Review Category : Local News

Police Chase Suspect Likely To Face Federal Charges

3/16/17 – 5:25 A.M.

The man who led law enforcement on a multi-county car chase that ended in downtown Findlay last month is likely to face federal charges. The Courier reports a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Toledo says William Milliron Sr. could face charges of illegal possession of ammunition and assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers.

A criminal complaint says U.S. marshals were looking for Milliron on February 23 when they spotted him in Bowling Green. Milliron led law enforcement on a chase that went through North Baltimore, Fostoria, and Findlay. The document says the truck Milliron was driving had bottles of chemicals used to make meth. Some of the bottles had paper wicks stuffed in them. The criminal complaint says Milliron attempted to light the bottles before throwing them at law enforcement during the chase.

A North Baltimore police officer says one of the bottles exploded on the windshield of his patrol car.

Milliron waived a probable cause hearing during a Wednesday court appearance. That means authorities now have 30 days to charge him.

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Study Group Suggests Major Changes For Litter Landing

3/16/17 – 5:10 A.M.

A group evaluating Hancock County’s Litter Landing recycling facility is recommending major changes. The Courier reports the suggestions include restoring glass collection, reducing staffing, and lowering the number of drop-off sites in the county. A report says CAP Glass Company of Pittsburgh will buy glass in truckloads for up to $20 per ton. The company also covers the freight.

Two of the three options presented to the county see Litter Landing turning a small profit by reconfiguring how and what the facility processes. The third option shows the facility running at around a $100 annual loss.

As it stands Litter Landing accounts for more than $433,000 of the Hancock County Solid Waste District’s $605,000 in current expenses.

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Marathon VP Retiring In April

03/15/17 – 5:06 P.M.

Marathon Petroleum will be losing their vice president for corporate strategy. The Courier reports that Randy Nickerson will be retiring on April 1. He is also the executive vice president and chief commercial officer for MarkWest assets of MPLX. After his retirement, he plans on serving in a consulting/advisory role to Marathon and MPLX.

He deferred his retirement for 18 months to help create the commercial synergies that came from Marathon Petroleum, MPLX, and MarkWest.

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Fostoria Man Arrested After A Woman Was Found ”Severely Beaten”

03/15/17 – 4:28 P.M.

Police arrested a Fostoria man after employees found a woman beaten near their business on North Union Street. The Courier reports that 27-year-old Travis Dauterman was arrested and charged with felonious assault.

Police reports say the employees called for help for the woman they found ”severely beaten” at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday. Fostoria EMS took her to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital.

We’ll provide more information as it becomes available.

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Hancock County Assistant Prosecutor On Leave After Hit-Skip Crash

03/15/17 – 4:17 P.M.

The assistant Hancock County prosecutor involved in a hit-skip crash 2 weeks ago is on paid leave. The Courier Prosecutor Phil Reigle said he placed Alex Treece on administrative Leave with pay. He added that Treece’s employment will be reviewed as traffic charges proceed through Findlay Municipal Court.

The 39-year-old was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and making an improper left turn on March 1. Police say Charlotte Brauneller hit a vehicle that had turned into her path. A witness got the license plate number of the car that left the scene. It was later found at Treece’s Findlay residence with moderate front-end damage.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Findlay Municipal Court.

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Local Businesses Asked To Fill Out Survey On 2007 Flood

03/15/17 – 2:28 P.M.

A survey is available to Findlay businesses on their experience with the 2007 flood. Economic Development Director Tim Mayle said that they want to know how the flood affected business.

Tim Mayle

The survey is only available to area businesses and is open until March 31. All answers given will be used to figure out how to handle flood mitigation in the city.

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Fire Destroys Fostoria Garage

3/15/17 – 5:32 A.M.

Fire destroyed a garage near the Iron Triangle in Fostoria Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters responded to 330 Boston Avenue just after 2:30 p.m. The blaze didn’t cause any injuries but did damage three cars inside the building.

Lt. Jerry Goodman tells the Review-Times the damage from the flames made it impossible to figure out what started the fire to begin with.

The blaze did a total of $30,000 in damage to the building and its contents.

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Fostoria Makes Change To Potential Fiscal Recovery Plan

3/15/17 – 5:25 A.M.

There’s been a change to the plan to get Fostoria out of a fiscal emergency designation. The Review-Times reports Fostoria City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to put a 6-mill property tax levy in front of voters later this year. The group voted 5-1 in favor of a 4-mill levy last week. At-large Councilman Brian Shaver said the 6-mill option is the only option that accomplishes a state-imposed goal of giving the general fund a three-month carryover balance by 2021.

For a resident with a home valued at $100,000 a 6-mill levy costs an extra $210 on their yearly property tax bill. That’s $70 more expensive than the 4-mill plan.

Fostoria’s council meets again Thursday for a second reading of the plan. A third reading is set for next Tuesday. After that the seven-member Financial Planning and Supervision Commission is set to vote on the plan March 29.

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Bids Opened For Hancock County Courthouse Drainage Project

3/15/17 – 5:13 A.M.

A company out of Minster is the apparent low bidder for Hancock County Courthouse drainage work. The commissioners opened bids for the project Tuesday. Heyne (HI-nee) Construction submitted a general construction bid for a little more than $262,000. The bid also had an additional $54,000 for alternate projects.

The improvements aim to keep water from getting into the lower level of the courthouse on South Main Street.

An initial architect’s estimate for the project was more than $408,000.

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