Review Category : Local News

Primary Results: Robertson Easily Retains Commissioners Seat

3/15/16 – 10:29 P.M.

Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson had no issues keeping his seat, taking 63 percent of the ballots cast in his reelection bid against challenger John Harrington. Robertson spoke to us after the votes were counted…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Robertson added he felt Harrington’s aggressive campaign ended up working against him…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Robertson says he looks forward to tackling challenges with infrastructure in his next term.

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Live Election Updates From Doug Jenkins & Andrew Flinn

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Silver Blades Figure Skaters To Present Annual Show This Weekend

3/15/2016 – 5:37 pm

The Findlay Silver Blades Figure Skating Club will be hosting their annual show this weekend. Skaters Clarissa Broadwater and Grace Gregory say that this year’s show is designed to resemble a circus being performed on ice.

Audio: Silver Blades

The Findlay Silver Blades are a club for kids that promote figure skating to area youth. Both Broadwater and Gregory say that during a season, the skaters will also compete in area figure skating competitions.

Audio: Silver Blades

The show this weekend will be held at the Huntington Arena at the Cube on Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. General admission is $10.00 and students and seniors for $6.00. For more information you can call 419-229-3503.

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Husted: Polls Open Until 7:30 Tonight

3/15/2016 – 4:32 pm

Ohio has become a major player in the US Presidential Primary, particularly in the Republican Race. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says that Ohio used to divide up the delegates to the convention by proportion, but that process has changed.

Audio: Jon Husted

Ohio, like many states, allows voters the opportunity to cast their votes prior to Election Day, which makes voting more convenient for people, but Husted notes that given the state of Presidential primaries, especially this year, voting early may not really allow voters to vote for who they want.

Audio: Jon Husted

Polls will be open until 7:30 tonight, and Husted says that if you are in line when 7:30 hits, you’ll still be able to cast a vote.

Audio: Jon Husted

We’ll have election coverage beginning with updates during the Buckeye basketball game tonight on WFIN.

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Hancock County Reaches Settlements On Two Pending Lawsuits

3/15/16 – 10:24 A.M.

Hancock County officials agreed to settlements on two lawsuits today, one which will see the county pay out a little more than $15,000; and another that will see the county receive around $7,400.

Commissioner Phil Riegle says the county and several other entities were sued following a crash on a county road…

Audio: Phil Riegle

Riegle says the settlement will be paid for by the county’s insurance.

The county also accepted a settlement from a person who damaged the back garage door to properties at 205 and 207 North Main Street. While the buildings are going to be torn down eventually, Riegle says they need to be secured so people can’t access them.

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Hancock County Sales Tax Collections Remain Strong

3/15/16 – 10:07 A.M.

The economy appears to be roaring along in Hancock County. Sales tax collections for March came in at $1.6 million, setting a new record for the month. According to auditor Charity Rauschenberg the numbers are reflective of actual sales that took place in December. $1.6 million is 19 percent higher than numbers reported for the same time period in 2015.

So far for 2016 sales tax collections are 10 percent above the 2015 pace.

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City And County Discuss Right-Of-Way For Main & Cory Street Improvements

3/15/16 – 9:21 A.M.

The overhaul of Main and Cory streets in Findlay won’t begin until next Spring at the earliest, but work to move the project forward has already started. On Tuesday Findlay engineer Brian Thomas met with the Hancock County Commissioners to discuss right-of-way issues. Parts of four county-owned properties are in the right-of-way of the plan.

Thomas told the commissioners to make sure the project is done right, they need temporary permission to work on the county-owned land. Commissioner Phil Riegle said he didn’t see that as being an issue.

No official action was taken on the plan today.

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Education Forum Set For Later This Month In Tiffin

3/15/16 – 6:44 A.M.

A forum for school board members and administrators from across the state is coming to Tiffin this month. The event will take place March 24 at Tiffin Middle School.

The keynote speaker will be Ohio Board of Education Board Member A.J. Wagner. He’ll be talking about what the future holds for Ohio education.

For more information call (419)447-2515.

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Findlay Receives “Tree City USA” Designation Again

3/15/16 – 6:38 A.M.

Findlay has once again received a “Tree City USA” designation from the Arbor Day Foundation. The award is given annually to cities that have a tree board or department, have a tree-care ordinance, an annual forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observation.

The “Tree City USA” program is in its 40th year.

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Carey School Board Votes For New Marching Band Uniforms

3/15/16 – 5:24 A.M.

The Carey High School marching band is getting new uniforms. The Courier reports the school board voted spend a little more than $24,000 for 90 uniforms during their Monday meeting. The Carey Music Boosters will have to pay the amount back within the next five years.

The new outfits actually cost more than $40,000, but the music boosters already paid more than $16,000 to make sure the uniforms are delivered before the next school year. Band director Phillip Miller has also requested new parkas and plumes for the band.

The last time the district bought new marching band uniforms was 1997. Parkas were last bought around a decade ago.

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