Review Category : Local News

Findlay Man Injured In Thursday Night Crash

7/15/16 – 6:41 A.M.

A Findlay man was injured in a one-vehicle crash in Allen Township Thursday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 35-year-old Adam Settlemire was driving east on Township Road 218 west of Township Road 229 around 6:40 p.m. when he drove off the road. His truck hit a fence and the side of a parked camper.

Settlemire was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

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BG Councilwoman Will Fill Open State House Seat

7/15/16 – 5:29 A.M.

A Bowling Green city councilwoman has been picked to represent Wood County in the Ohio House of Representatives. Theresa Charters Gavarone will fill the seat being vacated by Tim Brown. She’s expected to be sworn-in August 2. Since Brown is a Republican, the Republican Party was able to pick his replacement for the rest of his term.

Gavarone will also run for the position in the November election. She’ll face Kelly Wicks, who was picked to run for the house seat by the Wood County Democratic Party earlier this month.

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New Auto Parts Store Planned In Fostoria

715/16 – 5:20 A.M.

A site plan has been approved for a new auto parts store in Fostoria. The Review-Times reports a 7,150 square-foot O’Reilly Auto Parts store will be built on North Countyline Street near the St. Wendelin Catholic School. Ground will be broken for the store before winter.

A Tim Horton’s restaurant is also going to be built in the same area of North Countyline Street. Mayor Eric Keckler tells the newspaper the business developments are signs of economic progress in the city.

MORE: Review-Times

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Putnam County Man Convicted On Rape Charge

7/15/16 – 5:10 A.M.

A jury convicted a Putnam County man Thursday in a rape case that involved his stepdaughter. The Putnam County Sentinel reports 38-year-old Trenton Lauf was found guilty of rape and use of minor in nudity. The prosecution said the abuse began in 2013 and continued over two years. The victim was 10-year-old at the time.

Lauf faces at least of 33 years in prison, but could receive a life sentence. A sentencing hearing will be held in the next few weeks.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Complaint Filed About Dumping Near Blanchard River West Of Ottawa

7/15/16 – 5:00 A.M.

A Putnam County woman is fed up with construction waste being dumped along the banks of the Blanchard River west of Ottawa. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Ann Rayle has reported the practice to the Ohio EPA. The dumping has been happening for decades along Road I-17 in Greensburg Township.

Rodney Schroeder is a former maintenance supervisor for the township. He tells the newspaper the dumping of concrete and brick in the area stabilizes the eroding river bank. Township Trustee James Birkemeier says the Blanchard River threatens to erode the berm of Road I-17.

The EPA is expected to give an opinion on the issue in the near future. In the meantime, a “No Dumping” sign has been put in place.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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50 North Needs An Increase In Funds With New Levy

7/14/16 – 7:01 P.M.

50 North is requesting a replacement levy and hoping for a .6 mills increase this November. Board president John Haywood says the organization has been barely scraping by because people have been taking advantage of the services they need that are offered by 50 North.

Audio: John Haywood

According to Director Carolyn Copus an increase of funds is required to keep up with those in need.

Audio: ZCarolyn Copus

50 North offers many services to those age 50 and up. This includes things like helping people transition into retirement, offering classes, and even delivering groceries to those who struggle to get out and about.  50 North Used to be the Hancock County Agency on Aging and has received support from levies since 2002

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Pat DeWine Shares Insight On Opinions In Findlay

7/14/16 – 6:04 P.M.

Ohio Supreme Court candidate Pat DeWine stopped in Findlay this Thursday. DeWine explained that he thinks being on the supreme court would not be about creating laws.

Ohio Supreme Court candidate Pat DeWine stopped in Findlay this Thursday. DeWine explained that he thinks being on the supreme court would not be about creating laws.

Audio: Pat DeWine

DeWine believes that instead of creating laws it is about setting precedents. He does not believe that judges should have the ability to create laws at whim.

Pat DeWine says he also thinks it is important that everyone is able to understand the opinions of the candidates.

Audio: Pat DeWine

As a constitutional conservative, DeWine thinks that the supreme court should use plain language to uphold laws and remain stable.

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AEP Ohio Concerned About Pokemon Trainers Near Electrical Equipment

7/14/16 – 11:28 A.M.

AEP Ohio says catching Pokemon can be fun but you should stay away from power lines and substations. The company has learned that the new gaming app, Pokemon Go, uses substations and transformers as locations to catch electric-type Pokemon. Fay White, a media representative for AEP Ohio says using such dangerous areas for a game is bad.

Audio:Fay White

These areas are not safe and you could be seriously injured or killed by being too close to electrical equipment. Please be safe and refrain from going to these areas

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Fostoria SummerFest Offers Fun Events For Kids And Adults

7/14/16 – 11:02 a.m.

Fostoria’s SummerFest kicks off this weekend with events for kids and adults. The Review Times reports the annual SummerFest will have the 14th Annual Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce Classic Car and Truck Show from 5-9 p.m. on Friday. Also available on Friday is the Raise Your Glass Wine Tasting Event from 6-9 p.m. The wine tasting tickets are pre-sale only and are available through the mayor’s office.

Saturday events include a tea party at 12:30 p.m., and Fostoria’s 2016 Glass Pageant. Children will be treated like royalty during the pageant but tickets are presale only and available through the mayor’s office. A petting zoo and giant inflatables are available from 3-7 p.m. as well as face painting and temporary tattoos.

Live music will be playing on both days as well events hosted by area businesses. For more information contact the mayor’s office at 419-435-8282 or visit Fostoria SummerFest on Facebook.

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Findlay Elks Club Plans TO Upgrade Facilities

7/14/16 – 10:46 A.M.

Upgrades are planned at Findlay’s Elks club. During their Thursday meeting, the Findlay City Planning Commission approved plans for a new clubhouse and extra parking for the facility at 900 West Melrose Avenue. Kevin Richardson is with the Elks and said a new clubhouse will give them extra room…

Audio: Kevin Richardson

Construction could begin in August and is expected to take around eight months.

The existing banquet hall will remain. A second phase of the project will see the new clubhouse connected to the hall. Once that is finished, the old clubhouse will be torn down.

The new building will be roughly 6,900 square feet. Two tennis courts and two existing garages will be removed to make way for the new clubhouse.

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