Review Category : Local News

BGSU Says Enrollment Is Up For Spring Semester

1/27/17 – 5:28 A.M.

More students are taking classes at Bowling Green State University. BG officials say spring semester enrollment is up by 500 students, in part because of campus renovations and quality programs. A little further up I-75, the University of Toledo says it has nearly 400 more students enrolled for the spring from last year.

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Fostoria Gets Grant To Clean Up Former Gas Station Location

1/27/16 – 5:24 A.M.

Fostoria is getting money to clean up an abandoned gas station. The Review-Times reports the Ohio Development Services Agency is giving the city a $100,000 grant to deal with the former Clark gas station on North Countyline Street. Renee Smith is the president of Fostoria Economic Development Corporation. She says the first phase of the project will focus on testing for potential contamination.

Smith adds the goal is to “completely clean the site – do a total remediation.” The city will get the land once the clean up is complete.

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State Senator Cliff Hite Named To Rules And Reference Committee

1/27/17 – 5:17 A.M.

State Senator Cliff Hite will serve on an influential committee in the state house. Senate President Larry Obhof has named Hite to the Rules and Reference Committee. Obhoff says the committee plays a key role in setting the legislative agenda for the Ohio Senate.

The committee assigns legislation to the Senate’s other committees. It then determines if and when the bill the full Senate will consider the bill.

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Findlay Group Plans Pipeline Protest In Front Of Marathon

1/27/16 – 5:11 A.M.

Plans are in the works for a protest in front of Marathon Petroleum in Findlay this weekend. The Findlay United Civil Rights Alliance group says they are using the location to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order to revive the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Mallie Grim is with the group and says the event will run from 2 p.m until 4 p.m. Sunday.

Marathon agreed to form a joint venture with Enbridge Energy Partners to buy an interest in the pipeline last summer. The company plans to invest $500 million in the system. However, Marathon communications manager Jamal Kheiry says Marathon hasn’t invested in the pipeline yet. He says certain conditions have to be met before that happens.

The pipeline will deliver crude oil from North Dakota to the Midwest and the Gulf Coast. Opponents say it could pollute the upper Missouri River, the water supply for Standing Rock.

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Two Arrested In Connection To Fatal Fostoria Stabbing

1/27/16 – 4:59 A.M.

Police arrested two people following a stabbing in Fostoria Wednesday evening. A post on the Fostoria Police Facebook page identified the 18-year-old victim as D’Andre Gehring of Fostoria. Police have charged 17-year-old Christian Brown of Pittsburgh with murder in the case. 18-year-old Arlando Crowe faces complicity to murder charges.

Police Chief Keith Loreno says the incident happened around 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Fostoria Townhouses at 1202 Beier Drive. He added there was an altercation before the stabbing.

Judge Mark Repp of Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court set bond at $500,000, cash or surety, for Crowe.

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Hops Demand Could Go Up But Farmers Should Be Careful About Planting The Crop

01/26/17 – 4:38 P.m.
Beer used to be a staple in every town and now microbreweries are making a comeback. OSU extension educator Ed Lentz said that there are more brewers today than last year.
Lentz warns farmers that though the demand for hops should be going up, they need to do some research first.
Lentz said there is an initial investment of $25,000 and it could take 3-5 years before you see any return. It is also a very labor intensive crop.
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Secretary Of State Isn’t Concerned With Voter Fraud In Ohio

01/26/17 – 3:26 P.M.

There has been a lot of talk about voter fraud but it doesn’t appear to be as big of a deal as some claim. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said that voter fraud isn’t fake but it is blown way out of proportion.

Jon Husted

Husted added that Ohio does its own investigation of voter fraud after every election.

Jon Husted

Husted said that Ohio will shine when all of the investigations are done.

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VIDEO: Additional Money Needed To House Hancock County Jail Inmates In Other Counties

1/26/17 – 10:49 A.M.

Hancock County is facing a jail overcrowding issue, and it’s going to cost the county more money to house prisoners in other counties. Sheriff Mike Heldman is asking the county commissioners to set aside extra money through June of this year…

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Heldman says it costs a little more than $1,400 a day to house 22 inmates outside the county…

Audio: Mike Heldman

Heldman says setting aside more money through June gives them enough time for a window replacement project to finish at the jail. That will open up more space locally for inmates.

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Owens Community College To Host Presentation On PTSD

01/26/17 – 11:18 A.M.

Owens Community College Findlay-Area Campus has partnered with NAMI and Hancock County Veterans Services. Owens’ James Katzner said that they will provide a free presentation on PTSD.

James Katzner

Katzner said that the presentation will also feature the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hancock County. They will outline the services they offer for those affected by PTSD. There will also be a time to discuss PTSD with people diagnosed with it.


James Katzner

The event is in the campus’ Education Center next Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Michigan Women Face Charges For Scam That Targeted Area Walmart Stores

1/26/17 – 7:32 A.M.

Four Michigan women are facing charges in a 20-state crime spree that targeted Walmart stores in the region. The Sentinel-Tribune reports the scam allegedly cost the retail giant more than $550,000. 23-year-olds Roshana Bridges and Sara Walt along with 22-year-olds Diamond Fields and Keonna Snell face charges including engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and money laundering.

In our area, the women allegedly ran their scam at Walmart locations in Findlay, Lima, and Bowling Green.

Authorities say the group used counterfeit cash credit cards. The cards had false instructions on them that tricked cash registers into believing it had accepted cash as payment.

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