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Apprehended inmate found dead in Wood County jail
BOWLING GREEN — An inmate who escaped from a corrections center Thursday night and was apprehended about 16 hours later was found dead in his Wood County jail cell late Friday, the sheriff's office said. Dakota Embry, 24, was unresponsive in his cell when deputies found him about 10:34 p.m., the sheriff's office. "Deputies started CPR and continued CPR until paramedics arrived," the sheriff's office said in a statement Saturday. "The inmate was pronounced deceased by EMS." No signs of foul play were found, authorities said. The Lucas County Coroner's Office is determining the cause of death.
City of Findlay officials release water boil advisory
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - City of Findlay officials released a water boil advisory Saturday, due to a water line break. The advisory says all residents on the West side of South Main Street from Sixth Street to Third Street. State and local officials are recommending that, as a precaution, any water used for drinking, making ice, cooking, or oral hygiene should be vigorously boiled prior to use.
Briggs: Now 93, BG coaching legend Mickey Cochrane gets well-earned call into MAC Hall
BOWLING GREEN — When the phone call came earlier this year, Mickey Cochrane must admit he was in no hurry to answer it. “Unfortunately,” the 93-year-old Bowling Green State University legend said, “all of my messages lately have been regarding prescriptions or doctors’ visits.” He then laughed. “I’m dadgum glad this one wasn’t,” Cochrane said.
Recently escaped inmate found dead in Wood County Jail
‘Take time to do something good everyday’ Crossing guard shares positive message with kids. Why It Matters - Suicide rates increase after two-year decline. A breezy weekend with slowly cooling temps, though rain chances will still be kept to a minimum for another week. Dan Smith explains.
Burning barriers – BG Fire Division hires its first female firefighters/paramedics
When they were kids, Kayla Laumann and Dolly Morgan didn’t dream of being firefighters. That just wasn’t something girls thought was possible. There were no role models for female firefighters – either in the community or on the silver screen. Fire departments were almost exclusively male, and forget about seeing brave female figures fighting blazes on TV shows or in movies. Those roles were saved for macho, muscle-bound men.
Ottawa man handed nine years of prison time for cocaine possession
OTTAWA — An Ottawa man with a lengthy list of past criminal violations — nearly 50 over the last 20 years, by Putnam County Common Pleas Court Judge Keith Schierloh’s count — failed to get the leniency he sought on Thursday. Schierloh rattled off a portion...
Two inmates who escaped from Ohio corrections center captured
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Police in Bowling Green, Ohio, said two inmates who escaped from a corrections center have been captured. Police said the two inmates escaped from the Northwest Community Corrections Center. The inmates are 36-year-old Justin Firman and 24-year-old Dakota Embry. Firman was being held on abduction...
Henry County common pleas
Gabriel Ross, 33, Bryan, pleaded guilty to failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and his bond was continued. Sentencing was scheduled for July 5 and his bond was continued. Geoffrey Brown, 27, Napoleon, pleaded not guilty to failure to register, a first-degree felony. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for June 20 and bond was set at $50,000.
Annual Juneteenth celebration to return to Bowling Green
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (WTVG) -Organizers from BRAVE (Black Rights, Activism, Visibility, and Equity) are gearing up for an annual celebration of black freedom and culture. According to BRAVE, the event is expected to be a feast for the senses, with live music, food trucks, and an array of black-owned businesses showcasing their products. The event is open to all ages and various youth activities will be available, including face painting and bouncy houses.
2 corrections center escapees caught in Fostoria
BOWLING GREEN — Two men who escaped Thursday night from the NorthWest Community Corrections Center in Bowling Green were apprehended Friday in Fostoria, authorities said Friday. Justin Firman, 36, and Dakota Embry, 24, were apprehended in Fostoria on Turley Road at about 12:30 p.m. Friday, the Bowling Green Division of Police announced. Both were charged with escape and transported to the Wood County Justice Center in Bowling Green, the city police said in a social media update. In addition, Emma Bulser, 30, of Deshler, Ohio, was charged with felony obstructing justice, Bowling Green police said.
BGSU Mourns the Passing of BGSU Hall of Famer Dr. Jean Campbell
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Bowling Green State University mourns the passing of former BGSU swimming and diving head coach Dr. Jean Campbell on Monday. A celebration of life for Jean will be held Sat., June 24, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Bright-Holland Funeral Home Chapel in Paris, Texas. Campbell coached the BGSU swimming & diving team from 1966-77, and also…
Track and field: Ottawa-Glandorf’s Fortman successfully defends 400, 800 state titles
COLUMBUS — Last season, Ottawa-Glandorf’s Alexa Fortman pulled off what is arguably the most difficult double in track and field. At last year’s Division II state track and field meet, Fortman won the 400-meter dash. Then, about 25 minutes later, came back and won the 800 in state-record time.
Wayne Trace’s Sinn defends 2 state titles at OHSAA meet
Sinn finished her senior season with two more Division III state titles, one in the 400 meter run and another in the 4 x 400 meter relay.
‘Take time to do something good everyday’ Crossing guard shares positive message with kids
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (WTVG) - Students at Conneaut Elementary School not only got to celebrate the last day of school but also showed their appreciation for a beloved crossing guard. Students say Chris Burch is dedicated to his job, being outside no matter the weather twice every day. “It’s something...
Treasurer resigns from North Baltimore Schools months after start of financial investigation
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The treasurer for the North Baltimore School district, who was previously on leave after an investigation into financial irregularities, has resigned from his position. According to board meeting minutes from the district, the board accepted Steven Stewart’s resignation last Tuesday. His resignation is effective as of...
James W. Lessig: Athletic administrator made mark at BGSU
James W. Lessig, a former Bowling Green State University athletics director who as commissioner of the Mid-American Conference expanded women’s athletics and the league’s television exposure, died Friday in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, South Detroit Avenue. He was 87. He had been in declining health after a fall last month, his son, Tom Lessig, said. The last three years he’d been dealing with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the condition often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, and could not speak, although he still could live independently. He and his late wife, Margarita, moved to Perrysburg from Bowling Green about 17 years ago. The BGSU athletics department announced his death Friday on social media. School president Rodney Rogers, in an online condolence, said, “I always appreciated our conversations and his wise counsel. He will be deeply missed, leaving a legacy at BGSU and in the Mid-American Conference.” Former BGSU athletic director Ron Zwierlein said: “He became my mentor because everything he did was first class. If you wanted to get a model of an athletic director or a commissioner, he’d be the one to look to and say, ‘Get me a Jim Lessig.’”
James Mathias named new police chief of Findlay Police Department
FINDLAY, Ohio — The City of Findlay has found a new leader for their police force. Current police captain of the Findlay Police Department, James Mathias, will be sworn in on June 12, 2023 as the new police chief. Mathias began his career with FPD in 1995, where he...
Gators and a grenade
A couple of noteworthy rural Ohio happenings occurred recently. Levi Haselman, owner of Next Gen Organics in Hancock County, (who joined Ohio Ag Net for a Cab Cam last year), found an antique hand grenade in his recently planted corn field. On May 21, Haselman picked up what he thought was a piece of rusty metal from an old tillage tool to discover it was a grenade, estimated at between 40 and 100 years old. No one is quite sure how it got in a farm field. He called the sheriff, who contacted the Toledo bomb squad. Haselman and his unsettling corn field find were featured on WTOL11 in this segment.
Bowling Green High School parents seek accountability from administration
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Parents of Bowling Green City School students are angry and looking for answers, after Zachary Gibson, a former strength coach for the high school boys basketball team was arraigned on seven charges, rape and gross sexual imposition among them. Gibson was convicted in 2010 for disseminating...
Shooting causes crash leaving driver, pedestrian injured in North Baltimore
An investigation is underway in North Baltimore after a shooting led to a driver striking a pedestrian Monday morning.
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