Review Category : Local News

LB Superintendent To Retire In 2017

12/22/15 – 4:54 A.M.

The Liberty-Benton school district will be looking for a new superintendent, but board members will have plenty of time to make a decision. The Courier reports Superintendent Jim Knable told the school board he would retire in mid-2017 at the end of his contract. He has been in the position since 2009.

Knable told board members he wanted to give them plenty of time to search for a replacement. He added, “I wanted to make sure our board had time to indulge themselves in a proper search. I don’t think this is something that should be hurried through or rushed.”

Board president Scott Rhodes said he believed the search for a new superintendent would start in the next few months.

MORE: The Courier

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Marathon Announces Management Changes

12/21/2015 – 5:34 pm

Marathon Petroleum announced management changes on Monday. The Courier reports that on January 1st Donald C. Templin will become president of MPLX, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s logistics and pipeline subsidiary. Templin has been executive vice president for supply, transportation and marketing for MPLX.

Templin will report to Gary Heminger, chief executive officer of MPLX and Marathon Petroleum. Templin will replace Pamela K. M. Beall, the current MPLX president. She will become executive vice president of corporate planning and strategy for MPLX. Beall also has been Marathon Petroleum’s senior vice president for corporate planning, government and public affairs. Succeeding her in that role will be David L. Whikehart, director of product supply & optimization.

More: The Courier

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One Person Injured In Monday Morning Crash At Crystal Glen Apartments

12/21/2015 – 4:00 pm

One person was injured in a crash involving a bus at Crystal Glen Apartments this morning. Findlay Police report that shortly before 9:00 am this morning 40-year-old Michael Kirkland of Findlay was driving a Ford Econoline Bus northbound on Crystal Glen Boulevard when the vehicle struck a curb on the east side of the apartment complex and drive off the right side of the driveway. The bus continued north through the yard and struck the brick and metal fencing around the apartment pool, went through the fence and came to rest in between the office and pool.

Kirkland was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital with a non-visible injury. There were six passengers on the bus at the time of the crash, but they were not injured. No citations have been issued, and the accident is still under investigation.

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50 North In Findlay Gearing Up For 2016

12/21/2015 – 3:22 pm

There is so much activity planned for 50 North in Findlay in 2016. Beth Wilkins from the center says that seniors attending the center will have more chances to participate in favorite events.

Audio: Beth Wilkins

A complete rundown of all activities planned for January at 50 North can be found on their website at 50 North.org. Wilkins says that in addition to all the fun activities, the center will offer ample opportunities and classes for learning about technology and writing.

Audio: Beth Wilkins

50 North also hosts a variety of day trips and even longer trip packages to places around the United States. To learn more, visit them online at 50 North.org or call at 419-423-8496

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Toys For Tots Campaign Still Accepting Cash Donations

12/21/2015 – 1:52 pm

As Christmas nears, Toys For Tots is going to begin the process of distributing toys to needy children across the country. Lt. General Pete Osman says that even though the economy is recovering and people are going back to work, there are still around 15 million children living in poverty in the United States.

Audio: Lt. General Pete Osman

In the next few days before Christmas, Toys For Tots is beginning the process of distributing toys to needy families, but with that comes more needy families. They will still accept toy donations, but if people really want to help, they can go online to make a financial contribution. General Osman says that way the local coordinators have better flexibility to get the right toys to the right families.

Audio: Lt. General Pete Osman

To make that financial donation, you can do so online at Toys For Tots.org

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Area Business Helping Families This Holiday Season

12/21/2015 – 11:27 pm

A local business is reaching out to help needy families this holiday season. The Taylor Automotive Group is conducting the Taylor 12 Day’s of Christmas to helping needy families with gifts, food, utilities and even a van if need be. The Taylor group has been offering this program since 2012. If you know of a family in need of assistance this holiday season, you can fill out a nomination form at www.Taylor12Days.com.

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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.

MORE: Review-Times

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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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