Review Category : Local News

VIDEO: Findlay Gas Station Robbed Tuesday Night

5/14/14 – 5:05 A.M.

A Findlay gas station was robbed at knifepoint Tuesday night. The Findlay Police Department reports the incident happened around 8:50 p.m. at the Mobil gas station at 1301 N. Main Street. A man came into the store and demanded money from the clerk. When the employee refused to give the robber cash, the suspect grabbed merchandise and ran.

The man was wearing a black mask with a skull design over the face, a dark-colored coat with the hood up, and dark-colored jeans. He was described as white, around five-feet-five-inches tall, and weighing around 175 pounds.

No one was injured. The case remains under investigation.

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UPDATE: I-75 Northbound Open Again Following Morning Crash

5/14/14 – 7:14  A.M.

I-75 is open again in Wood County. An early morning crash blocked both lanes near North Baltimore and had traffic at a standstill.. Media partner WTOL 11 reports a semi hit the median barrier cable, causing it to snap and coil into the roadway. That caused 16 more accidents. The interstate was closed from State Route 18 to State Route 25. No injuries were reported.

Traffic is back to normal in the area now.

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Tank Top Turbulence At Findlay High School

5/13/14 – 12:11 P.M.

Spring weather is finally here, and as any educator will tell you, that can mean stir crazy students. That may be what prompted many Findlay High School students to challenge the school’s dress code today. Tank tops aren’t allowed according to Assistant Superintendent Craig Kupferberg. That apparently didn’t stop kids from wearing them today. Kupferberg says students who decided to wear tank tops were given the choice to change into school provided t-shirts. They can trade the clothes back at the end of the day.

Students took their dress code dissent to social media, with hashtags like “savethetanks.”

Kupferberg says students who violate the policy again could be subject to further discipline.

Signs hung by FHS students in the school today…

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Retirement For Hancock County Job And Family Services Director Pushed Back

5/13/14 – 11:28 A.M.

The director of Hancock County’s Job and Family Service Department won’t be retiring this summer. The Hancock County Commissioners voted to extend Sheldon Bycynski’s contract to the end of October today. Bycynski was named the director of the local JFS office in June of 2012.

He had been interim director since last July of 2001 taking over for Judy Wauford following her retirement.

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Many Hancock County Government Computers Ready To Be Upgraded

5/13/14 – 11:15 A.M.

Microsoft stopped support for Windows XP last month. The Hancock County Commissioners will have a better idea on how much that move will cost the county later this week. Commissioner Phil Riegle says a little more than 60 computers need replaced to run Windows 7.

The commissioners will get quotes on computers with 4 gigabytes of RAM compared to units with 8 gigabytes. Riegle says if the cost isn’t much more they’ll go with the 8 gigabytes models for computers that get a lot of use. He says that will help make sure they’re useful for a longer time.

Many of the computers being replaced are seven or more years old.

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Mt. Blanchard Clean Up Set For Saturday

5/13/14 – 6:59 A.M.

Mt. Blanchard residents are being asked to help clean up the village. Volunteers are needed to help with painting various areas in the village, planting flowers, litter pickup, and other chores. The effort is part of “Change Your World Day.” It will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

For more information, call Jackie Porcello at 419-306-3073.

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Fostoria Man Pinned Underneath Truck

5/13/14 – 6:43 A.M.

A Fostoria man was severely injured when he was pinned under a truck over the weekend. The Review-Times reports the incident happened Saturday at a house on West Township Road 116. 52-year-old Roger Reynolds was working on the truck when a ramp slipped and trapped him underneath.

Reynolds was taken to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. No other information was available.

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Prep Work Continues For Carey School Construction

5/13/14 – 5:25 A.M.

Preparations to build the new Carey school building will start next month. The Courier reports the school board got an update on the project at their Monday meeting. The building will face U.S. 23. The two-story left wing will hold the junior high and high school classes. The two-story right wing will hold the elementary and pre-kindergarten students. Administrative offices will be in the center.

Contractors also gave the board a glimpse of how the new building will look. The exterior will be dark brick, with light stone accents. Beige, tan and gray will be used in the hallways and classrooms. The athletic areas and the gym will be blue and white.

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McComb Officials To Review Police Chief Job Description

5/13/14 – 5:12 A.M.

McComb officials will take a look at the job description for village police chief in the next few weeks. Village council will hold an informal meeting on the subject at 5:45 p.m. on June 9. Council members will work to clarify the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Officials will use the job summary from Algona, Iowa to use as a reference point.

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Marathon Exec Says Federal Ethanol Mandates Not Realistic

5/13/14 – 4:57 A.M.

A Marathon Petroleum executive sounded off on federal ethanol mandates Monday. The Courier reports director of product supply and optimization David Whikehart talked to members of Findlay’s Rotary Club. He said the rules aren’t achievable, nor do they make sense.

The EPA wants fuel to contain 15 percent ethanol by 2022, but Whikehart points out several logistical hurdles likely make that impossible. He says the federal government expects the ethanol to be made from sources other than corn, but that technology isn’t ready yet. Whikehart went on to say that the 15 percent blend can damage fuel pumps in cars. Gas stations would also have to upgrade their pumps and tanks. He estimated older fuel would still be needed for 20 years to service older cars on the roads.

The goal of the mandate is to reduce greenhouse gasses by two to three percent in eight years. Whikehart says that would only reduce global temperatures by two-thousandths of a degree Celsius.

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