Review Category : Local News

Findlay Murder Suspect Enters Insanity Plea

7/10/14 – 12:45 P.M.

A Findlay man accused of killing his infant son appeared in court today. The Courier reports 25-year-old Jerrod Hartman changed his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. His attorney says the plea change concerns Hartman’s criminal responsibility, not his ability to stand trial.

Court papers filed this week say Hartman suffers from a condition that causes him to have outbursts in his sleep. He’ll undergo a court-ordered evaluation before his January 20 trial.

44-day-old James Hartman was found dead in a home at 321 Third Street in Findlay on October 28. The coroner report said the child died from blunt trauma.

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City Mission Closer To Breaking Ground On Expansion Project

The City Mission expansion in Findlay is closer to reality. Officials for the organization spoke with the Findlay City Planning Commission today about some changes to the plan. Executive Director Phil Arnold says they’re getting closer to their building campaign goal…

Audio: Phil Arnold

Arnold says they’ll have more dorms for the area’s homeless population once the expansion is finished…

Audio: Phil Arnold

In addtion to more living area, the dining room and areas for job education will also be expanded.

If all goes according to plan, groud will be broken in March of 2015.

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Rowmark To Build New Facility In Findlay

7/10/14 – 12:05 P.M.

Another business is expanding its operations in Findlay. The Findlay City Planning Commission approved Rowmark’s plans to build a 78,000 square foot facility in the Tall Timbers Industrial Park. Rowmark CFO Kurt Ohlrich says the new building will give two of the company’s product lines room to grow…

Audio: Kurt Olrich

Ohlrich says they plan on being in the building next year…

Audio: Kurt Olrich

Olrich adds Rowmark is working with the state on some development items.

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Hardin County Teen Accused Of Hitting Deputy In The Face

7/10/14 – 6:48 A.M.

A teenager could be in trouble with the law in Hardin County after he allegedly hit a deputy in the face. Kentontoday.com reports a deputy was dispatched to Mt. Victory Tuesday morning after getting a report a man fell while trying to use a ladder to get on top of a semi.

The 15-year-old allegedly hit the deputy in the face twice, causing minor injuries.

The case remains under investigation. So far no charges have been filed.

MORE: Kentontoday.com

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Carey To Break Ground For New School

7/10/14 – 6:43 A.M.

The Carey school district will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new school building tomorrow. The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the new building site. Several district officials and representatives from the contractor will be on hand. The program will also include the high school band, a balloon launch by students, and ceremonial pictures.

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Fostoria Gas Pipeline Project Nearly Finished

7/10/14 – 6:37 A.M.

A pipeline-replacement project is nearly finished in Fostoria. The Review-Times reports Columbia Gas officials say crews recently finished replacing the main line from Elm Street to Tiffin Street going north and south, and the main line from Perry Street to Countyline Street going east and west. The old pipe system should be retired in the next few weeks.

Columbia Gas began installing specially-designed plastic pipes in April. The new lines replace the older, cast-iron pipes. The newer lines last longer and flex with changing soil conditions.

MORE: Review-Times

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New Flood Maps Could Put Some Kalida Homes Back In Flood Plain

7/10/14 – 5:22 A.M.

When you think about flooding in Putnam County, you probably think about Ottawa first. But the village of Kalida has flooding concerns of its own. More specifically, there are concerns about what new flood maps could do to insurance rates for some people who live in Kalida.

Village council talked about the Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Maps this week. The Putnam County Sentinel reports engineer Greg Bockrath gave an update on the proposed new maps. He believes Kalida residents who live along the Ottawa River or Plum Creek could be put back into the flood zone.

Bockrath added homeowners can request a variance if they are told they now live in a flood zone.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Findlay Man Sentenced For December Robbery

7/10/14 – 4:46 A.M.

A man who took part in a robbery in Findlay last winter was sentenced Wednesday. The Courier reports 25-year-old Derick Curry Jr. will spend seven years in prison. He had already pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated robbery.

Curry was with Tyrel Jones when Jones shot Christopher Ingleston on December 19. The two were attempting to rob a home at 222 Prospect Avenue because they thought there were drugs in the house. Jones was sentenced to 11 years in prison last February.

MORE: The Courier

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Carriage House Plaza to Host Block Party

7/9/14   5:50 p.m.

The business located in the Carriage House Plaza at 106 Tiffin Ave. are partnering with United Way of Hancock County to host a block party next Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be free hot dogs and bottled water as well as a raffle. There will also be a canned-food drive held from now until the end of the event for the West Ohio Food Bank.

There will also be a car wash with proceeds benefitting the Fire Relief Foundation.

The business participating are: Vapor Emproia, Wolfies Roasted Nuts, The Tonsorium, Papillon Boutique, Carriage House Gifts, Jaqua’s Monogramming & Design, Mar-Ott Book Nook, National Cash Advance, Showplace Rent-to-Own, Tidy Rides and Fort Findlay Coffee & Doughnut Shoppe.

There will be displays from: American Red Cross, Hope House for the Homeless, Camp Fire Northwest Ohio, Children’s Mentoring Connection, Challenged Champions, Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services, Century Health, YMCA, Cancer Patient Services, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Hancock Saves and West Ohio Food Bank.

United Way will also have information on 211 and the Volunteer Hancock County website.

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Public Library to Close July 21 and 22

7/9/14    3:58 p.m.

If you’re planning to checkout a library book from the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library July 21 or 22, you may want to make plans to do so ahead of time.

The library will be closed the 21 and 22 for remodeling. The closure will bring a new check-out desk and new carpet in the main lobby.

The book return will remail open and the Arlington Branch Library as well as the Bookmobile will operate under normal hours.

For more information, call the library at 419-422-1712.

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