Review Category : Local News

UF Hosting 13th Annual Comedy Jam this Saturday

01/26/15     9:35 p.m.

Saturday night will be a night of laughs at the University of Findlay. The 13th annual Comedy Jam will bring comedians Kim Cole, Michael Palascak and Louis Ramey to campus. The show is open to the community, except for young children.

Audio: Sharinda Welton

Sharinda Welton is the Director of Student Activities at UF. She said pre-sale tickets are now available at the UF Box Office or by calling 419-434-4458.

If there are tickets left they will be for sale at the door, but Welton says you shouldn’t wait.

Audio: Sharinda Welton

The show will start at 8 p.m. Saturday, no matter the weather. It will be held on the University of Findlay campus in Ritz Auditorium in the Old Main building.

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Ball Metal and Whirlpool Buying Wind Turbines, Creating STEM Scholarships

01/26/15     1:23 p.m.

Ball Metal and Whirlpool are partnering with One Energy in Findlay to install wind turbines and create scholarships.

The $18 million project will install five wind turbines in Findlay. Ball will establish three $5,000 annual scholarships for local high schools students pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree. Whirlpool will set up two $5,000 scholarships with the same qualifications as well.

Turbine construction will begin in the spring, with operation beginning late in the year. Three of the five turbines will power about 20 percent of Ball’s Findlay manufacturing plant. The other two turbines will supply power to 22 percent of Whirlpool.

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Gas Prices Steady In The Region

Gas prices are steady across the area today. In Findlay, the average price for a gallon of regular is $1.91 according to Ohiogasprices.com. That’s right around what prices were at the end of last week and over the weekend, but down six cents from last Monday.

Prices in Ottawa are steady as well at $1.89 a gallon

Across the state, the average price continues to fall. The statewide average for regular is $1.88. That’s down from $1.99 last Monday.

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One Killed in Seneca County Fire

1/26/15 – 6:48 A.M.

A Saturday fire in rural Seneca County killed one person. The Blade reports the blaze was reported at 6224 North State Route 53 around 8 p.m. Saturday.

A woman was taken from the house to Mercy Tiffin Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

So far there’s no word on what caused the fire. The name of the victim has not been made public.

MORE: The Blade

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Drug Arrests Made In Carey

1/26/15 – 5:30 A.M.

Two Carey residents were arrested on drug trafficking charges late last week. The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies served warrants at two mobile homes in the Carey Mobile Home Park .

29-year-old Cody Lykins was arrested on charges of complicity to trafficking in drugs and intimidation of a witness. 23-year-old Heather Shuff was also arrested on a drug trafficking charge at the same residence. Deputies found two other adult males and an infant in the home.

In a separate home, deputies collected drug related evidence. A man, woman, and three juveniles were at home at the time. No arrests were made at the second location.

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Ohio Benefit Bank Offering Online Training to Become a Tax Counselor

01/26/15     5:30 a.m.

The IRS began accepting tax fillings Jan. 20 but you can still become a tax counselor through the Ohio Benefit Bank online. United Way Community Services Director Bev Phillips said the tax counselor is important, as it helps keeps money in Hancock County.

Audio: Bev Phillips

Being a tax counselor is different than being an official tax preparer though.

Audio: Bev Phillips

Those with tax counselor training can work at a clinic to assist low- to moderate-income families with free tax prep and can also assist family and friends.

More tax counselor and tax help information: United Way of Hancock County

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Findlay Teen Injured In Sunday Crash

1/26/15 – 5:14 A.M.

A one-car crash injured a Findlay teenager Sunday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the wreck happened around 3:30 p.m. in the 700 block of West Trenton Avenue.

16-year-old Savannah Spurling lost control on the snow-covered roadway and hit a sign and utility pole. Spurling was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. She was also cited for failure to control.

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North Baltimore Teen Injured In Weekend Crash On I-75

1/26/15 – 5:05 A.M.

A teenager was injured in a two-car crash on I-75 in Wood County Saturday afternoon. The State Highway Patrol reports the crash happened on the entrance ramp from State Route 18 to the interstate around 3:30 p.m.

17-year-old Lacey Hall was entering the highway when she lost control of her car. She slid across both lanes of traffic, hit a concrete median barrier, and then hit a semi. Hall was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. The semi driver was not hurt.

Hall was cited for failure to control.

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Bridges Community Academy Celebrating National School Choice Week

01/23/15     2:55 p.m.

In celebration of National School Choice Week, Bridges Community Academy of Tiffin will be having an Open Door Friday on Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

BCA Student Ambassadors will lead tours through the school, lunch will be provided with a RSVP and there will be a celebratory assembly at 1 p.m.

BCA is one of more than 9,000 schools across the country participating in School Choice Week, which raises awareness about the importance of effective education options for students.

For more information about the event, see BCA’s website.

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