Review Category : Local News

Findlay Woman Injures Man In Golf Cart Crash

5/28/14 – 12:21 A.M.

A Findlay woman was driving a golf cart when she injured a Dayton man at a Logan County campground over the holiday weekend. reports 37-year-old Jessica Bess was backing a golf cart up when she hit 67-year-old Truman Caudil and a wall. The accident happened Saturday night at the Eagles Campground, north of Bellefontaine on U.S. 68.

Bess’ blood alcohol level was .082. She was cited for OVI and improper backing. Caudill was taken to a Lima hospital for treatment of a broken leg.


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FHS Grad Named “Dick” Daugherty Scholarship Award Winner

5/28/14 – 9:45 A.M.

A 2014 Findlay High School graduate has been named this year’s “Dick” Daugherty Scholarship award winner. Anna Schumm plans to attend Ursuline College in the fall to pursue a degree in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising and a minor in Business Administration.

Schumm would like to someday open her own boutique featuring clothing she designs. She had been involved in sports, music, and charities during her four years of high school.

The “Dick” Daugherty Scholarship fund was endowed by The Findlay Publishing Company and the Findlay Rotary Club in 2004.

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Better Business Bureau Warns Of Phony Airline Ticket Scam

5/28/14 – 9:34 A.M.

If you recently received a letter letting you know you’ve won free airline tickets, you might not want to start packing yet. The Better Business Bureau’s Dick Eppstein says the letters have been going out in bulk. If you call the number provided, you won’t get to claim tickets…

Audio: Dick Eppstein

The cost of joining the club can be upwards of $7,000.

If you get a letter like this you’re urged to ignore it.

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Hancock County Leadership Unveils Emergency Guide

5/28/14 – 5:29 A.M.

It’s easy to think you’ll have access to the information you need in an emergency. After all, we live in a world with Google. But sometimes your phone isn’t charged, or the power is out. The Courier reports this year’s Hancock Leadership Class is making sure everyone in the county has access to the information when they need it. The group has put together an emergency guide, and they will be sent to every resident soon.

The guide will have numbers for medical emergencies, severe weather, natural disasters, utility outages, and shelters. There is also a page for non-emergency numbers.

Hancock Leadership raised $25,000 to make sure there was enough money to distribute the guide to every resident in the county.

MORE: The Courier

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Group Indicted For Pepper-Spraying Mall Employee During Theft

5/28/14 – 5:17 A.M.

The suspects accused of pepper-spraying an employee in a store at the Findlay Village Mall were arraigned Tuesday. Toledo residents 19-year-old Asia Burwell, 24-year-old Johntaw Chapman, and 22-year-old Lashonna Kincade were indicted for robbery by a Hancock County grand jury.

The group fled the mall after pepper-spraying an employee at the Buckle. Police say they also took items from Dunham’s Sporting Goods. They were pulled over on I-75 Saturday evening.

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Benefit To Be Held For Fostoria Murder Victim

5/28/14 – 5:08 A.M.

The family of a murdered Fostoria woman will hold a benefit to raise money for her funeral this week. Shelly Garcia is Janelle Mauricio’s aunt, and tells the Review-Times the benefit is also a way to show people Mauricio was loved.

The benefit will be held at Grooveline at 300 N. Main Street starting at 6 p.m. Friday. It will be for people 18 and over. The benefit is also taking place at Laura’s All-American Cafe at 224 N. Main Street. It is for children up to 18-years-old. Prizes include Cedar Point tickets, Mud Hens tickets and gift cards to various local businesses. All proceeds from both benefits will go towards funeral expenses for Mauricio

Mauricio was shot and killed on May 21. The shooting happened during a break-in at her East Culbertson Street home. Her boyfriend was also attacked.

MORE: Review-Times

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UPDATE: Congressman Latta To Meet With Local Veterans In Findlay Today

5/27/14 – 6:55 A.M.
Update: 8:42 A.M.

Congressman Bob Latta wants to hear from local veterans about their treatment from the Veterans Administration. A release from Latta’s office says the Congressman will be at Findlay American Legion Post #3 on Front Street from 11 a.m. until noon. Latta says he wants to hear what issues local veterans are having in light of the national controversy surrounding the VA.

Latta said, “This situation demands immediate attention, and these listening sessions will provide an opportunity for me to hear from our veterans about the issues they’re having with the VA, so we can rectify them as quickly as possible.”

Latta will also have listening sessions in Perrysburg and Defiance today. No RSVP is needed. For more information you can call (800)541-6446.

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Hydrant Flushing Continues In Findlay

5/27/14 – 7:19 A.M.

Hydrant flushing continues in Findlay today. Water department crews will be working in the area of North Main Street from the Blanchard River to County Road 99. The work will be between the CSX railroad to the east of Main Street and west to I-75.

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One Person Injured In Crash Near Mt. Blanchard

5/27/14 – 6:44 A.M.

A Hancock County woman was injured in a weekend car crash. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. Sunday night on State Route 103 near Mt. Blanchard.

90-year-old Esther Bormuth went off the right side of the road near Delaware Township Road 187, hitting a mailbox and a utility pole. She was taken to Blanchard Valley Health Center for treatment of her injuries.

Bormuth was also cited for failure to control.

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One Injured In Monday Motorcycle Crash Near Benton Ridge

5/27/14 – 5:28 A.M.

A motorcycle crash injured a Perrysburg man in Hancock County Monday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 71-year-old James Austermiller was riding south on State Route 235 around 4:23 p.m. He lost control on a curve north of Blanchard Township Road 84.

Austermiller was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. His condition has not been released.

The accident remains under investigation.

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