Review Category : Local News

Urban Meyer Event in Findlay Rescheduled for May 11

05/07/15     2:05 p.m.

State Bank’s “An Evening with Urban Meyer” has been rescheduled for next week. The head Ohio State football coach had an unplanned appendectomy and was forced to cancel his Wednesday appearance at the University of Findlay.

The event has been rescheduled for Monday, May 11 with time and location being the same. Tickets for Wednesday will be honored at the rescheduled date.

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Owens Graduating 765 Students Friday, 112 From Findlay Campus

05/07/15     12:05 p.m.

Seven hundred sixty-five students will be graduating from Owens Community College on Friday, including 112 from the Findlay campus.

Of the Findlay students, 12 will receive Associate of Science degrees, 14 Associate of Arts, 25 Applied Business and 61 Applied Science, 39 of which are in the Registered Nurse program.

More information on the ceremony can be found at owens.edu/commencement.

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Missing Upper Sandusky Man’s Truck Found in Reservoir

05/07/15     11:35 a.m.

A green pickup truck that belongs to a missing Upper Sandusky man was pulled from the city’s reservoir this morning.

The Upper Sandusky Police Department confirmed that 72-year-old James Zoll’s vehicle was retrieved by a water rescue team. They said they are now searching the area for any sign of Zoll.

A missing adult alert was issued for Zoll Wednesday evening after he left his home and didn’t return.

Zoll is described as a white male, is around 5′ 11″ tall and weighs around 170 pounds. He has reddish gray hair and green eyes. Zoll suffers from medical conditions.

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Ottawa-Glandorf High School Ranks High For Sports

5/7/15 – 10:28 A.M.

A national survey ranks Ottawa-Glandorf High School as one of the best for high school sports in Ohio. K12.niche.com says OG is the fifth best school in the state when it comes to athletics playing a “significant, positive role in student life.”

The survey determined scores by weighting the number of sports offered with the number of male and female athletes. It also took into account expenses per student and the number of responses for each school.

Other local schools in the top 100 for Ohio included Liberty-Benton at 53, Leipsic at 84, Bluffton at 89, and Elida at 100. Findlay High School ranked 145th in the survey.

MORE: K12 Niche Rankings

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North Baltimore May Drop Tax Credit

5/7/15 – 8:45 A.M.

North Baltimore is considering eliminating a a tax credit for residents to help fund emergency medical services. The tax credit is given to residents who live in North Baltimore but work elsewhere. Currently tax breaks are given on village income taxes to make up for the income taxes paid in the city where a resident works.

First reading on the proposal was heard by the village council this week.

North Baltimore is trying to expand its emergency medical services.

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New Director For Carey Chamber Named

5/7/15 – 8:39 A.M.

The Carey Area Chamber of Commerce has selected a new director. Cassie Carlson will replace Ron Dunn this month. Carlson has been a chamber board member since January and a Chamber Ambassador for the previous four years. She also serves at the curator of the Overland Inn in McCutchenville.

Dunn is retiring from the position to spend more time with his family.

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Carey Buys Former Aviation Equipment Property

5/7/15 – 7:39 A.M.

Carey village council moved forward with plans to buy property during a special meeting Tuesday. Council members approved increasing the village’s appropriation by $740,000. The money will be used for a bond sale to finance the purchase.

The property is located on State Route 568 and was the former home of an aviation equipment company. The electric and public works departments will move to the nearly seven-acre complex.

Closing on the sale was Wednesday.

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Findlay School Bus Driver Wins State Competition

5/7/15 – 7:21 A.M.

A Findlay City Schools bus driver has won a state competition. Debbie Hill recently finished in first place at the state “School Bus Driver Road-e-o.” She’ll now take part in an international competition.

The event involved written exams and maneuvering a school bus through a series of practical skills designed to test the abilities of the driver.

Hill has been a bus driver in Findlay for 30 years.

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Fostoria Auditor Discusses Tight Budget

5/7/15 – 7:15 A.M.

Fostoria’s auditor addressed a budget shortfall during a city council meeting this week. The Courier reports Steve Garner said the deficit should shrink within the next month. Garner added that the timing of grant money accounts for a large part of the shortfall.

The Fostoria financial report for the first quarter showed a shortfall of more than $283,000. However, the city had been waiting on reimbursement on SAFER Grant money, which accounts for nearly $150,000. The grant helps pay for more firefighters in the city.

Garner says for April’s financial report the deficit will be reduced by about $175,000. He added that he has been working with Safety Service Director Allyson Murray to find more ways to cut costs.

MORE: The Courier

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Road Coating Aims To Cut Down Repair Work In Arlington

5/7/15 – 6:45 A.M.

A new type of pavement is being used in Arlington to try and cut down on damage to a roadway. Parts of U.S. 68 are being coated with a new type of polymer to see if it can reduce wear on what is Main Street in the village.

Mayor Ed Stolt recently told village council the coating isn’t guaranteed to work. He added he’s willing to give it a try if it could mean fewer ruts in the road.

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