Review Category : Local News

District Requirement Changes Create Moving Target for Schools

09/19/14   11:03 a.m.

School report cards were released yesterday and Findlay superintendent Ed Kurt said the Findlay school district is moving in a positive direction and he’d like to continue that. But with the changes the state continues to make, Kurt said it’s hard to make progress.

Audio: Ed Kurt

In his opinion, Kurt said all the required testing may now have a negative impact on students.

Audio: Ed Kurt

Similar to comparing apples to oranges, Kurt said if the requirements for schools change annually, it will be more difficult to compare them and identify progress. He said instead of looking at report cards, Findlay will focus on the growth of its students from year-to-year and try to keep scores moving in the right direction.

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Columbus Grove Home Destroyed In Early Morning Fire

9/19/14 – 5:40 A.M.

A Columbus Grove home is a complete loss following an early morning fire. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports firefighters were called to 107 Vidette Avenue just before 2:30 a.m. When they arrived the house was completely engulfed in flames.

The resident of the home was able to escape unharmed and call 911 from a neighbor’s house.

The blaze remains under investigation.

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Former Wood County Sheriff’s Deputy Found Guilty Of Sex Crime

9/19/14 – 5:28 A.M.

A former Wood County Sheriff’s deputy was found guilty of abduction and gross sexual imposition yesterday. The Sentinel-Tribune reports 51-year-old Dusty Garwood was found guilty by a visiting judge. He had elected to have his case heard by a judge instead of a jury.

Garwood was accused of having sex with a female inmate in the Wood County Jail. The relationship continued when the inmate was released, but still under electronic home monitoring.

Garwood will be sentenced October 10.

MORE: Sentinel-Tribune

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Seneca County Employees Will Pay A Little More For Health Insurance

9/19/14 – 5:20 A.M.

Seneca County employees will pay a little more for their health insurance next year. The Review-Times reports premiums will go up 1 percent. County Administrator Stacy Wilson says the increase was recommended by the county’s health advisory committee.

Employees with single coverage will pay an extra $5 a month. Employees with family coverage will pay about $14 more a month for the lower deductible plan.

Around 250 people are on the county’s health insurance plan.

MORE: Review-Times

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Arlington School Board Thinking About A New Building Again

9/19/14 – 4:57 A.M.

Members of the Arlington School Board are once again discussing a new school building. The Courier reports board member Craig Durliat talked about the issue at last night’s meeting. Durliat said he’d been getting questions about when the district will try and pass a building levy again. Others said the school needs to build positive momentum before asking residents to approve a levy.

Arlington last tried to pass a building levy in 2011. Last year the district had an issue on the ballot but pulled it before election day because the state’s share of the potential project decreased by 5 percent.

No official action was taken on the issue last night.

MORE: The Courier

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Escaped Jail Inmate Found In Bowling Green

9/19/14 – 4:47 A.M.

A man who escaped from a jail near Bowling Green is back in custody today. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Jhon Rosado was found hiding in the attic of an apartment in the 1000 block of Fairview Avenue in Bowling Green just after 6 p.m. The apartment was occupied by the woman who police say was the victim of a domestic crime that Rosado had been found guilty of.

Rosado called 29-year-old Bobbie Merritt to tell her he was going to escape Wednesday. A few hours later he managed to sneak out of the NorthWest Community Corrections Center by climbing over a fence. Bowling Green Police say Rosado was seen entering the apartment sometime after he escaped. He was taken back into custody without incident.

Charges are pending in the case. Rosado could be facing an escape charge. Merritt has been charged with harboring a fugitive.

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For the Kasich/Taylor Campaign It’s All About Jobs this Election Season

09/18/14   9:05 p.m.

With 47 days until election day, Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor said things are going well. And for the Kasich campaign, this year’s election is all about the jobs.

Audio: Mary Taylor

Taylor stopped in Findlay this afternoon and said when the Kasich administration came into office, they knew they needed to strengthen businesses. She said they did so by: cutting taxes, balancing the budget and reforming government programs. All of those things sent a strong message to job creators and made it easier for them to create jobs because they had more money to reinvest in their businesses.

Taylor said if you look across the country at republic and democratic governors alike, Ohio stands out in a positive way.

Audio: Mary Taylor

According to Taylor, since the Kasich administration came into office: 250,000 private sector jobs have been created, unemployment has decreased from 9.1 percent above the national average to 5.7 percent below, wages are increasing in Ohio faster than the national average and Ohio is creating jobs faster than most of country.

Taylor said all these advances prove policy and government do make a difference on “how bad does it get and how good can it be?”

If re-eleceted, Taylor said the administration plans to continue making progress of a variety of different projects, such as: continuing to cut taxes, education reform, fighting the opioid/heroin addiction epidemic, strengthening businesses and healthcare payment reform.

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Inmate Who Escaped From Bowling Green Prison Back In Custody

09/18/14   6:49 p.m.

Jhon Rosado

Jhon Rosado

Jhon Rosado, the 24-year-old inmate who escaped from the North West Community Correction Center last night, has been found and is back in custody.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Rosado was apprehended on their social media accounts just after 6:30 p.m. Rosado had been on the run since 8:15 p.m. last night after climbing a fence to escape custody.

Media partner WTOL reports Rosado was located in an attic at the Fairview Manor apartment complex.

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Rougarou to Take Mantis’ Place at Cedar Point Next Spring

09/18/14   3:30 p.m.

After announcing the Mantis would be done away with, Cedar Point has finally made public its plans for the old coaster.

Announced via a YouTube video earlier this afternoon, a new ride called the Rougarou, French for werewolf, will be taking its place next spring.

Centered around Cedar Point’s swampy lagoons, riders will be seated on a floorless track for the new ride, which will repurpose the structure and track of the Mantis.

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Bow Shoot to Benefit Breast Cancer Planned for Sunday

09/18/14   3:20 p.m.

With breast cancer awareness month in October being right around the corner, many organizations are gearing up for breast cancer fundraisers including a group of local archers.

Audio: KC Allen

KC Allen is a co-organizer of the upcoming Save the Ta-Tas bow shoot happening this Sunday at Leipsic Fishing and Hunting Club coordinated by Outdoor Ohio. Registration will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and $2 of each archers’ registration will go to breast cancer research. Archers may begin their shoot as soon as they are registered.

Audio: KC Allen

On top of the typical target shooting, there will also be Iron Buck and long-range challenge shooting for prizes, as well as raffles.

The cost is $10 per archer, with kids 17 and under free. There will also be a few genesis bows available to children to borrow.

When: Sunday, Sept. 21 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: 10605 Rd. H Ottawa, OH

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Cost: $10 per archer, 17 and under free

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