Review Category : Local News

Gas Prices Down As We Head Toward Christmas

12/21/15 – 5:31 A.M.

We’re heading toward Christmas with lower gas prices. There’s a wide range of prices in Findlay right now, anywhere from $1.76 to $1.93 a gallon. Anyway you slice it, prices are down from the $1.96 we were paying a week ago. Last year, as we were heading toward Christmas, we were paying around $2.17 a gallon according to Ohio gas prices.com.

The average price in Ottawa is $1.79 a gallon today, down from $1.94 last Monday.

The statewide average is $1.80, down 11 cents from last week.

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Fostoria Man Rejects Plea Deal

12/21/15 – 5:23 A.M.

A Fostoria man has rejected a plea deal for a charge stemming from a fatal 2014 arson. The Review-Times reports 46-year-old Charles Schaeffer’s conviction on a count of complicity to aggravated murder was overturned by the 3rd District Court of Appeals earlier this year. Two other convictions were upheld.

The decision means Schaeffer will be tried on the charge again in March of 2016. Regardless of the outcome of the trial, he’ll still be serving a 15 years to life prison sentence.

Schaeffer was accused of showing Shey Weiker how to use a railroad flare that was used to start a Memorial Day fire in Fostoria in 2014. The blaze took the life of Daniel Marker Jr. and Tara Vance. A third person was badly injured in the fire.

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Putnam County Woman Scheduled For Theft Trial

12/21/15 – 5:13 A.M.

The trial date for a Putnam County woman accused of taking money from clients at her Delphos-based business has been set. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Jennifer Edelbrock will face a jury on March 22 in Allen County. She faces two grand theft charges.

Edelbrock is accused of mishandling client’s money through her accounting business. BCI is continuing to investigate several other complaints filed against the business.

In August, Edelbrock pleaded guilty to taking more than $17,500 from the Kalida Band Boosters. She paid full restitution in that case.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Findlay Condo Destroyed By Fire

12/21/15 – 5:01 A.M.

A Findlay condo was destroyed by a weekend fire. The Findlay Fire Department was called to 29 Windstone Drive just before midnight Saturday. Flames were seen coming from a bedroom window in the home, and they spread through the rest of the condo.

No one was at home at the time of the blaze. The fire did an estimated $148,000 worth of total damage. It appears a cigarette that wasn’t put out may be to blame for the fire.

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Putnam County Woman Killed In Weekend Crash

12/21/15 – 4:53 A.M.

A Putnam County woman was killed in a one-car crash early Sunday morning. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened on County Road 7 near County Road D around 1 a.m.

48-year-old Shelly Bennett of West Leipsic was driving south on Road 7 when she drove off the road and into a ditch. Bennett was the only person in the car.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Two Killed In Northern Wood County Crash

12/21/15 – 4:23 A.M.

The State Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in Wood County. Troopers say a car driven by Russel Varner of Holland ran a stop sign yesterday at Lemoyne and Hanley roads and was struck by an oncoming car. Varner and passenger Toni Varner were killed. The other driver was not hurt.

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Findlay Woman Injured In Crash

12/18/2015 – 3:40 pm

A Findlay woman received minor injuries after her vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle at the U.S. 224 and Hancock County 236 intersection just after 1pm today. Findlay Police report that 57-year-old Michael Kimmell of Mt. Blanchard was driving southbound at the intersection and stopped for a red light behind 55-year-old Kathleen Brown of Findlay. When the light turned Kimmell rear ended Brown’s vehicle causing minor damage to both vehicles.

Brown was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital and Kimmell was cited for an assured clear distance violation.

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Ohio State Patrol Looking For Feedback In Survey

12/18/2015 – 1:42 pm

During the next month, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be conducting an online survey to assess the public’s attitudes and opinions on the agency. The 2015 Citizen Survey is anonymous and will take around five minutes to complete. They will ask questions about traffic safety issues and previous interactions with troopers and OSHP employees.

If you would like to take the survey you can do so online at Ohio State Patrol.gov.

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Columbus Crew Midfielder Coming To Findlay

12/18/2015 – 12:45 pm

(Photo Caption: Columbus Crew Midfielder Ethan Findlay: Photo by Columbus Crew)

Columbus Crew Midfielder Ethan Finlay will be in Findlay on Monday December 21st. Finlay Finlay made 34 appearances at right midfield with 12 goals and 13 assists on the season, becoming just the second player in Crew SC history to ever record double figures in both categories over a single campaign. Finlay started in Crew SC’s 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round contest at Richmond, scoring the game-winning goal en route to a 3-1 victory.

Finlay will be at the Great Scott Grocery on Broad St. in Findlay Monday night from 6:00pm-7:30pm to meet with area kids and families, to sign autographs and to talk about major league soccer with the kids. The event will be free and open to the public.

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Fostoria School Officials Want Bullying Victims To Come Forward

12/18/15 – 5:10 A.M.

Fostoria school officials want victims of bullying to come forward so they can be helped. The Review-Times reports school officials are reacting following a Saturday night incident that landed a 13-year-old girl in the hospital. The girl’s father tells the newspaper that other teens had been slamming her into lockers and pushing her into bathroom stalls. The girl apparently cut herself after getting a Facebook message that said if she killed herself nobody would miss her.

Superintendent Andrew Sprang says that when bullying incidents are brought to light, the school starts an investigation immediately. He adds with a 9-to-1 student to staff member ratio, bullying can be hard to catch unless someone brings it to an adult’s attention.

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