Review Category : Local News

Road Paving Continues In Findlay Today

6/2/15 – 6:42 A.M.

Road crews will continue paving work in Findlay today. Work will take place on Parkside Place and Bernard Avenue through the rest of the week. Parkside will be closed to through-traffic from Bernard to Markel Street from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day. Bernard will be closed from Crystal Avenue to the end of the street during the same times.

You’re asked to avoid the area if possible.

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Arlington Junk Pick Up Costs Debated

6/2/15 – 5:33 A.M.

The cost of this year’s spring trash pickup in Arlington has raised some eyebrows. The Courier reports the bill from J&N Haulers of Ada was $13,500 to collect junk left at the curbside by residents. That’s a more than $5,000 increase from 2014.

Councilman Thad Dempster said crews had to spend more time this year collecting loose, scattered debris.

The possibility of setting out dumpsters in the town for residents to use was talked about. No decision was made on the future of the annual junk collection.

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Renovation Of Cemetery In Bluffton Questioned

6/2/15 – 5:25 A.M.

The renovation of Shannon Cemetery in Bluffton has angered a few people. The Courier reports several people were on hand at the village council meeting Monday night to voice their concerns about the project. The cemetery is being turned into a memorial for the town’s earliest residents. A park is included in the plans. Dick Boeher is heading up the project, and says the 175-year-old cemetery was left unattended for many years.

Tracy McIlroy was one of eight people who spoke against the renovation. McIlroy says the cemetery should be returned to its original state.

A Facebook page has been started to oppose the changes. It calls for members to repair the damage done to the cemetery.

A council committee will be appointed to discuss the issue.

MORE: The Courier

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Toledo Shooting Suspect Arrested In Fostoria

6/2/15 – 5:11 A.M.

A Toledo shooting suspect was arrested in Fostoria Monday after a brief standoff.  The Courier reports 28-year-old Renaur Lamb was taken into custody when he tried to jump from a second-story window to escape.  The location of the incident was not available Monday.

Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno said there were no hostages in the house but there were children present.

Lamb was wanted in connection to a May 1 shooting in Toledo.  He was being in the process of being transferred to Lucas County Monday night.

MORE: The Courier

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Freudenberg-NOK Gets Job Creation Tax Break

6/2/15 – 5:03 A.M.

A Findlay company has received a job creation tax credit. The State Tax Credit Authority granted a 45 percent credit on 25 jobs to be added at Freudenberg-NOK. The new jobs at the facility will pay an average of around $38,600 per year. The tax credit is valued at $71,000 for the company.

Freudenberg is working on a 43,000 square foot expansion. The company already employs 148 people in Hancock County. The plant off of Sandusky Street near I-75 makes sealing parts for vehicle manufacturers and other suppliers.

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Jury Selection Process For Hartman Trial Outlined

6/2/15 – 4:51 A.M.

The jury selection process for the murder trial of a Findlay man has been approved. The Courier reports both the defense for Jerrod Hartman and the prosecution agreed to a process that includes a limited questionnaire for potential jury members. The process will also limit the amount of oral questions people will be asked.

According to court documents, information provided in written statements and during an on-camera interviews are likely to be more honest than oral statements in a public courtroom. Judge Joseph Niemeyer said the details of the process still need to be put together.

Hartman is accused of killing his infant son on October 28 of 2013.

MORE: The Courier

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Wood County Humane Society Pushing Cat Adoptions

6/2/15 – 4:24 A.M.

Dozens of cats are up for adoption at the Wood County Humane Society. The organization has launched its “Adopt a Shelter Cat” promotion, offering county residents the chance to adopt two kittens for the price of one and dropping the fee to adopt an adult cat to ten-dollars. The cat adoption campaign runs through the end of June.

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Companies In Region Get Tax Breaks For Job Creation

6/2/15 – 4:20 A.M.

A Lima company will create new jobs with help from state tax breaks. Lima-based Nelson Packaging is expected to expand its facility to include a railroad spur and add 140 jobs. Another company in our region is also benefitting from the tax breaks. Alkon Corporation of Fremont will add 20 jobs to meet the worldwide demand for its valves and fittings and improve delivery of its products.

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Julie Cole Golf Tourney Set For Next Week

6/1/15 – 11:06 A.M.

An annual charity golf tournament is set for next week in Findlay. The 26th annual Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic will take place June 8 at the Findlay Country Club. Meg Mallon and Findlay native Julie Cole will be the guest professionals for the day.

The event has raised more than $2 million for local non-profit organizations over the course of 2.5 decades. The organizations that will benefit this year include Bridge Hospice, the Armes Family Cancer Center Endowment, and the Julie Cole Golf Fund for Junior Golfers.

The day starts at 8 a.m. with registration and breakfast. The professional’s clinic starts at 9 a.m. with the tournament to follow. An all day pass to watch the proceedings costs $10.

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June Forecast Looks Good For Local Crops

6/1/15 – 10:52 A.M.

Despite a cooler than normal start, June is shaping up to be a good month for area crops. Hancock County OSU Extension Educator Ed Lentz says the long range forecast is looking fairly typical for the month. That means get ready for humid days ahead…

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz says we can expect up to an inch of rain a week for the month. However, there will most likely be a lot of scattered showers which means some fields will see more rain than others.

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