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Findlay Police Investigating Restaurant Credit Card System Hack

05/22/15     2:45 p.m. The Findlay Police Department is investigating a credit card system hack. Josh Miller owner of The Landing Pad said an outside source compromised the restaurant’s credit card system. The hack began in February or March but wasn’t discovered until the system crashed April 6. Police Lt. Robert Ring said they believe the system was hacked electronically. The Landing Pad has secured its system and is looking into a new card processing company to prevent future issues. by

Riverside Pool Opening for Memorial Day Weekend

05/22/15     11:30 a.m. In addition to being a holiday weekend, this weekend is also the opening of Findlay’s Riverside pool. The pool will be open Saturday, May 23 for the first time this season. Riverside will be open through Monday and then full time starting Saturday, May 30. Day passes for the pool are $1.75 for kids 17 and under and $3.50 for adults. Season passes are available at the downtown Findlay YMCA. Riverside pool hours are noon to 7 p.m. by

Specials for Veterans at Cedar Point, Put-in-Bay This Weekend

05/22/15     11:15 p.m. In honor of those who have served our country, some regional getaways have specials for veterans this weekend. Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky is offering one free admission ticket to active, retired or honorably discharged members of the U.S. military today through Monday. Also along Lake Erie, the Jet Express is offering a free ride to Put-in-Bay or Kelley’s Island Monday. Miller Boat Line is giving free rides to vets to Put-in-Bay Saturday through Monday. All offers require a valid military ID. by

Memorial Day Services Set For Monday

5/22/15 – 8:46 A.M. Memorial Day activities are set for Monday morning in Findlay. The Hancock County Veteran’s Council will hold a parade and memorial service. Line-up for the parade will start at 9:30 a.m. in front of the American Legion on West Front Street. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and will travel east to South Main Street, south to West Main Cross, and then out to the Maple Grove Cemetery. Services will take place there to honor veterans. For more information you can call (419)721-7275. For a look at other services taking place around the area go to our website.   by

Part Of County Road 180 Closed Next Week

5/22/15 – 7:18 A.M. You’ll have to watch for another road closure when we return to work following the long holiday weekend. The Hancock County Engineer’s Office reports County Road 180 will be closed between State Routes 15 and 37 starting Tuesday. The resurfacing project is expected to take four days. Access to local residences will be maintained. You’re advised to find a different route if possible. by

Arson Tipster Honored In Fostoria

5/22/15 – 5:30 A.M. A Fostoria man has been honored for his help in a fatal arson investigation. The Review-Times reports several people were on hand as James Ball received a $2,500 Blue Ribbon Arson Committee Reward from the State Fire Marshal’s Office Thursday. Ball provided critical information about a fire that killed two people and injured one other on Poplar Street on May 26 of last year. Ball didn’t see Shey Weiker start the fire, but heard a heated conversation Weiker had about one of the victims, Danny Marker Jr. After learning about the fire he went straight to the police. The information led to the arrests of Shey Weiker, Charles Schaeffer and Timothy Hall. Weiker and Schaeffer are serving life sentences for their roles in the fire. Hall is serving a two-and-a-half year sentence for obstruction of justice. MORE: Review-Times by

Toledo Men Arrested For Selling Drugs In Findlay Village Mall Parking Lot

5/22/15 – 5:14 A.M. Two Toledo residents were arrested Thursday for allegedly selling drugs in the parking lot of the Findlay Village Mall. The Hancock METRICH Enforcement Unit reports the arrests were made at 1800 Tiffin Avenue following a covert narcotics investigation. 25-year old Travell Coleman is charged with trafficking heroin. 35-year-old Marlon Flowers Jr. faces a possession of heroin charge. Investigators say heroin, marijuana, and a large sum of cash were seized. Additional charges are pending. by

Findlay’s Tax Deferment Policy Debated

5/22/15 – 5:04 A.M. The city of Findlay is declining to say which businesses in the city are eligible to defer city tax payments. The Courier reports officials say that information is confidential under state law. Tax Administrator Andrew Thomas said a portion of the Ohio Revised Code that deals with municipal taxes allows the city to keep the information confidential. A lawyer with the Ohio Newspaper Association tells the newspaper that may not be the case. Louis Colombo said if a list of the businesses is kept, then that should be a public record. The issue stems from a Findlay policy that allows some businesses to defer city tax payments until as late as October 15 of each year. The policy was put in place in 2009 to reduce the number of tax refunds and transfers the city has to make. Opponents say allowing some businesses to defer payments can give the appearance of favoritism. Thomas said refunds in 2009 were more than $215,000. There were only $64,000 in…