Review Category : Local News

Troopers Urge You To Wear Your Seatbelt

11/04/16 – 10:50 A.M.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol urges you to put on your seatbelt this holiday season and for the next year. In a release, they say that from 2013-2015 over 1,150 people were killed in crashes who were not wearing seatbelts. According to Ohio’s 2015 Observational Seatbelt Survey, 83.9% of drivers say they wear their seatbelt. This is a decrease from 85% in 2014. The law remains a secondary violation but troopers will continue to have a zero-tolerance enforcement when drivers are found without their seatbelts on.

Below is a link to the statistical analysis.

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Fire Destroys Wyandot County Home

11/4/16 – 5:25 A.M.

Fire tore through a rural Sycamore home earlier this week. The Wyandot County Sheriff’s office says the blaze happened just after noon on Wednesday at a home at 16 County Highway 36. The fire completely destroyed the home, and investigators are continuing to look into what caused the flames. The sheriff’s office says there were no injuries.

Six people lived in the house. The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter provided them temporary shelter and immediate needs like food and clothing.

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United Way Of Fostoria Looks To Rally To Make Campaign Goal

11/4/16 – 5:17 A.M.

The United Way of Fostoria has some ground to make up to hit its 2016 campaign goal. The Review-Times reports the organization has reached 64 percent of its $195,000 goal. The more than $124,000 pledged so far is down 11 percent to where the campaign was at this time in 2015. The United Way of Fostoria held its third campaign reporting rally of the season Thursday.

Campaign co-chair Mike Foss told the newspaper, “We would have liked to have seen higher numbers today but the second half is always harder to meet.” He noted several aspects of the campaign are going well. For instance, the individual donor goal is over the 100 percent mark. Small business pledges also jumped more than 13 percent from the last reporting period.

The organization holds its final reporting rally on November 10.

MORE: Review-Times

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Vanlue Joins Ohio’s Open Checkbook Website

11/4/16 – 5:06 A.M.

Vanlue’s finances are now available to view online at A release from the village says Vanlue is the first village in Hancock County to join the state treasurer’s site. The release says Vanlue’s online checkbook includes more than 4,200 transactions that represent more than $1.5 million of spending over the past six years. puts all the spending information of a municipality online for residents to see. Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office launched the site in 2014.

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County Landfill Will Get New Compactor

11/4/16 – 4:58 A.M.

Replacing a large piece of equipment at the Hancock County landfill won’t come cheap. The Courier reports the county commissioners approved buying a new compactor/dozer machine for the facility. The machine’s price tag is a little more than $768,000. The money will come from the landfill’s budget.

The machine will replace another piece of equipment that needed electrical repairs.

MORE: The Courier

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A Pet Celebration Will Be Held To Reopen A Local Store

11/03/16 – 5:30 P.M.

There will be a celebration to honor the grand reopening of Jacks pets as a Pet Valu store. The celebration is this Saturday at 1125 Trenton Avenue from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is open to the public and pets are welcome. While there you can meet representatives from various pet brands, enter raffles, and take part in family activities. Also on-site will be Teddy’s Rescue, a local non-profit dedicated to finding homes for homeless pets.

Refreshments will be available for all human and animal guests.

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There Are Things That Tie Into Agriculture During This Election Year

11/03/16 – 5:16 P.M

The election isn’t just about the big topics but also about domestic topics such as agriculture. OSU extension educator Ed Lentz said everyone should pay attention to ag politics.

Ag Political

He said that immigration has been a hot topic during this election race and it affects more than you might think.


Another big talking point is what the farm bill will look like which comes into review next year. Lentz says we are in a different environment from when the last farm bill was put in place.

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Expect Delays On Tiffin Avenue

11/03/16 – 4:30 P.M.

Tiffin Avenue might cause some delays according to Findlay’s Engineering Department. They say the road will be reduced to one lane on the east and west side of Bright Road today and tomorrow. Crews are working on storm sewer and concrete repair.

You are asked to avoid this area if possible . If you have any questions you can call the engineering department at 419-424-7121.

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Local Leaders Meet In Findlay Courthouse To Discuss The ADAMHS Board Levy

11/03/16 – 3:44 P.M.

Local leaders from various organizations in Findlay got together in the courthouse to discuss the ADAMHS levy. Findlay City Schools Superintendent Ed Kurt says that this is what makes Findlay unique.

Findlay Is Great

Kurt added that the ADAMHS board helps many organizations in the city to combat substance abuse disorders.

ADAMHS Connections

He said that the ADAMHS board helped the schools train staff members in Trauma Informed Care. ADAMHS Board Executive Director Precia Stuby added that the board even helps monetarily.

Affected Organizations

Board Chairman John Kissh said that mental illness and substance disorders affect more people than you might think.

Levy Is Important

Stuby added that if they were to stop receiving funds through the levy then it would affect more than just the board.

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University Of Findlay Food Drive Exceeds Goal

11/03/16 – 2:51 P.M.

The University of Findlay’s Helping Hands food drive met its goal and then some. The goal for this year was to reach 65,000 pounds of food but they reached just under 74,500 pounds of food. This is the highest collection they have made since the food drive started in 2006. The biggest donor in the faculty and staff teams was Student Affairs with roughly 213 pounds per person.

In total UF Helping Hands has donated just under 393,000 pounds of food to CHOPIN Hall.

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