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Video: Cass Township May Move Recycling Location

1/31/17 – 12:09 P.M.

Officials in Cass Township are looking at ways to deal with people leaving trash at the township’s recycling location. Trustee Jerry Wolford talked to the Hancock County Commissioners about the problem…

Audio: Jerry Wolford

Wolford suggests moving the bin to the nearby Legacy Farmers Cooperative location. He says they already have a roll-off there, and it’s better lit. The Hancock County Conservation District will contact the business to see if that’s a possibility.

Wolford says people putting trash in the recycling bin and materials blowing into neighbors yards are big issues with the current location on County Road 18.

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1/31/17 – 11:31 A.M.

Plans to upgrade Dorney Plaza in downtown Findlay may not be dead in the water just yet. Hancock County Commissioner Tim Bechtol says he recently met with RCM architect Jerry Murray to talk about some changes to the plan…

Audio: Tim Bechtol

Bechtol says the goal is to simplify the plan in the spirit of L. Dale Dorney.

Bechtol adds he expects an update from Murray this Thursday.

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1/31/17 – 5:20 A.M.

The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership is holding a rain barrel decorating contest again this year. The organization says the entries will be on display at the car show at the Findlay Village Mall on February 10 and 11. There are 24 entries in this year’s contest.

Five high schools have entered submissions in the agricultural, watershed, and general categories. You can still submit an individual barrel to the contest. For more information call Phil Martin at (419)422-6487.

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1/31/17 – 5:13 A.M.

Bowling Green State University has indefinitely suspended a member of the football team following a January incident. The Sentinel-Tribune reports Bowling Green Police have charged 18-year-old Cederick Pickrom Jr. with assault and underage under the influence of alcohol.

A police report says Pickrom was getting ready to take a shot at bar in Bowling Green on January 16 when someone bumped into him and spilled the drink. Pickrom allegedly became angry and hit a woman who was standing nearby. The mother of the woman gave police pictures that showed her daughter had a black eye. She also told police her daughter suffered a “minor concussion.”

MORE: Sentinel-Tribune

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1/31/17 – 5:01 A.M.

Many colleges have issued statements about President Trump’s recent immigration order, and the University of Findlay is no different. A post on UF President Dr. Fell’s Facebook page says the school does not have students from any of the seven countries that are now under a temporary immigration ban.

Fell says she understands members of the campus community may still have concerns. She adds, “rest assured that the University of Findlay is committed to supporting all members of our institution. We celebrate our diversity and understand that we are stronger by being a campus that welcomes and supports students, faculty, and staff from around the globe.”

The post says UF officials will track the situation.

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1/31/17 – 4:54 A.M.

Riverdale’s superintendent is retiring at the end of the school year. In the meantime, the Hancock County Educational Service Center has released a timeline of the process of replacing Eric Hoffman.

The ESC says the district will accept applications for the job until February 24. They’ll hold the first round of interviews March 6 through March 15. A second round of interviews is set for March 16 through March 24. The district expects to name a new superintendent by March 27.

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01/30/17 – 5:51 P.M.

The Findlay Police Department has three new police officers. The new officers are 23-year-old Nicholas Esterline, 25-year-old Kaitlin Nicely, and 27-year-old Jedidiah Walker. According to a release, the department swore in the new officers on Monday. The ceremony was held in the Findlay Municipal Building. Fellow Police Officers and family members attended the ceremony. All three officers will be assigned to the Patrol Division.

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01/30/17 – 5:26 P.M.
The principal of a local Catholic school will be retiring at the end of June. Anne Brehm has decided to retire from St. Michael the Archangel School after 31 years of service. She said it is time to slow down and spend more time with family. She added that she intends to be an active volunteer whenever she is needed.
The School Advisory Council will conduct surveys and a search committee will be put together.
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01/30/17 – 5:00 P.M.

The Lima Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash in Putnam County Saturday. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports that 18-year-old Tygan Nelson of Continental was heading westbound on State Route 15 around 7:45 p.m. She lost control and struck the driver’s side of 51-year-old Sheriff Deputy Randy Weller’s patrol vehicle.

Nelson was trapped in her car and had to be freed mechanically. She was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Deputy Weller did not suffer any injuries.

The crash shut State Route 15 down for about one and a half hours

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01/30/17 – 3:25 P.M.

The Findlay Rotary Club got an update from Rowmark at their meeting Monday. Vice President of Operations Eric Hausserman said that they have seen success but have goals to better themselves.

Eric Hausserman

Hausserman said that they have bought out several companies and even opened a new one in Australia. They urge their new and old employees to join in the culture of leadership and giving.

Rowmark makes extruded sheets for the signage, awards, and engraving industry.

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