Review Category : Local News

Turkey Trot 5K Next Thursday Morning To Benefit Women’s Resource Center

11/16/16 – 5:23 P.M.

The Turkey Trot 5k could be a way to start your Thanksgiving next week. The proceeds will go to the Women’s Resource Center of Hancock County. Executive Director Laurie Turnow said that they use the money to help new moms and fund the CARE program.

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They use the CARE program to work with over 3,500 students and give them the tools to lead happy lives. The race is at 9 a.m. next Thursday and you can register online at wrchancock.org before Monday. The race will begin and end at St. Michaels East.

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Tim Mayle Replaces Tony Iriti As Director Of Economic Development

11/16/16 – 4:56 P.M.

Tim Mayle has been named as the new director of economic development for the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance. Mayle says that he will continue to follow the track laid by his predecessor Tony Iriti.

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Mayle said that he is happy to have the position adding that he is looking forwarded to helping the county.

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Mayle will fill the position immediately. Before this, he was the assistant director of economic development.

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Tiffin Company Issues Recall Notice For Popcorn Balls

11/16/16 – 10:49 A.M.

A Tiffin company is issuing a recall notice for the popcorn balls it makes. The Ohio Department of Agriculture reports The Popcorn Shoppe is voluntarily recalling its Olde Tyme Recipe Popcorn Balls, Edwards Orchard Popcorn Balls and Edwards Orchard West Popcorn Balls. The company says the products may have an undeclared milk allergen.

Shops in Ohio and Illinois sell the popcorn balls. If you bought the product and have a milk allergy, you should either throw the popcorn balls away or return them to The Popcorn Shoppe for a replacement.

For more information call (567)207-5432.

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Boil Water Advisory Issued For Fox Street Homes In Findlay

11/16/16 – 10:41 A.M.

The Findlay Water Department has issued a boil water advisory for several homes on College Street. The affected homes are in the 500, 600, and 700 blocks of the street. The advisory includes 1014 Fox Street as well.

As a precaution, if you live in the affected area you should boil your water before using to it to drink or cook with.

City crews are repairing a water main in the area.

Complete List of Affected Homes:

500 Block of College Street: 500, 524, 531, 534

600 Block of College Street: All homes between 600 and 641

7oo Block of College Street: All homes between 700 and 736

1000 Block of Fox Street: 1014

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North Baltimore Approves Contract For Water Line Work

11/16/16 – 8:00 A.M.

North Baltimore will pay a little more than $228,000 to replace a section of waterline. The Courier reports the village council awarded the contract to Buckeye Excavating and Construction of Norwalk. The village originally estimated the project would cost around $320,000. Eleven contractors bid on the project.

A grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission is paying for the work. Crews will replace pipeline between State Street and Broadway.

MORE: The Courier

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Findlay Woman Injured In Two-Car Crash Tuesday

11/16/16 – 7:28 A.M.

A two-car crash injured a Findlay woman on Broad Avenue Tuesday. The Findlay Police Department says 21-year-old Kurtis VanAtta was driving north on Broad Avenue just before 6 p.m. when a car driven by 18-year-old Lauren Perry of Findlay turned in front of him. Perry was trying to turn left onto Howard Street.

21-year-old Kayla England was a passenger in VanAtta’s car. Hanco Ambulance took her to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The police department said the crash was still under investigation Tuesday night.

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Commissioners Approve $305,000 Payment For Flood Mitigation Study

11/16/16 – 7:17 A.M.

The Hancock County Commissioners unanimously approved a $305,000 payment to the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District Tuesday. Stantec consulting requested the money last week. It will pay for additional work on the Blanchard River flood mitigation study. The extra work includes surveys, aerial photography and data collecting along the river.

Stantec representatives have said they expect to give a final flood-mitigation recommendation by the end of the year.

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Opiate Addiction Meeting Held In Tiffin Tuesday Night

11/16/16 – 5:31 A.M.

More than 100 people were on hand for a Tuesday meeting about heroin overdoses in Seneca County. The Review-Times reports speakers talked about the resources available in the community to help people addicted to opiates. Four former heroin addicts also spoke at the meeting to give people tips on how to tell if loved ones are using drugs.

Attorney General Mike DeWine was on hand as well. He talked about drug education in schools. DeWine also offered help for law enforcement in going after drug dealers.

The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties called the meeting after health providers reported six overdoses in the county between last Thursday and Friday night.

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New Director Named For Marathon Center For The Performing Arts

11/16/16 – 5:21 A.M.

The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts has named a new director. A release from the center’s board says Heather Clow starts in her new role on January 3. Clow currently is the executive director of the Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon, New Hampshire. She’s held the position for eight years.

In a release, Clow said, “the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is not only a beautiful venue but a master class in public support of the arts.” She added, “The board’s, volunteers’, and residents’ recognition of the importance of cultural activities to the city and their willingness to dedicate their time and energy to bringing the center to life is inspirational.”

Clow takes the place of Jennifer Deja. Deja has served as the interim director of the facility since last fall.

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Findlay Police Investigate Injuries To Young Child

11/16/16 – 5:13 A.M.

Findlay police are investigating head injuries suffered by a young boy last weekend. The Courier reports a nearly 2-year-old boy was brought Blanchard Valley Hospital around 8 p.m. Saturday. Lt. Robert Ring tells the newspaper the boy had “unexplained” head injuries.

EMS crews took the boy from Findlay to a Columbus hospital for further treatment. Ring says the boy was reportedly in critical condition Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators have not released the boy’s name.

Ring says the boy came to the hospital from a Portz Avenue home.

Police have not filed any charges in the case yet.

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