Youth injured in four-wheeler accident Friday evening

REPUBLIC — A youth was injured in a four-wheeler accident on South TR 181 Friday evening.

Deputy Misty Wheeler of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said a 17-year-old youth was transported to Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital.

Life Flight was contacted, but was unable to fly, according to a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

Wheeler said the accident was under investigation and further information was not available Saturday.

The accident was reported at 7:43 p.m. and Republic EMS, Scipio-Republic Fire Department, the Echo unit, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and John’s Welding and Towing responded to the scene.

FPD hosting firearms safety course for women Saturday

FOSTORIA — The Fostoria Police Department is to host a Women’s Firearms Safety course from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The course, which is for Fostoria area residents, is free and the class size is limited to 25, so people must register in advance, according to a release. Only students will be allowed to attend and participants must be 18 years or older to attend the rifle/shotgun portion and 21 years or older for the handgun section, the release states.

The course is not a CCW course, but is for safety instruction and introduction to handling firearms in a safe manner. People are welcome to bring personal firearms as long as they are unloaded with the ammunition in a separate container, the release states.

Anyone under a state or federal disability for possessing a firearm is not permitted to attend.

For more information and to register, call (419) 435-1982.

Ohio site allows searches of before- and after-school care

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio is reminding parents it has a website where they can search for before- and after-school care. is coordinated by the Ohio Departments of Job and Family Services and Education.

Families can search the site by county, city, ZIP code and program type, or using a five-star-tiered Step Up to Quality rating and improvement system. The system recognizes programs that exceed minimum health and safety standards and promote children’s learning and development.

ODJFS Director Cynthia Dungey said the site can make a difficult decision easier. It includes listings for home-based care, school-based care and child care centers.

Listed programs serve children of all ages, including infants and preschoolers.

Ohio requires licenses for all programs serving more than three children under two or more than six older children.

Ohio man charged in fatal stabbing of infant daughter

CAMPBELL (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of his 1-year-old daughter in Ohio.

The Vindicator reports Campbell police say 29-year-old Marc Anthony Flora was arrested Friday morning after he called police to report his daughter, Jane, was dead.

A police report says Flora told a 911 dispatcher that he blacked out and didn’t know what had happened to her. Officers found the infant on her changing table with a stab wound to the neck. A hunting knife covered in blood lay on the floor.

A second child in the home wasn’t harmed.

Flora is being held on a $500,000 bond. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney. He has a court appearance next Friday.

Campbell is roughly 75 miles southeast of Cleveland.

Man steals cruiser, leads police on dangerous chase

LORAIN (AP) — Authorities say a man being transferred by police to county sheriff’s deputies in Ohio jumped into a police cruiser and led officers and state Highway Patrol troopers on a dangerous high-speed chase on rain-slicked roads.

WJW-TV reports the theft and chase began Friday afternoon in Lorain County and ended in neighboring Erie County when the man drove over a stop stick and crashed into a ditch. A 5-minute-long dashcam video released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol shows the man dangerously weaving through traffic.

The Lorain Morning Journal reports Lorain police went to a home shortly before noon Friday for a report of a mental health crisis and leaned the man had a warrant with the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.

The unidentified man was taken to a hospital after the chase.