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7/23/15 – 5:20 A.M.

A curb replacement project will restrict traffic on part of Cory Street in Findlay today and tomorrow. The city’s engineering department says the road will be reduced to one lane between West Main Cross and Front Street between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day.

The library and parking lot will still have access. You’re asked to avoid the area if possible as short delays are expected.

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7/23/15 – 5:14 A.M.

The Cory-Rawson school district is need of a high school principal. The Courier reports Jason Longbrake, who was just hired in March, submitted his resignation at Wednesday night’s board meeting. Longbrake has accepted a position as the high school principal in the Swanton school district. That’s where he recently worked as a digital instructor.

The district is starting another search for a high school principal. Superintendent Rob Hlasko said he wasn’t sure if the district would promote from within or look outside to find a new candidate.

MORE: The Courier

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7/23/15 – 5:06 A.M.

The University of Findlay has announced changes in the way financial aid is communicated. UF will partner with a Boston company to tailor plans to students. Starting next month, potential students will get “personal affordability plans” that show how much a student will pay for a degree, how much debt they’ll take on, and how the repayment of that debt will be structured.

Financial aid award letters from the university will be eliminated in favor of an award letter developed by the Boston company. The letter will show detailed costs and individualized financial aid options.

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7/23/15 – 4:57 A.M.

The Putnam County Board of Elections has an issue with anti-virus software installed on office computers. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the county’s IT office installed password protected anti-virus software on the computers recently. The problem is security software had already been installed by Triad Governmental Systems. The company specializes in election software and hardware systems. The second anti-virus program is not allowing a computer dedicated to communication to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office to send or receive information from Columbus.

The password for the county installed program is not available to the board of elections.

Board member Tony Wobler tells the newspaper, “The biggest thing is that our systems were not compromised in any way.” He added that the IT office had been asked not to install the software.

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7/23/15 – 4:44 A.M.

The mayors of three cities in our area don’t want to see WBGU-TV go off the air. The Courier reports Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik, Bowling Green Mayor Dick Edwards, and Lima Mayor Dave Berger will all sign a letter urging BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey not to sell the TV station’s air signal.

The mayors say WBGU serves the public interest by providing valuable educational and cultural resources. The letter goes on to say, “the potential that we would lose this service permanently represents an enormous loss to the quality of life of more than 2 million persons.”

The federal government is buying back spectrum to sell to wireless providers. The signal that the BG-based PBS station airs on could land the university nearly $40 million at auction according to government estimates.

MORE: The Courier

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7/22/15 – 12:00 P.M.

Fostoria residents are being asked to keep an eye out for vandals in the city. A post on the Fostoria Police Department’s Facebook page says they are investigating three reports of windows being broken out of cars on the city’s south side early Wednesday morning.

Residents are urged to report anything out of the ordinary to the police department.


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UF Donation Helps Start Opiod Antidote Program In Findlay

7/22/15 – 9:45 A.M.

A program aimed at fighting opioid overdoses in Findlay got a funding boost today.  The University of Findlay presented the Findlay Health Department with a check for $1,500 to buy Nalaxone kits to distribute in the community.  Nalaxone is an antidote that fights the effects of an opioid overdose.

Barb Wilhelm is the deputy director of the Findlay Health Department.  She says programs like this elsewhere in Ohio have been successful…

Audio: Barb Wilhelm

The money from UF will help get the ball rolling on a program the health department has wanted to start for a while now…

Audio: Barb Wilhelm

Wilhelm says the city will also appropriate money for the medication.  Once that happens she’ll order the Nalaxone, and distribute it to people who have concerns about their friends and family members battling addiction.

Wilhelm thinks it should take about two weeks to get supplies in.  Once that happens people can make appointments with the health department to learn more about getting a Nalaxone kit for their home.

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