Review Category : Local News

Park Proposed For Putnam County Community

10/27/14 – 5:10 A.M.

A Putnam County village could have a new park in time for a big festival next year. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Kalida Village Council members heard about plans for a new facility downtown during a recent meeting. “Pioneer Park” would be built where a stone parking lot currently stands. If all goes according to plan, the park could be in place by Pioneer Days in 2015.

The park could include tables so people could gather there to eat lunch during the week.

So far no dollar amount has been put on the project.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Fostoria Woman Charged Following Stabbing

10/27/14 – 5:01 A.M.

A Fostoria woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend over the weekend. The Fostoria Police Department reports the incident happened behind a bar at 440 South Main Street late Friday night.

43-year-old Catherine Tate has been charged with domestic violence. Tate allegedly stabbed 48-year-old Stacey Graham in the left shoulder with what was called a “silver-object.” The weapon has not been recovered yet.

Graham was able to walk to the police department and file a complaint. EMS personnel treated him at the police station for a minor wound.

Tate was charged with a felony because of her involvement in a previous domestic violence case.


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Leipsic Woman Injured In Crash

10/27/14 – 4:45 A.M.

A one car-crash injured a Leipsic teenager Sunday afternoon. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened on Road Z just after 4 p.m. Columbus Grove.

19-year-old Sonvia Delarosa was driving east when she lost control on a curve and hit a tree. She was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.


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Two Inmates Who Escaped From a Lima Prison Will Not Be Charged

10/24/14     3:52 p.m.

Two of the three inmates who escaped from a Lima prison will not be charged with escape. The Lima News reports Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane and fellow inmate Lindsey Bruce will not be charged. Lane and Bruce along with fellow inmate Clifford Opperud used a ladder to escape from Oakwood Prison in Lima on Sept. 11 but were all captured within hours.

Prosecutor Juergen Waldick said additional years cannot be added to Lane’s triple life sentence. Waldick added it would be a waste of taxpayer money to charge Lane, as well as a security risk to transport him for court hearings. Waldick said he spoke with the families of Lane’s victims and they agreed with his decision.

Opperud will be charged with escape and faces an additional 8 years on top of his 12-year sentence for robbery.

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Play Defense Campaign Raising Money for Breast Cancer with Selfies

10/24/14     11:43 a.m.

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A new campaign to raise money for breast cancer awareness is as easy as taking a selfie.

Imaging Consultants of Findlay Radiology is donating $1 for every selfie posted to their Facebook page, with the person in the picture wearing their “Play Defense” breast cancer button.

All donations will be split between Susan G. Komen and Cancer Patient Services. “Play Defense” buttons are available at Coffee Amici in downtown Findlay.

The “Play Defense” campaign encourages women and men to be proactive about their health by getting annual mammograms, doing self-checks and seeing a doctor if there are any changes or concerns.

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Special Kids Therapy Holding Trunk-or-Treat Monday

10/24/14     11:25 a.m.

Special Kids Therapy will once again be offering Halloween Trunk-or-Treat for the special needs community. SKT will be partnering with University of Findlay occupational therapy students to host the event in the Blanchard Valley Center parking lot Monday Oct. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The goal of the events is to provide a safe and fun environment for special needs children and their families to go trick-or-treating.

UF’s OT students are also planning games, pumpkin decorating and other Halloween activities.

SKT invites any interested community agencies to decorate a car and hand out candy on Monday. In case of rain, all activities will be moved into BVC’s gym. For more information, call 419-422-5607.

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Tiffin Grocery Store Robbed

10/24/14 – 5:33 A.M.

A Tiffin grocery store was robbed earlier this week. A news release from the Tiffin Police Department says a man held up the Heritage IGA at 479 East Market Street around 7:30 p.m. Monday night. The man walked in, demanded money, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was described as a white man with a beard, standing around six feet tall and weighing around 250 pounds. He was wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants, and gloves. Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call (419)447-2323.


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Pills Seized From Fostoria Home

10/24/14 – 5:22 A.M.

Prescription pills were seized from a Fostoria home Wednesday night. The Fostoria Police Department reports officers executed a search warrant at 132 Nichols Street around 11:20 p.m. No arrests have been made yet and the investigation continues.


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Ebola Watch List Now Includes Seneca County

10/124/14 – 5:17 A.M.

Seneca County has been added to the list of counties with residents who may have had contact with a person diagnosed with Ebola. The Ohio Department of Health released new information on the state’s response to the disease yesterday. It shows Seneca County in a list of 15 counties with seven or fewer contacts with Amber Vinson.

Vinson is a Dallas nurse who visited northeast Ohio before she was diagnosed with Ebola. However, the AP reported this week that doctors were no longer able to detect the disease in her body.

164 people in Ohio may have had contact with Vinson. Only three people are in quarantine. The rest are monitoring their temperature twice a day.

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Findlay Police Investigating Wednesday Night Attack

10/24/14 – 5:03 A.M.

The Findlay Police Department is investigating an alleged assault. The department reports a 44-year-old man was attacked by four unknown men in the 1800 block of North Blanchard Street just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

The victim was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of what were called substantial non-life threatening injuries.

No weapons were used in the attack.


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