Review Category : Local News

Mental Health First Aid Classes To Be Offered

9/10/2015    12:15pm

The Hancock County Alcohol. Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services board will offer classes in “Mental Health First Aid” starting next week. The classes are designed to teach people how to assist others experiencing a mental health-related crisis. Participants will learn the risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns and where to turn for help.

The classes are open to anyone 18 years old and older and will be held from 8am-5pm September 15th, January 14th and April 4th. A youth course will be offered from 8am-5pm November 9th, March 7th and May 9th. The registration fee is $25 which includes a workbook, training materials and a lunch. Contact Zach Thomas with ADAMHS at 419-424-1985 or email at for more information.

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Three Injured In Wyandot County Crash

9/10/2015   12:01pm

Two adults and a teen were injured after a single-vehicle accident northeast of Upper Sandusky on Wednesday afternoon. The Courier reports that Cory Penwell, age 25 of Upper Sandusky was driving on County Highway 44 when he lost control on loose stone. The road had recently been tar and chipped. The vehicle went off the right side of the road and overturned in a cornfield.

Penwell and a front seat passenger, Chrystal Baldwin, age 35 were taken to Wyandot Memorial Hospital for unspecified injuries. A rear seat passenger, Ashley N. Fetherolf, age 15 of Upper Sandusky was Lifeflighted to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus for “incapacitating” injuries.

Penwell was charged for failure to control and he also had no automobile insurance.

More: The Courier

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United Way Of Hancock County Kicks Off 2015 Campaign

9/10/2015    11:15am

The United Way of Hancock County has launched its annual fundraising campaign. Dollars raised throughout the campaign will go to support a number of local organizations and Bev Phillips from the United Way says the vast majority of funds will stay in Hancock County.

Audio: Bev Phillips

How the campaign dollars are spent is also decided through volunteer efforts in the organization. Phillips says that potential applicants are reviewed to ensure that they are making positive impacts in the community.

Audio: Bev Phillips

The 2015 campaign will officially launch with 50s themed sock hop this evening at Alexandria’s. The event is slated to start at 5pm.

If anyone would like to volunteer with the United Way of Hancock County, they can contact the organization at 419-423-1432 or online at Live United Hancock

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Garbage Truck Involved In Findlay Crash

9/10/15 – 8:42 A.M.

Findlay police were called to the scene of a collision between a garbage truck and an SUV near downtown this morning. The crash took place at the intersection of East Main Cross and East streets near the MLK overpass. No other details are available just yet.

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Christmas Party Planned For Fostoria Teen Battling Cancer

9/10/15 – 7:24 A.M.

You might notice Christmas decorations out in Fostoria this weekend. No, Christmas isn’t creeping into September. Instead, the VFW on Tiffin Street is hold a Christmas Party for Olivia Lear. The teen is battling osteosarcoma, a cancer that develops in the bone.

While the Sunday Christmas party will be closed to the public, community members are invited to the Municipal Building lawn for the lighting of a Christmas tree at dusk. Residents are invited to come and sing Christmas carols with Lear and her family.

MORE: Review-Times

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Arcadia Plans Storm Sewer Upgrades

9/10/15 – 7:00 A.M.

Arcadia is getting closer to upgrading parts of its storm sewer system. The Courier reports around 700 feet of tile from State Route 12 to Brown Road will be replaced with storm sewer lines. Tile will also be replaced in the area east of South Main Street.

Beaverdam Contracting of Bluffton will be paid around $115,000 to do the work. A grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission will cover $98,000 of the cost. The village will pay the rest.

Work could start within two weeks, and should be done by the end of the year.

MORE: The Courier

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Contract Approved For Putnam County Bridge Reconstruction

9/10/15 – 6:51 A.M.

Changes to the Road I-9 bridge in Putnam County will start taking shape soon. The Lima News reports a contract for the project was awarded to Anderzack-Pitzen Construction of Metamora, Ohio Wednesday. The work will cost a little more than $576,000.

Civil engineer Greg Bockrath said a preconstruction meeting will be held next week. The project will see the embankment of the bridge lowered. The goal is to keep water from the Blanchard River from backing up into Ottawa. Many have blamed the bridge for having a dam-like effect on the river when water is running high.

The reconstruction effort is expected to be done by next spring.

MORE: Lima News

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One Injured In U.S. 224 Crash Near Findlay

9/10/15 – 6:37 A.M.

A two-car crash injured at least one person west of Findlay Wednesday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the collision happened on U.S. 224 just west of Hancock County Road 139 around 1 p.m.

A car and a commercial van were involved in the crash. One person in the car was taken from the scene by ambulance.

No other details have been released.

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More Roadwork Planned In Findlay

9/10/15 – 5:22 A.M.

Just because Labor Day is over doesn’t mean construction season is. Road work will affect seven more Findlay streets over the coming weeks. The city’s engineering office says you can expect to see closures and lane reductions on Sweetwater Road, Knollwood Drive, Candlewick Drive, Old Mill Road, Lima Avenue, Tiffin Avenue, and Fostoria Avenue.

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Putnam County Board Of Elections Budget Addressed

9/10/15 – 5:17 A.M.

The Putnam County Board of Elections is asking the county commissioners to move money in its budget to help cover raises for staff members. The Putnam County Sentinel reports BOE member Tom Jerwers said that money must be moved to cover raises approved for three employees last December. A difference of $5,000 between what the board budgeted for salaries and what the county had recorded was noticed last month.

BOE member Tony Wobler told Commissioner Travis Jerwers that county agencies can’t move money from one line item to another within their own budgets. The board of elections says they have enough money in their overall budget to cover the raises. However, the commissioners must approve the line item changes.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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