Review Category : Local News

Pandora Woman Accused Of Robbing Lima Bank Twice

10/5/16 – 5:30 A.M.

Authorities in Lima believe a Pandora woman robbed the same bank twice in the last two weeks. The Lima News reports deputies arrested 26-year-old Nicole Shoopman in connection with the crimes. Investigators have charged her with a count of aggravated robbery.

A witness was able to give investigators a possible vehicle description and license plate number after a robbery at the 5/3 Bank on Harding Highway Monday afternoon. Police officers found the car in Pandora later in the day, leading to Shoopman’s arrest.

Sgt. Mark Baker tells the newspaper the woman who robbed the bank last week used a BB gun during the incident.

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Ottawa Man Indicted On Robbery Charge In Hancock County

10/5/16 – 5:07 A.M.

An Ottawa man is facing charges stemming from a late September incident in Findlay. The Courier reports the Hancock County grand jury indicted 27-year-old Derek Delarosa on counts of robbery and receiving stolen property. According to the indictment, Delarosa allegedly broke into a car and “inflicted harm” on someone on September 25.

Investigators say Delarosa had a stolen credit card with him when police arrested him.

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Findlay Man Indicted On Abduction Charge

10/5/16 – 5:01 A.M.

The Hancock County grand jury indicted a Findlay man on an abduction charge Tuesday. Assistant Prosecutor Erin Studer says, 23-year-old Alec Mosser allegedly took a woman from her home in Amanda Township and drove her to Findlay on September 25. The Courier reports there was a risk of physical harm to the woman, according to the indictment.

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Bowling Green Will Allow Marijuana Dispensaries

105/16 – 4:26 A.M.

Medical marijuana will be welcomed with open arms in Bowling Green. City Council voted last night against a moratorium on opening dispensaries, saying it doesn’t want to stop people from using pot for medical needs. Council members also opposed slapping more regulations on the businesses while state officials sort out the rules. Several northwest Ohio communities have temporarily blocked medical marijuana businesses until regulations are in place.

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Findlay Motorcyclist Injured After Hitting Guardrail

10/04/16 – 11:46 P.M.

A Findlay motorcyclist was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital Tuesday afternoon by Hanco Ambulance. The Courier reports that Andrew Wells suffered a head laceration and other upper body injuries when he hit a guardrail. Wells was riding his motorcycle west on Main Cross when he neared the closed underpass beneath the Osborn Avenue Bridge. He laid down the bike, which hit the guardrail on the east side of Osborn Avenue around 1:45 p.m.

Wells was cited for operating without reasonable control. He was also cited for not wearing a helmet during his first year as a rider.

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Findlay Woman Injured In Putnam County Crash

10/04/16 – 11:31 P.M.

A Findlay woman was injured on Tuesday after she rear-ended a garbage truck on Ohio 613, east of Putnam County 5. The Courier reports that Courtney Rhodes was driving east on the road around 11:15 a.m. She rear-ended the truck owned by Laubenthal Refuse of Leipsic. Rhodes was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital after the accident.

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City Council Voted To Give Findlay Fire Station #3 A New Roof

10/04/16 – 11:20 P.M.

Findlay City Council voted in favor of giving the funds needed to repair the roof of Fire Station #3. The fire station has had its roof repaired nine times between 2006 and 2014. Council was told that a total replacement is needed to avoid spending more dollars on temporary repairs. The project received $40,000 to get the roof rebuilt. The Fire Station is on Tiffin Avenue near McManness Avenue.

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Council Still Torn About Medical Marijuana Ban, Table The Decision While Legislation Is Ironed Out

10/04/16 – 11:06 P.M.

Findlay City Council still hasn’t been able to decide on the medical marijuana ban. At their Tuesday meeting, they decided to table the decision until they meet again. Councilman Grant Russell said that there is still some confusion in the written legislature.


Council discussed the wording of the legislation and how long the ban would last. Councilman Tim Kleine mentioned adding a time period to the legislation. There was also confusion on why zoning was in the ordinance and as a separate legislation.

Due to the confusion, city council put up a vote to table the decision. They voted 5-5 and Council President Jim Slough broke the tie by voting in favor of tabling the legislation.

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United Way Has Successful Start To Fundraising Campaign

10/04/16 – 10:40 P.M.

The United Way of Hancock County is in the middle of its fundraising campaign. So far the organization has raised over 2 million dollars. Director John Urbanski says that the money will be helpful to the organizations that United Way of Hancock County supports.


Urbanski said they use the money to support worthwhile initiatives from other organizations.


According to Urbanski, the organizations that they provide funds for work to better the community. Before they get funded, United Way looks at what the organization is doing for the community.

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