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Nine Year Old Girl Injured In Hancock County Crash

11/27/2015 – 5:36 pm A nine-year-old girl was hurt in a three-vehicle crash about noon today at the intersection of Ohio 15 and Hancock County 180, about two miles southeast of Findlay. The Hancock County Sheriff reports that her mother, identified as 39-year-old Christina Lawhun of Minster was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead, reckless operation and child endangerment. The girl was not identified, nor did Blanchard Valley Hospital have a report of the girl being admitted. According to a release, Lawhun was driving westbound on Ohio 15 at a high rate of speed when she hit the rear of a vehicle slowing to turn right onto County Road 180. This truck was pushed into a third vehicle which was southbound and stopped at the 180 and 15 intersection. 48-year-old Brad Fife of Findlay and 48-year-old Jeffory Frazier of Forest, the drivers of the other two vehicles were not hurt as was no one else. Hanco Ambulance, the Arlington Fire…

Findlay Woman Injured In Tiffin Avenue Crash

11/27/2015 – 5:33 pm A Findlay man was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday morning on Tiffin Avenue near Fostoria Avenue. Findlay Police reported that 47-year-old Sammy Archuleta was transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, 23-year-old Tyler Friar of Findlay was not injured. The police report that Friar was driving eastbound in the 1000 block of Tiffin Avenue around 9:40 am Wednesday when he attempted to make a left turn into a drive and was struck by a westbound car driven by Archuleta. Friar was cited for a right of way when turning left violation.

Records Shattered At Community Thanksgiving Meal

11/27/2015 – 5:31 pm The Thanksgiving dinner at Stonebridge Church broke all records. The Courier reports that the 15th annual event that two thousand plates were served during the day on Thursday. Organizers had anticipated serving 1600 meals but when people kept on coming, they knew that it was going to be a record year. The church actually did run out of turkey toward the end but was able to make up for it by serving enough ham. In all, around 55 turkey’s and 23 hams were served, as well as 800 pounds of potatoes. Much of the food is donated. Around 600 meals were delivered which is the largest number to be delivered since the church started offering the free meal, and around 500 meals were served through both carry out services. Around 300 volunteers helped with the meal. More: The Courier

Findlay Man Suspected In Series Of Robberies

11/25/2015 – 1:55 pm A Findlay man has been named as the suspect in three convenience store robberies. The Courier reports that 29-year-old Jeremy Sherbrook of Findlay is believed to be the man who robbed Som Carryout on Main St on November 8th, A Mobil Gas Station on North Main on November 9th and recently a Marathon Station this past Saturday on W. Trenton Avenue. Sherbrook has not been formally charged but remains in custody for his part in the Marathon gas station robbery. Police report that the case against Sherbook will be heard by the Hancock County grand jury in the coming weeks. More: The Courier

Safe Ride Home Offering Free Rides This Holiday Season

11/25/2015 – 8:45 am Safe Ride Home has announced its schedule for the 2015 holidays. The program provides free rides to people who are inebriated from a party or bar to their homes or hotels in Hancock County and Findlay. Safe Ride Home will be available from 9:00 pm today through 4:00 am on Thanksgiving, and will be available from December 20th through January 1st 24 hours a day, seven days a well. If you need the service you can call 419-425-3908 or download the IRideHome app by searching for it on a smartphone. Safe Ride Home is not a transport service from one party or bar to the next one.

BCI Shooting Report Says Gun In Car Belonged To Jeremy Linhart

11/25/2015 – 5:17 am The gun found in the car occupied by Jeremy Linhart when he was shot and killed by Findlay police belonged to him. The Courier reports today that Jeremy Linhart’s girlfriend, 25-year-old Katrina Taylor told state investigators that the was Linhart’s, even though he was legally barred from having a firearm. After the shooting on June 9th, a friend of Linhart’s, Vincent Fedele told the Courier that Linhart began carrying the gun after a car accident left him with a broken ankle and cast. Fedele said that Linhart was a drug dealer and used the gun for protection from others who might be using drugs. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation conducted an independent investigation of the shooting and found that Linhart was in possession of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine when he was shot and killed by Findlay Police Officer Aaron Fletchner. The Hancock County Grand Jury did not charge Officer Fletchner after reviewing the investigation report. A complete account of the incident can be found in…

Fostoria Police Continue Search For Robbery Suspect

11/25/2015 – 5:15 am Fostoria police are saturating the city in an effort to apprehend the criminal responsible for five robberies in the past five weeks. The Review-Times reports that police believe the same criminal is believed to have committed all five robberies. After several incidents, the masked perpetrator has been described as a white or light-skinned male, around 180 pounds and around five foot ten. He was dressed in dark clothing for all incidents. Fostoria police encourage businesses to review their security policies and ensure their security equipment is 100 percent functional as well as to report any suspicious activity in the area of the business. Police consider the criminal to be extremely dangerous as he has injured employees at several of the robberies. If anyone has any information, they are asked to contact Fostoria police at 419-435-8573. More: The Review Times

Findlay Neighborhoods Selected For Tree Plantings

11/25/2015 – 5:14 am Two neighborhoods have been selected for spring tree plantings by the Findlay Shade Tree Commission. The Courier reports that the commission picked an area around Howard Street and Broad Avenue near Findlay High School and Greystone Drive and Stonehedge Drive near the Stonebridge Church as areas to include in the NeighborWoods Adopt-A-Tree Program. Both areas have lost many trees from storms and the emerald ash borer. Residents and representatives have volunteered to help organize a plan and plant trees next May. If you are interested in participating, you can contact Deb Schlachter at 419-889-0070, Bev Bucher at 419-348-8430 or the tree commission at the mayor’s office at 419-424-7137. More: The Courier