Review Category : Local News

Carey To Show Off New School Building This Weekend

7/28/16 – 5:14 A.M.

Carey’s new school building will be opened to the public this weekend. The Courier reports a dedication ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Self-guided tours will take place afterward. The 145,000-square-foot building is about 6,000-square-feet bigger than the old school. It will house grades K-12 when it officially opens on August 17.

Superintendent Mike Wank tells the newspaper the project cost around $34 million. He adds that’s $111,000 under budget. District residents are paying for 30 percent of the project.

A separate athletic building is still under construction. It’s expected to be finished by mid-October. A new bus garage will be finished by the middle of December.

MORE: The Courier

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Marathon Declares Second Quarter Dividend

7/28/16 – 5:04 A.M.

Marathon Petroleum announced a dividend for shareholders Wednesday. If you own shares of Marathon Common stock on August 17, you’ll be paid 36 cents per share on September 12. The second quarter dividend is a 12.5 percent increase from 2015’s second quarter dividend.

In a statement, Marathon CEO Gary Heminger said, “This increase demonstrates our ongoing commitment to share the success of the business with our owners as we also continue to invest in future growth.”

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George Street Railroad Crossing Closed Today

7/28/16 – 4:51 A.M.

A railroad crossing will be closed in Findlay today. The city’s engineering office says CSX will repair a broken rail at the George Street crossing. As a result, the road will be closed between Cedar Avenue and North Blanchard Street from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. today.

Drivers will still be able to get to homes and businesses on George Street, but you won’t be able to get across the tracks until the work is finished.

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Bernie Sanders Supporters Asked To Back Hillary Clinton At DNC

7/27/16 – 5:30 P.M.

The Democratic party is finally seeing some unity after Bernie Sanders asked his supporters to join Hillary Clinton.  WTOL-11’s Emilie Voss says that some of his followers did as he asked.

Audio: Emilie Voss

Voss says that while many are following Sanders’ advice some are still upset that he did not get the nomination.

These upset supporters took to peaceful protest. Voss said that hundreds of his supporters stormed out of the convention and set up camp elsewhere.

Audio: Emilie Voss

During their march, they chanted, “This is what democracy looks like”. They were peacefully removed from the media tent by state police.

According to Voss, delegates say hurt supporters just need time to get behind Clinton.

Audio: Emilie Voss

Voss will continue to provide information on the Democratic National Convention throughout the week. For more information got WTOL-11.

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Senator Sherrod Brown Spoke To Ohio Delegates At DNC Breakfast

7/27/16 – 4:47 P.M.

Senator Sherrod Brown spoke to Ohio delegates this morning at the Democratic National Convention. WTOL-11’s Emilie Voss said he explained he was looked at to be vice president.

Audio: Emilie Voss

Brown also talked about his relationships gained with other senators. He says it is interesting to see how the first term senators he started with have grown in their careers.

See more about the Convention on WTOL-11

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Seneca County Fair Will Have Horses And Music Tonight

7/27/16 – 2:54 P.M.

You can see two horse shows at the Seneca County Fair today. At 4 p.m. in the grandstand, there is the draft pony pull. Then at 7 p.m. in the same location will be the Ohio Championship Sled Horse Pull. These are events are free to attend.

Also, Simba Jordan will be the Farm Stage Entertainment this evening. He will be playing from 7-8 p.m. and 9-10 p.m.

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Upper Sandusky Police Looking Into Threatening Wal-Mart Graffiti

7/27/16 – 2:09 P.M.

Upper Sandusky Police Department is interested in talking to the person who wrote a message in the bathroom of the local Wal-Mart. According to a post on the department’s K-9 Unit facebook page, the graffiti says “Kill ALL Whites and Kops” and is signed BLM.

The police are investigating the graffiti. If you have information yu can call them at 419-294-2324.

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Judge Retires From Findlay Municipal Court Next Month

7/27/16 – 11:09 A.M.

The Findlay Municipal Court will lose a judge next month. Judge Robert Fry will be retiring from the court on Aug. 18, according to a press release.

Fry was appointed in January 2007 to fill the unexpired term of Judge Vernon Preston. Before becoming a judge, Fry served with the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office for 26 years. This includes serving as county prosecutor for his last 15 years. Fry was also in private practice from 1978 to 1997.

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ODOT Offering Up To $2 Million Toward Diversion Channel Project

7/26/16 – 11:40 A.M.

ODOT has advanced its schedule for widening I-75 through Findlay by one year, and it appears the agency still has plans to marry the construction to a diversion channel project for Eagle Creek. The agency has offered up to $2 million toward part of the project…

Audio: Lydia Mihalik

$1 million in funding hinges on the construction contracts for the potential bridges being bid and contracted by June 30 of 2018. More funding would come if the bid for the I-75 widening project comes in under budget. ODOT has pledged to contribute its savings up to $1 million toward bridge construction in Hancock County.

Mihalik adds getting fill material from the channel project is important for ODOT…

Audio: Lydia Mihalik

In a letter to the city, ODOT District 1 Deputy Director Kirk Slusher tells Mihalik the agency will “consider methods to entice the contractor on our project to utilize excavated material from your project.”

The diversion channel project is currently being analyzed by Stantec Consulting.

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Wood County Woman To Speak At DNC Tonight

7/27/16 – 5:30 A.M.

A Wood County woman will be on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia tonight. The Sentinel-Tribune reports Sharon Belkofer will introduce the video that will be the lead-in for President Barack Obama’s speech.

Belkofer is expected to speak between 9 and 9:30 p.m.

Belkofer’s son was killed in 2010 while serving in the military. Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer was taking part in an Army convoy when it came under attack as part of an Operation Enduring Freedom mission.

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