Review Category : Local News

Ag Talk: Preventing Field Fires During Harvest

10/8/2015 – 4:40 pm

As the fall harvest rolls along, and with dry weather staying around for the most part, farmers need to take precautions to make sure they don’t start fires with their equipment in the fields. OSU Extension Educator Ed Lentz reminds farmers to put a fire extinguisher in every vehicle they use.

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz also says farmers should put two extinguishers in their combines. One for up near the cab and another down towards the ground so that there would always be one within reach. Lentz also notes there are other common sense tips that farmers can keep in mind this season.

Audio: Ed Lentz


Also keep any oily rags and drop cloths away from the machinery while it’s running in the field. Lentz also reminds farmers to allow their machinery to cool down each night to prevent overheating in the fields during the harvest.

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Residents Encouraged To Become Foster Parents

10/8/2015 – 3:30 pm

Hancock County Job & Family Services has kicked off a “Foster Local” campaign to encourage awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families in the community. Angie Rader with the JFS Children Services says that there is a need for new foster parents in the community.

Audio: Angie Rader

Hancock JFS is partnering with the Putnam, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot county agencies to promote the need for foster parents in all five counties. While there are many current foster parents in each county, Rader says that there still is a great need for more parents.

Audio: Angie Rader

If you want to be a foster parent, or would like more information about the program, Rader says that you can get information at

Audio: Angie Rader

You can also visit or you can call the office at 419-424-7022 ext: 5. for more information.

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Kindergarten Students To Get Free Smoke Alarms

10/8/2015 – 12:30 pm

During National Fire Prevention Week this month, Kindergarten students in Findlay and Hancock county schools will be receiving free smoke alarms to help protect their homes. The program is called Project S.A.F.E and is sponsored by the American Red Cross. Todd James, director of the North Central Ohio Chapter of the Red Cross said that the program has been going on for around three years and it begins with a presentation in the schools.

Audio: Todd James

The program is sponsored by Walmart and the Findlay Kiwanis Club. James said that many of the students know quite a bit already about fire safety, which helps when they are trying to make homes safer for all family members.

Audio: Todd James

If you would like more information about the S.A.F.E. Program or would like to support it, you can contact the Red Cross at 419-422-9322.

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Upper Sandusky Man Arrested Following Drug Search

10/8/2015 – 11:43 am

One arrest was made after a search of a residence uncovered drugs in Upper Sandusky. The Courier reports that the Wyandot County Special Response team served a search warrant at 13961 Wyandot County Road 115 early Wednesday evening. During the search, detectives found a large amount of marijuana, cocaine, prescription pills, a loaded handgun and a large amount of cash.

24-year-old Zachery Scofield of Upper Sandusky was arrested on felony charges of possession of cocaine and marijuana. Assisting in the search were the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, Carey Police Department, Upper Sandusky Police Department, Wyandot County Prosecutor’s Office and the Wyandot County EMS.

More: The Courier

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Sink’s Flower Shop Plans For New Greenhouse

10/8/15 – 11:34 A.M.

A local business is taking another step in the recovery from an arson that destroyed its facilities in 2014. The owner of Sink’s Flower Shop & Greenhouse brought plans for a new greenhouse at the store’s North Main Street location in front of the Findlay City Planning Commission Thursday…

Audio: Chuck Clapper

Chuck Clapper says the site plans also include a new garage on the back of the store at 2700 North Main Street.

A fire destroyed the former Sink’s location on Washington Avenue in August of 2014. 20-year-old Bryant Smith is serving a six-year prison sentence in connection to that arson case.

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Centrex Plastics Plans To Build New Warehouse In Findlay

10/8/15 – 10:51 A.M.

Centrex Plastics is planning on building a new 60,000 square-foot warehouse in Findlay. The city’s planning commission approved site plans for a new facility at 920 West Lima Street during their Thursday meeting. Centrex owner Terry Reinhart says they hope to be using the new building early next year…

Audio: Terry Reinhart

Reinhart says there are a couple of projects in the pipeline that will determine how many people are hired…

Audio: Terry Reinhart

Reinhart says he hopes to have the new building open by the beginning of March.

Centrex makes plastic storage products.

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Findlay Police Investigate Theft At Trenton Avenue Marathon Station

10/8/2015 – 10:25 am

Findlay Police are investigating a breaking and entering at the Marathon Gas station on Trenton Ave this morning. According to a release from the police department, officers found the front window of the station shattered by a rock. A cash box was reported to have been stolen. No suspects were located and no description is available.

The incident remains under investigation. If anyone has any information about this incident, they are asked to contact the Findlay Police Department at 419-424-7150. You can also contact Hancock County Crimestoppers at 419-424-8477.

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Gas Service Down In Risingsun

10/8/2015 – 10:12 am

Natural gas service in the Village of Risingsun has been interrupted due to damage to a transmission line. According to a representative with Columbia Gas of Ohio, the damage occurred around one mile west of the village on Bays Road, which severed the lone feed.

Around 280 customers are without service this morning. Crews are on-site. Once repairs to the line are made, Columbia Gas will go door-to-door to restore service. And as a reminder to residents, all Columbia Gas employees have photo identification.

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Early Morning Robbery In Findlay Under Investigation

10/8/15 – 7:16 A.M.

The Findlay Police Department is investigating an early morning robbery. Officers were called to an apartment in the 1200 block of Crystal Glen Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. They found the victim, 47-year-old Kenneth Fitzwater, injured in his home. Fitzwater told officers he was attacked by two associates, who took his prescription medication. One of the men was armed with a knife.

The suspects were only described as two white men.

Fitzwater was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The suspects have not been located, and the case remains under investigation.

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Fostoria Grain Silos Demolished

10/8/15 – 5:24 A.M.

Four of the large grain silos on Fostoria’s west side are being torn down. The Review-Times reports crews began the demolition process Wednesday. Ford Mennel of the Mennel Milling Company tells the newspaper the were “well over 100-years-old.” The bins stored wheat up until a few days ago.

New, slightly larger silos will be built in the spring.

MORE: Review-Times

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