Review Category : Local News

Eat To Raise Awareness And Funds For Dyslexia

10/06/16 – 6:43 P.M.

October is dyslexia awareness month and Findlay City Schools is raising money to help kids. First-grade teacher Becky Solomon helps kids with dyslexia and says you can too.


Solomon says that the training only takes teachers about a week to complete but prepares them to help students.


The restaurants helping the fundraiser are Panera Bread on the 20th, Bob Evans on the 24th, and Sweet Frog on the 28th. You can pick up the vouchers to these restaurants at the schools. Give them the voucher and 10-20% of the proceeds will go towards FCS Dyslexia Awareness funds.

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Local Habitat For Humanity Dedicates Home In Arlington With Ceremony And Picnic

10/06/16 – 10:48 A.M.

A dedication ceremony and picnic will be held for a house built by the Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County. This home marks the 37th home and 5th Women Build. The ceremony will be held at 337 Arlington Avenue in Arlington starting at 11 a.m. There will be a picnic provided by the Girl Scouts of America and tours of the new home after the ceremony. The home came together because 400 women volunteers and several men came to help the Women Build 2016 home.

Moving in are Carol Steegman and her 9-year-old daughter. Steegman says she looks forward to having a safe comfortable home to raise her youngest daughter.

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Educators Rally To Bring Back Local Control Of Education

10/6/16 – 9:58 A.M.

Enough standardized testing. That was the message from several teachers at Liberty-Benton High School and around the state today. Schools across Ohio took part in a “walk-in” to show support for bringing control of education back to the local level…

Audio: Mary Jo McFarlane

Mary Jo McFarlane is the president of the Liberty-Benton Teachers Association. She says that the recently passed “Every Student Succeeds” Act gives schools a chance to wrangle back local control, but they need your help…

Audio: Mary Jo McFarlane

McFarlane says flawed standardized tests are hurting kids…

Audio: Mary Jo McFarlane

McFarlane says there is growing frustration over the ever-changing testing methods and state report cards in Ohio. She adds they aren’t true reflections of how students and school districts are doing.

While teachers and administrators don’t like the tests, they do want to be held accountable…

Audio: Mary Jo McFarlane

Several teachers, administrators, parents, and students were on hand for the event.

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Mike Pence To Make Campaign Stop In Wood County Friday

10/6/16 – 8:24 A.M.

The Republican nominee for vice president will make a stop in northern Wood County Friday. The Sentinel-Tribune reports Indiana Governor Mike Pence will stump for votes at the Rossford Community Recreation Center at 400 Dixie Highway. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the event starts at 5:30 p.m.

For ticket information you can go to the Donald Trump campaign website.

MORE: Sentinel-Tribune

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Assessments For New Seneca County Land Use Plan Approved

10/6/16 – 5:35 A.M.

Members of the Seneca Regional Planning Commission’s board of directors have approved increasing assessments to pay for a new land use plan. Not everyone is happy about it though. The Review-Times reports Fostoria Mayor Eric Keckler and Assistant City Prosecutor Barbara Dibble were the only ‘no’ votes against the plan. Dibble tells the newspaper the plan doesn’t mention Fostoria and appears to focus mainly on Tiffin. The new land use plan aims to spur economic development in the county.

RPC Director Charlene Watkins said it is up to individual cities, towns, and townships on whether they pay the increased assessments or not.

The new assessment will charge municipalities 75 cents per resident instead of 50 cents.

MORE: Review-Times

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Bullet Found In Fostoria Home Came From FPD Rifle

10/6/16 – 5:19 A.M.

A bullet found in a home near Fostoria last month came from a Fostoria Police Department rifle. The Review-Times reports Ohio BCI investigators recently finished their investigation. A resident at 4485 North Township Road 45 found a bullet hole in her home and a bullet lodged in a mattress inside the home on September 23. It appears the bullet came from the Fostoria Police Department’s shooting range, which is about a half-mile away.

Police Chief Keth Loreno says the department has offered to fix the damage to the home. The department has also closed the eastern part of the shooting range. The NRA will look into extra safety features for the range.

Loreno tells the newspaper, “we have heavy dirt backstops at the location where it occurred.” He added, “whether there was something inside the soil that caused it to deflect, we don’t know. We’re not sure what it may have struck to go beyond the range.”

MORE: Review-Times

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One Person Injured In Two-Car Crash In Findlay

10/6/16 – 5:06 A.M.

A two-car crash injured two people in Findlay late Wednesday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the collision happened at the intersection of Lima Avenue and South West Street around 5:50 p.m. 79-year-old Charles Breitgam of Jenera was stopped for a traffic light at the intersection when he was hit from behind by a pickup truck driven by 42-year-old Tom Siferd.

Hanco Ambulance took Siferd to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor facial injuries. Investigators cited Siferd for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead.

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Woman Accused Of Attacking Putnam County Priest Enters Insanity Plea

10/6/16 – 4:55 A.M.

The woman accused of attacking a retired priest in Putnam County has entered an insanity plea. The Courier reports prosecutors have charged 65-year-old Frances Wilhelm of Napoleon with attempted murder and felonious assault. Investigators say Wilhelm attacked 84-year-old Herman Scherger as he was getting out of his car at his Cloverdale home over the Labor Day weekend.

A judge set Wilhelm’s bond at $250,000.

MORE: The Courier

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Hancock Historical Museum Says Its Not Too Late To Join Some October Events

10/05/16 – 10:30 P.M.

October is a busy month for the Hancock Historical Museum and it’s not too late to join in on some of the events. Executive Director Sarah Sisser says that they’ll be in the October spirit for their monthly movie.


The following night will be the family friendly Spooktacular event from 5-8 p.m. Sisser says that it will have a bit of everything.


Entrance to the Spooktacular event is only $1.

The Spirit and Boos: Haunted History Tour and Pub Crawl is sold out. Sisser says that they will bring back the event next year due to its popularity.

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Attorney General BCI Agent Spoke To University Of Findlay Class About Meth Labs

10/05/16 – 9:37 P.M.

An agent from the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation spoke to a class about clandestine meth labs. The agent said that these labs can vary in size. Some are complex and take up a room while others are just chemical reactions inside of a soda bottle.

He added that these labs are extremely dangerous and could explode. The mixture inside the bottles is flammable and if two of the ingredients connect they create a flame. The agent says that this happens all too often and people are seriously injured. These reactions have even destroyed houses.

The agent added that there are things you should be aware of. He said that these small labs have mixtures of solids and liquids in them. They also sometimes have tubes that come out of them.

The agent said that if you suspect a bottle is acting as a meth lab, you should avoid contact and call the police.

The agent’s presentation was part of the Combatting Chemical Dependency class at the University of Findlay. The class is open to the public and meets every Wednesday in room 2225 of the Davis Street Building at 6 p.m.

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