Review Category : Local News

One Arrested Following Fostoria Drug Raid

4/4/16 – 4:55 A.M.

A Fostoria man is facing several charges following a weekend drug raid in the city. The Review-Times reports 34-year-old Tyree Carpenter was arrested Saturday and charged with trafficking heroin and trafficking crack cocaine. Other charges are pending in the case.

Officers served a search warrant at 621 North Union Street Saturday. A release from the Seneca County METRICH Drug Task Force says officers found, marijuana, suspected heroin, suspected crack cocaine, criminal tools and cash among other items.

Officers say complaints about drug activity at the Union Street home led to an investigation.

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Popular BG Bookstore Closes Down

4/4/16 – 4:20 A.M.

A popular store near the Bowling Green State University campus is no longer in business. The Student Book Exchange closed its doors for the final time yesterday after 58 years of selling textbooks, supplies and BG clothing and souvenirs. Current and former students came in for one final shopping trip, helping clear the shelves of must-have items.

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Downtown McComb Building Wall Partially Collapses

4/3/2016 – 11:48 am

No one was hurt when the wall from a building in downtown McComb partially collapsed Saturday night. The Courier reports that the wall fell around 7:15pm. It was a wall on the Bread and Butter Antique store at the corner of West Main and North Todd streets.

The building is owned by Tim McCormick and is insured though a damage estimate was not available Saturday. The building was in the process of being repaired when it collapsed and the cause is under investigation though authorities said that the high winds on Saturday were likely a factor. The roads will remain closed until crews can determine if the area is safe for the public.

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Buehrer To Step Down From Bureau Of Workers’ Compensation

4/3/2016 – 11:40 am

The head of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is stepping down this month. The Courier reports that Steve Buehrer is resigning as administrator and CEO of the organization on April 15th. Buehrer said that he has accepted a position in the private sector.

Burhrer was appointed to the position five years ago by Governor Kasich, and prior to that had served as a Republican State Senator for the 1st Senate District, including Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Henry County. Cliff Hite was appointed to fill the seat and as occupied it since that time.

More: The Courier

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Building Collapse Reported In McComb

4/2/16 – 7:50pm

McComb police confirm a building in the village has collapsed. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident. North Todd Street from West Main Street to North Street is closed at this time while crews clean up the debris.

We’ll have more details as they become available.

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Commissioners Present County Outlook

4/1/2016 – 4:44 pm

In spite of increases expenses, particularly in the criminal justice system which cannot always be overcome, Hancock County is in a good position economically. The County Commissioners presented an update on the county during the First Friday lunch in which Commissioner Mark Gazarek noted that sales tax revenues for 2015 indicated that the county took in just over $14,000,000. Hancock County also is tied for fifth lowest sales tax in Ohio. Unemployment also is at an all time high with 45,000 people employed in the county.

Audio: Brian Robertson

Commissioner Brian Robertson said that increased revenues have allowed the county to invest in several long term projects. One of those projects is a dark fiber citywide network in Findlay, which Commissioner Phil Riegle said will bring about significant savings for the county in the area of technology.

Audio: Phil Riegle

Riegle said that over time, phone systems and other electronic communications can be added to the network which will increase the savings further. A complete state of the county presentation is slated for April 14th.

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Two Arrested During Drug Search In Upper Sandusky

4/1/2016 – 3:28 pm

Two people were arrested following a drug raid in Upper Sandusky earlier this week. The Courier reports that shortly before 6pm Wednesday, detectives with the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on State Route 53 near Upper and during the search they found $20,000 in cash believed to be proceeds from drug sales, as well as a large amount of prescription medication which was seized as evidence.

32-year-old Gregary Schmuck of Upper Sandusky and 27-year-old Jamie L. Whittaker of Kenton were both arrested and are being held in Wyandot County Jail on felony drug charges. Whittaker’s residence in Kenton was also searched and detectives found more prescription medication and $24,000 in cash.

More: The Courier

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UF Women’s Rugby Hosting Prom Dress Game Saturday Afternoon

4/1/2016 – 2:43 pm

An event will be taking place tomorrow at the University of Findlay that may seem rather odd. The UF Women’s Rugby team will be competing tomorrow against several other schools, but they will be doing so wearing prom dresses. Coach Jim Haughn says that they’ve invited teams from several colleges in Ohio.

Audio: Jim Haughn

Over the past several years prom dress rugby has become more and more popular among rugby clubs, particularly on college campuses, and this year will mark the fourth year such an event has taken place at the University of Findlay. Coach Jim Haughn said that the club has grown since it was first formed in 2011.

Audio: Jim Haughn

The Prom Dress game will take place tomorrow starting at 1pm at the Football Practice Field behind the campus rec center on the campus of the University of Findlay. It is free and open to the public.

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Seneca County Justice Center Design Approved

4/1/16 – 5:14 A.M.

The design of the new justice center in Seneca County has been approved. The Courier reports the Seneca County Commissioners signed off on the plans for the 37,000-square-foot, $14.1 million facility Thursday. Commissioner Mike Kerschner said the initial cost estimate is likely high as the project is in the early stages.

Changes to the plans added a cupola on top of the building, a mezzanine for records storage between the first and second floors, and increased the floor-to-floor heights. Those changes added nearly $943,000 to the cost estimate.

Construction will take up to 14 months and should be completed in 2017.

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Findlay Man Injured In U.S. 224 Crash

4/1/16 – 5:02 A.M.

A one-car crash on U.S. 224 injured a Findlay man Thursday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 31-year-old Steffen Yarris was driving west on the highway around 9:40 p.m. when he went off the road and hit a utility pole just west of Marion Township Road 237. Yarris was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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