Review Category : Local News

Former Findlay Police Sergeant Appeals His Firing for the Second Time

12/01/14     3:58 p.m.

The tale of fired Findlay police sergeant Dave Hill continued today when his attorney filed another appeal of his firing.

Hill was suspended in 2012 following an incident where he put a loaded gun in his mouth and fired him four months later after he combined a female officer’s name with a term for a prostitute.

In August of 2013 an arbitrator ruled Hill should return to the department, but a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge overturned that decision to affirm Hill’s firing.

Hill’s attorney Michelle Sullivan said a notice of appeal for the dismissal will be filed today with the 8th District Court of Appeals in Cleveland.

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Upper Sandusky Wal-Mart Employee Dead After Collapsing at Work Friday

12/01/14     11:50 a.m.

An Upper Sandusky Wal-Mart employee died after collapsing at work Friday morning.

According to the Upper Sandusky Police Department, 60-year-old Terry Gaietto was found unresponsive on the floor in the storage area by another employee around 6:30 a.m. She was taken to Wyandot Memorial Hospital where she was later pronounced dead of natural causes.

Wal-Mart told the department they reviewed security video which showed Gaietto collapsing onto the floor.

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At Least One Injured In Crash South Of Findlay This Morning

12/1/14 – 8:47 A.M.

At least one person was injured in a crash south of Findlay this morning. The State Highway Patrol says the accident involved a commercial vehicle and a car on U.S. 68, south of the State Route 15 interchange.

One person in the car was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of injuries. No other details have been released.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Cooper Closes Sale On Stake Of Chinese Tire Factory

12/1/14 – 8:33 A.M.

Cooper Tire & Rubber has completed the sale of its stake in a joint venture in China. A release from the company says Cooper has closed the sale of its 65 percent share of the Cooper Chengshan Tire Company to the Chengshan group. Cooper received roughly $262 million for its portion of the company.

In a statement made today, CEO Roy Armes said, “Resolving the ownership of CCT has been a key goal for us, and we are pleased to have it completed as we continue to execute our long-term growth plans for China.” The Chengshan group will continue to make Cooper-branded tires through mid-2018.

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Putnam County Group Wins Historical Preservation Award

12/1/14 – 7:15 A.M.

A group of Putnam County residents have been honored for their commitment to preserving history. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the Fort Jennings Memorial Association was one of 15 groups recognized last month by the Ohio State Historic Preservation Board. The Ft. Jennings Memorial Association was given a Preservation Merit Award.

A few years ago the memorial hall was in danger of being torn down. A group of around 20 people came together to help save the facility.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Saturday Crash Injures Two West Of Findlay

12/1/14 – 6:54 A.M.

A crash west of Findlay injured two city residents Saturday evening. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened at the intersection of County Roads 313 and 9 around 8:15 p.m. Saturday.

54-year-old Cynthia Lonsway was driving south on County Road 9 when she failed to stop at the intersection with Road 313. Her Toyota Avalon hit a 1984 Ford Bus driven by 62-year-old Keith Kimmel. His vehicle went off the road and came to rest in a field. Both drivers were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.


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Findlay Man Injured In Sunday Crash

12/1/14 – 6:43 A.M.

A Findlay man was injured in a one-car crash Sunday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened on Marion Township Road 227 north of Township Road 204. 31-year-old Jeremy Bethel of Findlay was driving north on Road 227 when he lost control of his minivan and hit a utility pole.

Bethel was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The crash remains under investigation.


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Gas Prices Up Slightly At The Start Of A New Week

12/1/14 – 5:32 A.M.

Gas prices are a little higher as we start the post-Thanksgiving work week. reports the statewide average for a gallon of regular is $2.75. That’s up a couple of cents from last Monday, but down from last week’s high of $2.84 a gallon.

Findlay prices are following the same trend. Local drivers are reporting prices around $2.72 a gallon. That’s up from last Monday but down from the $2.89 a gallon we were paying the day before Thanksgiving.

Ottawa prices are also at $2.72 a gallon.

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FPD Offers Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

12/1/14 – 5:30 A.M.

Thanksgiving is over and the holiday shopping season is in full swing. While you’re out battling for bargains and parking spaces there are some other things you should consider. Namely, watching what you’re doing…

Audio: Brian Dill

Findlay Crime Prevention Officer Brian Dill says that’s a recipe for a fender bender or worse. He adds traffic around area shopping centers started increasing late in November and will continue to do so until Christmas.

Once you get to your destination, you need to be aware of other things – like the criminal element…

Audio: Brian Dill

That means you shouldn’t wait to put things in your trunk…

Audio: Brian Dill

Dill says you should also hide chargers for cell phones since they can tip off that you may have valuable electronics in your car.

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Three Injured In Crash Near Fostoria

12/1/14 – 5:22 A.M.

A two-car crash in eastern Hancock County sent three people to the hospital Sunday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened around 7:40 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 18 and Township Road 261. 66-year-old Robert Feucht Jr. of Fostoria had stopped at the stop sign at the intersection, but then pulled into the path of a car driven by 40-year-old Brandi Johnson of Newcomerstown Ohio.

Johnson and her passenger, 18-year-old Cassidy Johnson, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay for treatment of unknown injuries. Feucht was taken by medical helicopter to a Toledo Hospital for treatment. Everyone involved in the crash was wearing their seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation.


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