Review Category : Local News

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.

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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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Historic Wood County Schoolhouse To Be Moved

11/16/16 – 4:32 A.M.

An historic school building in Bowling Green will be on the move today. Wood County Park District officials say the one-room Zimmerman schoolhouse will be rolled a half-mile down Carter Road from its current site. The nearly 125-year-old building is being moved to a new foundation that will be more accessible to programs and educational opportunities.

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Councilman Jeff Wobser Named To Raise The Bar’s Board As Representative Of City Council

11/16/16 – 12:45 A.M.

Findlay City Council has appointed Councilman Jeff Wobser as a representation on the board for Raise The Bar. Wobser said that, while he didn’t support funding the program with taxpayer dollars, he does think it will do a lot of good.


 Wobser said he is interested in how they will make use of their funding. He said that he is very much in favor of what the group plans to do for the city.

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City Council Passes Energy District

11/16/16 – 12:30 A.M.

Findlay City Council passed the new energy district at their Tuesday meeting. Service Safety Director Paul Schmelzer said that the district uses an ESID grant to make buildings more energy efficient.

Energy District

Schmelzer said that this won’t cost the city at all.

No Cost to City

Schmelzer said the money will gradually be paid back with the money saved on the energy bill.

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Rape Trial Of Arlington Teen Continued Tuesday With Prosecution Witnesses Testimonies

11/15/16 – 6:23 P.M.

The rape trial of Arlington teenager Kyle McDowell continued Tuesday with testimonies from prosecution witnesses. The Courier reports that the 19-year-old had sent the girl Snapchat messages three days after the 2014 assault. The girl forwarded all McDowell’s messages to Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Cortez who provided the messages in court Tuesday.

A lengthy message from McDowell to the girl expressed remorse and he asked what he could do to make it right. Cortez said there were more messages from that day saying that he wanted to talk to the girl in person.

McDowell said that if she ignored him he would show up to her house. When he did the girl’s family called the sheriff’s office and Det. Shane Heckman came to the girl’s home. He gave McDowell a criminal trespass warning. Heckman said, “He really wanted to talk to her. That’s Basically what (he) said over and over.”


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