Review Category : Local News

Michigan Teenager Killed In Crash North Of Lima

11/11/16 – 5:27 A.M.

A one-car crash north of Lima killed a Michigan teenager Thursday. The State Highway Patrol reports 21-year-old Zackery Brown of Waterford, Michigan, was driving north on State Route 115 near State Road when he drove off the highway, overturned, and hit a tree. The crash claimed the life of his passenger, 18-year-old Brenden Wale of Saint Louis, Michigan.

The patrol says the crash happened around 5:20 a.m. Investigators suspect alcohol and speed were factors in the incident.

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Former Manager Of Stroh Center At BGSU Sentenced

11/11/16 – 5:20 A.M.

The former manager of the Stroh Center at Bowling Green State University has avoided jail time for taking more than $10,000 from high school athletic tournaments held at the facility. The Blade reports Wood County Common Pleas Judge Alan Mayberry sentenced 35-year-old Ben Spence to three years of probation. Spence also has to pay back more than $10,000 to the Ohio High School Athletic Association and complete 300 hours of community service.

Spence pleaded guilty to theft and tampering with records in September.

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Police Arrest Two More In Connection To Fostoria Arson Case

11/11/16 – 5:11 A.M.

Police have arrested two more people in connection to an arson case in Fostoria. The Review-Times reports 27-year-old Christopher Douglass and 28-year-old Cara Smith face aggravated arson charges. The Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office says the two, “purposefully and knowingly participated in the planning and preparation” of a fire set to a home at 231 Sandusky Street on October 31.

Detective Shilo Frankart says Douglass and Smith turned themselves in Thursday. Authorities arrested three other people in the case seven hours after the fire. 26-year-old Shawn Gregg, an unnamed 15-year-old, and an unnamed 17-year-old all face aggravated arson charges.

Frankart said Gregg and the teenagers threw Molotov cocktails at the house, setting off the blaze.

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Federal Grant Will Aid Low-Income Residents With Home Repairs

11/11/16 – 5:00 A.M.

A federal grant will help lower-income Hancock County residents with home repairs. The Community Housing Impact and Preservation, or CHIP program, has awarded $850,000 to the county. The money is set aside to fund 20 home repair and 11 home rehabilitation projects. This can include things like electrical systems, plumbing systems, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

Home repairs are free to eligible homeowners. Home rehabilitations require a 20 percent, no-interest deferred loan for homeowners. The grant covers the rest of the repairs.

For more information call the WSOS Community Action Commission at (800)775-9767.

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One Energy Starts Construction On An Office Building In A Few Weeks

11/10/16 – 3:36 P.M.

The wind farm serving Whirlpool Corp. and Ball Corp. will have its own office building. The Courier reports that One Energy will start construction on a two-story office building on Allen Township 215 in a few weeks. The plan for the building was approved Thursday morning by Findlay City Planning Commission.

General Manager of One Energy Jereme Kent said that the building will be completed by March of 2018. The paper reports that with the company’s growth the office building will hold 40-50 employees. The company now has 26 employees but there are several projects coming in northwestern Ohio that will be announced.

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Stantec Update Prequels Upcoming Proposal And Needs For More Funding

11/10/16 – 3:14 P.M.

The Hancock County Commissioners received an update from Stantec about the flood mitigation project. Tuesday they will be proposing legislation to get $305,000 to help meet more requirements for a permit. Stantec representative Adam Hoff said that they will have to go through the requirements for the State Historic Preservation Office.


Hoff says the money will help pay for additional research.


Hoff said that the diversion channel still appears to be the best option for the flood mitigation effort.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Can Hit Now That The Days Are Shorter But You Can Help To Avoid It

11/10/16 – 2:04 P.M.

It’s the time of year where Seasonal Affective Disorder starts to hit people. Psychiatrist Dr. Christian Steiner says that it’s caused by a lack of sunlight and has side-effects like other mental health disorders. Steiner said that since humans are accustomed to daytime activities the days getting shorter has an effect on us.


He said that Seasonal Affective Disorder can be helped.


Steiner also urges people to go seek help before attributing their symptoms to Seasonal Affective Disorder. He said that the symptoms could just be an underlying issue of a bigger disorder.

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Hardin County Man Sentenced For Sex Crime

11/10/16 – 7:18 A.M.

A Hardin County man is going to prison for having sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl. WLIO-TV reports Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Barrett sentenced 51-year-old Thomas Todd to 12 years in prison Wednesday. A jury found Todd guilty on four counts of gross sexual imposition and one count disseminating matter harmful to a juvenile. The jury found him not guilty of rape and attempted rape charges.

Investigators say the incidents happened between July of 2015 and May of this year.


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Free Cribs Available In Seneca County To Fight Infant Mortality Rate

11/10/16 – 5:35 A.M.

In an effort to reduce the infant mortality rate, a Seneca County agency is giving away free Pack N Play cribs to new and expecting mothers. The Review-Times reports the Seneca County General Health District has partnered with the Cribs for Kids National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative since 2014 for the effort.

To qualify, applicants must meet WIC income guidelines. They do not have to take part in WIC. The mother must currently be pregnant or have an infant under the age of 12 months, and there must already be no safe place for the baby to sleep.

For more information call (419)447-3691.

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Plans In Place For New Gazebo At Riverbend Park

11/10/16 – 5:26 A.M.

The Hancock Parks Foundation has plans for a new gazebo at the Riverbend Recreation Area east of Findlay. The Courier reports a donation of more than $40,000 from the Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation is paying for the facility. The donation is in honor of the late Mariann Dana Younger who passed away in July.

Plans for the gazebo have it set to the left of the main entrance of the Brugeman Lodge.

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