Review Category : Local News

Bluffton’s Mayor Stepping Down

5/6/14 – 4:58 A.M.

Bluffton’s mayor will step down this summer. The Courier reports Dennis Gallant made the announcement at Monday’s village council meeting. Gallant is taking a job in Sandusky. He hasn’t set a date for his resignation just yet. He told council members he’ll use the next couple of months to prepare for his move.

Gallant took over the Mayor’s role last March, when he was appointed to replace Eric Fullcomer. Gallant was the council president at the time. He was elected to be Mayor in November.

MORE: The Courier

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Counterfeit Money Being Used At Area Businesses

5/6/14 – 4:48 A.M.

Counterfeit bills have been used at businesses in our area over the past few weeks. The Tiffin Police Department put out a warning on their Facebook page Monday, saying people have used the bills in Findlay, Tiffin, and Fostoria.

The post says the phony $20 bills are “printed on bleached genuine paper and will feel like genuine currency. The ink used makes the counterfeit note appear darker than a genuine note.”

Banks are discovering the counterfeits when businesses make their night deposits.

If you have information on the bills you’re asked to call the Secret Service at 419-259-6434.

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Slow Start To Planting Season For Area Farmers

5/5/14 – 11:07 A.M.

This spring has felt anything but spring-like for the most part. While that’s been bad news for your weekend outings, it’s been especially bad news for farmers. Hancock County extension agent Ed Lentz says the ground has been too cold to plant. Things are looking better later this month though…

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz says there’s another silver lining as well. We’re now past the the hard freeze period for overnight temperatures….

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz says the frost free date should be around Mother’s Day.

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Hydrant Flushing Continues In Findlay

5/5/14 – 10:17 A.M.

Hydrant flushing is continuing in Findlay today. The Water Distribution department says work is taking place from McManness Avenue east to County Road 236 and from Tiffin Avenue north to Fostoria Avenue. Hydrants are also being flushed From County Road 236 east to Township Road 242 and between State Route 568 and State Route 12.

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Findlay Man Wanted In Connection To Assault Case

5/5/14 – 9:25 A.M.

The Findlay Police Department has released this week’s “Most Wanted of the Week.” Investigators say they are looking for Samuel Johnson III. He is wanted in connection to an assault case. If you have information on were Johnson might be you’re asked to call (419)427-7150, or Crime Stoppers at (419)425-TIPS.

The police department began releasing information on people with outstanding warrants in the city.

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Fostoria To Host First Ever Rib-Off Next Month

5/5/14 – 7:18 A.M.

Preparations are underway for Fostoria’s first ever Smokin’ Pig Rib-Off. The event will be held June 13 at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School.

All proceeds from the event will go towards the Chamber of Commerce to be put back into the community through future events. At least four vendors will be on hand to compete.

For more information call the chamber office at 419-435-0486.

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Work Continues On U.S. 224 On Both Sides Of Findlay

5/5/14 – 6:42 A.M.

Part of the U.S. 224 bridge replacement project in Findlay has been delayed. ODOT reports beams for the new southern part of the bridge were scheduled for installation this week, but that won’t happen until later in the month.

In other local traffic notes you can expect to see U.S. 224 on Findlay’s east side down to one lane each direction at times. Construction crews are installing new stop lights. The work should be completed by the end of the week.

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Gas Prices Falling As We Start The Week

5/5/14 – 6:32 A.M.

Gas prices are falling as we enter another work week. reports the statewide average for regular is $3.63 a gallon. That’s down 10 cents from last Monday. Gas is still about two cents higher than it was a month ago.

It appears prices could continue to fall. The website shows several gas stations in northwest Ohio are reporting prices under $3.40 a gallon.

In Findlay drivers are paying $3.52 a gallon. In Ottawa the average price is $3.57.

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Criminal Charges Pending Against Fostoria Restaurant

5/5/14 – 5:23 A.M.

The owners of a Fostoria restaurant are facing criminal charges for not renewing a liquor license. The Review-Times reports an anonymous tip led officers from the Ohio Investigative Unit to Los Tocallos Bar and Restaurant on N. Main Street last week. Now charges of illegal sale of alcohol and keeper of a place where an intoxicating beer or liquor is sold are pending in the case.

Los Tocallos manager Amber Bowers tells the newspaper the restaurant was struggling. Bowers said when it came time to renew the license in February she didn’t have the extra cash. Her fiance Andy Miller owns the business.

The restaurant was closed over the weekend while management determined a course of action for the future.

MORE: Review-Times

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Two Injured In Hancock County Crash

5/5/14 – 5:09 A.M.

Two Upper Sandusky residents were injured in a crash in Hancock County Sunday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened around 2 p.m.  at the intersection of State Route 568 and Hancock County Road 330 in Big Lick Township.

36-year-old Kristyn Bishop of Mt. Blanchard was driving north on Road 330 when she pulled into the intersection with Route 568. That put her car in the path of a car driven by 50-year-old Maria Kolarik of Upper Sandusky. Hanco EMS took Kolarik and her passenger, 70-year-old Nancy Kolarik, to Blanchard Valley Hospital. Bishop was treated at the scene of the crash.

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