Review Category : Local News

Kids In Crisis: Identifying The Problem

Children acting out violently seems like a daily occurrence with school shootings and other incidents. Director of Ohio’s Department of Developmental Disabilities John Martin said the increase in those events inspired Ohio to make a change.

AUDIO: John Martin

The DODD partnered with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to give the “Strong Families, Safe Communities” grant to several groups of counties to work with families who have children in crisis situations. Martin said these can be aggressive children, children who have suicidal tendencies or other challenging behaviors. The goal is to assist the families and the kids in any way possible to avoid any harm.

Martin said on top of assisting the families, the grant is also educational for the state. Grantees will report back to the DODD to let them know what in their plans worked and what didn’t. Martin said with that local level information, the state can learn how to respond to these situations.

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Gas Prices Up To Start The Week

9/29/14 – 5:25 A.M.

We’re paying more to fill up the gas tank as we start another work week. Ohiogasprices.com reports the average price for a gallon of regular around the state is $3.28 this morning. That’s up 10 cents from last Monday, but down from higher prices in the middle of last week.

A month ago we were paying $3.35 a gallon.

In Findlay, the average price was $3.28 this morning. In Ottawa, it was about a penny higher per gallon.

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BGSU Investigating On Campus Robbery

9/29/14 – 5:15 A.M.

Bowling Green State University students are being warned about a violent robbery on campus. The Sentinel-Tribune reports two men were attacked by a group of several men early Sunday morning in the 800 block of East Wooster Street. The suspects took an iPhone 6 from one of the victims. The group took off running when a police car approached the area.

The victims were taken to the hospital where they were treated and released.

A little while after the incident, a police officer saw a man in the area who also ran away as he was approached. The man was described as either a white man with a dark complexion or a black man with light skin. He had a three-quarter sleeve tattoo on his right arm.

MORE: Sentinel-Tribune

 

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Fostoria Man Sentenced For False Claims Against Police

9/29/14 – 5:08 A.M.

A Fostoria man was sentenced last week for making false allegations about a police officer. The Review-Times reports Stephen Klotz was given 30 days in jail, but 27 of those days were suspended. Klotz pleaded guilty during a hearing just before his trial was set to begin last Thursday.

Klotz was charged in May after he claimed police officer Brett Bethel stole marijuana from him during an arrest.

MORE: Review-Times

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Eight Hurt In Two-Car Crash East Of Findlay

9/29/14 – 4:56 A.M.

Eight people suffered minor injuries in a two-car crash in Hancock County Sunday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the crash happened just before 6 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 12 and County Road 236 in Marion Township.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, 31-year-old Miranda Bailey of Findlay was driving south on Road 236 when she failed to stop for a stop light and hit a minivan driven by 65-year-old Frederick Wehring of Fremont. Both drivers and their passengers were treated at the scene of the crash.

Bailey was cited for disobeying a traffic control device.

 

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“Race For The Cure” Brings A Crowd In Second Year

9/29/14 – 4:48 A.M.

Downtown Findlay played host to nearly 3,500 people working to find a cure for cancer over the weekend. The Courier reports that’s how many people took part in the city’s second annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday.

Bill Conlisk is the director of the event and said that preliminary numbers show around $250,000 dollars was raised by the event. The figures will be finalized by next week.

75 percent of the money raised will stay in northwest Ohio to help provide cancer treatment programs to area residents. The other 25 percent will go to Komen’s national research program to find a cure for breast cancer.

MORE: The Courier

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Business Leaders Receive A.L.I.C.E. Training in Case of Shooter Incident

09/26/14     2:15 p.m.

Shooting events are becoming more frequent, violent and unpredictable in the United States. A recent FBI report showed in the last 13 years, 24 percent of shooter incidents took place in schools and 46 percent took place in commerce areas.

Audio: Bill Powell

Bill Powell has been giving A.L.I.C.E. presentations to prepare for these incidents since 2008 and spoke to a group of local business leaders this afternoon.

The A.L.I.C.E. concept (alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate) is different because instead of hiding and creating what Powell calls a “target-rich environment” it teaches victims to use their fight or flight instinct to get out of the situation as quickly and safely as possible.

Audio: Bill Powell

The average shooting event in the United States lasts a total of eight minutes with an average of 4.7 casualties per minute. Because of this, Powell says you are your own first responder and need to be prepared.

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To schedule a training for your business:
Bill Powell: william_powell@owens.edu
Larry Cser: lawrence_cser@owens.edu

A.L.I.C.E. Training

FBI Active Shooter Study

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Carey Police Sergeant Charged with Tampering with Evidence

09/26/14     1:55 p.m.

A Carey police sergeant has been charged with tampering with evidence and unauthorized use of a law enforcement database.

Richard Ricker was served yesterday. Police Chief Daniel Walter said Carey police contacted the Wyandot County Prosecutor’s Office in July “over concerns with evidence processed by Sgt. Ricker following a B&E (breaking and entering) complaint.”

Walter said the prosecutor called in the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to examine Ricker’s handling of the evidence. He said the charges were the result of the state investigation.

Ricker was placed on administrative leave when the investigation began in July.

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Bowling Green Police Ask for Help Locating Missing Man

09/26/14 10:39 a.m.

Stephen Mislich

Stephen Mislich

Bowling Green Police are asking for your help in locating a missing man. Stephen Mislich was reported missing by his parents yesterday. Officers went to his home and located his wallet and other property, but Mislich and his car were gone.

Mislich is 23-year-old, 5’11 and 170 lbs. with blond hair and blue eyes. His car is a silver 2001 Buick LeSabre with an Illinois license plate that says MISLCH8.

Police aren’t sure if Mislich is mentally stable. If Mislich or his vehicle are spotted, call local law enforcement.

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Wyandot County Man Sentenced For Carey Burglary

9/26/14 – 7:31 A.M.

A Wyandot County man will spend six years in prison for committing a burglary in Carey. The village’s police department reports Tyler Ickes was sentenced Thursday.

Ickes was arrested for a burglary on Dow Street in March. While out on bond for that crime, he was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. That charge earned Ickes an extra nine months behind bars.

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