Review Category : Local News

Pay Raises Approved For Council Members

12/1/16 – 5:27 A.M.

Carey village council members are set for pay raises in the future. The Courier reports council approved $2,000 pay raises for councilors during a special meeting Monday night. The raises don’t take effect until the next term for each seat. Four council seats are up for election in 2017. The final two seats don’t come up for reelection again until 2019.

Council also voted to remove health insurance coverage for several administrators. The ordinance removes the mayor, law director and fiscal officer from eligibility for medical insurance coverage through the village.

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“Christmas In Fosterville” Set For Fostoria This Weekend

12/1/16 – 5:19 A.M.

The Christmas season rolls into Fostoria this weekend. The Courier reports “Christmas in Fosterville” takes place Saturday in the city. The event gets underway with an 11 a.m. showing of the Dr. Seuss film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the Kaubisch Memorial Public Library.

The Fostoria Rotary Club Christmas Parade starts at 1:30 p.m. It features floats, emergency vehicles, local bands and community members. You can still enter a parade float. Call (419)435-6641 for more information.

A full list of events is in today’s edition of the Courier.

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Ottawa Council Hears Concerns About Employee Compensation

12/1/16 – 5:13 A.M.

A former Ottawa council member talked about employee compensation concerns this week. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Gene Hovest told council he’s worried about the impact of raising shared insurance costs. Hovest believes suggested changes could lead to qualified employees looking elsewhere for work.

Ottawa village employees don’t pay up-front costs for insurance coverage. In October, Councilman Jeff Ducey suggested raising the amount to 20 percent.

Council took no official action on the issue Monday.

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Family Resource Center Speakers Discuss Preventing And Treating Addiction

11/30/16 – 8:59 P.M.

Representatives from the Family Resource Center of Northwestern Ohio spoke at the University of Findlay Wednesday night. Prevention Education Supervisor Mark Vehre said high risk decisions could cost you the things you value.

Mark Vehre

He added that addiction is a disease and is affected by genetics.

Mark Vehre

Vehre added that aside from genetics people can suffer addiction by enjoying too much of a substance over a short frequency of time. He said the more of a substance you use and the more often you use it, the greater your chance of addiction.

Chief clinical officer Melissa Meyer said if you trigger an addiction there are treatment options. They will start with an interview to learn more about you.

Melissa Meyer

She said that using this information will help the center to build a treatment program designed around your needs.

 

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Christmas Festival In Mount Blanchard Starts This Weekend

11/30/16 – 5:34 P.M.

Christmas is coming to Mount Blanchard this weekend and you’re invited to take part. Tim Morrison said that there will be a lot to do in the village.

Tim Morrison

Morrison said that there will local vendors selling items and food at the event. The festival will start at 3 pm and end at 7 pm.

On Sunday you can enjoy the Christmas Home Tour that will take you to five locations that are decorated. You can get tickets and maps at the event or you can call 419-957-7806 if you have questions.

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BGSU Interim Police Chief Talks About Campus Security

11/30/16 – 5:07 P.M.

There are ways to help make college campuses safer. That is the message from Bowling Green State University interim police chief Mike Campbell. He said that at BGSU they want to keep systems and routines up to date.

Mike Campbell

He added that they use a messaging system to keep faculty and students informed. This allows them to know what to do and to make informed decisions.

Campbell said that campuses are designed to be open and welcoming, so officers should be prepared.

Mike Campbell

Campbell said that it is also helpful to teach others what to look out for.

Mike Campbell

Campbell said that early intervention can get someone the help they need before anything violent should happen.

 

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Boil Water Advisory In Place For Findlay Streets

11/30/16 – 2:28 P.M.

A boil water advisory is in place for a few Findlay streets. The Water Distribution Department says that the advisory affects the 500, 600, and 700 blocks of Dayton Avenue. It also affects the 500 block of Balsley Avenue and the 700 and 800 blocks of Central Avenue. Work is being done on the water main on McConnell. Any water used for drinking, making ice, cooking, or for oral hygiene should be boiled for at least a minute.

If you have any questions, you can call the water distribution department at 419-424-7192

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Michigan Man Accused Of Selling Heroin In Findlay

11/30/16 – 11:15 A.M.

The Hancock County METRICH Drug Task Force arrested a Michigan man in a Findlay motel Tuesday night. The agency says officers found heroin, prescription drugs, marijuana and a “large amount of cash” in a room at the Red Roof Inn at 1951 Broad Avenue.

Police have charged 27-year-old Phillip Carswell of Detroit, Michigan with possession of heroin and possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

A release says Carswell could also face a drug trafficking charge.

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