Review Category : Local News

Volunteers to Continue City-Wide Leaf Relief Program Saturday in Findlay

11/11/14     4:03 p.m.

Findlay residents will once again be getting Leaf Relief this Saturday. The city has organized leaf pick-up where volunteers will collect bagged leaves curb-side across Findlay. Leaves should be ready no later than 8 a.m. Nov. 15. Leaves must be bagged preferably in biodegradable bags, but plastic will be accepted.

Audio: Lydia Mihalik

Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik said she understands some city residents don’t have the ability or the time to get their leaves to the dump site, hence the continuation of the Leaf Relief project.

The city is still looking for volunteers to help Saturday, including those who have trucks and trailers to haul leaves to the two drop off sites. To volunteer, go to the link on the mayor’s page at findlayohio.com or call the mayor’s office at 419-424-7137.

While Leaf Relief is currently a volunteer effort, Mihalik said making it a budgeted city program again is being considered.

Audio: Lydia Mihalik

Mihalik said she’s had a lot of feedback from people who would rather the city not do Leaf Relief as a budgeted item, as well as from those who would like it to be brought back. That decision will be made by council and city officials during budget talks in December.

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Lincoln Elementary Veteran’s Program Means More than Education

11/11/14     3:33 p.m.

Lincoln Elementary School was one of many to hold a special school assembly honoring veterans today. Lincoln principal Scott Marcum said holding a ceremony like this had a bigger purpose than just education.

Audio: Scott Marcum

A number of veterans attended the Veteran’s Day program at Lincoln Elementary. A number of Lincoln students spoke, thanking the men and women for their service.

Click on each image to see a larger version.

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Kenton Man Killed By Falling Tree

11/11/14 – 6:35 A.M.

A falling tree killed a Kenton man over the weekend. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened around noon on Sunday near County Road 179.

Jeff Vermillion was hit by a falling tree and taken to the hospital, where he later died. No other details were available.

MORE: Kenton Today

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Hancock County Prosecutor Gets State Appointment

11/11/14 – 5:28 A.M.

Hancock County Prosecutor Mark Miller was given a state appointment this week. The office of Governor John Kasich announced Miller will serve on the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission. His term will last three years.

Miller was among four people appointed to state boards Monday.

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Carey School Board Approves Building Changes

11/11/14 – 5:22 a

The Carey school board has approved additions to the new school building. The Courier reports a memorandum of understanding for more than $3.3 million in locally-funded items was approved last night. The items aren’t included in what state funding covers, but were decided to be important upgrades. The additions don’t mean an increase in the local contribution to the project.

Some of the upgrades include Terrazzo flooring, a control booth at the rear of the auditorium, and retractable seating in the same area. An all-weather track will also be built. Donations from the community will cover most of that project.

MORE: The Courier

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Repair Work Continues At McComb Treatment Plant

11/11/14 – 5:13 A.M.

Repair work continues at the McComb wastewater treatment plant. The Courier reports sludge has been removed from the tank at the sewer plant so workers can get a better idea of the facility’s condition. Village Administrator Kevin Siferd told council on Monday that damaged gears and other mechanical issues have been discovered.

Siferd told council a new drive head had been installed. The next step in the process will be repairing electrical problems and rebuilding valves.

MORE: The Courier

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Schools And Businesses Honor Area Veterans Today

11/11/14 – 5:07 A.M.

Today is Veteran’s Day across the nation, and several people are pitching in to show their respect to those who have served. That includes local businesses and schools. Several area school districts have programs planned today, starting with breakfasts this morning. Many schools also have special assemblies scheduled for later in the day.

Area restaurants are showing their appreciation in the form of free food. Applebee’s, Max & Erma’s, Texas Roadhouse, and Bob Evan’s are just a few of the local businesses offering free items today.

School Programs:

RIVERDALE – NOVEMBER 11TH @ 10:15AM POTLUCK LUNCH FOLLOWING
ARLINGTON – NOVEMBER 11TH @ 9AM WITH A BREAKFAST @ 8AM
LINCOLN ELEMENTARY –NOVEMBER 11TH @ 1:30PM
VANLUE –NOVEMBER 11TH @ 10AM
ARCADIA –NOVEMBER 11TH @ 1:25PM LUNCH @ NOON
CORY RAWSON –NOVEMBER 11TH @ 9:30AM BREAKFAST @ 8:45AM
MCCOMB – NOVEMBER 11TH @ 1:45PM LUNCH @ 12:30PM
BIGELOW HILL –NOVEMBER 10TH @ 9:45AM
DONNELL –NOVEMBER 10TH @ 1:30PM
WILSON VANCE –NOVEMBER 11TH @ 10:40AM
CHAMBERLIN HILL NOVEMBER 11TH @ 11AM

Restauraunt Offers:

APPLEBEE’S -FREE FOOD ON SELECT MENU OPEN TO CLOSE
MAX & ERMA’S –FREE 3-COURSE COMBO OPEN TO CLOSE
FRIENDLY’S –FREE BREAKFAST, LUNCH, OR DINNER SELECT MENU
GOLDEN CORRAL- FREE MEAL 5 PM- 9PM NOVEMBER 17TH
THE OLIVE GARDEN – FREE MEAL ON SELECT MENU
LITTLE CAESARS – FREE CRAZY BREAD WITH PURCHASE OF PIZZA
TIM HORTON’S –FREE DONUT WITH A PURCHASE
BOB EVAN’S – FREE ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES
DENNY’S – FREE GRANDSLAM BREAKFAST 6AM- NOON
RED LOBSTER – FREE APPETIZER WITH PURCHASE
OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE –FREE BLOOMIN’ ONION WITH PURCHASE
TEXAS ROAD HOUSE – FREE MEAL FROM 11AM-2PM

Community Programs:

HANCOCK CO. HISTORICAL MUSEUM –NOVEMBER 9TH 1-5PM FREE ADMISSION
TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH –NOVEMBER 9TH @ 9:30AM FREE BREAKFAST
GRANDCOURT –NOVEMBER 11TH @ 9-11AM

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Findlay Gets State Grant To Build Road

11/11/14 – 4:57 A.M.

A state grant will help develop Findlay’s newest industrial park. The Courier reports the city council appropriation committee accepted a grant worth more than $637,000 Monday. The money will be used to build a road leading into the park that includes the new McLane Company distribution center.

Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik said, “We’ve pulled off something out there that’s quite miraculous with no cost to the city.” McLane paid $2.4 million for the land across from the Lowe’s distribution center on the city’s north side. The new distribution center is expected to open in 2016.

MORE: The Courier

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Owens Likely To Be Placed On Fiscal Watch

11/11/14 – 4:32 A.M.

Owens Community College will likely be placed in fiscal watch early next year. The move would require the college to report financial matters more frequently to the state. Owens President Mike Bower says a three-year plan to move out of fiscal watch has already been created and includes position eliminations, across the board salary cuts and voluntary furloughs. Enrollment at the college is down 38-percent over the past four years, resulting in a loss of revenue from tuition and state funding.

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Putnam County Sheriff, Pandora Police Investigating Several Burglaries

11/10/14     4:50 p.m.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Pandora Police Department are investigating a number of burglaries from homes and vehicles in Pandora early Sunday.

A release from the departments said several residents reported their homes, garages, out buildings and vehicles in and outside of garages had been entered late Saturday night to early Sunday morning. No forced entry or damage was reported. The unknown subjects took purses or wallets from unlocked homes and vehicles.

The Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to lock up at night. Anyone with information on the burglaries should call the sheriff at 419-523-3208 or the Pandora Police at 419-384-3112.

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