Review Category : Local News

Hancock County JFS Gets Additional Money For Job Training

4/2/15 – 12:17 P.M.

Getting a steady job is a big key to a stable family life. With that in mind the Hancock County Department of Job and Family Services updated the county commissioners on job training efforts today. JFS Director Diana Hoover says the county has received extra money to help workforce training…

Audio: Diana Hoover

In other JFS news, Hoover said the office recently was recognized by the state for the collection of overpayments to clients over the last six months.

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State Senator Hite to Speak at Good Friday Breakfast Tomorrow

04/02/15     10:18 a.m.

The Findlay Y Men’s Club will be holding its annual Good Friday breakfast tomorrow at 6:30 a.m.

The breakfast will be in the fellowship hall of St. Marks United Methodist Church at 800 S. Main St. with State Senator Cliff Hite speaking.

Tickets are available at the YMCA for $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. Proceeds will support youth memberships at the Y.

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JobsOhio Executive To Speak At Seneca County Economic Development Meeting

4/2/15 – 5:19 A.M.

A member of JobsOhio will be the featured speaker at an economic development meeting in Seneca County. The Review-Times reports Glenn Richardson will talk at the annual meeting for the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation. Richardson is the managing director of advanced manufacturing and aerospace for JobsOhio.

The event will be held April 28 at Camden Falls in Tiffin.

MORE: Review-Times

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Carey Man Named Wyandot County “First Responder Of The Year”

4/2/15 – 5:14 A.M.

A longtime member of Carey’s Emergency Medical Service will be honored this month. Dean Kessler will receive the Wyandot County Red Cross “First Responder of the Year” award at a banquet on April 11.

Kessler has served the Carey EMS for 12 years. He’s been the president of the organization for the last eight years.

Last year’s award winner, Scott Blair, nominated Kessler.

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Putnam County Educator Appointed To State Board

4/2/15 – 5:07 A.M.

A Putnam County woman has received a state appointment. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Jill Radler will serve on the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council. Radler is an Autism classroom teacher at Ottawa-Glandorf High School.

The DD Council in Ohio has 30 members who are appointed by the governor. The group receives federal funding to advocate for those with disabilities and their families. Radler tells the newspaper she wants to raise awareness and help those with developmental disabilities be included in all aspects of life.

Radler’s passion for the cause goes beyond work. She has a 14-year-old son with autism.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Findlay’s Green Waste Site Opens Next Week

4/2/15 – 4:56 A.M.

Findlay’s green waste site will open for the season Tuesday. The drop-off site can be used to get rid of leaves, brush, limbs, and grass. The site is located at 350 West High Street and is open from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. It’s also open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

The site is free to use for city residents Contractors are not allowed to use the facility though.

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Ten-Year-Old Preparing for Fifth Year at Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

04/01/15     6:08 p.m.

Of the 200 participants in Open Arms’ annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, none is more dedicated than 10-year-old Joseph Miller, who has been sprinting his way through the course in high heeled shoes for the last five years.

Audio: Joseph

Joseph’s mother Heidi said his reason for participating runs a little deeper than just for fun.

Audio: Heidi

This year, Joseph is hoping to raise $1,200 before the event on April 25 at Riverside Park.

For more information on the walk or to donate to Joseph and other participants, see the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes website.

Click on each image to see a larger version.

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Pinwheels to be Planted for Abuse and Neglect Cases This Week

04/01/15     12:15 p.m.

Starting this week, you’ll begin to see hundreds of blue pinwheels popping up in Findlay. The pinwheels aren’t for decoration but are representative of a problem facing the community.

Audio: Diana Hoover

Diana Hoover is the director of Hancock County Job and Family Services. She said one pinwheel will be planted for each case of neglect or abuse investigated in 2014 in front of the courthouse and the Center for Safe and Healthy Children in recognition of April being Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Hoover said that April 8 is Wear Blue to Work Day for the cause as well.

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Part of Cory Street in Findlay Closed for Waterline Work

04/01/15     11:20 a.m.

Waterline installation will close part of a Findlay street for several days.

A release from the city says Cory Street will be closed between Main Street and Front Street starting today through next week.

Front Street will remain open, but reduced lanes and short delays are expected.

Because of the road work, the parking garage for the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will be closed today and Monday as well.

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Michigan Man Accused Of Killing Store Owner Found In Findlay

A Michigan man accused of killing a store owner in his home state tried to get treatment for gunshot wounds in Hancock County last week. The Daily Tribune of Clinton Township reports Ujuan Kirdell Burton was shot in the process of robbing a party store last Thursday. A Detroit woman then allegedly drove Burton to a “Hancock County, Ohio” hospital. He was transferred to a Toledo hospital a short time later.

The woman told Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies she had found Burton wounded on the roadside. Local investigators soon learned about the shooting in Michigan and took the woman into custody.

Burton was transferred back to Michigan Tuesday.

MORE: Daily Tribune

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