Archives for March 2014

High Speed Chase

The Williams County Sheriff’s Officer reports that a Michigan man is behind bars following a high-speed chase.
It started just before 2am Saturday when a Williams County deputy saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and headed east on U.S. 20A in Madison Township. The deputy tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver refused to stop.
During the pursuit, it was found the suspect vehicle had been reported stolen out of Michigan.
With the use of spike strips, officers finally stopped the vehicle on County Road C, just west of the intersection with Ohio 576 in Center Township.
26 year old Stephen Asher of Battle Creek, Mich., was taken into custody and charged with fleeing and eluding a police officer, receiving stolen propert, and numerous traffic offenses. Asher was then locked behind bars at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio.
The investigation is continuing.

Bryan PD Report

Bryan Police have been keeping busy. They report:
20 year old Nicholas Bishop of Bryan was arrested and charged with consuming underage. He was released on his own recognizance.
19 year old Joshua Cox of Bryan was arrested and charged with two counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor. He was released on his own recognizance.
29 year old Perry Deeds of Bryan was arrested and charged with a count of OVI and a count of open container in a motor vehicle. He was released on his own recognizance.
24 year old Melvin Hottois of Whitmore, Michigan was arrested and charged with one count of assault. He was taken to CCNO.
28 year old Charles Nickells of Edgerton was arrested and charged with one count of possession of marijuana and one count of possession of marijuana paraphernalia. He was released on his own recognizance.

Police Say Alcohol Involved In Crash

Police say alcohol is suspected to be behind the crash in Putnam County Thursday night which sent an Ottawa man by air ambulance to St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
The Ohio Highway patrol reports that a vehicle driven by 27 year old Gregory White Jr was westbound on U.S. 224 when it was hit by an eastbound vehicle driven by 31 year old Chad Bogart of Ottawa.
Bogart was taken by air ambulance to St. Rita’s Medical Center. It has been reported that he was discharged Saturday night.
Bogart’s passengers, 20 year old Cody Hess, and 28 year old Nija Trombley were taken to the Putnam County Ambulatory Care Center for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

Angola Fire

Flames early Friday morning destroyed a home and vehicle in Steuben County about 15 minutes from Angola.
Four people who were in the home at the time the fire broke out, were all able to escape safely.
Stephanie Holloway and her husband, Jason, along with their two children, 2 year old Hunter and 8 month-old Houston all made it out to safety. Their three dogs however, died in the fire.
The call came in for the blaze on Metz Road around 3 a.m Friday.
Firefighters say the large, two-story farmhouse was fully engulfed in flames when they got there.
The Red Cross is helping the family, who had been renting the house, which was built in 1913, for about two years.
Anyone who would like to help the Holloway family can contact the American Red Cross at (260) 484-9336.

Cub Scout Leader Charged With Theft

A Wauseon woman has been indicted by a Fulton County grand jury for converting money from a Cub Scout pack to her own use.
42 year old Kathryn Fauverr was charged following a four week investigation by police who say she embezzeled more than $1500 from Cub Scout Pack 8’s funds for her own use when she served as the pack’s treasurer.
The crime is a felony and carries a possible sentence of 5 years in prison, a $2,500 fine, or both.

The Sheriff Talks

Sheriff Steve Towns met with the Williams County Mayors’ Association on Wednesday night.
The Sheriff told the group that concealed carry permit requests skyrocketed in 2013 after the Sandy Hook school shooting and the push for gun-control legislation afterwards.
He also told the group that he’s assigned one deputy as a bailiff to the Court of Common Pleas to assist with courtroom security.
The Bryan Times reports that Towns has also restarted the county’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program with Deputy Paul McCord as the lead educator.
The Sheriff says heroin has reached epidemic proportions nationwide and it is also a big problem right here in Williams County.
The Sheriff also praised social media and email, saying the technology makes it easier to network and share information.

Stuck In Germany

Thirty-three people on Tinora High School’s spring break trip to Germany have had their flight cancelled due to a workers’ strike in Germany.
According to the Crescent News, the group will remain stranded in Frankfort for an extra day after hundreds of flights scheduled at German airports were cancelled when union workers who are rallying for a wage increase, walked off the job.
The school’s weeklong Germany trip includes 21 juniors and seniors, along with10 parents.

Paulding Road Work Set To Kick Off

Drivers in Paulding County will soon see road crews out there, who will be doing measuring and making plans for the 16 miles of resurfacing work that will get underway later this year.
It’s going to be a pricey job, with an estimated price tag of $1.1 million. The county received a $325,000 grant through the Ohio Public Works Commission to help cover costs.
Before any repaving gets done, workers first have to replace a number of bad culverts.
Areas to be done include sections of: State Line Road and Paulding County roads 60 (near Wayne Trace High School), 115, 138, 171 and 204.
Highway officials say there will be no bridge projects this year.

Nester Honored

Joe Nester, owner/consultant with Nester Ag Management at Bryan, has been named the 2014 Certified Crop Advisor of the Year.
The award, sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, recognizes individuals who deliver exceptional customer service for farmer clients in the areas of nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management and crop production.
Nester has been involved in agricultural management for 35 years and works with farmers in the western Lake Erie basin.

Blood Drive Monday

There will be an American Red Cross blood drive in Henry County at the Liberty Center High School from 1-7 p.m. on Monday. The community drive is open to the public. To schedule an appointment, call 800-RED-Cross.