set to run sometime soon, possibly as early as tonight.

MORE: The Courier

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Area Home Sales Down In October

11/21/14

Home sales have been down in our region this year, and they didn’t get any better in October. Numbers released from the Ohio Association of Realtors show 108 homes sold in Hancock County last month, down almost 7 percent from 2013. The average sale price in October was a little more than $121,000. That’s flat compared to a year ago.

For the entire year home sales are down nearly 9 percent in our area. The good news for those trying to sell a home is that the average sale price is 4 percent higher.

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Lesser Charges Filed Against Fostoria Woman In Sex Crime Case

11/21/14 – 5:32 A.M.

A Fostoria woman accused of committing a sex crime involving a minor is facing a lesser charge in the case. The Review-Times reports 20-year-old Kia Jackson is now charged with sexual imposition. That’s a third-degree misdemeanor. She was initially charged with unlawful sexual contact with a minor, which is a fourth-degree felony.

Jackson is accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl over the summer. She has a court hearing scheduled for January 13.

MORE: Review-Times

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Putnam County Drug Ring Broken Up

11/21/14 – 5:20 A.M.

Charges have been filed against an alleged drug ring in Putnam County. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports a lengthy investigation led to charges against 16 people from four counties. A post on the Sheriff’s Facebook page says the group was, “acting as one unit to purchase, assemble and manufacture methamphetamines.”

The charges include manufacturing methamphetamines and trafficking drugs among others.

Facing Charges:

BRANDON MOORE- 23, CONTINENTAL, (2) TWO COUNTS – POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINES BOTH FELONIES OF THE 5TH DEGREE.

NICHOLAS OKULEY-20, COLUMBUS GROVE, (1) ONE COUNT OF TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA, FELONY OF THE 5TH DEGREE

EMILY SCHOEPFLE-21, COLUMBUS GROVE, (1) ONE COUNT OF TRAFFICKING IN DRUGS (VICODIN-HYDROCODONE) FELONY OF THE 4TH DEGREE, WITHIN 100FT. OF A CHILD.

JOSHUA GROVES-37, LIMA, (2) TWO COUNTS OF TRAFFICKING IN HEROIN, FELONY OF THE 5TH DEGREE AND FELONY OF THE 4TH DEGREE.

ANGELICA CONLEY-33, LIMA, (1) ONE COUNT OF TRAFFICKING IN HEROIN, FELONY OF THE 5TH DEGREE AND (1) ONE COUNT OF PERMITTING DRUG ABUSE (USE OF VEHICLE), FELONY OF THE 5TH DEGREE.

LENDSEY ORDWAY, 22, OAKWOOD, ASSEMBLY OF CHEMICALS FOR ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF MATHAMPHETAMINES, FELONY OF THE 3RD DEGREE, ENGAGING IN A PATTERN OF CORRUPT ACTIVITY, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE.

DAVID RANES, 52, GROVERHILL, ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETAMINES, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE. ASSEMBLY OF CHEMICALS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETMINES, FELONY OF THE 3RD DEGREE. ENGAGING IN A PATTERN OF CORRUPT ACTIVITY, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE.

SIERRA KEISSLING,26, DEFIANCE, ASSEMBLY OF CHEMICALS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETMINES, FELONY OF THE 3RD DEGREE. ENGAGING IN A PATTERN OF CORRUPT ACTIVITY, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE.

GEORGE BOECKER JR., 24, CLOVERDALE, ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETAMINES, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE. ASSEMBLY OF CHEMICALS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETMINES, FELONY OF THE 3RD DEGREE. ENGAGING IN A PATTERN OF CORRUPT ACTIVITY, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINES, FELONY OF THE 5TH DEGREE.

PAIGE SMITH, DELPHOS,21, ASSEMBLY OF CHEMICALS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETMINES, FELONY OF THE 3RD DEGREE. ENGAGING IN A PATTERN OF CORRUPT ACTIVITY, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE. POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINES, FELONY OF THE 5TH DEGREE.

BOBBY RISNER, 51,DUPONT, ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETAMINES, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE. ASSEMBLY OF CHEMICALS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETMINES, FELONY OF THE 3RD DEGREE. POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINES, FELONY OF THE 5TH DEGREE.

DONALD SCHULTE, 19, CONTINENTAL, (2) TWO COUNTS OF ASSEMBLY OF CHEMICALS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETMINES, FELONY OF THE 3RD DEGREE. ENGAGING IN A PATTERN OF CORRUPT ACTIVITY, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE

RODGER CARPENTER, PAULDING, 42, ASSEMBLY OF CHEMICALS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETMINES, FELONY OF THE 3RD DEGREE. ENGAGING IN A PATTERN OF CORRUPT ACTIVITY, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE.

SHANDA CARPENTER, PAULDING,35, ASSEMBLY OF CHEMICALS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETMINES, FELONY OF THE 3RD DEGREE. ENGAGING IN A PATTERN OF CORRUPT ACTIVITY, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE.

NICHOLAS CROY, 23,CLOVERDALE, POSSESSION OF DRUGS(METHAMPHETAMINE), 146 GRAMS, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE, ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETAMINES, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE. ASSEMBLY OF CHEMICALS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETMINES, FELONY OF THE 3RD DEGREE. ENGAGING IN A PATTERN OF CORRUPT ACTIVITY, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE

JOHN BARNHART JR.,23, DUPONT, (2) TWO COUNTS OF ASSEMBLY OF CHEMICALS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETMINES, FELONY OF THE 3RD DEGREE. ENGAGING IN A PATTERN OF CORRUPT ACTIVITY, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE. , ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETAMINES, FELONY OF THE 2ND DEGREE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINES, FELONY OF THE 5TH DEGREE.

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Findlay Home Damaged In Wednesday Fire

11/21/14 – 5:00 A.M.

A fire drove a Findlay family from their home this week. Firefighters were called to 607 West Front Street around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday. Two people were at home at the time and were able to escape safely. The blaze was brought under control in about 19 minutes.

The fire remains under investigation, but it’s believed an electrical problem is to blame. The flames caused a total of $21,000 in damages.

The Red Cross is assisting the family in finding housing.

 

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