Review Category : Local News

Bridge Bereavement Services Offers Presentation Tonight

09/26/16 – 11:05 A.M.

Bridge Bereavement Services is hosting a presentation on the grief process later tonight. The presentation will be held in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The presentation marks the beginning of the 28th annual Living Through Loss educational series. Living Through Loss explains how to deal with the loss of a loved one.

For more information or to have a brochure sent to your home, you can call 419-423-5351.

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Park Renovation Plans Move Forward In Leipsic

9/26/16 – 5:38 A.M.

Renovation plans are moving forward for a park in Leipsic. The Putnam County Sentinel reports village council approved plans for Bennett Park at a meeting last week. Village Administrator Jason Barnhart told council will see the village pay up to $90,000 to help with paving projects in the park. The plans allow a path wide enough to let emergency vehicles get to the playing fields.

The Leipsic School District will pay for the work up front. The village will pay the school back in two payments.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Local Gas Prices Continue To Fall

Local gas prices continue to fall. reports the average price in Findlay today is $1.92 for a gallon of regular. That’s down 15 cents over the last seven days. Prices are down 31 cents over the last month.

In Ottawa, drivers are paying $1.99 for a gallon of regular today.

The statewide average is $2.07. That’s down 10 cents from last Monday.

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New Men’s Recovery Home Coordinator Shares Insight About Focus On Friends Home

9/26/16 – 5:30 A.M.

The men’s recovery home at Focus on Friends has a new coordinator. Ben Hippensteel says that he will do a good job because he has experience with the recovery home.

Hippensteel says that he can relate to people going through recovery and help them adjust to process. He adds that the men’s recovery home is just a plain home.

Hippensteel is a former resident of the recovery home and he says that the home creates a safe space. This stress-free environment can help people through the recovery process.

Getting into the men’s recovery home is no easy feat. According to Hippensteel, the first step is a lengthy application.

He says that if the application is satisfactory then there is a series of interviews the applicant must go through. A meeting among interviewers is then held to decide if the interviewee is allowed into the home.

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Road Work Continues In Findlay This Week

9/26/16 – 5:26 A.M.

There are several road projects taking place in Findlay this week. Some of the places you’ll want to avoid if possible include Harmon Street from Crystal Avenue to Parkside Place. Crews will be paving the road there.

Sanitary sewer installation will close Madison Avenue between Cory Street and Morey Avenue and Morey Avenue between Trenton and Monroe avenues.

Crews are continuing to install a storm sewer line on Davis Street, closing the road between Cory Street and Morey Avenue.

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Highway Projects Continue In Hancock County This Week

9/26/16 – 5:19 A.M.

There aren’t any new highway projects going on in Hancock County this week, but there are still places you’ll want to avoid. ODOT reports I-75 from State Route 235 to the Hancock County Road 60 overpass remains reduced to one lane in both directions. A repaving project in that area has caused delays over the last several weeks.

You’ll also want to avoid State Route 12 east of Findlay if possible. There will be restrictions in place through Arcadia as ODOT crews install curbs, sidewalks, and handicap ramps. Pavement joint repair is also taking place in the area. In Findlay eastbound Route 12 remains closed during daytime hours between Tiffin Avenue and Bright Road. Crews are installing a storm sewer line there.

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Mayor Allowed To Carry Gun In Municipal Building

9/26/16 – 5:05 A.M.

Ohio law allows Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik to carry her gun in the municipal building. The Courier reports the Ohio Supreme Court said the legality of the matter was up to the local prosecutor. The Findlay Police Department had asked about the practice. Police Chief Greg Horne tells the Courier he knew Mihalik had a concealed-carry permit, but wanted to make sure everything was above the board when he learned she was carrying in the municipal building. City law director Don Rasmussen had given Mihalik permission to carry her gun.

The Ohio Supreme Court is in charge of security regulations for buildings with courts. The Findlay Municipal Court is in the municipal building, along with the mayor’s office. State law prevents people with concealed-carry licenses from bringing weapons into buildings with courtrooms. Officers of the law can carry their weapons. Ohio law considers mayors the “chief conservator of the peace.” That makes Mihalik a law enforcement officer.

Mihalik tells the newspaper she got her concealed-carry permit after her first few months in office. She said there were enough incidents that seemed a little “weird,” and decided to have protection.

MORE: The Courier

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Man Sent To Emergency Room After Two-Car Crash

09/23/16 – 10:49 A.M.

A two-car crash lead to the injury of a Hancock Street Man Wednesday morning. The courier reports that the accident happened in the 900 block of South Main Street around 9:35 am. Police report that 25-year-old Christopher Matejka was driving in an alley beside 904 S. Main Street. He failed to yield to a station wagon driven by 42-year-old William Franklin who was southbound on Main Street.

Hanco Ambulance took Matejka to the emergency room at Blanchard Valley Hospital. He was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

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Bowling Green State University Firelands College And University Of Findlay Form Partnership

09/23/16 – 10:35 A.M.

The Bowling Green State University Firelands College and the University of Findlay have forged a new partnership. The Early Assurance Program will allow at least 5 qualifying students at BGSU Firelands college to complete the first two years of UF’s Doctor of Pharmacy program at the BG campus.

After the 2 years at the BG campus, the students will earn an Associate of Science degree. They will also be accepted into the professional phase of the University of Findlay’s College of Pharmacy as juniors. Once there they will complete 3 years of coursework and clinical research. A final year of on-site clinical rotations will mark the finishing of the degree. The students will then graduate with a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Findlay.

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