Review Category : Local News

Arrest Made In Seneca County Overdose Cases

12/2/16 – 5:18 A.M.

Law enforcement believes the man responsible for several recent overdoses in Seneca County is now behind bars. The Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit says officers arrested 31-year-old Marvin McNeary this week. McNeary was allegedly selling drugs out of a motel room in Fremont.

Investigators say they found “a substantial amount of heroin” and cash in a motel room at the Old Orchard Motel. A release from Tiffin’s police chief says, “agents were able to trace the heroin coming into Tiffin back to one of the sources, McNeary, who was selling out of the motel.

Police are charging McNeary with trafficking heroin.

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Center For Civic Engagement Planned In Findlay

12/2/16 – 4:59 A.M.

The University of Findlay, United Way of Hancock County, and Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation are teaming up for an effort to drive civic engagement. The organizations will make an announcement about a new Center for Civic Engagement next Wednesday.

The goal of the center is to foster collaboration between community agencies to address things like hunger, literacy, substance abuse and mental health.

The center will set up shop in the new Center for Student Life and College of Business on the UF campus. The university expects the building to open next summer.

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Red Cross Stretched Thin After Series Of Natural Disasters And Relief Efforts

12/01/16 – 5:50 P.M.

The Red Cross has been helping with several natural disasters and it’s been rough on the organization. That is the message from CEO Gail McGovern.

Gail McGovern

McGovern added that volunteers are exhausted and some have been sent out on relief missions as many as five times. She added that you can donate to help out the Red Cross on their website.

Executive Director for the Northwest Ohio Chapter Todd James said that you can help the local chapter throughout the month. He said that you can help by getting your presents wrapped.

Todd James

The cost of the gift wrapping is a small donation to the Red Cross.

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Fostoria Class Gets Lesson In How To Prevent Dating Violence

12/01/16 – 3:00 P.M.

St. Wendelin Catholic School had a guest speaker from Open Arms to talk about dating violence prevention. Muriel Black spoke to the class on Thursday about what they can do.

Muriel Black

Black said that there are many signs that someone is experiencing abuse.

Muriel Black

She said that the best way to seek help is to confide the information in someone you trust.

Muriel Black

She also taught students that speaking up when they see someone being abused is a good thing. She said that standing by doesn’t get the victim the help that they need.

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Ohio Northern University Hires New Provost/Vice President For Academic Affairs

12/01/16 – 10:42 A.M.

Ohio Northern University in Ada will have a new provost/vice president for academic affairs soon. Maria Cronley will begin her duties in the position on January 12. As the provost/VPAA, she will serve as the chief academic officer and oversee the Office of Academic Affairs. She will also serve as a core participant in the university’s budget development and strategic planning.

She currently serves as the associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at Miami University in Ohio.

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Cooper Tire Buys 65 Percent Stake In Chinese Rubber Company

12/1/16 – 7:27 A.M.

Cooper Tire and Rubber is expanding its presence in China. The company says it has bought a 65 percent stake in the Qingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Company, also known as GRT. GRT makes truck and bus radial tires. Cooper says it will make tires for North American and Asian markets.

GRT’s plant in China is one-million-square-feet. Cooper says the factory has room for expansion.

A statement from Cooper CEO Brad Hughes says “Our partnership with GRT is an important step in Cooper’s strategic plan as it diversifies our TBR tire supply beyond a single source.”

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Area Hunters Tag Less Deer On Opening Day Of Deer-Gun Season

12/1/16 – 7:17 A.M.

The deer-gun hunting season got off to a slower start earlier this week. Numbers reported by the Ohio Department of Natural resources show Hancock County hunters tagged 95 deer on Monday. That’s compared to 135 in 2015. Hunters in Putnam County checked 60 deer on the first day of the season, down from 90 the year before.

Numbers are down across the state. The ODNR says hunters tagged nearly 3,400 less deer Monday. Deer-gun season runs through Sunday.

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“Christmas In Carey” Set For This Friday

12/1/16 – 5:35 A.M.

The 14th annual “Christmas in Carey” celebration is set for Friday in the village. The event includes food, entertainment, and other activities in downtown between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Things kick off when Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in town on a village fire truck at 5 p.m. in the John Carey Park gazebo. The community Christmas Tree lighting takes place soon after.

The complete list of events is in today’s edition of the Courier.

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Pay Raises Approved For Council Members

12/1/16 – 5:27 A.M.

Carey village council members are set for pay raises in the future. The Courier reports council approved $2,000 pay raises for councilors during a special meeting Monday night. The raises don’t take effect until the next term for each seat. Four council seats are up for election in 2017. The final two seats don’t come up for reelection again until 2019.

Council also voted to remove health insurance coverage for several administrators. The ordinance removes the mayor, law director and fiscal officer from eligibility for medical insurance coverage through the village.

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