Review Category : Local News

Fire Put Out At Sanoh America Monday Morning.

11/16/2015 – 10:01 pm

A fire damaged a paint booth line at Sanoh America in Findlay Monday morning. According to the Findlay Fire Department, the fire was first reported just before 8:40 am. Two sprinkler heads had been activated and the fire itself was brought under control just before 9:00 am.

The fire department reported no injuries. A damage estimate was not available Monday night, however, production in the area was shut down Monday.

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Humans Of Findlay Book Will Be Released Tuesday Morning

11/16/2015 – 5:25 pm

The Facebook sensation “Humans of Findlay” will debut a book on Tuesday. Humans of Findlay is a collection of individual stories from people around the community. Dave Morrow who heads up the project said that it began as a small effort to talk about people around town, and then grew from there.

Audio: Dave Morrow

Humans of Findlay grew so much that Morrow decided it was time to put together a permanent account of the stories. Working with the Hancock County Historical Museum and other partners, Morrow collected the stories documented from April of 2014 when the project began until April 2015.

Audio: Dave Morrow

The book will be officially released Tuesday morning at 8:30 am. A presentation will be held at Coffee Amici in Downtown Findlay. Afterward, Morrow will have an exhibit at the Hancock County Public Library. Signed copies of the book will be available for $20, t-shirts for $15 and mugs for $8. All proceeds go to support the educational programming at the Hancock Historical Museum.

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Latta: Radical Islam At War With The World

11/16/2015 – 4:45 pm

Since the attacks on Paris France last Friday, leaders around the United States have been commenting on US preparedness in the wake of a terrorist attack. Congressman Robert Latta said that the ISIS has declared war on any and all countries who oppose them.

Audio: Robert Latta

Intelligence since the Paris attacks has indicated that some of the terrorists were able to get into France by hiding among refugees from Syria. Latta says that the United States needs to step up border security and enforcement, but also the intelligence community as a whole needs to step up efforts to share resources to make sure that all security operatives are on the same page.

Audio: Robert Latta

Monday afternoon many of the nation’s governors, including Governor John Kasich announced that their states would not be accepting of refugees from Syria in the near future.

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Man Reported Waving Gun On Broad Avenue

11/16/2015 – 1:45 pm

Findlay Police Officers responded to a report of a male waving a handgun on Broad Avenue this morning. According to a release from the department, the man was described as a young white male, around 5’9″ and was waving the gun on the porch at 816 Broad Avenue. He was described as wearing black skin-tight jeans, a gray hooded shirt and a beanie cap.

Officers were unable to locate anyone at the residence and there were no reports of shots fired. The resident of the home could not be positively identified as the person involved by witnesses. No other individuals were found at the residence and no evidence was found. No injuries were reported and a suspect has not been identified or located. The incident remains under investigation.

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Area Universities Do Well In New College Rankings

11/16/15 – 11:15 A.M.

Two area universities ranked high for value in a recent study. Best Value ranked Ohio Northern Universty 9th in Ohio, while the University of Findlay was 22nd. The website uses graduation rates, net price, acceptance rates, and the 20-year net return on investment to determine the rankings.

The Economist is also out with it’s first-ever college rankings. The magazine ranked schools’ economic value based on the gap between how much graduates earn based on what they would have earned had they gone elsewhere. UF graduates earn $784 more per year compared to other colleges. Ohio Northern’s expected “overperformance” was more than $3,800.

We have a link to both surveys on our website.

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Public Comment Sessions Held Today For Proposed Changes To Downtown Findlay

11/16/15 – 10:49 A.M.

Findlay residents have a chance to have their voice heard on proposed changes to downtown today. Public comment sessions are taking place in the municipal building. Cliff Brown attended the morning session and said he liked the idea of mid-block crosswalks…

Audio: Cliff Brown

He added he had concerns about the cost, and how snow would be handled on Main Street in the winter. Another public comment session takes place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the same location.

Other proposed changes include curb bump-outs to slow traffic, and bike lanes on Cory Street from downtown to the University of Findlay campus.

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Ada Woman Sentenced For Meth Lab Fire

11/16/15 – 6:51 A.M.

An Ada woman will spend nine years in prison for her role in a fire caused by a meth lab. WKTN radio reports Julie Music pleaded guilty to two counts of complicity to aggravated arson, two counts of endangering children and one count of complicity to illegal manufacture of drugs in the vicinity of a juvenile.

The fire happened in the 4000 block of State Route 235 near Ada in May. There were children outside the home at the time of the blaze.

Music’s boyfriend, Charles Louden was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the fire.


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Road Work Scheduled In A Few Spots This Week

11/16/15 – 6:44 A.M.

There will be a couple of trouble spots on area roads as you travel through Hancock County this week. ODOT reports the exit ramp from I-75 south to U.S. 68 / State Route 15 will close for a few hours at some point. Pavement grinding will likely take place Wednesday from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Elsewhere, State Route 37 will be restricted to one lane north of Mount Blanchard for pavement grinding. That work will take place either Wednesday or Thursday.

You can also expect to see State Route 235 to be reduced to one lane north of McComb for tree trimming.

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Foster Families Needed For Adults With Developmental Disabilities

11/16/15 – 5:25 A.M.

The Blanchard Valley Center is working to increase the number of foster care families for adults with developmental disabilities. The Courier reports the state wants to see a 25 percent increase in foster families over 10 years.

To help the effort, the Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities has hired a recruitment firm, REM of Mentor. The company is helping locate interested families, as well as with screening and training them. Part of their job will be to match BVC clients with potential foster families.

If you’re interested in becoming a foster family you can call REM at (888)644-9730 for more information.

MORE: The Courier

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Gas Prices Drop Below $2 A Gallon Locally

11/16/15 – 5:12 A.M.

Gas prices are continuing a November slide. Ohio gas reports some Findlay stations are selling a gallon of regular for $1.99 today. That’s a 20 cent decrease since last Monday. The last time prices dropped below $2 a gallon in Findlay was for a brief period in early September.

Ottawa drivers are paying $1.94 for a gallon of regular today. That’s down 23 cents over the last week.

The statewide average for a gallon of regular is $2 a gallon, down 19 cents from last Monday.

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