Review Category : Local News

Hancock County Population Grew From 2015

03/23/17 – 2:41 P.M.

The Census Bureau released their population estimates from 2016 and Hancock County grew. The population in Hancock County grew by over 130 residents. This ranked the county 19th in population growth in the state from 2015 to 2016.

Wood county saw a growth of over 600 residents and Putnam county only grew by 18. Hardin, Seneca, and Allen counties dropped in population. Hardin County lost 158 residents, 226 left Seneca County, and Allen County lost over 460 residents.

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown Shares Some Of His Goals At The Capital

03/23/17 – 1:58 P.M.

Sherrod Brown was on WFIN to talk about some of his projects at the capital. He said that one of his major battles is the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Sherrod Brown

Brown said he thinks it is immoral to remove the healthcare while politicians will be safe from losing theirs. He added that they get their health insurance through taxpayer money.

Brown also thinks that they should invest in equipment to detect fentanyl at the border. The opioid is detectable and comes through the border with Mexico.

Sherrod Brown

He said stopping people from coming in through the border won’t help.

Sherrod Brown

He said that he will continue to work for Ohioans and fight for the voters. You can find hear Brown’s full interview with Chris Oaks at goodmornings.net

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Hancock County Approves Contracts For Road Resurfacing Projects

3/23/17 – 12:24 P.M.

Several road resurfacing projects in Hancock County took another step forward Thursday. The county commissioners approved a $1.2 million contract with M&B Asphalt of Tiffin for this year’s projects. That will cover more than 19 miles of both county and township roadways.

Some of the higher traffic areas scheduled for resurfacing are County Road 140 near the landfill, County Road 53 near the CSX railroad tracks, and County Road 139 near the Wood County line.

You can see a complete list of roads slated for resurfacing on our website.

The commissioners also approved a more than $191,000 contract with Ward Construction in Leipsic for chip and seal work.

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Residents Near Litter Landing Want Trash Kept Out Of River

3/23/17 – 11:49 A.M.

Findlay residents who live near Litter Landing and the Blanchard River are hoping the facility can do more to keep recyclables from ending up in the waterway…

Audio:Ron Monday

Findlay Councilman Ron Monday talked to the Hancock County Commissioners about the issue Thursday. He asked about the possibility of closing Litter Landing when there is high wind. Monday also asked about getting more of the recyclables under a roof so they don’t blow into the river.

County officials are evaluating the future of Litter Landing operations. Commissioner Brian Robertson said decisions about the facility could determine how they fix the blowing trash problem.

The commissioners took no action on the issue Tuesday.

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Closing Of Sears And JC Penny Does Not Mean Findlay Is In Trouble

03/23/17 – 11:25 P.M.

JC Penny will be shutting its doors but that doesn’t mean that Findlay is in trouble. Economic Development director Tim Mayle said that other factors forced the business to close over 100 stores.

Tim Mayle

Mayle said that the good news is that the employees of JC Penny might not be unemployed.

 

Tim Mayle

Mayle explained that economic development has its hands in many different pies. They do not focus on industrial development. They also look for enhancements in the retail market, housing, and workforce development.

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Carey Buys Generator For Police Department

3/23/17 – 5:15 A.M.

The Carey Police Department will operate normally the next time the village has a power outage. The Courier reports the village is buying two portable generators at a cost of $16,000.

The village is installing the equipment in the Public Services Building and Waterworks Park.

The police department lost power during a recent outage.

MORE: The Courier

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Volunteers Needed At Oakwoods Nature Preserve

3/23/17 – 5:10 A.M.

The Hancock Park District needs volunteers to help rehabilitate the Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The agency says they need people through September to remove invasive species, cut grapevines, and collect seeds among other tasks.

If you plan to help out, you should bring work gloves and dress for the weather. The park district will provide tools but you can also bring your own. You’ll also need to register the day before each clean up session.

Session Schedule:

Saturdays: 10 a.m. to noon, March 25, April 8, and 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 2.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 17, July 8 and Aug. 5.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 6 to 7:30 p.m., March 28, April 11 and May 30-31.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 6:30 to 8 p.m., June 20-21, July 11, Aug. 8.

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Leipsic Remains At Odds With ODOT Over Traffic Light

3/23/17 – 5:00 A.M.

Leipsic officials say a flashing traffic light at a busy intersection is staying right where it is, despite ODOT’s recommendation for its removal. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the issue came to light when Leipsic asked ODOT to repair a short in a blinking light at the intersection of State Route 613 and County Road 7. The agency told the village they never sanctioned the light in the first place.

The newspaper reports ODOT directed Leipsic to remove the light and install oversize stop signs. Village council decided to spend $2,000 to fix the flashing light instead.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Wood County Boy Reported Missing

03/22/17 – 6:18 P.M.

An 11-year-old boy has been reported as missing in Wood County. The courier reports the boy went missing in the Bairdstown Road area. He was last seen wearing a black and green sweat outfit. He is described as being 4 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 75 pounds, and has blonde hair and blue eyes.

If you find this boy the sheriff’s office says to call 911.

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Fostoria Man Arrested For Arlington Bank Robbery

03/22/17 – 6:02 P.M.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a Fostoria Man for a December bank robbery. They arrested 42-year-old David Dailey for the robbery of the Huntington Bank branch in Arlington on December 10. The Hancock County grand jury indicted him for armed robbery.

According to a release, the investigation took four months. It was conducted with the help from the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. The sheriff’s office said that citizens were able to identify Dailey after they released a photo on February 1.

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