Review Category : Local News

The Cadets to Hold Summer Trainings at Ohio Northern University

04/15/15     4:25 p.m.

Ohio Northern University will play host to an elite drum and bugle corps this summer.

The Cadets will use ONU as their spring training site May 14 to June 15. The Cadets is made up of the 200 best youth musicians from around the world.

Practice will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The rehearsals at Ohio Northern’s Dial-Roberson stadium will be open to the public.

Image provided by Ohio Northern University.

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BVH Auxiliary Raises $207,000 for New Cancer Care Center

04/15/15     4:12 p.m.

The Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary is about halfway to its $450,000 goal for funds for the new Armes Family Cancer Care Center.

At their annual banquet Tuesday, the BVH Auxiliary presented hospital leadership with a check for $207,000 for the center. The funds were raised through the hospital gift shop, Nearly New shop and other fundraisers.

The auxiliary is a group of more than 580 volunteers who work at the shops and fundraisers to raise money for Blanchard Valley Hospital. Also at the banquet, volunteers marking service milestones were recognized. To see the full list, visit our website.

Also at the banquet, volunteers marking service milestones were recognized.

65 years – Ann Urbanski, Mary Brucklacher, Edith Kramer
60 years – Marilyn Meyers, Dorothy Stealey
50 years – Joanne Connor
45 years – Carole Stoffel
40 years – Caroline LaBerge, Beverly Yammine
35 years – Marilyn Kerr, Patricia Nicholson, Teresa Schroeder
30 years – Sondra Graham, Sherry Heacock, Nancy Kitchen, Rowena McDougle, Gloria Sorg, Marcia Ann Weber
25 years – Elizabeth Hipp

Ruthanna Rule was recognized for most hours served at 14,500. Volunteers with more than 10,000 hours were Tina Beall, Judy Shoupe and Marilyn Noel.

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Welcoming Community to Analyze Findlay’s Overall Atmosphere

04/15/15     3:25 p.m.

How welcoming is Findlay as a community? The Hancock Leadership Alumni Association and the Hancock County Workforce Coalition will explore that question at a symposium called Welcoming Community next week.

Audio: Jack Hess

Jack Hess, executive director of the Institute for Coalition Building, will present the data gathered so far and will host a conversation on things Findlay is doing well and what can be improved upon.

Audio: Jack Hess

Welcoming Community will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. April 22 at Glenwood Middle School. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance by calling 419-422-3313 or email rsvp@findlayhancockchamber.com by April 20th.

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Allen County Man Killed In Shootout With Deputies

4/15/15 – 7:26 A.M.

An Allen County man is dead following a shootout with sheriff’s deputies Tuesday. The Allen County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened north of Lima just after noon.

Deputies arrived at 3371 Early Avenue to arrest Erik Wilt on felonious assault charges. Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish tells the Lima News when deputies arrived, Wilt went inside his home, got a gun, and started firing. Deputies then returned fire. It’s not clear yet if Wilt killed himself or was shot by a deputy.

The case remains under investigation.

MORE: Lima News

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BGSU Football Player Accused Of Assault

4/15/15 – 7:16 A.M.

A freshman member of the Bowling Green State University football team is facing an assault charge following an alleged domestic incident on campus. Media partner WTOL-11 reports Nick Johnson is accused of punching a woman and trying to choke her. The incident is said to have happened in a campus parking lot on the night of April 6.

Johnson plays cornerback for the Falcons and earned second team honors in the MAC last season.

MORE: WTOL-11

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Seneca County Officials Review GIS Mapping Possibilities

4/15/15 – 6:51 A.M.

Seneca County officials are reviewing potential upgrades to the county’s geographic information system computerized mapping, or GIS. The Review-Times reports the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Council of Governments recently received a grant to study the implementation of GIS. At the same time, Commissioner Holly Stacy has been meeting with Auditor Julie Adkins and Engineer Mark Zimmerman to discuss the issue.

GIS mapping can be used to benefit emergency personnel, economic development efforts, county departments and the public.

Department heads in the county will be asked about their GIS needs going forward.

MORE: Review-Times

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New Carey School Might Include Additional Classrooms

4/15/15 – 5:29 A.M.

The new Carey school building might be a little bigger than current plans call for when it’s all said and done. The school board is considering adding four more classrooms to the building that’s under construction. Board members approved a measure at their Tuesday meeting that allows an architectural firm to design the additional rooms. The general contractor will then estimate the cost.

Extra classrooms were considered at the beginning of the project but were put on hold at the time.

The new school is expected to be completed by mid-2016.

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Findlay Teen Injured In Tuesday Crash

4/15/15 – 5:24 A.M.

A Findlay teenager was injured in a two-car crash in Vanlue Tuesday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened just before 3 p.m. in the afternoon on North East Street.

18-year-old Rebekah Feasel was driving north when she hit the back of a car driven by 17-year-old Samantha Creager of Alvada. Creager was stopped to make a left turn and was not hurt. Feasel was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Feasel was also cited for failure to stop in an assured clear distance.

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Council-At-Large Forum To Be Held Tonight

4/15/15 – 5:17 P.M.

You’ll have a chance to hear from the five candidates running for three Findlay city council at-large seats tonight. A forum will be held at the University of Findlay just after 6 p.m. this evening.

On the Republican side, Grant Russel and Tom Shindledecker are seeking reelection. They’re being challenged by Jeff Wobser and John Kovach. The top three vote-getters move on to the general election where they will be joined by Democrat Mary Harshfield, who will also participate in tonight’s event.

You can listen to the forum on 1330 WFIN and 88.3 WLFC, as well as watch on UFTV channel 20 on Time Warner Cable.

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Some Blanchard River Flood Control Ideas Didn’t Make The Cut

4/15/15 – 4:59 A.M.

We now know how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to fight flooding along the Blanchard River. A levee and a diversion channel have been proposed to handle the issue. But many of the ideas we’ve heard about since 2007 didn’t make the cut. The Courier reports cost and engineering issues led to some proposals getting scrapped.

For instance, 24 miles of floodwalls and levees, much like what was seen in the 1962 flood study, would have cost $250 million to build. The Corps report also says the floodwalls would have caused induced flooding of 3-to-4 feet upstream and downstream of Findlay.

Many in the agriculture community have suggested clearing the river would help reduce flooding. However the Corps’ report says that would only solve minor flooding issues.

Detention basins were also considered. Corps engineers say the flat terrain of the area wouldn’t be deep enough to impact flood levels significantly.

MORE: The Courier

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