Review Category : Local News

Another Robbery Reported In Fostoria

11/23/15 – 5:23 A.M.

Another Fostoria business has been robbed at gunpoint. The Review-Times reports the incident happened at the Fostoria Pantry at 255 West South Street just before 9 p.m. Saturday night. Police are still investigating what was taken. The crime is believed to be linked to a string of robberies over the last month in the city.

On November 18 the Little Caesers location was also robbed at gunpoint. In that case an employee was hit in the face with a gun. No one was injured in the Saturday night robbery.

Other robberies believed to be connected to the suspect include an October 19 incident at the South Side Carryout, an October 21 incident at the Taco Bell on Plaza Drive, and an October 30 robbery at the Tri-County Beverage Center on West Lytle Street.

MORE: Review-Times

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Michigan Man Arrested Following Chase In Hancock County

11/23/15 – 5:13 A.M.

A Michigan man was arrested in Hancock County Friday night after leading sheriff’s deputies on a brief chase. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened in Liberty Township around 10:45 p.m. Friday.

Law enforcement received several calls about a Ford Explorer driving all over the road near U.S. 224 and Township Road 136. A deputy was able to locate the SUV as it was pulling into a driveway on Township Road 94. The suspect, 29-year-old Peter Kiser, got back in the SUV and sped away. He drove through two yards and fields along Township Road 136 before coming to a stop.

Kiser faces charges of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, criminal mischief, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless operation, and a left of center violation.

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One Killed, Several Injured In Upper Sandusky Crash

11/23/15 – 5:02 A.M.

A two-car crash killed one person and injured seven others Saturday night near Upper Sandusky. The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reports the collision happened on State Route 53 near Upper Sandusky around 8:30 p.m.

A car driven by Calvin Lust of Sycamore was exiting U.S. 23 and trying to turn left onto Route 53. He pulled into the path of a car driven by Terry Seabold of Wapakoneta. Lust was extricated from his car with the Jaws of Life while emergency responders performed CPR. He would later die from his injuries.

Four passengers in Lust’s car were taken to Wyandot Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Seabold and two passengers were also taken to the hospital.

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Boil Water Advisory For Wood County Communities

11/23/15 – 4:32 A.M.

Some Wood County residents are still under a boil advisory. Northwestern Water and Sewer District officials say residents of Weston, Custar and Milton Center must boil their water for at least one minute before using. The boil order was prompted yesterday by a water main break and low water pressure that affected those communities.

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Monday Interview – Addiction In Hancock County – A Final Word

11/23/2015 – 4:00 am

This is the last part of a series highlighting many aspects of drug use, enforcement of drug laws and treatment that community members and authorities in Hancock County face.

For the past fourteen weeks, the University of Findlay College of Pharmacy has been conducting seminars which covered all aspects of chemical dependency and addiction, and how it has affected Findlay and Hancock County. The seminars featured representatives from law enforcement and the criminal justice system, scholars, researchers, and testimonials from individuals who have been inflicted with the disease of addiction. Sponsored by the Hancock ADAMHS Board and the University of Findlay, the seminars were led by Dr. Michael Milks, Professor of Pharmacy. Milks said that the course was created as a way to educate the students on risks and dangers associated with chemical dependency and addiction.

“In addition to that, it is a community service offered with no charge to the public to come in for any of the talks at all or to participate in the discussion.” said Milks

The content of the individual sessions varied week after week, but Milks said that he was amazed at the response of the debate on the marijuana legalization issue. That particular session was held before the election and Milks said that he found people were adamantly for or against the issue.

“We had a mother-daughter team who had a somewhat of a debate discussing pros and cons of Issue 3. And boy, passions run deep one way or another. There was nobody that I talked to that was middle of the road.” said Milks.

Milks said that when people begin to study addiction, when they begin to learn about how much it can affect people, many times they approach it believing that addicts possess a moral failing, that they do not have the willpower to not be tempted by drugs or alcohol, when in reality addiction is a disease that can slowly gain a foothold into a person’s life.

“Just say no. How hard is that? Just don’t start doing drugs. So clearly there is some antecedent behavior that leads people down that tortuous route but I think it’s useful to remember that not only is it a disease but that it is a fatal disease if left untreated.” said Milks

Several individuals told personal stories of their struggles with addiction. In doing so, participants could see that chemical dependency would inflict people of all walks of life. Successful businessmen, professional practitioners, students, mothers, fathers, and children. Many times addiction would manifest itself simply because there were opportunities available. Milks noted that this was important to remember.

“Very successful businessmen and professionals, none of us are immune to it. But it was a message of hope ultimately to bring were successful up to this point in their recovery.” said Milks.

Ultimately, Milks said that he hoped that the seminars helped to open minds and educate people about how far reaching addiction can be and how it can take hold of people.

“I think that one fact that seemed to hit most people with a certain amount of amazement was that it’s predictable that an addict will relapse on his or her way to ultimate recovery.” said Milks.

And when that happens, Milks said those around them need to be ready to understand and help people as they struggle to live in their recovery. The Chemical Dependency Seminars were sponsored by The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy, the Hancock County ADAMHS Board, The Hancock County Community Partnership and the Hancock County Opiate Task Force.

Listen below for our complete interview with Dr. Milks.

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Employees And Customers Subdue Would Be Robber At Marathon Station

11/22/2015 – 12:21 pm

Employees and customers at a Marathon Gas Station in Findlay fought and subdued a would-be robber early Saturday morning. Findlay Police reported that 29-year-old Jeremy Sherbrook entered the Marathon station at 525 W. Trenton Avenue shortly after midnight Saturday wearing a mask and brandishing wire cutters. Sherbrook was reported to demand money.

Employees and customers in the station subdued Sherbrook and he was taken into custody by police for robbery. He is currently in the Hancock County Jail pending a court appearance. One employee suffered minor injuries in the incident.

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Distinguished Biologists Speak To UF Biology Students

11/20/2015 – 4:48 pm

Biologists Chris Murray and Caleb McMahan spoke to biology students at the University of Findlay Friday afternoon. Murray, known as one of Animal Planet’s Gator Boys is a Ph.D. candidate from Auburn. He has been investigating changes in crocodile populations in Costa Rica.

Audio: Chris Murray

Caleb McMahan has studied the evolution and natural history of fishes. In researching fish populations of Central America, McMahan found fish outside of their natural habitats, that were adapting to the ecosystem, which could account for changes in the crocodile populations in Costa Rica.

Audio: Caleb McMahan

Justin Rheubert, professor of biology at the University of Findlay, said that the presentation would give biology students at UF an idea of the kind of work they could do, and how real world application of the classroom research would have long-term impacts.

Audio: Justin Rheubert

The presentations were sponsored by the UF Chapter of Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society.

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Findlay Hotels Offering Free Rooms Over Holidays

11/20/2015 – 10:44 am

Free hotel rooms are being offered to people in Findlay this holiday season. The hotel rooms are being offered to people who have friends or family in hospitals, nursing homes, or treatment centers over Thanksgiving and Christmas as a part of TMI Hospitality’s program. In Findlay, the Fairfield Inn & Suites and the Findlay Hampton Inn will be participating in the program.

The program is called the Room in the Inn program and TMI is focused on helping families feel comfortable by offering a home when they’re away from home. If you would like to participate, you need to contact the hotels directly to make a reservation as rooms are subject to availability.

Click here to find participating hotels.

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Mazza Museum Names New Curator And Deputy Director

11/20/15 – 9:07 A.M.

The Mazza Museum has a new curator and deputy director. The University of Findlay says Dan Chudzinski will serve as the curator while Kerry Teeple will step into a new role as deputy director. Teeple has worked the last four years as an administrative assistant at the museum. Chudzinski is a sculptor and illustrator with a Master of Fine Arts in Three-Dimensional Studies from Bowling Green State University.

Both will start in their new roles next month.

The Mazza Museum has the world’s largest collection of illustrations from children’s books.

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HATS Giving Free Rides Today Thanks To Donation

11/20/15 – 8:30 A.M.

If you need a ride from HATS today it won’t cost you anything. Laurie Collins is the director of the transportation service, and says First Federal Bank is sponsoring all trips within Hancock County today. HATS is open for rides until 9:45 p.m.

If you need to schedule a pickup, you can call (419)423-7261.

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