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Ten-Year-Old Preparing for Fifth Year at Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

04/01/15     6:08 p.m. Of the 200 participants in Open Arms’ annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, none is more dedicated than 10-year-old Joseph Miller, who has been sprinting his way through the course in high heeled shoes for the last five years. Audio: Joseph Joseph’s mother Heidi said his reason for participating runs a little deeper than just for fun. Audio: Heidi This year, Joseph is hoping to raise $1,200 before the event on April 25 at Riverside Park. For more information on the walk or to donate to Joseph and other participants, see the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes website. Click on each image to see a larger version. by

Pinwheels to be Planted for Abuse and Neglect Cases This Week

04/01/15     12:15 p.m. Starting this week, you’ll begin to see hundreds of blue pinwheels popping up in Findlay. The pinwheels aren’t for decoration but are representative of a problem facing the community. Audio: Diana Hoover Diana Hoover is the director of Hancock County Job and Family Services. She said one pinwheel will be planted for each case of neglect or abuse investigated in 2014 in front of the courthouse and the Center for Safe and Healthy Children in recognition of April being Child Abuse Prevention Month. Hoover said that April 8 is Wear Blue to Work Day for the cause as well. by

Part of Cory Street in Findlay Closed for Waterline Work

04/01/15     11:20 a.m. Waterline installation will close part of a Findlay street for several days. A release from the city says Cory Street will be closed between Main Street and Front Street starting today through next week. Front Street will remain open, but reduced lanes and short delays are expected. Because of the road work, the parking garage for the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will be closed today and Monday as well. by

Michigan Man Accused Of Killing Store Owner Found In Findlay

A Michigan man accused of killing a store owner in his home state tried to get treatment for gunshot wounds in Hancock County last week. The Daily Tribune of Clinton Township reports Ujuan Kirdell Burton was shot in the process of robbing a party store last Thursday. A Detroit woman then allegedly drove Burton to a “Hancock County, Ohio” hospital. He was transferred to a Toledo hospital a short time later. The woman told Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies she had found Burton wounded on the roadside. Local investigators soon learned about the shooting in Michigan and took the woman into custody. Burton was transferred back to Michigan Tuesday. MORE: Daily Tribune by

Findlay Native Ropes Loose Steer On UK Campus

4/1/15 – 6:54 A.M. Move over University of Kentucky basketball players, there’s a new big man on campus – and he’s from Findlay. Kentucky.com reports a cow from the school’s agriculture college got loose on campus Tuesday. After two hours on the run, 21-year-old Adam Menker, an animal sciences major, offered his help. Menker is a member of the UK rodeo team and asked police if he could be of assistance. After the animal was tranquilized, Menker was able to lasso the steer. The event went viral on Twitter across the campus. The dean of the college of agriculture called Menker the “hero of the hour.” MORE: Kentucky.com by

Seneca County Trial Ends In Hung Jury

4/1/15 – 6:38 A.M. A criminal case involving the former executive director of Seneca County Agency Transportation ended in a hung jury. The Review-Times reports the jury couldn’t reach a verdict in the case against 63-year-old Susan Phillips of Tiffin. Deliberations went on for almost nine hours. Phillips faced a theft charge after more than $1,000 was allegedly moved from the agency’s account to her own last winter. Prosecutors will now have to decide if they will retry the case. by

Michigan Man Killed In Crash Near Carey

4/1/15 – 5:29 A.M. A crash near Carey took the life of a Michigan man Tuesday morning. The State Highway Patrol reports the accident happened on U.S. 23 just before 8:30 a.m. 48-year-old Robert Adams of Taylor, Michigan, was driving north on U.S. 23 when his car went left of center and hit the rear wheels of a southbound truck driven by 43-year-old Michael Reese of Memphis Tennessee. Adams was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Reese was not injured. The crash remains under investigation. by

Water To Be Shut Off In Central Fostoria Tonight

4/1/15 – 5:18 A.M. The city of Fostoria is shutting off water service to the center part of town tonight to isolate a problem with the water system. The Review-Times reports work will be done between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Thursday in an area encompassing Main, Tiffin, and Center Streets. Water distribution foreman Eric Smarr says three valves in that area will be replaced. The area of downtown affected by the shutoff includes Wood Street to the west, Center Street to the north, Poplar Street to the east, and South Street to the south. A boil water alert will go into place for that area starting at 6 p.m. tonight for no longer than 48 hours. by