Review Category : Local News

Fostoria Saving Nearly $100,000 Per Year By Not Hiring New Police Officers

6/21/17 – 6:53 A.M.

Fostoria is saving more money than previously thought by not replacing two police officers. The Review-Times reports the city stands to save nearly $100,000 this year. Mayor Eric Keckler talked to city council about the numbers Tuesday night. At a previous meeting, Interim Safety Service Director Lewie Ekleberry told Keckler that not replacing the officers would save the city $30,000. On Tuesday Keckler said, “that was a mistake that we made because of no good reason.”

Fostoria police officers have made more than $117,000 in overtime this year. Officials say that’s still less expensive than hiring two new officers.

The Fostoria Police Department currently has 20 officers on staff, including two school resource officers. Hiring seven officers to serve in the field would cost Fostoria around $679,000 a year.

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Arcadia School Board Eyes Upgrade Projects

6/21/17 – 7:17 A.M.

The Arcadia school district is moving forward with plans to upgrade its buildings. The Courier reports the school board is looking for qualifications from interested architectural firms to design new classrooms and a new gym. The new classrooms would replace modular classrooms the school is currently using.

The school board now has to decide how to fund any potential project. They’ll also decide if they should divide the work into separate phases.

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Report: Counterfeit Money Used At Putnam County Fair

6/21/17 – 7:40 A.M.

Investigators in Putnam County are looking into reports of counterfeit money at the Putnam County Fair. WLIO-TV reports a vendor told sheriff’s deputies three people were trying to use fake fifty-dollar bills Tuesday afternoon. The vendor also told authorities the people involved threw away the rest of the fake money.

Deputies took the people in for questioning but didn’t find any fake bills on them. Investigators let the group go, and they left the fair. After the group left, a deputy found a fake bill in a trash can.

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Fostoria Schools Look To Realign Administrators

6/21/17 – 8:35 A.M.

The Fostoria school district will realign administrators to better serve students in the new school building. The Review-Times reports the adjustments started Tuesday night. The board hired Intermediate Elementary School Principal Tera Matz as the district’s curriculum director. Matz starts in the new role in August.

Superintendent Andrew Sprang says the administration is working to get information about other changes as soon as possible.

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Fireworks Planned In Arlington This Friday

6/21/17 – 8:41 A.M.

Arlington is hosting a fireworks display at the end of the week. The Arlington Festival food committee is sponsoring an open house at the village park shelter house from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. They’ll serve popcorn, hot dogs, and root beer floats among other items.

The Arlington Fire Department’s fireworks show follows the open house.

Money raised from the event benefits the Arlington Festival scheduled for August 11 and 12.

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Carey Plans To Eliminate Second Notice Mailings For Utility Customers

6/21/17 – 8:47 A.M.

If you’re late on paying your utility bills in Carey, you might not get a second notice in the mail anymore. The Courier reports village council agreed Tuesday to prepare legislation that eliminates mailing a second notice to utility customers. The change could save the village around $2,000 per year.

Village employees would still hang “shut off” tags. The tags would give customers 24 hours to make a payment before losing service.

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Former Kenton Football Player Dies At Kent State Football Camp

6/14/17 – 4:38 A.M.

Autopsy results are pending on a Kent State University football player who died after practice. University officials say 19-year-old Tyler Heintz died yesterday morning. Heintz was an incoming freshman offensive lineman from Kenton.

The Kenton football Twitter account confirmed Heintz’s death, saying the news, “shocked a bewildered” the staff and players.

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Michigan Man Indicted On Rape Charge In Hancock County

6/14/17 – 4:53 A.M.

A Michigan man is facing a rape charge in Hancock County. The Courier reports the grand jury handed up an indictment against 38-year-old Johnny Randazzo of St. Clair Shores this week. The incident allegedly happened on March 7.

Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle tells the newspaper that Randazzo and the victim knew each other. Riegle added they were not in a relationship at the time of the sexual assault.

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Findlay Teen To Be Tried As An Adult For November Shooting Incident

6/14/17 – 5:02 A.M.

A Findlay teenager is facing a felonious assault charge in connection with a shooting incident. The Courier reports 17-year-old Korben Everhardt allegedly shot another juvenile with a hand gun on November 20.

Prosecutors moved the case from the Hancock County Juvenile Court to the Hancock County Common Pleas Court due to the severity of the charge.

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UPDATE: Boil Water Advisory Remains In Place For Some Findlay Residents

6/14/17 – 5:09 A.M.
Update – 4:01 P.M.

Several Findlay homes remain under a boil water advisory today. The water distribution department says the advisory affects homes in the 700 block of Londonderry Drive and a home at 1720 Greendale Avenue.

The advisory has been lifted for addresses on Queenswood Drive.

We have a complete list of the affected addresses below.

People who live in the affected area should boil their water before using it.

For more information, you can call the water treatment department at (419)424-7193.

Affected Addresses:

Londonderry: 700, 708, 709, 714, 717, 718, 721, 724, 729, 735

Greendale: 1720

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