Review Category : Local News

New Leads Sought In BG Cold Case

The search for a Bowling Green State University professor’s killer is now three-years-old, but police say they’re not giving up. Detectives say they’re still investigating the beating death of Dawn Glanz, but new evidence has become elusive. Glanz’ body was found in her Kensington Drive home in 2013. A ten-thousand-dollar reward is being offered for information leading to the suspect’s arrest.

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Moving This Summer? New Website Helps Avoid Moving Scams

6/15/16 – 10:33 A.M.

Summer months are a popular time to buy houses. Along with that process comes the inevitable move. If you’re planning a move this summer there are some things you need to look out for to avoid scams…

Audio: Scott Darling

Scott Darling is the acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. He tells WFIN’s Chris Oaks that a reputable moving company will also do an on-site inspection before they give you a quote. He adds a large deposit is a red flag, and you should never sign a blank document.

Darling is promoting the ProtectYourMove.gov website, which aims to make the moving process a little easier…

Audio: Scott Darling

Some horror stories he’s heard include people having a mover load up all their possessions and then never seeing them again. He adds more commonly movers don’t know their rights if a moving company tries to change the terms of the deal.

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Hancock Park District Renews Insurance For Employees

6/15/16 – 7:18 A.M.

The Hancock County Park District will pay a little more for health insurance for its employees. The Courier reports the district commissioners approved renewing benefits during a Tuesday meeting. The cost will be nearly $11,000 in monthly premiums. That’s a roughly 5.4 percent increase from last year.

The park district has 10 full-time employees.

MORE: The Courier

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Ottawa Teen Injured In Crash On State Route 12

6/15/16 – 7:03 A.M.

An Ottawa teenager was injured in a one-car crash on State Route 12 in Hancock County Tuesday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 19-year-old Courtney Ackerman went off the road and rolled over in a cornfield near Union Township Road 51 around 2 p.m.

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

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North Baltimore Man Injured In Crash Near Benton Ridge

6/15/16 – 6:53 A.M.

A North Baltimore man was injured in a one-car crash near Benton Ridge Tuesday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 19-year-old Chancellor Sonnenberg was driving his car west on State Route 12 near State Route 235 when he lost control and hit a utility pole. The crash was reported around 8:30 p.m.

Sonnenberg was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was also cited for operating without reasonable control.

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Lawsuit Against Marathon Petroleum Moves Forward In Kentucky

6/15/16 – 5:31 A.M.

A lawsuit filed by the state of Kentucky against Findlay-based Marathon Petroleum is moving forward. The Courier reports that a federal judge has rejected Marathon’s motion to dismiss a suit that claims the company illegally keeps gas prices higher in northern Kentucky.

The suit claims that Marathon’s dominance in the market allows if to keep prices artificially high. The company owns the only refinery in the state. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway alleges Marathon limits the number of competing stations in the northern part of the state. He also says Marathon is limiting the ability of gas stations to buy from other wholesalers and uses agreements with other refining competitors to keep prices up.

The suit alleges gas prices in the Louisville area are 20 to 30 cents higher than the rest of the state.

MORE: The Courier

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Findlay Man Accused Of Raping 6-Year-Old Girl

6/15/16 – 5:20 A.M.

A Findlay man has been indicted for allegedly raping a 6-year-old girl. The Courier reports 21-year-old Christopher Reed has been charged with rape and gross sexual imposition. The indictment says that at some point between May 28 and last Saturday Reed had sexual contact with the girl in Liberty Township.

The case remains under investigation and there could be more charges filed in the case. Jail records show Reed was booked on Sunday and remains in custody.

MORE: The Courier

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Findlay Man A Big Supporter Of “Good Samaritan” Law

6/15/16 – 5:14 A.M.

A Findlay man stood beside Governor John Kasich this week as he signed a bill designed to prevent drug overdose deaths. Tony Grotian’s grandson died of a heroin overdose in 2009, and he tells the Courier he is a big supporter of the “Good Samaritan” law. Grotian says, “Whatever I have to do to try to save some other family from the grief my family’s gone through. That was my whole goal.”

The new law prevents people from being charged with minor drug crimes if they are calling for help. Grotian has long thought others were with his grandson the day he died, but didn’t call for help because they didn’t want to be prosecuted.

While the law prevents prosecution for minor drug crimes, drug dealers and people already under community control will not be granted immunity. The law also only allows someone to be granted immunity twice.

State Representative Robert Sprague helped design the bill. He says it’s part of a larger package of bills designed to fight addiction in Ohio.

MORE: The Courier

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Blanchard River Logjams Likely To Be Addressed This Year

A large logjam in the Blanchard River will likely be taken care of later this year.  Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson says he had a look at the issue last Friday…

Audio: Brian Robertson

While some people on social media had suggested the logjam was created by the current ash tree removal project along the river, Robertson says that is not the case.  Robertson adds the issue can be addressed separately from the ash tree removal…

Audio: Brian Robertson

The cost of removing the large logjam and a separate, smaller, logjam will be around $25,000 according to Hancock Soil & Water District estimates.  Robertson says he expects action to take place on the project in the next couple of months.

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North Main Street Demolition Hits Potential Snag

6/14/16 – 11:26 A.M.

Preparation continues to tear down buildings in the 200 block of North Main Street, but there’s a bit of a snag. Before the buildings just north of the Clinton Court intersection can come down utilities must be disconnected. An update on the project given at Tuesday’s Hancock County Commissioners meeting indicated that the gas line connected to the former Sour Flower Trading Post at 204 North Main Street is also connected to a car dealer next door.

Columbia Gas has been contacted about the issue. The commissioners expect to have more information by the end of the week.

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