Review Category : Local News

McComb’s Outdoor Ice Rink Opens

12/20/16 – 5:08 A.M.

The frigid temperatures over the last few days allowed McComb to open its outdoor ice skating rink for the first time Monday.  The Courier reports the 84-foot by 92-foot rink is completely frozen.  Village Administrator Kevin Siferd says people can skate as the temperature permits.

The rink is on the top of a baseball diamond in the park.  The village will use lights installed at the diamond for night skating from 5 p.m until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.  Officials are also considering a hockey night.

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Findlay Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary With Fukui Prefecture Of Japan

12/20/16 – 12:33 A.M.

The University of Findlay and the Fukui Prefecture of Japan celebrated a 10-year relationship on Monday. UF president Dr. Katherine Fell said that the university and the city have learned a lot from the exchange students.

Katherine Fell

The event honored Dr. DeBow Freed for starting the relationship in 2006. Dr. Hiro Kawamura announced that the new recipient of the exchange scholarship is Rino Okazaki. She said that she looks forward to being a representative of Fukui.

Rino Okazaki

She added that she wants to study business management and computer science. Kawamura also shared how the previous students have shown success in their careers.

The event had several speakers including Dr. Fell and Japanese Consul General Mitsuhiro Wada. He thanked Findlay for being open to the Japanese students and being a good sister city.

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A Woman Was Killed In A Findlay House Fire Sunday Evening

12/19/16 – 5:39 P.M.

A woman was killed in a house fire on South West Street Sunday evening. Firefighters were called to a house fire on the second floor of a home at 721 South West Street around 10:50 p.m. While fighting the flames they found a victim of the house fire. According to a release, they believe that the victim was the 59-year-old homeowner Susan Schilling. A coroner was contacted and an autopsy was ordered. There were no other injuries.

The fire caused about $60,000 worth of damage. The investigation of the fire is ongoing. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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Marathon Center For The Performing Arts Has A New Director

12/19/16 – 5:22 P.M.

The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts has a new director. Heather Clow said she is happy to be working for such a beautiful facility.

Heather Clow

 

Clow will be in charge of planning shows for the building and she will be heading out of town for ideas.

Heather Clow

She added that she wants to have a base schedule that has room for extra shows when the opportunity arrives.

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Focus On Friends Celebrating The Holidays With Free Events And Food

12/19/16 – 3:32 P.M.

Focus on Friends will be working on bringing people together this week. Recovery Accountability Manager Ellyn Schmiesing said that there will be a holiday lunch later this week.

Ellyn Schmiesing

Christmas Bingo and a white elephant gift exchange will follow the meal. Schmiesing also said there will be a Christmas party.

Ellyn Schmiesing

The events are free but you are asked to bring a $5 wrapped gift for the gift exchange.

 

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Local Gas Prices Continue To Increase

12/19/16 – 7:36 A.M.

Local gas prices continue to increase. OhioGasPrices.com reports the average price for a gallon of regular in Findlay is $2.29 today. That’s up five cents from last Monday, but up 19 cents from last week’s lowest price. Prices are up 17 cents over the last month.

The average price in Ottawa and around the state is also $2.29 per gallon.

A year ago we were paying around $1.91 for a gallon of regular.

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Findlay Mother And Daughter Injured In Separate Crashes Minutes Apart Over The Weekend

12/19/16 – 7:29 A.M.

Two separate crashes just hours apart Saturday evening injured a Findlay mother and daughter. The Findlay Police Department reports icy roads caused 21-year-old Tenna Savage to lose control on North Blanchard Street near Vincent Street around 8:20 p.m. Hanco Ambulance took Savage to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Around 20 minutes later Savage’s mother crashed while on her way to see her daughter at the hospital. 42-year-old Diana Savage swerved to avoid a van that had slid across the center line at Crystal and Oak Avenues. Hanco Ambulance took Savage to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of head and neck injuries.

Police continue to investigate the second crash. Officers cited Tenna Savage for operation without reasonable control for the first crash.

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Fostoria Man Faces Charges For Weekend Overdose Deaths

12/19/16 – 5:40 A.M.

A Fostoria man is facing charges stemming from two overdose deaths in Seneca County this weekend. The Review-Times reports police have charged 36-year-old Joseph Worth with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of 28-year-old David Vaughn of Bascom and 25-year-old John Panuto of Tiffin.

An EMS crew found Panuto and Vaughn unresponsive in a Tiffin home early Saturday morning. The Seneca County Drug Task Force METRICH Enforcement Unit says it found heroin and cash in Worth’s home.

Additional charges are pending the results of the full investigation.

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