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Chief deputy: Treatment, not arrest, best prescription for addiction

Every day, Sgt. Shawn Pak saw the damage heroin and opioids cause in his job at the Franklin County jail. And the deputy with the county sheriff’s office believed addicts were responsible for their own misery. “It was kind of businesslike, kind of a detached view,”...

Police raid massage parlor on West Fourth Street

Police reported they raided a massage parlor Wednesday afternoon at 1504 W. Fourth St. because of complaints of suspected prostitution and sexual-related activity at the business The business in question is Tuina Studio, according to a news release from the METRICH...

Five arrested in undercover human trafficking investigation

Five people were arrested after an undercover human trafficking investigation was conducted in Bluffton on Tuesday by the Hancock and Wood County sheriffs offices and Hancock-METRICH Criminal Task Force. According to a press release from the Hancock County Sheriff’s...

METRICH prostitution sweep targets 15 women, 15 men

METRICH targeted 15 men and 15 women in a prostitution operation Thursday stemming from Internet sites. By the end of the day, law enforcement had located 17 of the wanted persons and 13 are still at large. Authorities attempted to serve 30 arrest warrants for persons...

Sex trafficking arrests made in Bluffton

A Findlay resident was arrested for solicitation after the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office conducted an undercover operation in Bluffton on Wednesday. The sheriff’s office reported that Cody Goshe, of Findlay, was one of four people arrested as a result of the...