Review Category : Local News

Hancock County Jail Window Replacement Project Complete

3/30/17 – 10:51 A.M.

A window replacement project at the Hancock County jail is complete. Lt. Ryan Kidwell says over the course of the project, they found some of the metal window frames were rusting. He says routine maintenance can help prevent that in the future…

Audio:Ryan Kidwell

Kidwell says the rusting frames in the old windows did not present a security risk.

He added the county commissioners want to keep the windows on a maintenance schedule to protect the county’s investment in the facility.

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Commissioners Approve Engineering Assessments For Future Business Developments

3/30/17 – 10:37 A.M.

Hancock County took a step toward having more land ready for economic development Thursday. The county commissioners voted to approve a contract worth more than $35,000 with Van Horn Hoover and Associates for engineering services near Distribution Drive…

Audio:Brian Robertson

Commissioner Brian Robertson says doing preliminary engineering work helps make sure land is “curb ready” when potential projects develop.

Audio:Brian Robertson

The Whirlpool expansion, One Energy’s wind farm, and a compressed natural gas fueling station are all located in the same area.

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Fostoria Fiscal Recovery Plan Moving Forward

3/30/17 – 6:52 A.M.

A fiscal recovery plan for Fostoria is moving forward. The Review-Times reports the Fostoria Financial Planning and Supervision Commission unanimously voted in favor of the latest plan to get the budget out of the red.

The vote means Fostoria residents will see a 6-mill property tax on the November ballot. If voters pass the levy, it will generate around $3.5 million for the city by 2021. Money raised from the levy goes toward safety services. Fostoria officials say police and fire protection account for most of the city’s expenses.

State officials say even if the levy passes Fostoria’s budget deficit will grow this year before residents see progress next year.

MORE: Review-Times

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Carey Man Killed In Wednesday Crash

3/30/17 – 5:33 A.M.

A two-car crash took the life of a Carey man early Wednesday morning. The State Highway Patrol reports the crash happened on Seneca County Road 591 west of New Riegel around 5:30 a.m.

42-year-old Christopher Jacoby of Carey was driving west on the roadway when he went left of center and hit a commercial truck driven by 60-year-old David Lucius of Tiffin. EMS responders pronounced Jacoby dead at the scene.

The patrol continues to investigate the collision, but officials believe alcohol may have been a factor.

The crash caused 100 gallons of diesel fuel to spill from the truck. The Ohio EPA responded to help clean up the fuel spill.

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Rathburn To Enter Carey Mayoral Race

3/30/17 – 5:23 A.M.

The list of candidates running for mayor in Carey continues to grow. The Courier reports council President Jennifer Rathburn plans to run for the post this fall. Rathburn is already set to become mayor. She’ll take over the role this Saturday when Armand Getz’s resignation becomes official.

Rathburn will run as an independent. She faces Republican Robert Maison and Democrat John Green. Maison is a former mayor and law director, while Green is a former councilman.

MORE: The Courier

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Ottawa Moving Ahead With Plans To Deal With Feral Cats

3/30/17 – 5:16 A.M.

Ottawa officials are moving forward with plans to deal with feral cats in the village. The Putnam County Sentinel reports council is leaning toward a “Trap, Neuter, Release” program. Village solicitor Joe Schroeder is preparing legislation to deal with any potential legal issues.

Council President Dave Michel said there are grants available to help pay for the program. Other council members said they wouldn’t ignore the problem even if they don’t get grants to pay for trapping and neutering feral cats.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Findlay Home Damaged In Wednesday Fire

3/30/17 – 5:03 A.M.

Fire heavily damaged a Findlay home Wednesday night. Firefighters responded to a house at 810 West Sandusky Street around 8:45 p.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames. Two people were inside when the blaze started, they were able to escape safely.

Investigators haven’t determined the cause of the fire yet.

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Findlay Mayor Gives State Of The City Speech

03/29/17 – 11:27 P.M.

Mayor Lydia Mihalik gave her State of the City speech Wednesday night. She said that Findlay has been doing great things and won awards but that doesnt mean we can stop.

Lydia Mihalik

Mihalik said that the city has done well in building the economy. She said that the local government has been invested in seeing Findlays growth.

Lydia Mihalik

The mayor added that continuing to grow the economy needs to be the focus. She said that we must continue to look towards the future.

Lydia Mihalik

Mihalik said that anybody interested in joining discussions on what to do with the city’s future should let her know.

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Brown Found Guilty In Overdose Death Trial

03/29/17 – 5:13 P.M.

The Hancock County Common Pleas court found a Findlay man guilty in connection with an overdose death in 2016. The Courier reports the jury found 28-year-old Nathan Brown guilty of furnishing another with drugs and involuntary manslaughter. They returned the verdict around 4:20 p.m. after about 4 hours of deliberation.

Brown was accused of causing the death of 24-year-old Jarrod Barger on January 10, 2016. He provided Barger with a lethal dose of heroin which contained fentanyl.

Judge Reginald Routson continued with the sentencing.

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Millstream Students Seek To Raise Awareness Of Teen Dating Violence

03/29/17 – 4:45 P.M.
Three students from the Millstream Career Center put on a presentation on teen dating violence. John Reid was one of the students and explained that teen dating violence is like domestic abuse.

John Ried

He added that it’s more than just physical abuse. Teen dating violence can be emotional and mental abuse as well.

The students created shirts and bands for their “Stop the Silence” program. Ryan Shorter said that they even designed shirts to raise awareness.

Ryan Shorter

Caleb Wallace added that the shirts sold well.

Caleb Wallace

The boys are donating the funds from the shirts to Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services.

They will hold the presentation again in April for the Skills USA State competition.

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