Review Category : Local News

Fostoria Police Respond To Threat Made On School Bus

12/6/13 – 5:22 A.M.

The Fostoria Police Department investigated an alleged threat made by a juvenile toward a school bus driver Thursday. A news release sent by Police Capt. Patrick Brooks said officers were called to the bus around 8 a.m. They spoke to both the driver and the boy and determined the child was no danger to the driver or other children on the bus.

Due to his age the child was released to his parents. The boy did not have a weapon and did not say he had a weapon. The incident will be further handled by the school district.

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Findlay PD Reviews A.L.I.C.E. Plan With Parents

12/6/13 – 5:14 A.M.

Findlay Police spoke publicly about what they’ve been training school staffs to do in the event of an active shooter situation. Lt. Scott Lowry talked to parents at Glenwood Middle School last night about what A.L.I.C.E. training aims to do. The acronym stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate.

While most people are in agreement about the alert, lockdown, inform, and evacuate parts of the plan, the counter portion can cause some confusion. Lowery tells the Courier the idea isn’t to have students and staff fight a gunman, but instead creating noise and distraction for a shooter who has broken into a barricaded classroom. He added that huddling in a corner in that situation only makes the students and staff easy targets.

Lowry went on to say it’s important to barricade and evacuate classrooms. He said many of the teenagers who were killed in the Columbine High School massacre hid in the library even though they had time to escape.

MORE: The Courier

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Lima Doctor Going To Federal Court To Appeal Murder Conviction

12/5/13 2:45 p.m.
A Lima doctor, convicted of aggravated murder, will try to appeal his conviction in federal court. The Lima News reports Mark Wangler, exhausting his appeals in state court, filed an appeal in U.S. District Court challenging his 2011 conviction according to the Lima News. A jury found him guilty of murder in the 2006 death of his wife Kathy Wangler. Wangler is arguing that a personal journal of his should not have been allowed into evidence. The Third District Court of Appeals agreed with Wangler because the journal was illegally seized with a search warrant looking for computer records. The appellate court, however, ruled the error was harmless and did not overturn the conviction.

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Findlay First Edition – Toys For Tots Concert Set For Next Week

12/5/13 – 12:06 P.M.

Some Christmas entertainment for next week will help benefit a good cause. The Hancock County Agency on Aging will play host to the 5th annual Findlay First Edition – Toys for Tots Christmas Concert, December 9 from 7-8 p.m. The event actually kicks off at 6 p.m. that night, with Santa Claus on hand for kids to visit.

The price of admission is a donation for the Toys for Tots campaign. Volunteers will be on hand to collect new, unwrapped presents for needy children.

Findlay High School’s Voices in Perfection and Findlay First Edition will be performing for the evening’s concert.

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Fostoria Toy Drive Donations Falling Short Of Need

12/5/13 11 a.m.
Donations are down and the need is great for a toy drive in Fostoria. The Review Times reports the toy drive called, “A Christmas For Every Child” is collecting unopened, unwrapped, age-appropriate gifts for income eligible families in the community. The effort is a partnership between several organizations and the Marine Corp Reserve’s Toys For Tots. The drive is organized locally by the Review Times, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, the Geary Family YMCA and there are not enough toys to meet this year’s need. The deadline is December 13. Last year 400 children in Fostoria were helped.

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Winterfest Underway In Downtown Findlay

12/5/13 10:15 a.m.
Downtown Findlay will be the focal point of Winterfest 2013 again now through Christmas with Santa’s House and horse-drawn carriage rides. Pat Garlock of the Findlay Kiwanis Club appeared on Good Mornings with Chris Oaks this morning..

Audio:  Pat Garlock

The Kiwanis Club is hosting Santa’s House at St. Andrew’s Church on the Crawford St. side of the building every Monday and Friday through Christmas between 6 and 8 p.m. The horse-drawn carriage rides will also take place Mondays and Fridays through Christmas which are not necessarily just for the kids..

Audio:  Pat Garlock

Garlock explained that Santa’s House is one of the biggest projects of the year for the Findlay Kiwanis Club, with four to five thousand people passing through every year and the carriage rides are individually sponsored, making all the Winterfest events downtown free of charge.

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Seneca County Economic Development Group Names New Leader

12/5/13 – 5:25 A.M.

The Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation has a new leader. David Zak, who is currently the chief of the Business Services Division at the Ohio Development Services agency, had been named the new CEO of Seneca County’s economic development agency. Zak will replace Rich Focht, who is retiring after 24-years in the position.

In a related story, Tiffin Tomorrow – a long-range strategic planning group for the area, will merge with the economic development organization.

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Marathon Petroleum To Invest Heavily In Speedway Brand

12/5/13 – 5:17 A.M.

Findlay’s Marathon Petroleum, the parent company of Speedway, is getting set to make a major investment in its retail chain. Convenience Store News reports Marathon will invest $925 million over the next three years in Speedway in an effort to grow the chain. MPC President and CEO Gary Heminger said Speedway will grow in existing and nearby markets through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. He made his comments during MPC’s 2013 Analyst & Investor Day events.

The article goes on to say Speedway will look to fill in gaps in major markets like Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville. The brand will also look to expand into markets like Pittsburgh and several cities in Tennessee.

MORE: Convenience Store News

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Corrections Officer Has Heart Attack On The Job, Saved By Inmate Medical Officer

12/4/13 – 5:03 A.M.

The Hancock County jail staff helped save the life of a corrections officer this week. Officer Mark Price suffered a heart attack while on duty Tuesday morning. Price’s wife Amy tells the Courier the medical officer for the inmates, Tim Myers, noticed Price was having shortness of breath, checked his blood pressure, and took him to the hospital.

Price had two stents inserted, helping clear an artery.

MORE: The Courier

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