Review Category : Local News

Area Teens Learn From Impaired Driving Simulator

9/28/16 – 5:14 A.M.

Some area high school students got a lesson on why drunk driving is such a bad idea Tuesday. The Courier reports members of Hancock Youth Leadership tried a drinking and driving simulator at Findlay Fire Station 4. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Cortez told the newspaper, “When they actually see it and experience it firsthand and how their driving is affected by alcohol, that tends to stick with people a little bit more.” Cortez is also the president of Safe Ride Home.

The simulator uses virtual reality goggles and sensors connected to a car’s steering wheel and pedals to mimic drunk driving. Several students tried their luck, and all of them ended up crashing. Cortez teenagers get the seriousness of the issue. He added one girl started crying when she hit a pedestrian in the simulator.

The simulator was part of Hancock Youth Leadership’s “health and human services” day.

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Findlay Man Faces Abduction Charge

9/28/16 – 5:00 A.M.

A Findlay man is in jail after he allegedly kidnapped a woman from a home near Carey. The Courier reports 23-year-old Alec David Mosser is facing abduction and felonious assault charges.

Investigators say Mosser went to the woman’s home and forced her into his van. Mosser then allegedly drove the woman back to Findlay, choking and slapping her along the way. The report says Mosser also showed the woman a pocket knife during the incident.

Police found the van parked on East Melrose Avenue. Officers arrested Mosser at his home.

The victim declined treatment.

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University Of Findlay Hosted Voter Registration Event For Students

09/27/16 – 8:14 P.M.

The Oilers for America event took place at the University of Findlay on Tuesday. The Courier reports the event is the Student Government Association’s 2nd annual voter registration event. Students were able to take part in a straw poll after learning more about the four presidential candidates. Then they registered to vote and got a tank top with “Voice your Vote” printed on them. You can read more about the event and see how the students voted in the courier.

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Tree Line Center Showcases New Outdoor Area In Open House

09/27/16 – 7:49 P.M.

Century Health’s Tree Line Center held an open house this evening to celebrate its new serenity garden. Executive Director Tina Pine says that Tree Line wants to help people to get better.

Tree Line

Much of the space was donated and worked on by volunteers. The shelter house was completed as an Eagle Scout project by Michael Dudash.


Michael Dudash

Pike said that the space should see good use.

Space Usage

Pike said that the residents have their families come on the weekends but there isn’t enough space inside the building. The new outdoor area gives them more space and even has a fire pit to keep warm in the winter.

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Family Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

09/27/16 – 3:13 P.M.

10 years ago a supermarket shut down and the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation moved in, making it the Family Center. Community Foundation President Katherine Kreuchauf said that non-profits are pleased to have the space.

Non-Profit Problems

She adds that the new space gave the organizations the comfort to focus on their business. They no longer had to worry about rent and building upkeep.


Kreuchauf says that having many of the non-profits in one building really helps families.

One Trip

She added the non-profits enjoy being one place to help as many people as they can.

She also says that they will continue to update the family center. They have been working with the Red Cross.

Recovery Center Status

In the case of a community emergency or disaster, the Family Center will still have power. Kreuchauf said that the facility will allow other agencies to conduct their business in case events such as flooding.


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One Person Injured In Crash Near McComb

9/27/16 – 8:56 A.M.

A one-car crash injured one person near McComb early Tuesday morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened around 4:25 a.m. on County Road 126, south of County Road 203. 27-year-old Roger South III of North Baltimore was driving south on Road 126 when he lost control of his car, rolling over several times.

PMP EMS treated South for injuries at the scene of the crash. Investigators cited South for operation without reasonable control.

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New Owners Of Myles’ Pizza Location In BG Announced

9/27/16 – 7:45 A.M.

Yesterday, a well-known restaurant for Bowling Green State University students and city residents alike announced it would close. Today, we’re learning more about the future of the Myle’s Pizza location. A tweet from Trotter’s Tavern says Jay and Paula Williams have bought the building at 516 East Wooster Street. The tweet says they will have more information on the future of the location once they take possession on on October 5.

Until then, the Williams’ are urging you to enjoy one last pizza at Myles’. The BG institution announced its last day to be open will be October 2.

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Carey Committee Reviewing Potential Projects

9/27/16 – 5:27 A.M.

A committee in Carey is reviewing 28 potential projects for the village. The Courier reports the group plans to rank the items by need and expense. The effort aims to help the village in long-term budgeting. The committee can only make recommendations to council, and can not take any action on their own.

The biggest item on the list of potential projects is a new water tower near U.S. 23. It’s expected to cost around $1.5 million. Other projects included an automatic reader system for water and electric, an online bill payment option for utility bills, and a salt storage bin among others.

The committee decided main goals are infrastructure improvement and expansion, technology upgrades, and downtown paver leveling. They’ll meet again at 6 p.m. on October 10.

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Mount Blanchard To Honor Former Mayor

9/27/16 – 5:15 A.M.

Mount Blanchard residents will honor a former mayor next month. The Courier reports October 1 will be Max Hindinger Day in the village. Hindinger served as the mayor of Mount Blanchard for nearly 25 years, starting in the late 1970s. He died last October.

Current Mayor Cynthia Morrison proposed the idea. She says the day will promote “neighbors helping neighbors.”

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