Review Category : Local News

Findlay Man Wanted In Connection To Assault Case

5/5/14 – 9:25 A.M.

The Findlay Police Department has released this week’s “Most Wanted of the Week.” Investigators say they are looking for Samuel Johnson III. He is wanted in connection to an assault case. If you have information on were Johnson might be you’re asked to call (419)427-7150, or Crime Stoppers at (419)425-TIPS.

The police department began releasing information on people with outstanding warrants in the city.

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Fostoria To Host First Ever Rib-Off Next Month

5/5/14 – 7:18 A.M.

Preparations are underway for Fostoria’s first ever Smokin’ Pig Rib-Off. The event will be held June 13 at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School.

All proceeds from the event will go towards the Chamber of Commerce to be put back into the community through future events. At least four vendors will be on hand to compete.

For more information call the chamber office at 419-435-0486.

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Work Continues On U.S. 224 On Both Sides Of Findlay

5/5/14 – 6:42 A.M.

Part of the U.S. 224 bridge replacement project in Findlay has been delayed. ODOT reports beams for the new southern part of the bridge were scheduled for installation this week, but that won’t happen until later in the month.

In other local traffic notes you can expect to see U.S. 224 on Findlay’s east side down to one lane each direction at times. Construction crews are installing new stop lights. The work should be completed by the end of the week.

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Gas Prices Falling As We Start The Week

5/5/14 – 6:32 A.M.

Gas prices are falling as we enter another work week. Ohiogasprices.com reports the statewide average for regular is $3.63 a gallon. That’s down 10 cents from last Monday. Gas is still about two cents higher than it was a month ago.

It appears prices could continue to fall. The website shows several gas stations in northwest Ohio are reporting prices under $3.40 a gallon.

In Findlay drivers are paying $3.52 a gallon. In Ottawa the average price is $3.57.

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Criminal Charges Pending Against Fostoria Restaurant

5/5/14 – 5:23 A.M.

The owners of a Fostoria restaurant are facing criminal charges for not renewing a liquor license. The Review-Times reports an anonymous tip led officers from the Ohio Investigative Unit to Los Tocallos Bar and Restaurant on N. Main Street last week. Now charges of illegal sale of alcohol and keeper of a place where an intoxicating beer or liquor is sold are pending in the case.

Los Tocallos manager Amber Bowers tells the newspaper the restaurant was struggling. Bowers said when it came time to renew the license in February she didn’t have the extra cash. Her fiance Andy Miller owns the business.

The restaurant was closed over the weekend while management determined a course of action for the future.

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Two Injured In Hancock County Crash

5/5/14 – 5:09 A.M.

Two Upper Sandusky residents were injured in a crash in Hancock County Sunday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened around 2 p.m.  at the intersection of State Route 568 and Hancock County Road 330 in Big Lick Township.

36-year-old Kristyn Bishop of Mt. Blanchard was driving north on Road 330 when she pulled into the intersection with Route 568. That put her car in the path of a car driven by 50-year-old Maria Kolarik of Upper Sandusky. Hanco EMS took Kolarik and her passenger, 70-year-old Nancy Kolarik, to Blanchard Valley Hospital. Bishop was treated at the scene of the crash.


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Findlay Man Arrested After Weekend Stabbing Incident

5/5/14 – 4:55 A.M.

Findlay police arrested a man following a weekend stabbing incident. Investigators say they were called to 33-year-old Dustin Lanagan’s home on 1801 Blaine St around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers found two people had been cut with a knife.

A brief search of the area found Lanagan hiding in a tree in a wooded area near the house. He is facing a charge of aggravated assault.

One of the victims was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital where he was treated and released.


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5/3 Donates To Performing Arts Center

5/2/14 – 11:13 A.M.

The Hancock County Performing Arts Center got another funding boost today. Fifth Third Bank is donating $250,000 for the project. The donation will pay for a “wall of fame” to honor Hancock County natives specializing in the arts.

Bob LaClair, the president of Fifth Third Bank in northwestern Ohio, made the check presentation today.

Site preparation work began on the center this week.

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Cooper Tire Reports Lower Net Sales And Profits In Q1

5/2/14 – 7:54 A.M.

Findlay-based Cooper Tire & Rubber showed lower net sales and operating profits in the first quarter of 2014. The company’s SEC filing shows net sales in the first three months of the year were $796 million, down $65 million from the first quarter of 2013. Operating profit was $81 million, down $16 million from the year before.

Cooper CEO Roy Armes says an unfavorable pricing and mix of $96 million hurt the numbers. Selling, general and administrative costs were $5 million higher. Other operating costs increased $3 million.

Despite the lower numbers, Armes was optimistic about the figures reported. Armes said, “Our first quarter operating profit is the second-best for a first quarter in our company’s history, topped only by last year’s first quarter, when we set an all-time profit record.”

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Van Buren Man Sought For Questioning Following Thursday Car Crash

5/2/14 – 6:35 A.M.

Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for your help in bringing in a Van Buren man for questioning. A release from the sheriff’s office says 23-year-old Andre White is wanted for questioning about a car crash and stolen vehicle.

Early Thursday morning an SUV owned by Melinda Hackenburg was involved in a single vehicle crash on County Road 140 north of Portage Township Road 107. The people in the SUV fled the scene. The Sheriff’s Office is also investigating a stolen vehicle complaint from the same area of the crash. Deputies believe the cases are related.

A passenger in the vehicle was found. 33-year-old William Carver suffered severe injuries. Investigators think alcohol was a factor in the crash.

If you have information on where Andre White is, you’re asked to call the sheriff’s office at (419)422-2424.

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