Review Category : Local News

Arcadia School Plans Income Tax Renewal

12/19/13 10:15 p.m.
The Arcadia school board will go to the voters to ask for renewal of an income tax in May. The Courier reports the board to the preliminary step to approve a resolution of necessity to send the tax request to the Ohio State Tax Commissioner for its review. The board will then vote to place the issue on the May ballot early next year. The one percent income tax has been on the books since 2004 and currently generates just over $754,000.

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Findlay Native Jo Ann Davidson’s Portrait Unveiled In Columbus


12/19/13 – 6:44 A.M.

Findlay native Jo Ann Davidson has been honored with the unveiling of her portrait at the Statehouse. Davidson was the first woman to serve as speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives. The portrait of Davidson was painted by Toledo artist Leslie Adams and will hang in the Ladies Gallery outside the Statehouse Atrium.

Davidson was first elected as a representative in 1981. In 1995, she became the first woman elected as Speaker, serving in that post from 1995 until she left the legislature in 2001.

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Senators Ask U.S. Delegation To Address Unrest At Cooper Joint Venture In China

12/19/13 – 5:38 A.M.

Lawmakers from Ohio and Mississippi are trying to return stability to the joint venture Findlay’s Cooper Tire & Rubber has in China. The Daily Journal of Tupelo Mississippi reports Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown of Ohio as well as Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker of Mississippi have all signed a letter urging a U.S. delegation to address the subject during a meeting in China this week.

According to the article the letter says the unrest at the facility in the Shandong Province that has locked out U.S. managers is putting the entire company at risk. Cooper Tire spokeswoman Anne Roman told the newspaper that the company appreciated the support, but added there was no threat to U.S. jobs.

Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Mike Froman will meet with their Chinese counterparts this week.

MORE: Daily Journal

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Findlay Couple Injured In I-75 Crash In Lima

12/19/13 – 5:23 A.M.

Two Findlay residents suffered minor injuries in a construction zone accident on I-75 in Lima Wednesday afternoon. The State Patrol reports that around 4:30 p.m. 66-year-old Bonnie Manley of Findlay was driving a tractor trailer north on the interstate when she entered a construction zone and hit a concrete protective barrier head-on. The impact of the collision sent the concrete flying, causing two other cars to crash as they tried to avoid the debris.

Manley and her passenger, 74-year-old Roy Manley, were taken to a Lima hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The drivers of the other cars involved in the crash were treated at the scene of the accident.

Bonnie Manley was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device.

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UF Professor To Participate In Fulbright Scholar Program

12/18/13 4 p.m.
A University of Findlay professor was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach in Hanoi Vietnam this spring. Louann Cummings, professor of business at UF will be working in the International School of Management and economics at the National Economics University. According to Cummings, the Fulbright program expects her to be an ambassador for her government and country. The program also requests that Cummings maintain a blog during her tenure in Vietnam and bring back her experiences to share with interested colleagues and stakeholders in the U.S.

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UF Professor Talks About The Psychology Of Social Media

Ron Tulley

12/18/13 – 12:03 P.M.

A criticism of social media we often hear is that it’s turned us all into narcissists. However, Dr. Ron Tulley of the University of Findlay says it’s probably more likely we were all narcissists to begin with, only now more people get to see that side of us…

Audio: Ron Tulley

Tulley has written a dissertation on the subject and talked about it on WFINat10 today.

Another common knock on social media is that most of what is posted is negative or combative. Tulley says that type of thing was going on long before Facebook, the social media aspect just amplifies it…

Audio: Ron Tulley

Tulley says for the most part people use social media as a “digital mirror” of sorts, as most profiles and comments are fairly reflective of who the user actually is.

Listen to the full conversation from today’s WFINat10:

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Hope House Helps Families Experiencing Emergencies During Christmas

12/18/13 – 11:37 A.M.

It’s an unfortunate truth to this time of year, sometimes circumstances beyond a family’s control can put a major damper on Christmas. Hope House of Findlay is working to help change those circumstances once again…

Audio: Sunny Davis

Sunny Davis of Hope House says they’ve received sponsors for all but three families requesting aid this year, but that doesn’t put them in the clear…

Audio: Sunny Davis

If you’d like to sponsor a family this Christmas, you can call Hope House at (419)427-2848.

Listen to the fuill interview from today’s WFINat10:

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GMO Corn Developed For The Ethanol Industry

12/18/13 10:30 a.m.
Genetically modified corn has traditionally been developed for food products or livestock but now a brand of GMO corn has been developed specifically for the ethanol industry. OSU Extension Educator Ed Lentz spoke with Vaun Wickerham on AgTalk on WFIN this morning..

Audio:  Ed Lentz

Before the product came on the market, the enzyme was added to the corn to enhance the breakdown of the starch to alcohol. The industrial GMO corn will make the fermentation process more efficient for the ethanol industry..

Audio:  Ed Lentz

Ethanol producers will likely contract with a farmer to produce this type of corn but concerns about cross pollination and grain contamination with other food-grade types of corn remain a concern.

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Fostoria School Board Aiding In Moving Sprang Into The District

12/18/13 – 6:48 A.M.

The Fostoria school board is trying to help Superintendent Andrew Sprang with his move into the district.  The Courier reports the board approved spending $2,500 from the general fund this week to help Sprang and his family move from Findlay to Fostoria.  Sprang has sold his house and is looking for a new place in Fostoria.  The district requires the superintendent to live within the school district within 18 months of being hired.

MORE: The Courier

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North Baltimore To Examine Ambulance Services

12/18/13 – 6:40 A.M.

North Baltimore officials plan to examine the village’s ambulance services. The Courier reports the issue was called into the question this week, when council members read a letter from a resident who said there was no local response to someone who was having a heart attack recently. Help eventually arrived in the form of Hanco Ambulance.

Council members say they’ve been looking for ways to boost the ranks of emergency medical technicians to cover all shifts. Council is expected to hold public meetings on the topic in 2014.

MORE: The Courier

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