Review Category : Local News

City Council Passes Ordinance To Demolish Old School On Blanchard Avenue

7/19/16 – 9:21 P.M.

Findlay City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday giving All Excavating of McComb the go-ahead to demolish a dilapidated school building. The Huber School at 1001 Blanchard Avenue will be demolished for 58,800 dollars. Council had concerns about asbestos causing issues with the demolition. Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer said it wouldn’t be an issue.

Audio: Paul Schmelzer

All Excavating has other projects to attend to before they can demolish the old school. Once they do get to it Schmelzer says it shouldn’t take longer than a month to destroy the building.

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Two Injured In Tiffin Avenue Accident

7/19/16 – 5:43 P.M.

Two people were injured in an accident in the 1200 block of Tiffin Avenue. The Courier reports that the accident happened around 2:21 p.m. this afternoon. 48-year-old Tammy Santarosa and 25-year-old Aaron Kistler were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hancock County EMS.

The paper says Santarosa was driving east on Tiffin Avenue when she tried to turn left and ended up in the path of 37-year-old Ian Sidaway.

Santarosa was cited for failure to yield.

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Ohio State Highway Patrol Sees Huge Increase In Drug Arrests Compared To Last Year

7/19/16 – 5:22 P.M.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has proven it’s effectiveness in the first six months of 2016. Troopers have already seen a 20% increase in total drug arrests compared to 2015.  OSHP has seized over 13 pounds of cocaine in one traffic stop. Over 885,000 grams of marijuana and 53,000 grams of heroin have been seized since January.

OSHP reminds you that public participation is critical to highway safety. Call #677 to report impaired drivers or drug activity.

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Max Filby Provides Update On RNC So Far

7/19/16 – 4:05 P.M.

Day one of the Republican National Convention caught some delegates by surprise. The Courier’s Max Filby reports that the delegates thought there would be some show of protest, but not the amount they saw.

Audio: Max Filby

Delegates that oppose Donald Trump revolted, attempting to deny him the Republican nomination.

Today he is attending several meetings and receptions in various locations in Cleveland.

Audio: Max Filby

Filby will be at the RNC all week and will continue to give us updates. You can read his articles in the Wednesday edition of the courier and at thecourier.com.

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Lowry: Key To Preventing Workplace Violence Is Catching Problems Early

7/19/16 – 2:44 P.M.

Preventing violence in the workplace was the topic of conversation at Monday’s Findlay Rotary Club Meeting. Scott Lowry of the University of Findlay’s All Hazards Training Center told those on hand that businesses should focus on catching a problem before it spirals out of control…

Audio: Scott Lowry

Lowry says it’s important to be able to identify co-workers experiencing trauma…

Audio: Scott Lowry

Lowry adds Should the worst case scenario happen, businesses need to have plans in place…

Audio: Scott Lowry

Lowry spoke about the issue to members of the Findlay Rotary Club Monday.

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Getz To Be Carey’s Next Mayor

7/19/16 – 7:17 A.M.

Armand Getz will be Carey’s next mayor. The Courier reports Getz, who is the village council president, will be sworn in at 4 p.m. in council chambers. Getz announced he would accept the position at Monday night’s council meeting. There was debate over who should be the village’s mayor following the death of former Mayor Steve Smalley last month. Initially, Law Director Bob Maison was appointed to the role. However, it was later decided the form of government Carey operates under mandates the council president be appointed.

Getz told council members he considered not taking the position because of the succession controversy. But council Vice President Jennifer Rathburn said she did not have the time to take over as mayor, and Getz changed his mind.

Getz also addressed rumors he would be making personnel changes. He said the only change would be to replace Maison with someone he can work better with.

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Fostoria Hit-And-Run Under Investigation

7/19/16 – 6:52 A.M.

A hit-and-run involving a pedestrian is under investigation in Fostoria. The Review-Times reports the incident happened at 551 East Lytle Street around 11:30 a.m. Monday. A delivery driver from Akron was found in the parking lot of the Circle K at that location, but the driver of the other car was not.

Police are looking for a white man who was driving a white sedan. The car had collision damage on its front end.

Investigators say the victim was pinned against his delivery vehicle by the other car. He was treated for his injuries at the scene.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Fostoria Police Department at (419)435-8573.

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Arlington Pool Needs Expensive Repairs

7/19/16 – 6:44 A.M.

Officials in Arlington are worried about the long-terms status of the village swimming pool. The Courier reports council members were told several large repairs need to be made at the facility. Councilman Tom Blunk said sand filters, the roof of the pool house, and concrete around the pool all need fixed.

Council members talked about a potential 1-mill levy to generate $20,000 for park and pool use. The money could also be used to upgrade the village tennis courts and ball diamonds. Other funding amounts were also discussed.

No action was taken Monday. Council has until August 10 to place a levy on the November ballot.

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Arlington Council Given Update On Main Street Repair Plans

7/19/16 – 5:26 A.M.

Arlington village council members were given an update on proposed repairs to Main Street Monday night. The Courier reports Access Engineering Solutions of Celina and Blanchard Design Group of Findlay will design plans to upgrade the road, which is U.S. 68 through Arlington.

A two-part project would rebuild the road with curbs and gutters. It would also improve sidewalks and drainage. Funding for the first phase has been secured. The work will take place between State Route 103 north to the Vail Street bridge.

The cost of phase one is estimated to be more than $1.1 million. It will be paid for by a grant and loan package from ODOT. Arlington will contribute matching funds of $43,000.

The cost for both phases was estimated to be around $2.3 million.

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