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1/2/13 – 5:12 A.M.
A Detroit teenager fleeing from authorities in a stolen van was arrested in Hancock County on New Year’s Eve. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 16-year-old James Coleman Wiggins was seen speeding in the northbound lanes of I-75 Tuesday morning. When a Sate Patrol officer attempted to pull Wiggins over, the teen sped away. During the chase Wiggins allegedly caused a crash by hitting the back of another vehicle on the interstate, causing it to rear-end another car. The van eventually hit stop sticks near the State Route 12 exit in Findlay.
Wiggins ran off after stopping the van. He ran across the interstate, but was found a short time later by sheriff’s Deputy Rodney Griffin.
Wiggins and two others in the van were arrested. No injuries were reported following the incident.Read More →
10/9/13 4:20 p.m.
Coming into contact with deer is not uncommon in northwest Ohio but the frequency of those encounters will increase during this time of year. We spoke to the Commander of the Findlay Post of the State Highway Patrol, Lt. Brent Meredith, who talked about some safety tips..
Meredith said the key is to be aware of what’s going on around you at all time, especially at night when visibility is limited. Sometimes it takes an encounter with a deer or adverse driving conditions to remind us of what we should be doing behind the wheel at all times..
Deers will be on the run between October and January which is their peak mating season.Read More →
10/3/13 – 6:41 A.M.
A stolen semi was recovered in Beaverdam Wednesday. The State Highway Patrol reports troopers responded to a tip the truck was seen driving south on I-75 near Bluffton after it was taken from a Napoleon location. Investigators found the truck parked at the Pilot truck stop in Beaverdam a short time later.
45-year-old Russell Craven and 43-year-old Pamela Craven of Hahira Georgia were taken into custody. They’re expected to be charged with felony theft.
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8/29/13 – 5:23 A.M.
A Findlay woman has been charged with three felony counts of drug trafficking near a minor. 24-year-old Amber Bennett is accused of selling less than the bulk amount of hydrocodone once, and less than 5 grams of cocaine twice within 100 feet of a juvenile. The alleged incidents happened on April 2 and April 5.
Bennett was charged by a recently unsealed secret indictment.Read More →
8/26/13 – 12:30 P.M.
Fair week has arrived in Hancock County. Things get underway Wednesday and run through Labor Day. One of this year’s highlights will be the unveiling of the new Legacy Pavilion livestock building, where people will be able to watch two female hogs give birth to a litter of piglets Wednesday and Thursday.
This year’s entertainment events include the Broken Horn Rodeo Saturday night, a calf scramble on the opening night of the fair, and the new “Susan G. Komen Harness Racing for the Cure” event Thursday at 5:30 p.m. That race will see local celebrities in a harness race to benefit breast cancer research and awareness.
Complete fair info can be found at hancockfairgrounds.com.Read More →
8/26/13 – 6:32 A.M.
A Benton Ridge woman was injured in a Saturday afternoon crash on State Route 235. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says 73-year-old Joyce LaRue was driving her Buick LeSabre around a curve on the highway just south of County Road 86 when she lost control and hit a utility pole.
LaRue was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. She was also cited for operation without reasonable control.
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