Review Category : Local News

Carey Committee Reviewing Potential Projects

9/27/16 – 5:27 A.M.

A committee in Carey is reviewing 28 potential projects for the village. The Courier reports the group plans to rank the items by need and expense. The effort aims to help the village in long-term budgeting. The committee can only make recommendations to council, and can not take any action on their own.

The biggest item on the list of potential projects is a new water tower near U.S. 23. It’s expected to cost around $1.5 million. Other projects included an automatic reader system for water and electric, an online bill payment option for utility bills, and a salt storage bin among others.

The committee decided main goals are infrastructure improvement and expansion, technology upgrades, and downtown paver leveling. They’ll meet again at 6 p.m. on October 10.

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Mount Blanchard To Honor Former Mayor

9/27/16 – 5:15 A.M.

Mount Blanchard residents will honor a former mayor next month. The Courier reports October 1 will be Max Hindinger Day in the village. Hindinger served as the mayor of Mount Blanchard for nearly 25 years, starting in the late 1970s. He died last October.

Current Mayor Cynthia Morrison proposed the idea. She says the day will promote “neighbors helping neighbors.”

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McComb Council Talks About Closing Part Of South Main Street

9/27/16 – 5:03 A.M.

McComb Village Council members are considering closing part of South Main Street. The Courier reports the section of road in question is the part of South Main Street at State Route 186 and State Route 235. The road is close to a raised rail crossing.

Council members say drivers can’t see southbound traffic because of the crossing. Speeding is also a concern in the area.

A public hearing on the issue is set for October 10 at 6:15 p.m. in the municipal building.

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Early Voting Times Scheduled In Hancock County

The November general election is a little over a month away, but you can cast your ballot before then. Ohio’s early, in-person absentee voting for the November 8 general election starts October 12. The Hancock County Board of Elections will be open extended hours on some days. The office will also be open weekends later in October.

Board of Elections Hours:

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 12-14
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 17-21
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 24-28
8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 31-Nov. 4
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5
1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6
8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 7.


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Hancock County Veterans Services Director Elected President Of State Association

9/27/16 – 4:46 A.M.

The executive director of the Hancock County Veterans Service Office was recently elected to a state position. Nichole Coleman will serve as the president of the Ohio State Association of Veterans Services Officers. She has served as the organization’s vice president since 2014.

The election comes on the heels of Coleman getting appointed to a federal committee on veteran employment. Coleman is serving on the Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training and Employer Outreach through January of 2019.

Coleman has been the head of the Hancock County Veterans Service office since 2011. Since then the number of veterans being served by the agency has nearly tripled.

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Water Distribution Department Flushing Hydrants In Southwest Part Of The City

09/26/16 – 5:29 P.M.

The city of Findlay will be flushing fire hydrants again. The water distribution department reports that the flushing will take place in the southwest section of the city. Hydrants will be flushed from the Blanchard River south to West Hobart and from South Main Street to corporation limit.

If you have any questions, call the Water Distribution Department at 419-424-7192.

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Bowling Green Restaurant Closes After 39 Years Of Business

09/26/16 – 5:15 P.M.

A Bowling Green restaurant will close it’s doors after 39 years of business. The Courier reports that Myles’ Pizza Pub will close on Sunday. The new owners will open a restaurant there soon. The Myles memorabilia, including their pizza sauce recipe, will stay in the Myles family.

Myles’ Pizza Pub will remain open on Sunday until they run out of food.

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Fundraising Walk At Fox Run Manor Raises Money For New K-9 Unit

09/26/16 – 5:07 P.M.

This Saturday there will be a walk at Fox Run Manor to raise money for another Police Department K-9 Unit. The Fox Run Hero’s Walk will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the walk starting at 11. It costs $15 to take part and it includes a t-shirt, 10 raffle tickets, and a goodie bag. As well as the one-mile walk, there will also be an obstacle course, food, raffles, and games for children. All the money will go towards getting a new K-9 unit.

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Rotary Club Learned About Allergies

09/26/16 – 3:35 P.M.

The Findlay Rotary Club met on Monday and heard about allergies. Blanchard Valley Medical Associates allergist Dr. Amber Patterson said that allergies are on the rise.

Allergies Rising

Patterson added that there are ways to help treat allergies but that it all starts with getting tested to discover your allergen.


Patterson said that testing for allergens is painless and quick.


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Findlay Man Arrested In Tiffin Drug Bust

09/26/2:57 P.M.

A Findlay man was arrested during a drug bust on Sunday, bringing an end to a drug-related sting operation. In a facebook post, the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit announced they arrested 44-year-old Todd Reisner. Tiffin Police Department assisted in the arrest by providing a traffic stop.

Reisner is charged with trafficking heroin, a fifth-degree felony.

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