Review Category : Local News

BVC, Library Renewal Levies Easily Pass In Hancock County

5/5/15 – 10:26 P.M.

Renewal levies seen by most voters in the county did very well in the Tuesday. A 1.9-mill, five-year operating levy for the Blanchard Valley Center passed with 81 percent of voters approving the measure.

A half-mill, five-year operating levy for the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library had an even easier path to victory. 84 percent of the ballots cast were in favor of the library renewal.

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Shindledecker, Russel, Wobser Advance In Findlay At-Large Race

5/5/15 – 10:20 P.M.

Two incumbents and one challenger are moving on to the November general election in Findlay’s Council-at-large race. Incumbent Tom Shindledecker was the leading vote getter, taking 28 percent of the ballots casts…

Audio: Tom Shindledecker

Joining him in the general election is incumbent Grant Russel…

Audio: Grant Russel

Like Russel, challenger Jeff Wobser also grabbed 26 percent of the vote…

Audio: Jeff Wobser

The fourth candidate, John Kovach, took 18 percent of the ballots cast.

The top three Republicans will compete with Democrat Mary Harshfield for three at-large seats in the November general election.

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Final Results In For Hancock County

Here’s a look at the votes with all the ballots counted:


Anne E. Spence 1034 34.24%
James D. Staschiak 1986 65.76%


John L. Kovach 1314 18.41%
Grant C. Russel 1898 26.59%
Tom Shindledecker 2006 28.11%
Jeff Wobser 1919 26.89%


Christina Muryn 72 37.11%
James Niemeyer 122 62.89%

Library Tax Renewal

FOR THE TAX LEVY 4849 83.52%

BVC Renewal Levy

FOR THE TAX LEVY 5206 80.90%

McComb Schools Renewal

FOR THE TAX LEVY 209 65.52%

Arcadia Schools Renewal

FOR THE TAX LEVY 209 65.52%

Arlington Electric Aggregation

YES 73 70.87%
NO 30 29.13%

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Ball Metal in Findlay Collecting Canned Goods for Chopin Hall

05/05/15     5:30 p.m.

Ball Metal’s Findlay plant is taking part in the national Let’s Can Hunger campaign by collecting canned food and money for Chopin Hall in Findlay.

From now until May 20, you drop off canned goods or monetary donations at the facility’s guard shack at 12340 County Road 99 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Employee donations will also be matched with $1 for every pound of food donated. The goal is 10,000 pounds.

All the food collected will be taken to Chopin Hall by Ball employees at the end of the campaign.


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Findlay Drivers Reminded About Potential Delays On Tiffin Avenue

5/5/15 – 10:39 A.M.

The city of Findlay is reminding you to be patient when driving west on Tiffin Avenue for the next few weeks. A release from the engineer’s office says curb restoration work has begun between Bright Road and Fostoria Avenue. The westbound lane will be reduced to one lane at all times for three-to-five weeks.

Short delays are expected as a result. You’re asked to avoid the area if you can.

All work is weather permitting.

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Carey Moves Forward On Substation Plan

5/5/15 – 7:15 A.M.

Carey took a step towards building a new electric substation Monday night. There is an annexation of property to be used for the substation in front the Carey Council. The ordinance calls for the annexation of about a half-acre where a new substation will be constructed this year.

Continental Structural Plastics requested council give a first read of the ordinance. The company is undertaking an $18 million expansion to its paint area, which will add about 50 jobs.

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Putnam County Safety City Held This Week

5/5/15 – 6:56 A.M.

The Putnam County Fairgrounds will be busy this week. The Lima News reports the county will hold its annual Safety City event Wednesday through Friday. More than 500 children are expected to take part. The kids will learn about things like water, seatbelt, and railroad safety.

Volunteers will help coordinate the week’s activities.

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Bluffton Village Council Vacancy Filled

5/5/15 – 6:43 A.M.

A vacancy on Bluffton Village Council has been filled. Council swore in Richard Johnson on Monday to replace Everett Collier. Collier resigned in April. Johnson was running unopposed for the 2016 term, but will now get a head start on his council service.

The Bluffton Icon repots Johnson worked at the Bath School District in the buildings and grounds department for 20 years before retiring.

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