Review Category : Local News

Candidate Profile: Dina Ostrander

4/26/17 – 5:30A.M.

We continue our look at the candidates running in contested Findlay primary races today. Dina Ostrander is one of two Republicans running for the Third Ward council seat. Ostrander says her community involvement makes her a good fit for the position…

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Ostrander says she sees serving on council as a way to give back to the community.

Ostrander says she when it comes to the budget the city should strike a balance between saving and investing…

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She adds the city’s investment in Dorney Plaza was a good one…

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Ostrander says she thinks the city did a good job dealing with a tight timeline on the Dorney Plaza funding issue.

Tomorrow’s profile features Ostrander’s opponent, Mike Tanner.

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Seneca County Park District Names First Full-Time Director

4/26/17 – 5:30 A.M.

The natural resources coordinator for the Hancock Parks District is taking a new job. The Courier reports the Seneca County Park District has named Sarah Betts as their first full-time executive director. Betts has been with the Hancock Parks District since 2000.

Voters in Seneca County approved a 10-year, .5-mill levy for park operations last November. Part of the money raised from the levy pays for three full-time staff members.

Betts’ last day in the Hancock Parks office is set for May 5.

MORE: The Courier

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Findlay Man Injured In Crash On North Main Street

4/26/17 – 5:21 A.M.

A two-car crash injured one person in Findlay Tuesday afternoon. The police department says the crash happened in the 800 block of North Main Street around 3:15 p.m.

46-year-old Tammy Jordan of Findlay was driving north when she hit the back of a minivan driven by 47-year-old Jonathan Dunn of Findlay. Dunn had stopped for a traffic light at the intersection with Larkins Street. Hanco EMS took Dunn to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Police cited Jordan for failure to stop in an assured clear distance ahead.

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Ottawa Man Injured In Collision With Garbage Truck

4/26/17 – 5:12 A.M.

A crash involving a garbage truck injured an Ottawa man Tuesday. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office says the collision happened in the 12000 block of U.S. 224 near Glandorf around 5:15 a.m.

45-year-old Jason Stalk of Ottawa hit the back of a stopped garbage truck. Emergency responders had to extricate him from his car, and took him to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima for treatment. The crash didn’t injure the driver of the garbage truck.

The collision closed U.S. 224 for around two hours Tuesday morning.

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Judges Want Jail Expansion Committee Reestablished

4/26/17 – 5:00 A.M.

A group of judges in Hancock County want to reform a county jail expansion committee. The Courier reports both common pleas court judges, Judge Kristen Johnson with probate court, and Judge Mark Miller of Findlay Municipal Court all addressed upcoming issues in a letter to the county commissioners.

The judges say pending legislation could force them to sentence more low level offenders to stays at local jails rather than prisons. They also cite increases in services for inmates as part of their reasoning.

The letter says, “it is important to re-establish the jail expansion committee to explore the need for expanding the capacity of the Hancock County Justice Center and also the ancillary services provided by our jail.” Some of the services cited in the letter include a detox unit, work-release program, and an electronic monitoring program.

The commissioners have taken the issue under advisement.

MORE: The Courier

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UPDATE: Findlay Police Find Missing Woman With Dementia

4/25/17 – 9:00 P.M.
Update – 9:07 P.M.

Police say they have found Lynn Eatherton and are giving her a ride home.

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The Findlay Police Department is asking you to be on the lookout for a missing woman with dementia. An alert from the department says 65-year-old Lynn Eatherton left a home in the 500 block of Clinton Court around 7:15 p.m. Police say she is not familiar with the area.

Eatherton is around 5’8″ tall and weighs around 120 pounds. She has blue eyes and short grey hair. Eatherton was last seen wearing an Ohio State baseball hat, blue flannel button up shirt, and blue jeans.

If you see Eatherton you should call (419)424-7150 or dial 911.

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Stantec Holds Informational Meeting At Riverdale High School

04/25/17 – 8:53 P.M.

Stantec held an informational meeting at Riverdale High School to talk about their research and proposals. Project Engineer Scott Peyton said that there wasn’t much new information from their February meeting.

Scott Peyton

That ratio includes the proposed dry storage basins but they won’t be considered for a while. Peyton said that they are focused on enhancing the river over getting the basins right now.

Scott Peyton

He added that roads seem to be a concern as well.

Scott Peyton

You can find out more about the proposed projects and road closures at

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Free Antique Appraisal Event This Thursday

04/25/17 – 4:20 P.M.

You can get one of your old antiques appraised Thursday for free. First National Financial Services and First National Bank are teaming up to offer the service. They are bringing appraiser Richard Stegman to the Hancock County Historical museum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Guests coming to the appraisal will be allowed to bring one small item. The event is open to the public and will have light appetizers available

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Unemployment Rates Down In All Area Counties

4/25/17 – 8:57 A.M.

Unemployment is down all across the region. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports the March 2017 unemployment rate is at or below the March 2016 rate in nearly every county in our area.

Hancock County has the lowest jobless rate in the region at 3.5 percent. That’s down from 4.1 percent in February and 3.8 percent a year ago. Putnam and Wyandot Counties are also below 4 percent, at 3.7 percent each.

Elsewhere in the area Wood County was at 4.2, Hardin was at 4.8, and Seneca County was at 4.9. Allen County stood at 5.1 percent and Henry County was at 6.3 percent.

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Fostoria Rail Preservation Society Looks For Grant Money

4/25/17 – 5:33 A.M.

The Fostoria Rail Preservation Society hopes to get a piece of a grant set aside for historical projects. The Review-Times reports the agency is asking for $5,000 from the county commissioners. The organization would use the money to replace signs. The society is also part of a joint request for more than $25,000 to promote museums in Seneca County.

The Fostoria Area Historical Society is asking for $1,500 to complete Volume 6 of a DVD on the History of Fostoria.

The grant money is available in counties affected by the construction of the Rover Pipeline.

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