Review Category : Local News

French Ambassador Speaks In Findlay

4/24/14 – 4:54 A.M.

The French Ambassador to the United States talked about the relationship between the two countries while in Findlay Wednesday. Francois Delattre spoke on the University of Findlay campus. He said that the two countries are together on “every single important issue.”

That partnership extend to economics. Delattre says France is among the top five foreign investors in the United States. Ohio sees a big benefit of that, with 14,000 jobs in the state linked to French companies.

The ambassador says the U.S. and France are also aligned well when it comes to global security. Delattre said the French have been battling al-Qaida in Africa, and are opposed to a nuclear Iran.

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Tiffin Parents Want Superintendent To Step Down

4/23/14 – 11:49 A.M.

The Superintendent of the Tiffin school district has come under fire. Media partner WTOL 11 reports some parents in the district are calling for Vicki Wheatley’s removal. A petition going around the district says Wheatley’s current and past actions “reflect negatively on the district.”

There are also allegations Wheatley circulated “negative documents” at a March 11 meeting. The school board investigated the claims and took no action.

Wheatley just took over the superintendent position in January. She had previously been the principal at Wickliffe High School in northeast Ohio. The News-Herald in Eastlake Ohio reports Wheatley was suspended from that post when the school board filed an educator misconduct report in 2009. She was eventually reinstated.

MORE: WTOL 11

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Sting Operation Leads To Drug Arrest In Tiffin

4/23/14 – 10:25 A.M.

A sting operation led to the arrest of a man on drug charges in Tiffin yesterday. The Tiffin Police Department reports a search warrant was executed on a car stopped a the the corner of Huss Street & N. Water Street. Investigators believed the vehicle was being used to transport drugs from Fostoria to Tiffin.

A search of the car led to the discovery of heroin. Officers arrested 32-year-old Larry White of Tiffin. Charges in the case are pending.

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UF To Host French Ambassador Today

4/23/14 – 9:19 A.M.

The University of Findlay will host a high profile international guest today. French Ambassador to the United States Francois Delattre will talk about global economic Issues and bilateral relations.

Congressman Bob Latta invited Delattre to speak. Latta says Ohio has strong economic ties to France…

Audio: Bob Latta

Latta says several Ohio companies do business with Aerobus, which is based in France.

Latta adds Delattre will also pay tribute to an area veteran…

Audio: Bob Latta

Shaw will have the opportunity to meet with Delattre today.

The event takes place at 3 p.m. in the Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The university will stream the event live on their YouTube channel.

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Fostoria Man Arrested After Threatening People With A Stick

4/23/14 – 7:39 A.M.

Police arrested a Fostoria man Monday night for threatening to attack people with a stick. The Review-Times reports 61-year-old Juan Hernandez was taken into custody at Nye’s Trailer Park. After he was arrested Hernandez allegedly kicked the windows and divider of the squad car.

He faces charges of resisting arrest, obstruction of justice and two counts of disorderly conduct.

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I-75 Reopens Following Morning Crash

4/23/14 – 6:44 A.M.
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Traffic was snarled on I-75 in Hancock County for more than three hours this morning after a semi rolled over near the State Route 613 interchange. The State Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 6:20 a.m. The accident report says 41-year-old John Chapa of Rudolph was driving a semi hauling two large steel coils when he drove off the left side of the interstate. When the truck came back on the road it tipped over, blocking the northnound lanes.

The crash resulted in a traffic backup that stretched back into Findlay. Both lanes were back open around 9:45 a.m. No one was injured. Chapa was cited for failure to control.

A crane removed the 40,000 pound steel coils from the Rocky Ford River.

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North Baltimore Hires New Superintendent

4/23/14 – 5:26 A.M.

It’s official, Ryan Delaney will be the next superintendent for the North Baltimore school district. The Courier reports the school board voted to hire Delaney at their meeting last night. He’ll be given a three-year contract worth $91,000.

Delaney comes to North Baltimore from Claymont City Schools in Dennison and Uhrichsville Ohio.

21 people had applied for the position.

MORE: The Courier

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Putnam County Home To Two Of Ohio’s Best High Schools

4/23/14 – 5:16 A.M.

A pair of Putnam County high schools are among the best in Ohio. That’s according to U.S. News and World Reports, which released its annual rankings this week. The magazine ranked Kalida High School 19th in the state. The school’s student-to-teacher ratio and math proficiency helped land the lofty ranking.

Columbus Grove High School was 33rd on the list. It also scored high marks for its student-to-teacher ratio and math proficiency.

The only other school in the region to fall in the top 100 was Shawnee High School in Allen County. It checked in at 65 on the list.

MORE: U.S. News and World Reports

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