Review Category : Local News

UF Football Stadium Plans At a Standstill

6/27/14   5:10 p.m.

The University of Findlay has hit a bump in the road on the way to their new football stadium.

Marty Terry, vice president for business afairs at UF, said iGoHD, the company UF was working with for sponsorships, was facing delays in implementing their business plan for the project.

As a result, UF cut ties with the company.

The university does not have a new timeline for the stadium yet.

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Medication Awareness Key to Preventing Senior Falls

6/27/14    4:28 p.m.

One of the major health risks for those above 65-years-old is the risk of falling.

According to Blanchard Valley Hospital clinical pharmacist Michael Leifheit, medicine isn’t broken down the same as we get older, therefore medication may be active in an elderly person’s system for longer than it would in a younger person, sometimes causing drowsiness or diziness to linger and result in falls.

In order to prevent these, Leifheit says communicating and being aware are key.

Audio: Michael Leifheit

Keeping a list of medications handy as well as not treating a side effect of medication with more medication are Leifheit’s two biggest suggestions for prevention.

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Findlay Man Injured In Thursday Motorcycle Crash

6/27/14 – 7:17 A.M.

A Findlay man was injured in a motorcycle crash north of McComb last night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened on State Route 235 just before 10 p.m.

59-year-old Mark Yingling was riding his 2003 Harley Davidson south on 235 when he lost control on a curve and went into a ditch. The crash threw Yingling from his motorcycle.

PMP Emergency Medical Service took Yingling to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

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State Spraying For Gypsy Moths In Our Area

6/27/14 – 7:07 A.M.

If you see low flying airplanes over wooded areas over the next few days, don’t worry – they’re supposed to be there. The Ohio Department of Agriculture is spraying for gypsy moths in Hancock, Wyandot, Allen, and Hardin Counties. The spray helps disrupt the mating pattern of the moth.

To spray, planes fly about 100 to 200 feet above treetops. The chemical used confuses male gypsy moths as they search for a mate. The chemical is not harmful to people, pet, or plants.

The gypsy moth is an invasive species.

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Bloomdale Man Accsued Of Sex Crimes

6/27/14 – 6:54 A.M.

A Bloomdale man was arrested this week, accused of committing sex crimes. The Seneca County grand jury indicted 27-year-old Shawn Carnicom on two counts of gross sexual imposition in April.

Prosecutors say Carnicom had sexual contact with a victim by “purposely compelling the victim to submit by force or threat of force” last June. He’s also accused of having sexual contact with a minor under 13-years-old on the same day.

Carnicom faces more than six years in prison if convicted.

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Father Of Boy Found Wandering In Fostoria Arrested

6/27/14 – 6:45 A.M.

Fostoria Police dealt with some tense moments Thursday, after finding a 4-year-old boy wondering in the street. The incident led to the arrest of the boy’s father. 34-year-old Joseph Stahl had an outstanding warrant for failure to pay child support. He was taken into custody when he went to the police department to pick up his son.

As for the boy, he wandered away from his house while his babysitter was in the bathroom. Children’s Services was notified of the incident and approved a family friend to take temporary custody of the child.

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Findlay School Will See Some Exterior Improvements

6/27/14 – 5:32 A.M.

Donations from several businesses are helping give Northview Primary school in Findlay a facelift. The Courier reports the school won a $2,000 grant from Home Depot to improve the entrance and upgrade landscaping. Principal Eric Payne says other businesses stepped up with donations too, totaling more than $7,000.

Workers will replace dead or dying plants with new ones. They’ll also paint parts of the outside of the building and replace a missing basketball hoop.

More than 50 teachers and other volunteers will help get the work done today.

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Putnam County Man Doesn’t Challenge Evidence In Sex Crime Case

6/27/14 – 5:25 A.M.

A Putnam County man accused of committing multiple sex crimes withdrew a challenge Thursday. 53-year-old Gary Badertscher appeared in Putnam County Common Pleas Court yesterday for a hearing to suppress evidence. Instead he and his attorney decided against going forward with that plan.

Badertscher faces more than 60 charges in the case. Prosecutors say he coerced teenage girls to take part in obscene material. In one case Badertscher is accused of enticing one girl to involuntary take part.

A jury trial is scheduled for July 14.

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Semi Runs Off I-75, Injures Findlay Woman In Her Yard

6/27/14 – 5:15 A.M.

A Findlay woman was badly injured last night when a semi veered off I-75 and into her yard on Crosshill Drive. The State Highway Patrol reports the crash happened around 8:45 p.m.

61-year-old Nikki Puchta was seriously injured by flying debris caused by the crash. Investigators say 66-year-old Phillip Ewing was driving north when he went off the east side of the road and hit a fence, utility pole, and a garage on Puchta’s property. Puchta was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital with life threatening injuries, and then transferred to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.

The semi lost around 50 gallons of diesel fuel in the crash. The Hancock County EMA was called to make sure the site was cleaned properly.

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