Review Category : Local News

Grain Bin Safety Urged

3/10/14 – 11:36 A.M.

Safety should be a big concern for area farmers thinking about working in their grain bins as the temperature gets warmer. Extension Educator Ed Lentz says you should always be mindful of the suffocation dangers of a bin full of grain…

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz says to keep in mind air quality if you’re going to be in a bin for an extended time…

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz also advises farmers to make sure they secure their bins so that children can’t get into them.

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Charges Pending Following Fostoria Drug Raid

3/10/14 – 6:38 A.M.

A Fostoria man is facing possible drug charges after a drug raid. The Review-Times reports a SWAT team served a search warrant at 1521 Countyline Street, lot 22 last Thursday. Officers found cash ,suspected marijuana, suspected crack cocaine, and prescription pills. The warrant also turned up drug paraphernalia, criminal tools and evidence of drug trafficking.

35-year-old Edwin Hogan could face counts of possession of crack cocaine, possession of prescription pills, and possession of marijuana. The charges are pending the results of lab tests on the substances found in the home.

MORE: Review-Times

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One Injured In Weekend I-75 Crash

3/10/14 – 5:31 A.M.

A one-car crash injured a Wapakoneta man in Findlay Friday night. The State Patrol says 54-year-old James Shurlow was driving south along I-75 when he hit a guardrail near the U.S. 224 exit. Hanco EMS took Shurlow to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

He was cited for operating a vehicle while under the influence, and failure to maintain control.

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Five Injured In Hardin County Crash

3/10/14 – 5:27 A.M.

A Friday afternoon crash in Hardin County sent five people to the hospital. The State Patrol reports that crash happened around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Front and Shadley Streets in the village of Alger. 68-year-old Robert Stevens of Lima was driving west on Shadley when he ran a stop sign and hit a car driven by 72-year-old Marion Gross Jr. of Alger.

EMS crews took Stevens and Gross to a Lima hospital for treatment of their injuries. 41-year-old Angela Roby, who was riding with Marion Gross, suffered serious injuries. Two other passengers in Gross’ car suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Red Cross Helping Tiffin Family Following Fire

3/10/14 – 5:15 A.M.

Fire drove a Tiffin family from their home Sunday morning. Three adults were able to safely escape the blaze on Circular Street. The Red Cross assisted the family with a place to stay and personal hygiene items. The agency also offered help with food and clothing.

Disaster responder Ruthie Stiverson says the Red Cross will also offer the family help in planning for the recovery process.

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Putnam County Gets Worker’s Compensation Rebate

3/10/14 – 5:03 A.M.

A safe workplace for county employees means cost savings for Putnam County. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the county is getting a rebate worth almost $55,000 from the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation.

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio offers the rebate. It provides financial incentives for counties to promote a safe work environment.

Putnam County joined the program in 2012. Since then, it has saved more than $86,000 in rebates.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Gas Prices Steady As We Enter The Week

3/10/14 – 4:37 A.M.

When it comes to gas prices in Ohio, the bad news is that we’re not paying less as we enter the week. The good news is that we aren’t paying more. reports the average price for regular is $3.56 a gallon, the same as last week. A year ago prices were the same.

The average price for regular in Findlay was around $3.58 early this morning.

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Commissioner Riegle Talks About The Next Step In Mitigation Process

3/7/14 – 12:33 A.M.

The Army Corps of Engineers agreed to pay $1.5 million for Blanchard River flood studies this week. The move will complete the study process, and bring recommendations for mitigation efforts. Hancock County Commissioner Phil Riegle talked about what that step could look like on Good Mornings today…

Audio: Phil Riegle

Riegle says the commissioners have told the Corps to look at all options. He adds that will give local officials the information they need to make the best decision for the region.

That doesn’t mean you’ll see actual flood reduction efforts any time soon. Riegle says officials want to work fast once the report is done. He adds the commissioners will have a lot to consider before any work starts though…

Audio: Phil Riegle

Riegle says we will have to know how much federal money will go toward the project before making final decisions.

Riegle mentioned in the long term the county commissioners want to stop leading flood mitigation efforts…

Audio: Phil Riegle

Riegle says the commissioners will ask to join the conservancy district soon. He adds conservancy districts have more sway over mitigation issues.

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Putnam County Sheriff Warns Of Scams

3/7/14 – 11:46 A.M.

Putnam County residents have been the target of a couple of scams. Sheriff Michael Chandler says some residents are getting calls from phony family members asking for money. The person on the phone will say a family member is in jail and need cash wired to them for bail.

Other residents are getting calls from fake police officers. The person on the phone will demand you pay money for something like an outstanding warrant. Often times the person will threaten to arrest you if you don’t pay.

Both instances are examples of common telephone scams. Chandler says if you have any questions you should contact the Sheriff’s Office before you send money.

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Two Arrested In Hancock County On Drug Charges

3/7/14 – 8:38 A.M.

An investigation by the Hancock County METRICH Drug Task Force led to two arrests this week. Prosecutors charged 24-year-old Brittany Glenn of Fostoria and 26-year-old Jedediah Morton with trafficking cocaine. Police arrested the pair Wednesday.

Officers seized crack cocaine and a large amount of cash according to the agency.

Prosecutors could add more charges.

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