Review Category : Local News

New Pastor To Start At St. Wendelin

6/30/15 – 5:21 A.M.

The St. Wendelin Parish and School will welcome a new pastor this week. The Review-Times reports the Reverend Todd Dominique will start in his new role tomorrow. He’ll be taking the place of Reverend Nicholas Weibl, who recently retired.

Dominique is no stranger to the area. He’s served in various roles at Catholic churches and schools in the region since 1994. Most recently he has been a pastor a Defiance St. John Catholic Church and Holy Cross Catholic School. He was also an associate pastor at St. Wendelin in 2006 and 2007.

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Findlay Rotary Names New President

6/30/15 – 5:12 A.M.

The Findlay Rotary Club has a new president. Jeff Winkle was installed into the position during the organization’s Monday meeting. He is the director of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and is also president of the Ohio Library Council.

Winkle has been a Rotarian since 2005. He joined the Findlay Rotary in 2009.

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Findlay Woman Injured In Monday Crash

6/30/15 – 5:06 A.M.

One person was injured when an SUV was hit by a semi in Hancock County Monday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the collision happened at the intersection of U.S. 224 and Marion Township Road 237 just after 1 p.m.

81-year-old Beverly Atkins of Findlay was driving north on Road 237 when she pulled into the path of an eastbound semi driven by 42-year-old Shane Kimberly of Greenwich, Ohio. Atkins’ SUV overturned, trapping her. The Washington Township Fire Department extricated her, and she was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Atkins was cited for failure to yield.

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Blanchard River Levels Continue To Fall In Ottawa

6/30/15 – 4:56 A.M.

Only one area waterway remains in flood stage today. The Blanchard River in Ottawa is in the minor flood stage right now. At last check the river was just over 24.5 feet and falling. The Blanchard is expected to drop below flood stage early Wednesday morning in Ottawa.

As for the Blanchard River in Findlay, it exited action stage early this morning. All Hancock County roads that were closed for high water have reopened.

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Local Red Cross Volunteer in Texas to Help with Storm and Flood Relief

06/29/15     4:53 p.m.

After two months of severe weather, the Red Cross is sending thousands of volunteers to Texas to help with flood and storm relief, including a Findlay woman. Holly Blaine deployed to Houston Thursday.

Audio: Todd James

Hancock County Red Cross Executive Director Todd James  said Blaine is one of more than 2,000 volunteers from across the country in Texas to help.

Audio: Todd James

To donate to relief efforts in Texas and around the world, see redcross.org.

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County Commissioners Buy Flood-Prone Property in Marion Township

06/29/15     2:55 p.m.

The Hancock County Commissioners approved a purchase agreement for yet another flood-prone property.

At their Monday meeting, the commissioners agreed to buy 11478 Township Road 244 in Marion Township. The Blanchard River runs through the property, making the area vulnerable to flooding.

The commissioners will buy the property for $80,000 from Wilbur and Mary Stahl.

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University of Findlay Leaving GLIAC to Join G-MAC

06/29/15     1:10 p.m.

The University of Findlay will be changing athletic conferences in 2017.

The university will be joining the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, better known as the G-MAC. UF President Katherine Fell said the move will help enhance student experience by aligning UF with similar schools. G-MAC is an NCAA Divison II conference with schools in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Findlay has been a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Association, or GLIAC. They will officially join their new conference July 1, 2017.

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Deadline for 2015 Small Business Awards Wednesday, June 30

06/29/15     12:35 p.m.

Wednesday is the last day to submit nominations for the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Small Business Awards.

The ceremony will be held October 15 and will recognize companies and employees making an impact on the community.

Some of the awards up for grabs are the small business of the year, small business person of the year, family-owned business, women in business champion, diversity business and more.

Nomination form

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County Red Cross Offices Offering Clean Up Kits for Flood Recovery

06/29/15     10:48 a.m.

As rivers and creeks continue to recede, cleanup from flooding is starting. Local Red Cross offices have supplies available for those who may need them.

In Findlay, clean up kits are available at the Red Cross at 125 Fair Street. In Putnam County, there are a few places to get the kits. The first is the Red Cross, which has moved to 227 East Main Street in Ottawa. There are also supplies available at the Kalida Fire Department for residents there.

Hancock County Red Cross Director Todd James said we were fortunate to have only minor flooding in our area. James said they have sent a load of clean up kits north to Wood and Lucas Counties to help with their major flooding.

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Body Of Forest Man Found Sunday Afternoon

6/29/15 – 9:37 A.M.

The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office is looking into the events surrounding the death of a Forest man Sunday afternoon. The body of 37-year-old Michael Winkle was found in a home at 15464 State Route 37 in Jackson Township.

Investigators say the Delaware Couty Sheriff’s Office notified authorities in Wyandot County about a potential situation Sunday. An active warrant for Winkle had been issued after he apparently had been texting a Raymond woman and threatening to harm himself.

A ping on Winkle’s cell phone location led deputies to the 15000 block of Township Highway 87 in Jackson Township. While in the area investigators ran into Winkle’s brother, who led them to the home where Winkle’s body was found.

The cause of death appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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