Review Category : Local News

The Family Center Hosts An Open House To Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary

09/22/16 – 3:23 P.M.

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation celebrates The Family Center’s 10th anniversary tonight. There will be an open house from 5pm-7pm this evening. At 5:30 pm there will be a short program to rededicate the building. Guided tours will be available throughout the evening.

The Family Center houses 13 Hancock nonprofit agencies and sees more than 75,000 visitors a year.

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Former Stroh Center Director Takes Plea Deal

9/22/16 – 11:40 A.M.

The former director of the Stroh Center at Bowling Green State University made a court appearance Wednesday. The Sentinel Tribune reports Ben Spence pleaded guilty to a pair of charges. They included grand theft and tampering with evidence.

Officials charged Spence with two counts of theft in office and three counts of tampering last year. The charges came after investigators found, “irregularities with cash handling practices done in connection with Ohio High School Athletic Association tournaments.”

Spence resigned last October. A Wood County judge will sentence him on November 10. Part of the sentence could include more than $10,000 in restitution.

MORE: Sentinel-Tribune

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Hancock County Commissioner Candidate Asks Questions About Juvenile Court Renovations

9/22/16 – 11:20 A.M.

A Hancock County Commissioner candidate has questions about planned renovations to the juvenile and probate court. William Bateson raised some issues during Thursday’s county commissioners meeting…

Audio: William Bateson

The commissioners told Bateson there isn’t a value assigned to the building because it is tax exempt. Commissioner Phil Riegle said there isn’t a clear cut answer…

Audio: Phil Riegle

Riegle says it would cost around $5 million to replace the current facility. He adds because the court is close to the jail and sheriff’s office, it’s worth more to the county than it would be on the open market.

Bateson said he wanted to know if it was practical to get “22nd-century use out of an 18th-century building. Riegle said he believes the renovations are a smart investment for the next few decades of use.

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Two Facing Charges Following Fostoria Drug Raid

9/22/16 – 5:30 A.M.

Officers from the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit searched a Fostoria home Wednesday. Two people are potentially facing drug charges as a result. The Review-Times reports investigators served a warrant at 618 West Tiffin Avenue. The search warrant allegedly turned up suspected cocaine, suspected crack cocaine, criminal tools and evidence of drug trafficking.

Prosecutors could charge 42-year-old Kristina Jeffcoat with permitting drug abuse in the home. 34-year-old Taneel Lee also faces charges. The newspaper reports Lee was one of nine people arrested in an August 2015 drug sweep. He was out of jail on bond awaiting trial in that case.

MORE: Review-Times

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Voter Registration Deadline In October 11

9/22/16 – 5:18 A.M.

If you plan on voting in the November general election, you have a few weeks left to get registered. The deadline is October 11. There are many places to get signed up. Voter registration forms are available at your county board of elections. You can also register in person at places like public libraries and high schools. Some lesser known places to register include Ohio BMV offices, the Department of Job and Family Services, and the Department of Health.

You can also register to vote by mail. We have a link to the application form on our website.

MORE: Voter Registration Form

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Putnam County Commissioners Consider Asking For Extension Of Water District Grant

9/22/16 – 5:10 A.M.

The Putnam County Commissioners are thinking about asking for an extension of a grant that would help launch a regional water and sewer district. County Administrator Jack Betscher tells the Putnam County Sentinel there’s still a chance some of the villages and townships might reconsider. He added the county commissioners might also change their position.

Several of the villages involved have cited a lack of county support as a reason for dropping out of the project. Commissioner John Love supports the formation of the district, while Vincent Schroeder was against it. The newspaper reports Commissioner Travis Jerwers was against petitioning to form a district. However, he said he would reconsider his stance.

There is a chance the state could force the county to pay back $80,000 of the grant money used to get the district started. Betscher says while that’s a possibility, his conversations with the state have led him to believe it would be unlikely.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Findlay Police Department To Test For Dispatcher’s Job

9/22/16 – 4:53 A.M.

If you’re interested in becoming a Findlay Police Department radio dispatcher, an exam is coming up next month. The Findlay Civil Service Commission will give the exam many times between October 19th and the 21st. Before you can take the test you need to contact the commission by October 13th.

You have to submit an application before you can take the test. For more information, call (419)424-7112. We have a link to the application on our website.

MORE: Application Link

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1 Hurt And 1 Dead In Ohio 15 Crash

09/21/16 – 10:13 P.M.

One person was killed and another injured in an accident on Ohio 15, southeast of Findlay Wednesday morning. The Courier reports that the Findlay Post of the State Highway Patrol responded to the accident. 71-year-old Roberta Peterson of Findlay was pronounced dead at the at Blanchard Valley Hospital. She was the passenger of 89-year-old Elgene Neiswander of Arlington who is at Blanchard Valley hospital with severe injuries.

The patrol said that Neiswander was northbound on Hancock 180 at 9:35 am when she failed to yield the right of way at Ohio 15. Her car was struck on the passenger side by a westbound vehicle driven by 49-year-old Paul Dubois.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Panel Speaks About Peer Support At UF Class

09/21/16 – 9:54 P.M.

More seats were filled at the Chemical Dependency Seminar in the Davis street Building. This week a panel of various support groups was available to students and community members. The panel consisted of Bill Fedirka from Celebrate Recovery, Becky Stockard of Focus on Friends, Jill Darnell from Century Health, and a representative of a 12 step program. The topic of discussion was peer support which these organizations offer. They discussed how substance misuse can have a lengthy recovery but that there are people to help.

You can join the class every Wednesday at 6 pm in room 2225 of the Davis Street Building. Director of the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Sciences at Bowling Green State University Jon Sprague is the speaker next week.

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University of Findlay Accepts Large Monetary Gift

09/21/16 – 5:39 P.M.

The University of Findlay accepted a monetary gift. The university received 1 million dollars from the TLB Foundation. Co-Founder Gary Harpst said that they gave the donation to two reasons.

Gary Harpst

Harpst says he likes how Findlay operates as a Christian and a worldly university.

Best of Both

The ceremony was held in the Davis Street Building Lobby. Several students gave accounts on how the scholarships provided by the TLB Foundation changed their lives.

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