Review Category : Local News

Ohio State Patrol Looking For Feedback In Survey

12/18/2015 – 1:42 pm

During the next month, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be conducting an online survey to assess the public’s attitudes and opinions on the agency. The 2015 Citizen Survey is anonymous and will take around five minutes to complete. They will ask questions about traffic safety issues and previous interactions with troopers and OSHP employees.

If you would like to take the survey you can do so online at Ohio State Patrol.gov.

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Columbus Crew Midfielder Coming To Findlay

12/18/2015 – 12:45 pm

(Photo Caption: Columbus Crew Midfielder Ethan Findlay: Photo by Columbus Crew)

Columbus Crew Midfielder Ethan Finlay will be in Findlay on Monday December 21st. Finlay Finlay made 34 appearances at right midfield with 12 goals and 13 assists on the season, becoming just the second player in Crew SC history to ever record double figures in both categories over a single campaign. Finlay started in Crew SC’s 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round contest at Richmond, scoring the game-winning goal en route to a 3-1 victory.

Finlay will be at the Great Scott Grocery on Broad St. in Findlay Monday night from 6:00pm-7:30pm to meet with area kids and families, to sign autographs and to talk about major league soccer with the kids. The event will be free and open to the public.

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Fostoria School Officials Want Bullying Victims To Come Forward

12/18/15 – 5:10 A.M.

Fostoria school officials want victims of bullying to come forward so they can be helped. The Review-Times reports school officials are reacting following a Saturday night incident that landed a 13-year-old girl in the hospital. The girl’s father tells the newspaper that other teens had been slamming her into lockers and pushing her into bathroom stalls. The girl apparently cut herself after getting a Facebook message that said if she killed herself nobody would miss her.

Superintendent Andrew Sprang says that when bullying incidents are brought to light, the school starts an investigation immediately. He adds with a 9-to-1 student to staff member ratio, bullying can be hard to catch unless someone brings it to an adult’s attention.

MORE: Review-Times

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Power Outage Reported Thursday

12/18/15 – 5:00 A.M.

A few hundred area residents were without power Thursday. Representatives from the Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative and AEP reported the outage Thursday afternoon. A post on the Hancock-Wood Twitter page said the outage was caused by a transmission problem at an Arlington substation.

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Scam Artist Confuses Hancock County In Two Different States

12/18/15 – 4:54 A.M.

A Hancock County Sheriff’s Office employee has found himself the subject of a scam in another state. Posts on the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page report someone has been calling people in Hancock County West Virginia and claiming to be Lt. Chris Bell. The scammer appears to only done half their homework. Chris Bell is an actual Hancock County Sheriff’s Office employee, only here in Ohio, not in West Virginia.

The man claiming to be Bell tells potential victims they owe money for a bond for failing to appear for jury duty. Residents in both states are reminded that sheriff’s office employees will not call to ask for money over the phone.

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Three Findlay Women Injured In Crash

12/17/2015 – 8:13 pm

Three Findlay woman were hurt in a two-vehicle mishap shortly before 4:00 pm Thursday. Findlay police report that the accident happened in the 1800 block of North Blanchard Street. 24-year-old Catherine Frye, 51-year-old Phaedra James and 32-year-old Chashauna James were transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital with minor injuries.

Findlay police said Frye was northbound on Blanchard Street and attempted a left turn into a driveway. Stopped traffic blocked her view. Frye was struck by a southbound car driven by Phaedra James. Frye was cited for failing to yield from a left turn.

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Whirlpool Corp. Seeks Tariffs On LG And Samsung Clothes Washers

12/17/2015 – 12:41 pm

The Whirlpool Corporation is asking the federal government to slap tariffs on Samsung and LG clothes washers made in China. The Courier reports the company says that competitors are unfairly stealing customers. Three years ago, Whirlpool petitioned the Commerce Department and International Trade Commission to impose tariffs on clothes washers from South Korea and Mexico. In doing so, the federal government concluded that LG, Samsung and others were pricing the appliances below cost in the United States, which is a practice called dumping.

Whirlpool employs 22,000 in the United States, including 15,000 manufacturing workers in nine U.S. plants. Whirlpool’s Findlay plant, which makes dishwashers, employs 2,200.

More: The Courier

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Owens Prepares For Fall Commencement

12/17/2015 – 11:45 am

Owens Community College is preparing for Fall Graduation. The college reports that 649 candidates, including 117 from the Findlay area campus will receive their degrees during the 35th Owens Community College Fall Commencement. The ceremony will be on Friday December 18th at 6:30 pm at the Student Health and Activities Center on the College’s Toledo-Area Campus.

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Driver In Fatal Wedding Day Crash Sentenced

12/17/15 – 6:50 A.M.

A Wyandot County man who caused a fatal crash that killed a man just hours after his wedding is headed to prison. The Galion Inquirer reports 35-year-old Timothy Tebbe will spend eight years behind bars.

The incident happened on October 14 of 2014 and took the life of 27-year-old Andrew Bloomfield, who had just gotten married that day. His bride, 37-year-old Ruth Driskill, was also injured in the crash.

Tebbe had been drinking and was reportedly driving his pickup more than 100 miles-per-hour when he lost control and crashed.

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Two Arrested In Fostoria Drug Raid

12/17/15 – 6:40 A.M.

A Wednesday drug raid in Fostoria resulted in two arrests. The Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement unit reports officers found suspected heroin, prescription pills, criminal tools and evidence of drug trafficking when a house at 1020 Buckley Street was searched.

27-year-old Crystal Dayton of Fostoria is charged with trafficking heroin. 26-year-old Derrick Jones of Detroit, Michigan faces a charge of complicity to trafficking heroin. More charges could be filed.

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