Review Category : Local News

BG Man Accused Of Selling Heroin In Hancock County

3/9/17 – 5:19 A.M.

A secret indictment accuses a Bowling Green man of selling heroin in Hancock County. 28-year-old Jeffery Brightman Jr. faces three counts of trafficking heroin. Court records say Brightman sold less than a gram of the drug near a juvenile on June 4 and June 16 of 2015.

The third count alleges Brightman sold less than a gram of heroin on August 4 of 2015 within 1,000 feet of Glenwood Middle School.

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Riverdale Student Told To Stop Flying Confederate Flag On Truck

3/9/17 – 5:10 A.M.

Administrators at Riverdale High School have told a student to stop flying the Confederate flag on his pick up truck while at school. The Courier reports Principal Dan Evans told junior Levi Barger he had to take the flag down Wednesday or leave. Barger chose to leave school.

Barger tells the newspaper he plans to fly the flag again today. He said if administrators tell him to leave he’ll go to class until “I am actually removed.” Evans said the school will give Barger the same choice again today. He added that he respects free speech, but other students find the flag offensive and have made complaints.

Barger said he started flying the flag on his truck this month because the Civil War broke out in March. He added he had ancestors who fought in the war. Barger didn’t respond to a call Wednesday, asking if he was flying the flag in connection to the Riverdale girl’s basketball game against Columbus Africentric. Africentric school has a 100 percent minority enrollment.

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Findlay Celebrates Being Named Best Micropolitan Third Year Running

03/08/17 – 11:47 P.M.

Site Selection Magazine named Findlay the best micropolitan in the U.S. for the third year running. Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development celebrated Wednesday night with guest speakers. Managing editor of Site Selection Magazine Adam Bruns said that Findlay owes it to a strong corporate community.

Adam Bruns

Bruns complimented Findlays Economic Development. He said that economic development plays a big role in bringing in business.

Adam Bruns

Bruns said that he has been touring the area. He said that after all he has seen he believes that Findlay has potential to win best micropolitan for a fourth year.

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Wyandot County Missing Teen Found

03/08/17 – 4:52 P.M.

The teen that went missing in Wyandot County has been found A post on the office’s Facebook page says Carmen Holloway was found Wednesday. She reportedly left her home in the southern part of the county around 9 p.m. Monday night. Authorities initially believed she went to Kenton or Dunkirk.

No other details were available.

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United Way Of Hancock County Looking For People To Join VISTA

03/08/17 – 4:41 P.M.

The United Way of Hancock County is accepting applications for Americorps Volunteers in Service to America. Program Coordinator Heather Heilman said that the program is a wonderful experience.

Heather Heilman

Heilman said that if accepted you’ll get to engage the community.

Heather Heilman

To apply you must have a high school diploma or a GED and be at least 18 years old. You can apply online at

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Chicago Man Pleads Not Guilty To Findlay Murder Charges

03/08/17 – 2:50 P.M.

The Chicago man charged with the murder of a Toledo man in Findlay pleaded not guilty this morning. The Courier reports that 36-year-old Husam Coleman appeared before Judge Reginald Routson in the Hancock County Pleas Court. He responded to a three-count indictment in connection with the death of 31-year-old Marcus Alexander.

Coleman is being held on a $1 million bond. A pretrial hearing is set for March 17.

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I-75 Work In Hancock County Scheduled To Begin This Month

03/08/17 – 1:08 P.M.

The Ohio Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting next week on I-75 projects in Hancock County. The meeting will be in the main ballroom of the Hilton Garden Inn in Findlay on Monday. A presentation will start at 5:30 p.m. with time for questions afterward.

Work is expected to start on March 20th. The project will reconstruct pavement on I-75 and add a third lane of travel in both southbound and northbound directions. They will also reconstruct the interchange between U.S 68/state route 15 and I-75.

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Wyandot County Authorities Looking For Missing Teen

3/8/17 – 7:22 A.M.

The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in finding a missing teenager. A post on the office’s Facebook page says Carmen Holloway left her home in the southern part of the county around 9 p.m. Monday night. Authorities initially believed she went to Kenton or Dunkirk.

Holloway is 5’9″ with dark hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a black hoodie and jeans.

If you see her call the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office at (419)294-2362.

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Cygnet Man Facing Rape Charge

3/8/17 – 6:53 A.M.

A Cygnet man is facing a rape charge in Wood County. The Sentinel-Tribune reports the grand jury recently indicted 25-year-old Alan Hoffman on a count of rape and a count of sexual battery. The indictment says the victim in the case, “was unaware that the act was being committed.”

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North Baltimore Getting State Funding For Waterline Project

3/8/17 – 6:49 A.M.

North Baltimore is getting more funding for a waterline replacement project. The Courier reports the Ohio Public Works Commission is granting the village more than $132,000. North Baltimore is also getting a low-interest loan for more than $132,000 from the agency.

The village will use the money to replace waterlines on Main Street from Broadway to Walnut Streets. Work will start in 2018.

Village officials say they’ll keep downtown businesses informed about when they can connect to the new lines. Village Administrator Allyson Murray said, “there’s no reason they should have to close.”

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