Review Category : Local News

Gun Used In Fostoria Shooting Found

3/19/14 – 8:13 A.M.

A search warrant may have turned up a key piece of evidence in a Fostoria shooting. Police Captain Patrick Brooks tells the Review-Times officers found the gun they believe was used to shoot 19-year-old Thomas Breitigam Jr.

Breitigam suffered a leg wound in the 1200 block of Beier Drive early Saturday morning.

At first witnesses were not cooperating. Brooks says that’s starting to change, and more people are coming forward with information.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Putnam County Elections Board Dispute Settled

3/9/14 – 7:38 A.M.

The Putnam County Board of Elections has settled a dispute. The Courier reports the board voted 3-1 Tuesday to name Rebecca Hermiller the new deputy director of the board. Last week the board split a vote on Republican Shelly Burkhart’s nomination to be the deputy director.

The board requested Secretary of State Jon Husted intervene and break the tie. But Husted’s office said they prefer local officials settle disputes like this on their own.

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Injury Crash Reported Between Dunkirk And Kenton

3/18/14 – 10:36 A.M.
Update – 3/19/14 – 7:15 A.M.

A two car crash injured six people, including four children, north of Kenton Tuesday morning. The State Patrol reports the accident happened at the intersection of U.S. 68 and Township Road 80 just before 7:30 a.m.

36-year-old Tasa Henry of Kenton was driving a Ford Escort north on 68 when she slowed to turn onto Road 80. 24-year-old Cory Burnow of Dunkirk was behind her and didn’t stop in time.

Three children in the Escort were treated for serious injuries. Two of them were taken by medical helicopter to Columbus Children’s Hospital. Henry, Burnow, and a teenager in the Escort were all taken to local hospitals. The three children suffering serious injuries were sitting in the back of the Escort. They were not wearing seatbelts.

The crash remains under investigation.


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Hancock County Arts Projects Could Get State Funding

3/19/14 – 6:44 A.M.

Two Hancock County projects could get state funding. Governor John Kasich’s $2.4 billion construction budget sets aside $33 million for arts and culture projects. That includes $800,000 for the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, and $300,000 for the Kan Du Community Art Center project.

The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts will use the old Central Middle School auditorium. A new addition will include a box offices and other amenities.

The Kan Du Community Art Center houses an art studio. It offers people with developmental disabilities an opportunity to work and earn a living as an artist.

The Governor announced the plan Tuesday. Quick action is expected on the bill.

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Findlay City Council Hears Second Reading On Riparian Corridor Project

3/19/14 – 5:28 A.M.

Findlay City Council gave a second reading Tuesday night to an ordinance that has been a sticking point for some residents in a neighborhood near Lye Creek. If approved the measure would allow government owned land bordering the creek to return to a more natural state. The project is known as a riparian corridor.

Over the past few months residents in the area have objected to the project. Last night saw a change of pace as Kurt Ramthen of Hawthorne Road argued in favor of the plan. He said the corridor would help fill in empty lots where flood-damaged homes once stood.

Council will have a third and final reading of the plan on April 1.

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Development Group To Sell Flood Damaged Building In Downtown Findlay

3/18/14 – 11:01 A.M.

It looks like a developer is showing interest in a flood damaged building in downtown Findlay. Today the Hancock County Commissioners waived their “first right to purchase” agreement on a building at 326 S. Main St.

The commissioners sold the building last year. The sale included a provision that the county had the first option to use the property. Commissioner Brian Robertson says the county has no use for the building.

The property was part of a package of buildings sold from the county to a development group headed by Jim Heck. That group is now looking to sell the structure.

There’s no word on what may go into the building.

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Hancock County Continues Pothole Repair Work

3/18/14 – 10:25 A.M.

The Hancock County Engineer’s Office is working to patch the potholes that have popped up this winter. County engineer Chris Long told the commissioners today the process has been going on the past few weeks. With many potholes around the county it will take a while before crews can patch the majority of the problem spots.

Long says they are currently using a cold-mix asphalt. He’s looking forward to warmer temperatures. That means asphalt plans will reopen, allowing access to hot-mix asphalt. Long says the hot-mix is much better at patching potholes.

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Wind Farm Will Be Built In Hardin County

3/18/14 – 8:18 A.M.

A renewable energy company will build a wind farm in southern Hardin County. The Ohio Power Siting Board approved a plan from Hardin Wind, LLC to place 176 wind turbines in Hardin and Logan Counties. The company will build the turbines on 17,000 acres of leased private land.

A release from the company says the Scioto Ridge Wind Farm will have a capacity of 300 megawatts of electric generation.

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Tiffin Man Killed In Monday Crash

2/18/14 – 7:38 A.M.

A Monday crash in southeast Ohio took the life of a Tiffin man. WSAZ-TV reports 23-year-old Kyle Garrison was involved in a two-car crash in Vinton County on State Route 93. The driver of an SUV hit Garrison’s pickup truck head on. The driver of the other vehicle was also killed.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Arlington Officials Talk About Potential Fire Levy

3/18/14 – 7:15 A.M.

Arlington officials are in the beginning stages of putting a fire levy on the ballot in the fall. The village currently has a five-year, 2.5 mil levy on the books to pay for fire protection services. Voters approved the levy in 2009.

Officials will decide if they’ll ask residents to renew or replace the levy.

The deadline to place a levy on the November ballot is August 6.

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