Review Category : Local News

Findlay Police Investigate Assault Case

4/14/14 – 4:59 A.M.

The Findlay Police Department released the details of a Friday assault over the weekend. Officers were dispatched to 2231 Jennifer Lane around 3:45 a.m. Friday. When they arrived they found 27-year-old Robert Purdy on the ground in the parking lot. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of a fractured jaw and nose.

The police have located a suspect in the case. The incident remains under investigation.


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What Happened To The Bees?

4/11/14 – 10:47 A.M.

Bees across the world have been dying off in great numbers for years. That’s a big problem when it comes to pollination. Hancock County Extension Educator Ed Lentz talked about the issue on Ag Talk today. He says one theory is that insecticides from corn are causing the issue…

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz stressed the insecticide theory is only a theory and not a hard fact. A study by the Ohio State University found insecticides had little effect on beehives next to fields in Ohio…

Audio: Ed Lentz

Still, Lentz says farmers should be careful about creating too much dust when cleaning out planters. The dust can contain traces of insecticides used to treat seeds.

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Findlay Residents Try Out For “American Ninja Warrior”

4/11/14 – 9:54 A.M.

It’s like American Gladiators on steroids. The NBC TV show “American Ninja Warrior” features an obstacle course not for the faint of heart, and four Findlay residents aim to tame it. Jim Steffen, Jen Hochstettler, Matt Schumann and Christy Santistevan will all audition for the show in St. Louis this weekend.

Closer to home, Steffen will be hosting a similar event next month at his gym XT Fitness. “Maddie’s XT Games” will benefit Cystic Fibrosis research, and will be held May 17. The event will feature teams of four people competing by completing three workouts.

There will also be a side “ninja course” will be available for children ages 7-12 and adults. You can get more information as the “Maddie’s XT Games” Facebook page.

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Fostoria Man Found Not Guilty In Sex Crime Case

4/11/14 – 7:40 A.M.

A jury found a Fostoria man not guilty in a sex crime case recently.  The Review-Times reports 64-year-old Emilio Chavez had been charged with gross sexual imposition.  Investigators said Chavez shoved a woman down and rubbed himself on her after she let him into her house to borrow something.  Prosecutors said the incident happened last September.

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Allen Township Garage Damaged In Thursday Fire

4/11/14 – 7:16 A.M.

A Thursday afternoon fire damaged a garage in Allen Township. Firefighters were called to 13776 Township Road 108, southeast of Van Buren around 4:30 p.m. The flames spread from the garage to an attic over the home on the property before they could be contained.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation. No one was injured in the fire, and the house was insured.


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Three Carey Residents Arrested Following Drug Investigation

4/11/14 – 6:41 A.M.

A large drug investigation in Marion County has led to charges against three Carey residents. Prosecutors have charged 38-year-old Ray Ferguson with four counts of cocaine possession and a count of cocaine trafficking. 44-year-old Kelly Morgan faces two counts of heroin possession and one count of conspiracy to possess heroin.

Also facing charges is 45-year-old Timothy White. He’s facing five misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to cocaine possession. Authorities have also charged him with conspiracy to possess drugs and attempted drug possession.

The investigation led to 39 arrests. It targeted mid-level dealers and their customers.

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Findlay Woman Sentenced For Drug Sales

4/11/14 – 5:32 A.M.

A Findlay woman will spend more than a decade in prison for selling drugs in the city. Hancock County Common Pleas Court Judge Joseph Niemeyer sentenced 31-year-old Jessica Sierra Thursday. Sierra had pleaded guilty to three counts of cocaine trafficking and possession of cocaine charges. She also pleaded guilty to intimidation of a witness, possession of marijuana, and failure to appear at an April 19 hearing.

Investigators say Sierra sold between 10 to 20 crams of cocaine within 1,000 feet of Glenwood Middle School in August of 2012.

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La Scola Tuscan Grill Closes Findlay Location

4/11/14 – 5:21 A.M.

A Findlay Italian restaurant has closed its doors. La Scola Tuscan Grill had been open for two years at its Tiffin Avenue location. Owner and partner Moussa Salloukh spoke to the Courier’s Ryan Dunn about shutting the business down. He said “uncontrollable circumstances” and modest sales were some of the reasons for the closure.

In the past the restaurant was a Red Pig Inn location. Before that it was Diamond River steakhouse.

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