Review Category : Local News

Forest VFW To Host Marketplace Fund Raiser This Saturday.

11/14/16 – 5:28 P.M.

You will have a chance to get some Holiday shopping done this Saturday.The forest VFW Auxiliary will be hosting its annual Holiday Marketplace. The event will be held at the VFW at 204 West Lima Street in Forest from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will host several vendors and crafters. There will also be several kinds of soups and sandwiches available for lunch at a low price.

All Proceeds go to benefit the Riverdale Scholarship Fund.

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Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation Celebrating Community Foundation Week

11/14/16 – 2:33 P.M.

The Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation is joining other foundations in celebration of Community Foundation week. President Katherine Kreuchauf said that the foundations help to make a positive impact in the community.

Community Served

Kreuchauf said that the Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation connects donors to causes they want to support. The money is then used to support those causes in worthwhile endeavors.

So far the Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation has put almost 41 million dollars back into the community. It is supporting 370 funds given by donors.

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Van Buren Area Barn Destroyed By Friday Night Fire

11/14/16 – 7:25 A.M.

Allen Township and North Baltimore firefighters battled a barn fire in northern Hancock County last Friday night. Allen Township Fire Chief Gary Hickman says the blaze broke out around 7:20 p.m. at 11247 Township Road 114. Firefighters could see flames coming from the building as they arrived.

Hickman says the barn was a total loss. A boat, motorcycle, lawn mowers and storage items were all inside.

The department is continuing to investigate the cause of the fire.


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Local Gas Prices Continue To Fall

11/14/16 – 7:18 A.M.

Local gas prices are down to start the work week. reports the average price in Findlay is $1.92 per gallon of regular. That’s a 12 cent drop from last Monday. Prices have dropped 30 cents from mid-October.

Ottawa drivers report an average of $1.98 per gallon today.

The statewide average is $1.97. That’s a 12 cent decrease over the last seven days.

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Road Work Scheduled In Several Hancock County Locations This Week

11/14/16 – 6:59 A.M.

Road work continues in Hancock County as we hit the midway point of November. ODOT reports railroad crossing repairs are taking place on State Routes 18 and 613 between Baird Road and County Road 75, west of Fostoria. The project will take two weeks.

Road crews will reduce the east and westbound lanes of U.S 30 at U.S. 68 for pavement repairs.

Later this week ODOT will close the northbound entrance ramp to I-75 from State Route 103 in Bluffton for bridge deck repairs. The closure is from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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Cooking Fire Fills Findlay Apartment Building With Smoke

11/14/16 – 5:31 A.M.

A cooking fire caused some smoke damage in a Findlay apartment complex early Sunday morning. The Findlay Fire Department reports the fire was already out as firefighters arrived at the Hillcrest Apartments at 2928 North Main Street around 4:30 a.m.

The fire caused around $2,700 in damage to the apartment. Firefighters cleared smoke from three floors of the building. The brief fire did not cause any injuries.

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Meeting Called In Tiffin After Rash Of Overdoses Reported In Seneca County

11/14/16 – 5:25 A.M.

A rash of opiate overdoses in Seneca County late last week has some people on edge today. As a result, the Review-Times reports the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties has called an emergency meeting for this week. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Faith Ministries on South Washington Street in Tiffin.

The Ohio Department of Health and the Governor’s Opiate Task Force issued a drug alert following a 24 hour period Thursday night into Friday night in which six opiate overdoses were reported in the county.

Mircea Handru is the executive director of MHRSB. He tells the newspaper the goal of the Tuesday meeting is to give specific information on the resources available to those struggling with addictions.

MORE: Review-Times

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Arlington Teenager’s Rape Trial Begins In Findlay Today

11/14/16 – 5:10 A.M.

The trial of an Arlington teenager charged with rape starts in Findlay today. The Courier reports 19-year-old Kyle McDowell faces three counts of rape as well as gross sexual imposition and kidnapping charges. The kidnapping charge carries a sexual motivation specification.

On October 11 of 2014, McDowell allegedly used force or the threat of force to engage in sexual conduct and contact with the girl. The indictment against McDowell says he restrained the victim.

McDowell was 18-years-old and the alleged victim was 17-years-old on the day in question. Investigators say McDowell was friends with the girl.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is prosecuting the case because former county Prosecutor Mark Miller had a conflict of interest.

MORE: The Courier

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Findlay High School Closed Monday Following Water Main Break

11/14/16 – 4:59 A.M.

Findlay High School students will have a shorter school week because of a water main break. The district canceled classes at the high school today after the water line burst Sunday. All other Findlay schools including the Millstream Career Center are open today.

In the meantime, the city has issued a boil water advisory for 1200 Broad Avenue.

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Findlay Family Video Location Robbed

11/14/16 – 4:51 A.M.

Findlay police are looking for the man who held up a video rental store. The suspect walked into the Family Video at 707 South Blanchard Street around 1 p.m., threatened an employee and walked out with cash. The man did not show a weapon and police didn’t report any injuries.

Detectives say the suspect is a thin, six-foot-tall white man. He was wearing a green Notre Dame hoodie, khaki pants, and dark sunglasses.

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