Review Category : Local News

Hancock County ADAMHS Board Voices Opposition To Issue 3

8/26/15 – 4:52 A.M.

This fall we’ll vote on whether to legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana in Ohio. On Tuesday, the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, unanimously voted to oppose State Issue 3.

Hancock County Prosecutor Mark Miller is the chairman of community awareness for the Opiate Task Force. He talked to the board about the proposed amendment to the state constitution. If it passes, Ohio would be the first state to legalize medical and recreational marijuana use at the same time.

Miller also talked about State Issue 2. He says it would prevent a marijuana monopoly from being created. He said if both issues pass, but Issue 3 gets more votes, it could set up a legal battle where the issue receiving the most votes wins out.

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Assaults Reported At BG Tractor Pulls

8/26/15 – 4:18 A.M.

Investigations are underway into assaults reported during the National Tractor Pull in Bowling Green. Wood County sheriff’s deputies say three people were physically or sexually assaulted this past weekend at the county fairgrounds. The victims say, however, they were too drunk to remember anything about a suspect.

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Bellefontaine Woman To Face Death Penalty Charges

8/25/2015   5:15pm

The Logan County grand jury has indicted a Bellefontaine woman for the deaths of her sons The Bellefontaine Examiner reports that Brittany Pilkington, age 23 of Bellefontaine has been indicted on three counts of aggravated murder with death specifications. Each count specifies the victims were under the age of thirteen and there were two or more victims killed. It is possible she could be sentenced to death if convicted of the charges.

Pilkington is currently being held in the Logan County Jail under a $1 million bond. An arraignment hearing is set for Wednesday afternoon in Logan County Common Pleas Court.

More: The Bellefontaine Examiner

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Gallery: Heated Comments During Blanchard Flood Mitigation Meeting

8/25/2015    4:45pm

The public portion of Tuesday’s Flood Mitigation Plan meeting got a bit heated.

Audio: Public Comments

Members of the public continued to lobby for the riverbed to be cleaned out to help alleviate the issues but the Army Corps of Engineers maintain that cleaning and scraping the riverbed west of Findlay alone will have little impact on the flood levels.

Below are pictures from the bridge crossings along the Blanchard River on County Roads 140 and 139, Liberty Township Road 128 and State Route 235. The pictures indicate which direction the shots were taken.

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Video: Army Corps Discusses Mitigation Plan Changes In Findlay

8/25/15 – 12:46 A.M.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave an update on Blanchard River flood mitigation plans while in Findlay Tuesday. Lt. Col. Karl Jansen explained the major changes, including the reasoning behind removing a proposed levee east of Findlay…

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Jansen says that, combined with negative feedback locally, led to the levy being left out.

Another big reason the levee won’t make the final cut of the plan is because of changes made to the proposed Eagle Creek diversion channel south of Findlay.

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Jansen says the updated mitigation plan would reduce water levels during the 100-year flood by more than 4.5 feet in some parts of Findlay. The only area of “induced” flooding would be at the entrance of the diversion channel.

Because of the changes to the plan, it looks like final approval will be delayed. The plan most go be reviewed by the Civil Works Review Board, which will likely happen in December. The Chief’s Report, the final step in the study process, most likely won’t come out until around Memorial Day of next year. Previously it was thought that would happen in March.

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One Energy To Sponsor Findlay-Hancock County Halloween Parade

8/25/2015   11:45am

As fall approaches, it’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween, and the annual Findlay-Hancock County Halloween Parade. The Hancock Leadership Alumni Association has announced that the 2015 parade will be held in downtown Findlay on Tuesday, October 27th at 7pm. One Energy, a locally based wind energy company will be the main sponsor of the event this year. Call 419-422-3313 ext. 124 for more information about the parade.

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UF Open Political Science Course Moved Due To High Interest

8/25/2015     10:20am

Due to high public interest, the Political Science Course being offered at the University of Findlay this fall has been moved. The class will now be held in the Davis Building, room 102. Davis is located at the corner of Davis and North Cory streets in Findlay.

The course, Political Science 110 which will cover national politics in the United States and the institutions of American national government.The class is free and open to the public, and will be held Tuesday evenings from 6pm-8pm this fall semester.

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Interactive Charts: Unemployment Stays Even For July In Hancock County

8/25/15 – 9:15 A.M.

The unemployment rate was largely unchanged in Hancock County in July. Numbers reported by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services show the same amount of people were employed in July as were employed in June. 100 people dropped out of the labor force. As a result, the unemployment rate stayed at 3.9 percent.

Elsewhere in the region joblessness was down slightly or even. The lowest unemployment rate is in Wyandot County at 3.6 percent, followed by Putnam County at 3.8. Wood County was at 4.4 percent joblessness, Henry and Seneca Counties checked in at 4.7, Allen County saw a rate of 4.9 percent, and Hardin was 5 percent.

 

 

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BG Police Investigate Report Of Shots Fired In Downtown Area

8/25/15 – 5:28 A.M.

Police in Bowling Green are looking into a report of shots fired in the downtown area from over the past weekend. The Sentinel Tribune reports officers were called to the Uptown Downtown Sports Bar and Deli on North Main Street just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday. When officers arrived people were leaving the business. A shell casing was found in the area.

No injuries were reported, and no arrests have been made.

MORE: Sentinel Tribune

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SIEDC Looking For New President As Zak Takes Role At Tiffin University

8/25/15 – 5:21 A.M.

The Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation will be looking for a new president and CEO soon. David Zak announced his resignation Monday. A release from Tiffin University says Zak will begin working at the school as vice president for University Advancement and Economic Development on September 14.

Zak plans to remain active on the SIEDC board while representing Tiffin University. The SIEDC will begin the search for a new president in the next few weeks.

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