Review Category : Local News

Ada Man Injured In U.S. 30 Crash

9/25/15 – 4:49 A.M.

A one-car crash injured an Ada man on U.S. 30 in southern Hancock County Thursday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened near County Road 9 around 6:10 p.m.

39-year-old Aaron McDougle was driving west on the highway when he lost control. His Honda went off the road and into a ditch. McDougle was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

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Deputies Investigate Shooting In Liberty Township

9/24/2015     4:20pm

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported shooting in the 8000 block of Brookwood Drive in Liberty Township Thursday morning. According to a release from the Sheriff’s Office, officers received a call shortly after 2:00 this morning and upon investigation it was learned that one male suffered a single gunshot wound. The man was transported to the University of Toledo Medical Center for the treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Findlay YMCA Campaign Reaches Fundraising Goal

9/24/2015     3:23pm

The Findlay Family YMCA has raised around $104,086.00 for the 2015 Community Annual Support Campaign. The “We Build People” campaign helps to support programs of the YMCA, such as the healthy living programs, summer day camp, after-school programs, senior fitness, youth sports, swim lessons, and helps to support memberships.

Great Scot Community Market provided a matching gift of $7500.00 for the campaign, as well as other contributions. If you would like more information about the Findlay YMCA and its programs, you can check out their website at or call 419-422-4424.


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Oktoberfest To Kick Off Fall In Downtown Findlay Saturday

9/24/2015   1:25pm

The return of Oktoberfest in Findlay will be this Saturday afternoon. The event will start at 2pm and will feature German music, food, games and fun for people of all ages. Bill Wolf of Wolfes Roasted Nuts and an organizer of the festival said that they wanted a way to celebrate the German heritage in Hancock County.

Audio: Bill Wolf

Maria Reza with Downtown Findlay is serving as a coordinator of the Oktoberfest event and she said there would be great food and entertainment for the whole family when the festival begins in the early afternoon.

Audio: Maria Reza

Additionally, a history of the German settlement in Hancock County can be found on the website, along with the schedule of events at Downtown The event will run from 2pm-10pm in downtown Findlay. The cost to get in will be five dollars for adults and three dollars for children. Babies and strollers get in for free.

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UPDATE: 3:50pm. One Man Injured In Crash On US 68 North Of Kenton

9/24/2015      11:15am (UPDATED 3:50pm)

One man was injured when his van crashed into a semi truck on US 68 north of Kenton this morning. According to Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart at the scene, around 9am the driver of the van was heading southbound and went left of center.

“It appears that the mini-van went left of center, struck the semi at an angle, and entrapped the driver of the mini-van. It took quite awhile to get him out.” said Everhart.

The driver of the van, has been identified as Charles Wright, age 61 of Kenton.

The driver of the semi, identified as John Stockmeister, age 28 of Bloomville Ohio, was hauling livestock. Stockmeister received praise from Sheriff Everhart for his quick actions.

“He did a phenomenal job of not tipping that truck over and avoiding a deadly crash. He did a phenomenal job driving.” said Everhart.

Wright had to be extracted by EMS from the van after the crash and he was LifeFlighted to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. The sheriff’s office listed his condition as being severe but not life threatening.

This is the fifth major accident around that particular section on US 68 north in Hardin County this year. Other accidents have seen minor injuries and others still have been fatal. Sheriff Everhart reminds drivers to pay more attention when out on the roadways.

“People need to pay attention. Enforcement only goes so far, safe driving is what people need to do. This was caused by a driver not paying attention, and if people would pay a lot more attention we would have a lot less of these crashes.” said Everhart.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time however drugs or alcohol do not appear to have been a factor. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating. US 68 was closed until just before 11:30 so authorities could investigate the crash.

This post has been updated to reflect new information.

More pictures from the crash


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Car Involved In Crash With Two Bicyclists East Of Findlay

9/24/15 – 8:40 A.M.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash that involved a car and two bicyclists this morning. A dispatcher confirms the incident took place in the 19000 block of County Road 7. That’s near the intersection with Road 254 east of Findlay.

No other details were immediately known. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.

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Arrest Made In Fatal Allen County Hit & Run Case

9/24/15 – 6:53 A.M.

After nearly four months, an arrest has been made in a fatal hit-and-run case in Allen County. The Lima News reports 31-year-old Robert Catlett III of Lima was arrested Sunday morning. Catlett is accused of driving the car that pulled in front of a motorcycle driven by 27-year-old Aaron Ehrnsberger on May 31.

Catlett was named a person of interest soon after the collision. He was eventually located in Florida, along with 26-year-old Catherine Wilson, who owned the car involved in the crash. During a probation violation hearing, Wilson said Catlett was driving her car at the time of the crash.

MORE: Lima News

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North Baltimore Officials Interview Admin Candidates

9/24/15 – 6:42 A.M.

North Baltimore officials are interviewing village administrator candidates. The Courier reports applicants were interviewed during two closed-door sessions this week. No action was taken after the meetings.

Around 20 people have applied for the position.

Donna Dettling is currently the village administrator. She’s leaving the job in November to take a position in Archbold.

MORE: The Courier

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Carey Schools Accept Donation For Scoreboards

9/24/15 – 5:25 A.M.

The new Carey school building will have new scoreboards for its athletic teams.  The Courier reports Continental Structural Plastics donated more than $59,000 for the equipment.  The school board has moved to buy new scoreboards with the donated money.

The school board also voted to ban the use of drones over school property.  The Ohio High School Athletic Association already bans the use of drones on school property during district-sponsored events.

MORE: The Courier

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MRSA Concerns At Heidelberg University Dwindling

9/24/15 – 5:18 A.M.

It’s been a month since the first MRSA case was reported on the campus of Heidelberg University. Since then, the number of students reporting possible infection concerns is dropping. The Review-Times reports the outbreak was contained to the student population. Seneca County Health Commissioner Beth Schweitzer says proactive measures taken by Heidelberg helped prevent the spread of the potentially drug-resistant staph bacteria.

Athletes were required to shower before and after practices and showers were sprayed down between use. Students were also discouraged from sharing personal products like towels and razors.

Four Heidelberg students tested positive for MRSA. Two others had cases of staph aureus with is different from MRSA. 25 students reported symptoms to the school’s health center, but only five are still receiving treatment of any kind.

MORE: Review-Times

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