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Two Inmates Who Escaped From a Lima Prison Will Not Be Charged

10/24/14 3:52 p.m. Two of the three inmates who escaped from a Lima prison will not be charged with escape. The Lima News reports Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane and fellow inmate Lindsey Bruce will not be charged. Lane and Bruce along with fellow inmate Clifford Opperud used a ladder to escape from Oakwood Prison in Lima on Sept. 11 but were all captured within hours. Prosecutor Juergen Waldick said additional years cannot be added to Lane’s triple life sentence. Waldick added it would be a waste of taxpayer money to charge Lane, as well as a security risk […]

Play Defense Campaign Raising Money for Breast Cancer with Selfies

10/24/14 11:43 a.m. A new campaign to raise money for breast cancer awareness is as easy as taking a selfie. Imaging Consultants of Findlay Radiology is donating $1 for every selfie posted to their Facebook page, with the person in the picture wearing their “Play Defense” breast cancer button. All donations will be split between Susan G. Komen and Cancer Patient Services. “Play Defense” buttons are available at Coffee Amici in downtown Findlay. The “Play Defense” campaign encourages women and men to be proactive about their health by getting annual mammograms, doing self-checks and seeing a doctor if there are […]

Special Kids Therapy Holding Trunk-or-Treat Monday

10/24/14 11:25 a.m. Special Kids Therapy will once again be offering Halloween Trunk-or-Treat for the special needs community. SKT will be partnering with University of Findlay occupational therapy students to host the event in the Blanchard Valley Center parking lot Monday Oct. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. The goal of the events is to provide a safe and fun environment for special needs children and their families to go trick-or-treating. UF’s OT students are also planning games, pumpkin decorating and other Halloween activities. SKT invites any interested community agencies to decorate a car and hand out candy on Monday. […]

Tiffin Grocery Store Robbed

10/24/14 – 5:33 A.M. A Tiffin grocery store was robbed earlier this week. A news release from the Tiffin Police Department says a man held up the Heritage IGA at 479 East Market Street around 7:30 p.m. Monday night. The man walked in, demanded money, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was described as a white man with a beard, standing around six feet tall and weighing around 250 pounds. He was wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants, and gloves. Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call (419)447-2323. The post Tiffin Grocery Store […]

Pills Seized From Fostoria Home

10/24/14 – 5:22 A.M. Prescription pills were seized from a Fostoria home Wednesday night. The Fostoria Police Department reports officers executed a search warrant at 132 Nichols Street around 11:20 p.m. No arrests have been made yet and the investigation continues. The post Pills Seized From Fostoria Home appeared first on WFIN. …read more      

Ebola Watch List Now Includes Seneca County

10/124/14 – 5:17 A.M. Seneca County has been added to the list of counties with residents who may have had contact with a person diagnosed with Ebola. The Ohio Department of Health released new information on the state’s response to the disease yesterday. It shows Seneca County in a list of 15 counties with seven or fewer contacts with Amber Vinson. Vinson is a Dallas nurse who visited northeast Ohio before she was diagnosed with Ebola. However, the AP reported this week that doctors were no longer able to detect the disease in her body. 164 people in Ohio may […]

Findlay Police Investigating Wednesday Night Attack

10/24/14 – 5:03 A.M. The Findlay Police Department is investigating an alleged assault. The department reports a 44-year-old man was attacked by four unknown men in the 1800 block of North Blanchard Street just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night. The victim was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of what were called substantial non-life threatening injuries. No weapons were used in the attack. The post Findlay Police Investigating Wednesday Night Attack appeared first on WFIN. …read more      

Cousin Of Convicted Murder Sentenced On Firearm Charge

10/24/14 – 4:58 A.M. The cousin of a man who was found guilty of murder in Findlay this week was sentenced on firearms charges Thursday. 23-year-old Darius Pullom was given five-years of community control sanctions. He was found to be illegally carrying a gun when he was arrested along with Montre Robinson last November. The gun was not the weapon used to kill Joe Gutierrez. Pullom had already pleaded guilty to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. The post Cousin Of Convicted Murder Sentenced On Firearm Charge appeared first on WFIN. …read more      

Opt Out Deadline Approaching For Findlay Gas Customers

10/24/14 – 4:52 A.M. Some Findlay residents could be changing natural gas suppliers soon. If you don’t want to switch providers, you might have to do a little bit of work. Safety-Service Director Paul Schmelzer says some residents received letters from Constellation recently. If you got that letter and want to stay with your current provider, you need to return a form that came with it. You can also opt out by calling (800)718-1493. The people who received letters took the opt out option last year but because of a rate change they’re required to opt out again. Schmelzer says […]

Deadline Expires For Wood County Exotic Animal Owner

10/24/14 – 4:20 A.M. The owner of a Wood County exotic animal refuge is waiting to see if the state is going to take his animals. Kenny Hetrick from Tiger Ridge Exotics was given ten-days to voluntarily surrender his animals or they would be seized and he would be prosecuted. The deadline expired on Thursday. Hetrick is in violation of a 2012 state law that requires him to have a permit for his exotic animals. The post Deadline Expires For Wood County Exotic Animal Owner appeared first on WFIN. …read more