Review Category : Local News

Fostoria Superintendent Highlights Summer Learning Efforts

5/17/16 – 6:29 A.M.

Fostoria school officials want to make sure kids keep their brains active this summer. The Courier reports Superintendent Andrew Sprang talked about summer learning efforts during Monday’s school board meeting. Sprang encouraged students to keep reading over the next few months. He also said parents can help keep their children’s minds active. Sprang says activities like baking together, playing with Legos, and visiting the library all can help.

Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School will host Summer Adventure Camp again this year. For more information on that call (419)436-4125.

Fostoria schools end the school year on May 25.

MORE: The Courier

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Arlington Council Talks About Park And Pool Costs

5/17/16 – 5:25 A.M.

Arlington village council members talked about repairs needed at the village’s park and swimming pool during their Monday meeting. The Courier reports it’s going to cost $27,000 to add top dressing soil to five ball fields at the park. Councilman Tom Blunk also said concrete at the swimming pool needs fixed and shingles on the pool house roof need replaced. Blunk said, “We’re going to have some huge expenses there.”

Blunk suggested asking voters to approve a levy to help pay for park and pool maintenance. While he said, “No one’s wanting new taxes” he thought holding meetings at the park might sway voters.

Village officials say a 2-mill levy would generate around $50,000 a year.

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Hancock County Employers Honored For Safety Records

5/17/16 – 5:14 A.M.

Nineteen Hancock County employers have been honored by the state for a commitment to workplace safety. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation gives the awards to companies that have at least 500,000 hours and six months without an injury resulting in a day or more away from work.

Local Companies Honored:

• ACI Construction Co., Inc., 714,863 hours worked.
• ADS/Hancor — South Plant, 7,677,553.
• Ball Corporation, 931,469.
• Findlay City Schools, 2,013,650.
• Findlay Country Club, 899,246.
• Findlay Products Corp., 924,637.
• Findlay Warehousing Co., 699,530.
• Fresh Encounter, 965,523.
• G.S.W. Manufacturing, 802,210.
• Hancock County, 883,860.
• Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, 508,596.
• Liberty-Benton Schools, 917,973.
• Magnesium Elektron North America, 826,557.
• Molten North America Corporation, 862,000.
• Nissin Brake Ohio, 7,372,690.
• ROKI-AMERICA Co., 1,243,244.
• The Doepker Group, 836,173.
• Marathon Petroleum Corp., 27,798,478.

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Work Scheduled On South Main Street In Findlay Today

5/17/16 – 5:04 A.M.

The northbound lane of South Main Street will be reduced to one lane in Findlay today. The city’s engineering department says work will take place between Lincoln Street and Sandusky Street between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. today, weather permitting. Crews will be placing asphalt in utility trenches.

You’re urged to avoid the area if possible.

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Rep. Robert Sprague Co-Sponsors Cancer Bill

5/17/16 – 4:58 A.M.

State Senator Robert Sprague is co-sponsoring a bill to create a tax check-off for the Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System. The Ohio Department of Health uses the system to analyze cancer cases across the state. The tax check-off looks to improve the program by boosting funding for things like training, technology, and reporting.

A tax check-off allows you to donate part of your tax refund to the cause.

Sprague says, “This bill is a simple way to have a big impact on cancer research in Ohio.” State Representative David Leland, a Columbus Democrat, is co-sponsoring the bill with Sprague.

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Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Qualifies For Grant

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has qualified for a state policing grant. The department is one of 20 law enforcement agencies in Ohio that will receive up to $30,000 from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services. The money will be used for community-policing initiatives. That can include juvenile-mentoring programs. education and awareness tools; and evidence-based policing strategies.

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Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Sees Benefits From Full Body Scanner

5/16/16 – 1:41 P.M.

A full body scanner has been in use at the Hancock County Jail for a year now. Jail Administrator Lt. Ryan Kidwell says the equipment has added efficiency to jail operations…

Audio: Ryan Kidwell

Kidwell says prior to the scanner, inmates coming back into the jail from work duties or counseling sessions would have to be strip searched. Now that there is less likelihood of a strip search, Kidwell says more inmates are likely to take part in correctional activities…

Audio: Ryan Kidwell

Kidwell spoke at today’s Findlay Rotary Club Meeting.

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Meeting Set For Proposed Noise Wall Near US 68 And Western Avenue

5/16/16 – 10:31 A.M.

A public meeting about a potential noise wall along U.S. 68 / State Route 15 near Western Avenue will take place later this week. ODOT reports the meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chamberlin Hill Intermediate School’s gymnasium.

Residents in that area requested the wall in the summer of 2015. ODOT completed a noise analysis, and will present their findings at the meeting. There will also be an opportunity for affected property owners to vote in favor or against the construction of the wall.

Chamberlin Hill Intermediate School is located at 600 West Yates Avenue in Findlay.

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Superhero Party Will Benefit Local Cancer Patient

5/16/16 – 10:12 A.M.

If your kid is a fan of superheroes, you’ll want to take them to an upcoming event at the Children’s Museum of Findlay. The museum will hold a super hero party to benefit the Braden Kramer foundation this Sunday. Braden was diagnosed with Leukemia last September…

Audio: Carol Metzger

Carol Metzger from Cancer Patient Services says the party will be a great way to help out Braden and his family, and have a lot of fun.

For the $10 admission, you will get admission to the museum, a dance party, superhero crafts, and more.

MORE: Superhero Party Facebook Page

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Area Farmers Scramble To Plant Corn

5/16/16 – 9:17 A.M.

It’s been a wet spring, and that means local farmers haven’t been able to get their corn crop in the ground. Hancock County OSU Extension Educator Ed Lentz says that means farmers will be making some changes in their schedules…

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz adds you won’t see too many farmers doing extra tilling right now. He says it’s all about getting corn in the ground as soon as possible.

Mother nature might help out farmers this week. With the exception of a little rain Tuesday, it is expected to be a drier.

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