Review Category : Local News

Findlay Businessman Announces New Job Search App

4/4/2016 – 3:36 pm

A Findlay entrepreneur is starting a new business venture to help people find jobs. The Courier reports Terry Terhark, founder of The RightThing, now Automatic Data Processing has launched Randrr or Reinvent and Revoluntionize Recruiting. They are developing a free app to help people search for jobs.

Randrr has an office at the Riverside Building on East Main Cross in Findlay and will soon open an additional office in Jacksonville FL to employ people to support the app. A date for its release has not been set yet and the app will draw revenue through advertising.

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Shebrook Pleads Guilty To Robbery Charges

4/4/2016 – 3:30 pm

A Findlay man pled guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of robbery. The Courier reports that 29-year-old Jeremy E. Sherbrook entered the pleas in court on Monday. He is accused of stealing from Som Carryout and Mobil and Marathon gas stations in Findlay late last year. Judge Reginald Routson immediately sentenced Sherbrook to five years in prison on the robbery charge and five years each for the aggravated robbery charge.

Shebrook will be eligible for judicial release in five years, and was ordered to pay a restitution of $250 to Som and $298 to Mobil. Shebrook allegedly held up Som Carryout on North Main on November 8th, the Mobil station on North main on November 9th and attempted to rob the Marathon Station of West Trenton Avenue on November 21st but was subdued by employees and customers.

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Graffiti Vandals Tag Findlay Parks

4/4/16 – 12:18 P.M.

One week after a rash of graffiti vandalism was reported in Findlay, vandals hit some of the city’s parks. Graffiti incidents were reported in the band shell and shelter houses at Riverside Park over the weekend. The sidewalk was tagged at Bernard Park and a slide was spray painted at Firestine Park.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (419)425-8477.

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Bowling Green Police Uniforms Stolen

4/4/2016 – 11:14 am

Bowling Green Police uniforms were among items stolen during a breaking and entering over the weekend. BG Police report that Long’s Dry Cleaners on North Maple in Bowling Green was broken into over the weekend and multiple items were stolen including two different styles of uniforms worn by officers. The stolen uniforms have police patches on the arms but do not contain a badge or name place.

Police state that if you interact with an officer, they should be wearing their badge which depicts the BGPD building on it and their name place. (See Picture Above) Officers are also required to carry division identification as well. If you have any information related to the crime you are asked to contact the Bowling Green Police Department at 419-352-1131.

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Putnam County Farm Safety Camp Slated For Next Week

4/4/2016 – 11:03 pm

The 17th annual Farm Safety Camp for Putnam County students will be held next Monday. The event will be held at the Dale Gerding Farm at 11089 Road 12 in Ottawa and Ruth Gerding said that the annual event for students has grown each year since it was first held.

Audio: Ruth Gerding

The farm safety camp will teach students important farm safety issues such as grain entrapment, water and pond safety, lawnmower safety, tractor and PTO safety, as well as safety around electronics, farm chemicals, gun safety ATV safety and sun safety tips. Lifeflight will also perform a landing during the ATV demonstration. Gerding said that while many kids may not be on the farms as much as they used to, the safety issues are still important in everyday life.

Audio: Ruth Gerding

The Farm Safety Camp is sponsored by a number of local agencies and organizations and is organized by the Putnam County Health Department. For more information, contact the department at 419-523-5608.

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Findlay First Edition Wins Nation Competition In Chicago

4/4/16 – 7:29 A.M.

Findlay High School’s show choir won a national event in Chicago over the weekend. The Courier reports Findlay First Edition was the grand champion of FAME Chicago. The 76 member show choir competed against nine other schools from around the country. FFE also won best vocals and best choreography.

It’s the group’s first win at a national event since 2007. FFE will now compete in the 2016 Show Choir National Finals April 29-30 in Waukegan, Illinois.

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Preparation Under Way For Bluffton Farmers Market

4/4/16 – 7:14 A.M.

Work is underway to prepare for the Bluffton Farmers Market this year. A meeting for interested vendors will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the town hall building. The market will open up on May 7 this year.

The meeting will include a presentation by the Allen County Health Department to review market rules and regulations.

Vendor fees are once again $10 per week.

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Findlay Woman In I-75 Crash Sunday Morning

4/4/16 – 6:48 A.M.

A one-car crash injured a Findlay woman on I-75 this weekend. The State Highway Patrol reports 42-year-old William Fuller was driving south near the U.S. 224 exit early Sunday morning. He hit the brakes as he approached the scene of an earlier accident and spun out, hitting a car that was parked along the side of the interstate.

A passenger in Fuller’s car, 35-year-old Evonne Helms, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Fuller was cited for failure to control.

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Gas Prices Back Below $2 Locally, Still Higher Than Last Monday

4/4/16 – 6:41 A.M.

Gas prices are higher than they were last week, but they have fallen back below the $2 mark locally. OhioGasPrices.com reports Findlay drivers are paying $1.95 a gallon for the most part today. That’s seven cents higher than last Monday, but much lower that the $2.09 a gallon we were paying in the middle of last week.

Ottawa drivers are paying $1.99 a gallon today. That’s up 10 cents from a week ago.

The average around Ohio is $1.98 a gallon, up six cents from last Monday. The highest the statewide average got last week was $2.03.

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Mayor Of Wood County Village Passes Away

4/4/16 – 5:23 A.M.

The mayor of a Wood County village passed away late last week. The Sentinel-Tribune reports 64-year-old Jan Stoudinger, the mayor of Wayne, died at her home on Thursday. She had served as mayor of the village for almost 13 years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Barndt Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. today.

Village council president Jim Tanner will serve as acting mayor until the next election.

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