Review Category : Local News

Philadelphia Difficult To Travel Through For Democratic National Convention

7/26/16 – 4:37 P.M.

Reporters at the Democratic National Convention find the city of Philadephia difficult to maneuver through. WTOL-11’s Emilie Voss says that even seasoned reporters haven’t experienced anything like it.

Audio: Emilie Voss

Voss says that everything is spread out which while it isn’t a bad thing creates an issue with travel, especially when there is traffic. She adds that the logistics highlight what a great job Cleveland did keeping things together and running smoothly.

See more from Voss on WTOL-11.

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Senior Day at Seneca County Fair Is Today

7/25/16 – 1:26 P.M.

Today marks day 2 of the Seneca County Fair and it is senior day. Admission is just $2 for seniors and there is a lot of things happening. At 7 p.m. in the Grandstand, there will be an antique machinery parade. Also in the Grandstand the Jr. Fair is hosting a fun night at 6 p.m. and a Pig scramble at 8 p.m. These events are free to attend

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Diversion Channel Or Not, Land Acquisition Talks Likely

7/26/16 – 1:23 A.M.

Whether or not a diversion channel gets built in Hancock County, local property owners are likely to hear from people interested in buying their land. Commissioner Mark Gazarek says that’s because ODOT is going to need fill material to widen I-75 in Findlay. He says the material will likely have to come from a local source…

AUDIO: Mark Gazarek

Gazarek and Commissioner Phil Riegle spoke to Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik and Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer about forming a small group to talk to property owners about the process of buying land. Gazarek added it was important to keep the agricultural community in the loop.

The conversation was held following an update on ODOT’s proposal to fund up to $2 million in bridge construction over a potential diversion channel.


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June Unemployment Statistics Released For Hancock County

7/26/16 – 12:36 P.M.

The unemployment rate is Hancock County has seen a slight increase. The June 2016 Civilian Labor Force Estimates from the Department of Jobs and Family Services shows that there was a .5% increase in unemployment from May to June. That means unemployment is at 3.9% in Hancock County.

Putnam County also saw a .5% increase and is now at 3.8% of the population unemployed.

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Sheriff’s Office Warns Of New Scam In Ohio

7/26/16 – 10:52 A.M.

There is a new scam in Ohio according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. It says that another agency in Ohio reported someone calling from the Police and Sheriff Funds asking for donations. The call was made to the sheriff of that county. The caller said the money being raised is for families of law enforcement who have been killed in the line of duty. When asked how officers could apply the line was disconnected

The Sheriff’s office urges you to to do your research. Do not use websites or phone numbers provided by the caller. If you’re asked to give an answer right away or if the deal seems too good to be true just hang up.

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Shots Fired During Workplace Dispute In Fostoria

7/26/16 – 5:25 A.M.

A workplace dispute led to shots being fired at a Fostoria business over the past weekend. The Review-Times reports police officers were called to Pallet Logistics at 1320 North Main Street around 11:50 a.m. Saturday. 26-year-old Kayree Jeffery of Fremont allegedly got into an argument about money with another person at the business. He then fired a handgun and drove away. No one was hurt.

Jeffery was arrested in Fremont. He’s charged with felonious assault and discharge of a firearm. He’s expected to be arraigned today.

MORE: Review-Times

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Battle of the Badges Blood Drive To Be Held In Ottawa Wednesday

7/26/16 – 5:17 A.M.

An effort to drive up blood donations will take place in Putnam County this week. The Lima News reports the Ottawa Police Department and Volunteer Fire Department will take part in the “Battle of the Badges” blood drive Wednesday. The event will take place at the fire department at 850 Agner Street between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The departments are competing to see who can get the most donations made in their name.

For more information call (419)523-4810.

MORE: Lima News

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Part Of East Melrose Closed For Resurfacing This Week

7/26/16 – 5:09 A.M.

East Melrose Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Crystal Avenue and Bright Road starting today. The city’s engineering department says resurfacing work will take place between 6:30 a.m.and 6:30 p.m. through the rest of the week. A detour will be posted.

You’re urged to avoid the area if possible.

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Bluffton Woman Hurt In Findlay Crash

7/26/16 – 4:57 A.M.

A two-car crash injured one person in Findlay Monday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the collision happened around 1 p.m. at the intersection of Bright Road and Croy Drive.

60-year-old Ann Sweigart of Bluffton was driving north on Bright Road when she stopped at the Croy Drive intersection and was hit from behind by a car driven by 33-year-old Courtney Roush of Findlay.

Sweigart was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Roush was cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance.

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Northwest Hancock Fire District Names New Chief

7/26/16 – 4:51 A.M.

A fire district in the McComb area officially has a new fire chief. The Courier reports Anthony Stateler has been named as the chief of the Northwest Hancock Fire District. He had been serving as the interim fire chief for the district since April. Stateler takes the place of Jeffery Dawson, who stepped down in March.

Stateler has 17 years of experience with the McComb Fire Department.

The joint fire district includes McComb, as well as Pleasant and Portage townships.

MORE: The Courier

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