Review Category : Local News

Meyer To Be Sworn In As Putnam County Sheriff Today

2/24/16 – 5:00 A.M.

Tim Meyer will officially become Putnam County’s sheriff today when takes the oath of office at 10:30 a.m. The Putnam County Republican Central and Executive Committees appointed Meyer to complete the unexpired term of Michael Chandler, who passed away last month. The term ends on January 1 of 2017.

Meyer has been with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office since 1978.

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Bill Aimed To Help Terminally Ill Patients Passes Ohio House

2/24/16 – 4:53 A.M.

Ohio residents are a step closer to being able to try experimental drugs not approved by the FDA for treatment of terminal illnesses. The Courier reports House Bill 290, dubbed “right to try,” was passed by the Ohio House Tuesday. The medication will still need “Phase One” approval, meaning doctors are sure it won’t kill a patient.

State Representative Robert Sprague helped write the bill. He tells the newspaper it’s “designed to give people hope who may not have it.” The Ohio Senate is expected to debate the bill in April.

The bill excludes Schedule I drugs like marijuana.

MORE: The Courier

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Body To Be Exhumed In Wood County Cold Case

2/24/16 – 4:21 A.M.

The body of a woman killed more than 30 years ago will be exhumed again before her accused killer’s retrial. Wood County prosecutors and Russell Adkins’ attorneys agreed to examine Dana Rosendale’s body in an effort to collect as much evidence as possible. Adkins is accused of beating Rosendale to death in 1982 and dumping her body along a road outside Bowling Green. Adkins maintains the young mother fell out of his moving car. His first trial last month ended with a hung jury.

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Owens Community College Plans College Night Event For Findlay Campus

2/23/2016 – 1:12 pm

The Findlay Campus of Owens Community College is planning a College Night event. The college announced that more than 80 colleges and universities from Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, as well as representatives from the military will be on hand to answer any questions about admission requirements, academic programs, student activities, scholarships and other questions about what they can offer.

There will also be presentations about financial aid, planning for college, preparing for the ACT and career trends. College Night will be held on the Findlay Campus of Owens Community College on Monday, March 7th from 6:30 to 8pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information you can call 567-429-3509 or visit Owens Online.

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City & ODOT Seeking Public Comment On Street Improvements

2/23/2016 – 12:30 pm

The City of Findlay and ODOT will be seeking public comment on proposed plans for improvements along city streets. In a statement, the plans call for sidewalk repairs, curb extensions, ADA compliant curb ramps and mid-block pedestrian crossings along Main Street from Lima north to Center Street.

Other plans call for the placement of bicycle lanes and pedestrian corridor improvements along Cory Street from Lima north to Frazer Street which would establish a shared lane for vehicular and bicycle traffic northbound on Cory.

If you would like to comment, you can submit written comments on the project to City of Findlay, ATTN: Main Street/Cory Street Improvements, 318 Dorney Plaza, Room 310 Findlay OH, 45840. People will have 30 days to submit comments and comments without contact information will not be responded to.

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Cooper Tire CEO To Retire This Year

2/23/16 – 9:07 A.M.

Cooper Tire & Rubber CEO Roy Armes will retire this year. An announcement from the company says Armes will step down on August 31. The board of directors of the company plans to elect Brad Hughes as his replacement at that time. Hughes has been with Cooper for more than six years and currently serves as its Chief Operating Officer.

Armes became the CEO of the company in 2007. A year later he was named the Chairman of the Board. Current Lead Independent Director Thomas Capo is expected to become Non-Executive Chairman of the Board when Armes retires.

In a statement released this morning, Armes said, “I am privileged and honored to have led Cooper for nearly a decade through good times and challenging times.” He added, “Brad has been a positive and influential force at Cooper for more than six years now, and he will be tremendously effective at leading Cooper to even greater success in the years to come.”

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Cooper Tire Reports Profitable 2015

2/23/16 – 7:32 A.M.

A major Findlay employer had a record operating profit in 2015. In a report issued this morning, Cooper showed operating profits of $354 million in 2015, up 59 percent over 2014. Net sales for the year increased 3.3 percent to $2.97 billion. Unit volume increased in all regions, up 6.8 percent.

In a release, Cooper CEO Roy Armes said, “we took numerous steps around the globe to continue to transform and enhance our business.” He added, “our full year operating margin of nearly 12 percent exceeded the 8 to 10 percent that we established as a mid-term goal for Cooper.”

For 2016, the company is expecting unit volume growth in all of its segments. Raw material costs are expected to decline in the first quarter of this year.

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Seneca County Boy Honored For Life-Saving Actions

2/23/16 – 6:45 A.M.

A second-grader in the Lakota School district was honored by the school board for actions that may have saved his father. The Review-Times reports Conner Beck was saluted for his quick actions when his father lost consciousness behind the wheel on U.S. 6. Conner was able to turn on the car’s emergency flashers and call 9-1-1 after the vehicle rolled to a stop near a set of railroad tracks.

Emergency responders quickly arrived on scene to help the boy’s father, and rail traffic in the area was stopped as a result of the 9-1-1 call.

Conner’s mother, Terry, works at Lakota Middle School as a superintendent.

MORE: Review-Times

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Candidate Profile: Brian Robertson

2/23/16 – 5:30 A.M.

We continue our look at some of the candidates and issues you’ll see on the local ballot today, with a continued focus on the Hancock County Commissioners race. Today we talk to the incumbent, Brian Robertson.

Robertson’s opponent, John Harrington, has been critical of Robertson’s business dealings. Robertson says Harrington is being disingenuous…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Robertson says he also expanded operations at a Wyandot County location. He adds that Harrington has yet to talk about his accomplishments in the public or private sector.

On the subject of flood control, Robertson says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has to be held accountable for delays in the process…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Robertson adds that while the issues has been contentious in the agricultural community, he has been willing to have discussions about mitigation with local farmers.

A half-percent sales tax will expire during the next four-year term. Robertson says it’s important to keep banking money for any potential flood mitigation project…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Robertson says without the sales tax he believes there will be an impact on several programs in the community.

Tomorrow’s profile will focus on the Ohio 83rd House District Race.


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Fostoria Police Officer Charged With OVI Goes Back To Work

2/23/16 – 5:27 A.M.

A Fostoria police officer charged with OVI is back on the job. The Review-Times reports Officer Justin Kiser returned to work Monday. Police Chief Keith Loreno tells the newspaper Kiser has been placed on administrative duty while he appeals his driver’s license suspension.

Kiser was taken into custody on February 6 on Union Street in Fostoria. He was initially pulled over for speeding, but was then arrested following a field sobriety test. A State Highway Patrol officer made the traffic stop. Kiser has pleaded not guilty in the case.

It’s one of two OVI cases this year involving Fostoria Police Officers. Officer Cory Brian was arrested on January 17 in Hancock County.

MORE: Review-Times

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