Review Category : Local News

Hancock Park District Board Of Park Commissioners Receives New Appointment

12/13/16 – 5:39 P.M.

Judge Kristen Johnson appointed a new member to the Hancock Park District Board of Park Commissioners. Ed Ingold is the new board member replacing Barbara Deerhake. Ingold was one of many to show interest in the position. His previous experience includes prior work as a Hancock County Commissioner. He also enjoys his time birding and has established dedication to the parks organization.

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Toys For Tots Still Taking Donations To Help Children In Need

12/13/16 – 2:50 P.M.

Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army, and the U.S. Marines are gathering toys to give to underprivileged children in Hancock County. Last year’s drive brought over 10,000 toys for a little more than 2,600 kids. This year’s goal is to continue to ensure that every child in need gets some toys. You can help by donating toys at one of the hundreds of locations across Findlay. They are also accepting cash donations that the U.S. Marines will use to buy more toys.

You can sign up your children by contacting the Salvation Army or CHOPIN Hall.

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Tips On Staying Safe During Cold Winter Work

12/13/16 – 1:25 P.M.

Now that winter is here and the cold weather has caught up, it is important to stay safe while working outside. OSU extension educator Ed Lentz says that there are things to be wary of.

Ed Lentz

 

Lentz said that there are ways to try and stay safe while working outside.

Ed Lentz

Lentz said that while shoveling snow you shouldn’t overload the shovel to avoid straining muscles. You should also avoid taking large, quick steps when walking on slippery surfaces. Lentz also recommends taking breaks to warm areas to get warmed up.

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Findlay Faces Revenue Loss But Mayor Says It Will Be Okay

12/13/16 – 11:32 A.M.The City of Findlay will be facing a revenue downturn for 2017. Mayor Lydia Mihalik said there is plenty of money in the bank to cover the loss, though.

The City of Findlay will be facing a revenue downturn for 2017. Mayor Lydia Mihalik said there is plenty of money in the bank to cover the loss, though.

Lydia Mihalik

Mihalik said that the city can endure this obstacle and continue to grow.

Lydia Mihalik

Mihalik added that the city could budget for the downturn but that they don’t want to cut any services. She said that there are many projects that need to be done to fix streets and thoroughfares in the city. Since the city has plenty of cash in the bank, they can pay off the balance.

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Carey Schools To Apply For “Safe Routes To School” Grant

12/13/16 – 7:24 A.M.

The Carey school district wants to improve the safety of paths that lead to the new school building. The Courier reports the school board approved a memorandum of understanding with the ODOT for help in developing a “school travel plan.” The plan is a needed to apply for “Safe Routes to School” grant funding.

If the school gets grant money, it will take steps to upgrade safety measures for students who walk or ride a bike to school. Some students have longer walks now that the new school building is open.

MORE: The Courier

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Water Main Break Reported On 6th Street In Findlay

12/13/16 – 7:12 A.M.

Findlay Water Department workers are dealing with a water main break this morning. The department says the break happened on 6th Street near the railroad tracks. As a result, crews have closed 6th Street between South Blanchard Street and Sherry Street.

You’re asked to avoid the area if possible.

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Fostoria Downtown Development Director Resigns

12/13/16 – 5:28 A.M.

Fostoria’s director of downtown development and tourism is stepping down after six months in the role. The Review-Times reports Robert Jimison resigned last Thursday. Jimison was one of 14 Ohio State students who spent a semester coming up with a plan to revitalize downtown Fostoria.

Jimison did not publicly give a reason for leaving the post.

The Fostoria Economic Development Corporation and the Fostoria Area Chamber of commerce will work to develop a plan to fill the vacant position.

MORE: Review-Times

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McComb Examines Nighttime Hours For Ice Rink

12/13/16 – 5:18 A.M.

McComb’s Village Council is working to establish nighttime hours for the park. The measure is one of the final steps necessary to open an ice skating rink. A sign at the park says it closes from dusk to dawn, but the Courier reports there are no laws on the books in McComb to enforce it.

Council President Gordon Myers suggested not having hours for the park to be open. He added village police could patrol the area.

Colder weather in the forecast could mean the village will open the rink soon.

MORE: The Courier

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Reward Offered For Information About Arlington Bank Robbery

12/13/16 – 5:06 A.M.

Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the man who robbed a bank in Arlington over the weekend. So far, investigators have not made an arrest in Saturday’s Huntington Bank robbery.

The suspect is a white man, between 6’3″ and 6’5″ tall. He weighed between 220 and 235 pounds. He was wearing black clothes and a cap down to his eyes.

Around 11:20 a.m. Saturday the man walked into the bank, showed a teller a weapon and demanded money. An employee gave the suspect cash, and he ran off without further incident.

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