Review Category : Local News

Drug Raid In Seneca County Leads To Arrest Of Toledo Area Man

1/25/17 – 6:41 A.M.

Police found a man wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Toledo during a Monday drug raid near Fostoria. The Review-Times reports officers arrested 39-year-old Jamaine Hill in a home at 3027 South State Route 23. Officers say a search of the home turned up cash, criminal tools, and drug paraphernalia.

Officers also arrested 35-year-old Shelia Burdine. She faces trafficking in drugs, permitting drug abuse and possession of criminal tools charges.

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Tennessee Man Facing Drug Charges In Hancock County

1/25/17 – 5:32 A.M.

A Tennessee man is facing drug charges in Hancock County. The Courier reports the grand jury indicted 42-year-old Lenard Williams Wednesday on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs.

A highway patrol trooper pulled Williams over on I-75 on January 20. An investigation found Williams allegedly had between 5 and 50 times the bulk amount of oxymorphone hydrochloride.

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Columbus Grove Man Facing Several Charges Stemming From Thanksgiving Crash

1/25/17 – 5:25 A.M.

A Columbus Grove man pleaded not guilty this week to charges that accuse him of hitting a woman with his car on Thanksgiving in Lima. The Lima News reports investigators have charged 24-year-old Curtis Miller with aggravated vehicular assault, failure to stop after an accident, and two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Police say Miller hit 23-year-old Whitney Allen of Lima around 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving. Allen was walking along the north edge of Spencerville Road when the collision happened.

Miller faces up to four years in prison.

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Grant Money Set Aside For Habitat For Humanity Homes

1/25/17 – 5:18 A.M.

A grant will direct money to Habitat for Humanity projects in Hancock County in 2017. The county commissioners signed an agreement Tuesday that allows part of the 2016 Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program grant funds to go to the organization. The agreement gives $20,000 per home built by the agency.

Habitat for Humanity plans to build two single-family homes in the county this year.

The Hancock Regional Planning Commission requested the grant allocation.

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Century Link Customers South Of Ottawa Affected By 911 Outage

1/25/17 – 5:10 A.M.

A 911 service outage is affecting people south of Ottawa in Putnam County today. The sheriff’s office says 92 Century Link customers in that area need to use a cell phone to dial 911 until further notice. A cut line is causing the outage.

Century Link is working to fix the problem. They expect service restoration sometime this morning.

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Unemployment Rises Slightly In December

1/25/17 – 5:01 A.M.

Unemployment rose slightly in every area county in December. The Department of Job and Family Services reports the jobless rate in Hancock County was 3.5 percent, up from 3.2 in November. The unemployment rate is the same as it was in December of 2015.

Putnam(3.6), Wyandot(3.7), and Wood(3.9) Counties are all under 4 percent unemployment as well. Allen, Seneca, and Hardin Counties all saw 4.9 percent jobless rates in December. The highest unemployment figure in the area is in Henry County at 5.4 percent.

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Wilson’s Football Factory In Ada Cranking Out Footballs For Super Bowl

1/25/17 – 4:31 A.M.

Dozens of new footballs are heading out of northwest Ohio for use during Super Bowl 51. The Wilson football factory in Ada has shipped more than 200 handmade balls to the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots for use in practices and next week’s game in Houston. Workers will spend the coming days pumping out 20-thousand footballs for souvenirs of the Super Bowl.

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Planning And Zoning Committee Worked On Preparing Design Review Board

01/24/17 – 6:45 P.M.

The Planning and Zoning Committee met to look over the ordinance for a Design Review Board of downtown Findlay. Committee Chair Grant Russell said that they should have the legislation before council soon.

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The proposed legislation will help to maintain and enhance the aesthetic character of downtown. It will also serve to strengthen the economy by stabilizing and improving property values.

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Group Meeting With Senator Portman’s Staff In Findlay Tomorrow For Affordable Care Act

01/24/17 – 2:33 P.M.

A group of people is getting together tomorrow to discuss the Affordable Care Act. Megan Wilson of the Indivisible Action Group said that they will talk about the potential repeal of the act.

Megan Wilson

She said that there are many people that will be affected by repealing the ACA. She added that the act has some benefits that get overlooked.

Megan Wilson

She added that the act also ensures that women don’t have to pay more for coverage. It also offers free preventative care for everyone such as flu vaccines and cancer screenings. They will be meeting at Coffee Amici in Findlay at 11 a.m.

At the meeting, they will provide letters from people and small businesses that have benefitted from the Affordable Care Act. Wilson added that the group will ask Senator Portman to hold a town hall meeting.

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