Review Category : Local News

Cooking Fire Fills Findlay Apartment Building With Smoke

11/14/16 – 5:31 A.M.

A cooking fire caused some smoke damage in a Findlay apartment complex early Sunday morning. The Findlay Fire Department reports the fire was already out as firefighters arrived at the Hillcrest Apartments at 2928 North Main Street around 4:30 a.m.

The fire caused around $2,700 in damage to the apartment. Firefighters cleared smoke from three floors of the building. The brief fire did not cause any injuries.

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Meeting Called In Tiffin After Rash Of Overdoses Reported In Seneca County

11/14/16 – 5:25 A.M.

A rash of opiate overdoses in Seneca County late last week has some people on edge today. As a result, the Review-Times reports the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties has called an emergency meeting for this week. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Faith Ministries on South Washington Street in Tiffin.

The Ohio Department of Health and the Governor’s Opiate Task Force issued a drug alert following a 24 hour period Thursday night into Friday night in which six opiate overdoses were reported in the county.

Mircea Handru is the executive director of MHRSB. He tells the newspaper the goal of the Tuesday meeting is to give specific information on the resources available to those struggling with addictions.

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Arlington Teenager’s Rape Trial Begins In Findlay Today

11/14/16 – 5:10 A.M.

The trial of an Arlington teenager charged with rape starts in Findlay today. The Courier reports 19-year-old Kyle McDowell faces three counts of rape as well as gross sexual imposition and kidnapping charges. The kidnapping charge carries a sexual motivation specification.

On October 11 of 2014, McDowell allegedly used force or the threat of force to engage in sexual conduct and contact with the girl. The indictment against McDowell says he restrained the victim.

McDowell was 18-years-old and the alleged victim was 17-years-old on the day in question. Investigators say McDowell was friends with the girl.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is prosecuting the case because former county Prosecutor Mark Miller had a conflict of interest.

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Findlay High School Closed Monday Following Water Main Break

11/14/16 – 4:59 A.M.

Findlay High School students will have a shorter school week because of a water main break. The district canceled classes at the high school today after the water line burst Sunday. All other Findlay schools including the Millstream Career Center are open today.

In the meantime, the city has issued a boil water advisory for 1200 Broad Avenue.

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Findlay Family Video Location Robbed

11/14/16 – 4:51 A.M.

Findlay police are looking for the man who held up a video rental store. The suspect walked into the Family Video at 707 South Blanchard Street around 1 p.m., threatened an employee and walked out with cash. The man did not show a weapon and police didn’t report any injuries.

Detectives say the suspect is a thin, six-foot-tall white man. He was wearing a green Notre Dame hoodie, khaki pants, and dark sunglasses.

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Dueling Piano Show Held This Weekend At Alexandria’s

11/11/16 – 6:09 P.M.

The Arts Partnership is bringing back a popular event at Alexandria’s. Dueling Pianos will be held Saturday from 7:30 – 9 P.M. and admission is only $25. Dueling Pianos is brought to you by Dueling Pianos International. It is a comedy show with audience participation. You can even request your favorite songs.

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Singer-Songwriter Coming To Coffee Amici This Weekend

11/11/16 – 6:01 P.M.

There is a free concert in downtown Findlay Saturday night at Coffe Amici. Kerry Patrick Clark is a folk singer-songwriter and will be on stage from 8-10p.m. He is a native Ohioan and has been featured in film and television including scores for ESPN. His song, In A Perfect World, was named the number 1 folk song of 2014.

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Main Street Bridge Renamed The Lt. Col. Ralph D. Cole Memorial Bridge Friday

11/11/16 – 5:34 P.M.

The Main Street Bridge was renamed the Lt. Col. Ralph D. Cole Memorial Bridge Friday in celebration of Veteran’s Day. Findlay American Legion Post 3 commander said Ralph D. Cole was a prominent figure.

Ralph D. Cole

The post is happy to have the memorial close to the building. Many people came to the celebration including veterans of all ages, State Senator Cliff Hite, and Mayor Lydia Mihalik. State Representative Robert Sprague and his family also came and are descendants of Cole.

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Ohio 5th District Congressman Bob Latta Talks About Recent Election Results

11/11/16 – 1:32 P.M.

Ohio 5th District congressman Bob Latta was on WFIN talking about the recent election. He said that the results have paved the way for a republican agenda.

Republican Agenda


There have been some concerns about the recent election Latta says not to worry. He said that people can trust their officials.

Republican Ideals

He added the system we have of checks and balances will keep people safe. He added that this system is designed to protect the rights of the people.

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Kentucky Man Sentenced For High-Speed Chase On I-75

11/11/16 – 5:38 A.M.

A Kentucky man who led police officers on a high-speed chase in Allen County last summer won’t go to jail but will spend time in a drug treatment center. The Lima News reports Judge Jeffrey Reed sentenced 23-year-old Shawn Gregory Thursday. The sentence includes three years of probation and $400 in restitution.

Gregory faced failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and grand theft of a motor vehicle charges. He blamed an addiction to cocaine for the June incident.

Authorities in Hancock County were looking for Gregory in connection to a stolen car when a patrol officer tried to pull him over near Beaverdam on I-75 on June 16. Gregory led officers on a chase to Cridersville before they were able to stop him.

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