Review Category : Local News

Curb Replacement Projects Begin In Findlay

5/2/16 – 4:37 A.M.

Curb replacement will start across Findlay this week. You can expect to see closures on Marilyn Drive, Lilac Lane, Goldenrod Lane, and Elm Street. Lane restrictions will be in place for Coventry Drive and Orchard Lane. You’re asked to avoid the areas if possible as short delays are expected over the next few weeks.

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Monday Interview – Be Aware Of Motorcyclists On Roads And Highways

5/2/2016 – 4:00 am

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. With the warmer weather here to stay more and more people are out on the roads and highways in motorcycles. Lt. Matt Crow from the Findlay Post of the Ohio State Patrol says that motorcyclists should make sure they are properly trained on the use, and laws of motorcycling in the State of Ohio. Additionally…

Audio: Lt. Matt Crow

But Crow notes that proper safety isn’t just limited to motorcyclists themselves. For all drivers on the roadway, it is important to be aware of motorcyclists on the highway when you are out driving as they can be harder to notice at times.

Audio: Lt. Matt Crow

Crow says that the notion of looking twice to save a life is especially important for motorcyclists because they can appear in a drivers blind spot quickly and without warning. Bottom line, Crow says there are a number of things that driver and motorcyclists need to remember to stay safe out on the roadways this spring and summer.

Audio: Lt. Matt Crow

To hear the complete interview with Lt. Crow visit our Soundcloud Page below.

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Five Arrested In Undercover Prostitution Investigation

4/29/2016 – 6:00 pm

Five people were arrested in an undercover prostitution investigation in Findlay Thursday. The Courier reports that 23-year-old Ronesha Nash of Toledo, 24-year-old Tonya Gipson, and 23-year-old Keira Kilwicki of Toledo were all arrested and charged with prostitution. Additionally, 27-year-old Tara Dughman and 25-year-old Andrea Frazier of Tiffin were both arrested and charged with prostitution and possession of drug abuse instruments.

Additional charges of possession of heroin are expected pending lab results.

More: The Courier

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Laundry Pods Can Pose A Danger To Small Children

4/29/2016 – 12:50 pm

Caption: Comparison between laundry pods and candy. (Illinois Poison Control Center)

A growing danger in households comes from a source to keep things clean. Since being introduced on the market in 2012, laundry pods which dispense pre-measured soap in laundry have been viewed as a danger due to the pads looking similar to candy in the eyes of children. Between 2012-2013 over 700 children required hospital admission from ingesting the laundry pods, with injuries ranging from vomiting, skin and eye irritation and more severe problems like loss of consciousness and respiratory failure.

Since their introduction, there has been a push to help parents keep the pods out of their children’s reach including introducing child-resistant containers, design changes on the pods themselves, and ultimately educating the public on the dangers associated with ingesting the pods. The Illinois Poison Control Center has done some research into the use of the pods and their dangers. For more information about the dangers of ingesting laundry pods, download their report.

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Cooper Increases Profits 45 Percent

4/29/2016 – 10:35 am

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company profits increased 45 percent in the last quarter from a year earlier to $59 million. The Courier reports that earnings in the January-March quarter translated to $105 per diluted share. Sales dropped two percent to $650 million, however, Cooper sold two percent more tires than a year earlier. The cost of raw materials also declined.

Coopers operating margin grew to 14 percent from 10.6 percent a year earlier. So for every dollar in sales, 14 cents became operating profit. Operating profit grew 29 percent to $91 million.

More: The Courier

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Appeals Court Judge Featured At Law Day Breakfast

4/29/2016 – 7:13 am

Judge Sean Gallagher of the Court of Appeals of Ohio for the Eight Appellate District is slated to deliver the keynote address at the 59th Annual Law Day Breakfast this morning, sponsored by the Findlay/Hancock County Bar Association. This year’s theme is “Miranda: More than Words” as this year the US marks the 50th anniversary of the case Miranda v. Arizona which gave rise to Miranda Warnings.

The breakfast will be held this morning at the Findlay Country Club starting at 7:30am.

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Video: 4th Grade Students Learn About Voting And Government At Hancock Museum

4/29/2016 – 6:40 am

4th Grade Students from Chamberlin Hill spent a day at the Hancock Historical Museum learning about voting, government and how the different branches of government work. The program, offered by the museum utilizes the new Mike Oxley Government Center to give the students a hands-on approach to government.

Audio: Deb Wickerham

Education Coordinator Deb Wickerham says students participate in voting on an issue and then are given chances to critically evaluate topics like government leaders do. Wickerham says that the program has been ongoing for the past two years.

Audio: Deb Wickerham

The program is offered in the Spring to all 4th-grade students in Hancock County. For more information about the program and the work of the Oxley Government Center at the museum, contact the museum at 419-423-4433. A video of the event can be found above.

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Elm Street To Be Closed For Street Repairs

4/29/2016 – 4:56 am

The City of Findlay will be replacing sidewalks and curbs on Elm Street starting today and continuing through Friday, May 6th. The City Engineering Office reports that during that time, Elm Street will be closed to thru-traffic from Lima Avenue to Main Street starting at 7am and ending at 7pm each day.

The City will be placing all of the curb and sidewalks as well as part of existing drives. Schedule is weather and contractor permitting. Avoid the block if at all possible.

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Wood County Arson Suspects Plead Not Guilty

4/29/2016 – 4:47 am

Four men arrested in connection to a string of arson fires in Wood County late last month have pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Review-Times reports that Nicholas Hackworth, Todd Bollett, Santana Diliberto and Brett Phillabaum entered the not guilty pleas to a combined 51 charges from the Wood County Common Pleas Court last week.

A Wood County grand jury handed down indictments against the four on April 6th. In all, nine suspects, four adults, and five juveniles were arrested in connection to the crimes, taking place between March 22nd and March 27th. Details regarding potential motives for the crimes have not yet been released, but prosecutors have said they believe gasoline was the primary accelerant used to ignite the fires.

More: The Review-Times

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Fostoria Third Grade Students Facing Charges

4/29/2016 – 4:40 am

Two Fostoria City Schools’ third-grade students face charges of inducing panic after falsely reporting subjects were taking their pictures at two separate bus stops Thursday morning. The Review-Times reports that the pair told school officials that a male subject had been seen taking pictures of them while they waited at the bus stop. The two students reported this happening at two separate incidents.

After alerting parents, local law enforcement began investigating the claims but after attempts to gather further information, the stories didn’t add up. Later, both students admitted to plotting their stories for a week and a half. They wouldn’t say why they did it. Charges have been filed against both students and the school resource officer is recommending expulsion for the two. Parents were notified later in the day that the reports were false.

More: The Review-Times

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