Review Category : Local News

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.

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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.

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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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Wood County Jail To Expand

11/21/14 – 4:45 A.M.

The Wood County Jail is getting a much-needed expansion. Yesterday, county commissioners approved a nearly three-million-dollar project to turn a vacant building attached to the jail into additional space for inmates. Sixty beds will be added to the direct supervision part of the jail. A renovation of the minimum housing unit will add 15 beds there.

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27th Annual Coats for Christmas Drive Nov. 28 through Dec. 5

11/20/14     4:56 p.m.

As the weather gets colder, coats for those in need are in high demand and low supply. For the 27th year, City Dry Cleaning will be collecting Coats for Christmas to provide for people in need in Hancock County. And if you need a coat, there’s no need to register.

Audio: Rich Kramer

Rich Kramer’s family has been coordinating the drive since he was young and says every year there is still a great need for coats. In high demand this year is childrens, mens work and larger coats like 3- and 4-x. Coats, hats, mittens and blankets will be collected at area schools, City Dry Cleaning and a few local businesses with coats boxes. You can drop off from Nov. 28 through Dec. 5. Distribution will be held at Glenwood Middle School Dec. 13 and 14.

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Health and Wellness Day Safe Opportunity for Seniors to Find Resources

11/20/14     12:59 p.m.

U.S. Census data shows the population continues to live longer. Because of this, events like the YMCA’s Senior Health and Wellness Day are becoming more popular.

Audio: Hannah Twining

Hannah Twining is a health and wellness staff member at the Y. She said having a day like senior day where all the necessary vendors are in once place makes it safe and easy for seniors to seek out the necessary resources.

Twining said the Y recognizes that seniors going out in the cold, possibly wet weather to get the assistance they need can be a safety hazard, which is why the Y wanted to bring all the vendors to once place.

Over 40 vendors were available to the seniors at the Y, ranging from checking blood pressure to offering information on assisted living homes. Three speakers also presented.

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Findlay Murder Trial Rescheduled for April

11/20/14     12:15 p.m.

Jerrod Hartman’s murder trial has been delayed until next spring. Hartman is accused of the death of his 44-day old son James in November 2013 to which he has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

The 25-year-old appeared this morning in Hancock County Common Pleas Court with a pending request from his attorney to exhume the body of his deceased son for additional examination.

Judge Joseph Niemeyer said he would need more information before ruling. Attorneys will further debate the motion during a Jan. 20 hearing.

A new trial date has been set for April 13.

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Redevelopment Of Downtown Findlay Buildings Continues

11/20/14 – 10:46 A.M.

It appears a downtown Findlay building once set to be demolished is closer to being brought back to life. The Hancock County Commissioners did not exercise their first right of refusal on the sale of property at 322 South Main Street today…

Audio: Mark Gazarek

Hancock County Commissioner Mark Gazarek says the commissioners made a similar move last year when the property next to Coffee Amici was sold.

So far there’s no word on what is going in at what was referred to as the Rooney, Clinger, and Murray building.

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