Review Category : Local News

Trauma Informed Care Program Making Strides At Findlay City Schools

10/5/2015 – 7:55 pm

The Trama Informed Care program was highlighted at the Findlay School Board meeting Monday. Kelly Glick, the Assistant Principal of Donnel Middle School said that the school has collected much data by way of numbers and statistics on trauma rates in the school and now they are beginning to collect individual stories.

Audio: Kelly Glick

The Trama Informed Care program is designed to help staff at the schools identify issues that students may be having at home and away from the school building, as those issues have the potential to affect how a student performs in school.

Audio: Kelly Glick

Glick said that the staff will sift through the data they’ve collected in order to put together a program to help teachers and parents better understand trama in student’s lives and how it can impact their school experience.


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Findlay Schools Designate October As Dyslexia Awareness Month

10/5/2015 – 7:50pm

Findlay City Schools has designated October as Dyslexia Awareness month. Julie Von Stein, a psychologist with the school system said that recognizing the signs of dyslexia and helping to teach people the signs is important to diagnose the problem at an early stage.

Audio: Julie Von Stein

The school board passed a resolution at the meeting Monday evening to designate October as a month to recognize dyslexia. Von Stein said that the school system has made some significant strides in teaching parents and teachers how to spot dyslexia and how to address it with young students.

Audio: Julie Von Stein

The school will be putting out information packets for parents to review highlighting issues with dyslexia.

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Findlay Rugby Club To Celebrate Anniversary

10/5/2015 – 3:50pm

A local sports organization will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary this weekend. The Findlay Rugby Club has been a part of the Findlay community since the 1970s. And still, there remains many misconceptions about the sport of Rugby, and how it compares to traditional American football.

Audio: Jim Akroyd

Jim Akroyd, the coach of the club says that while Rugby is a contact sport, you need to remember to be careful when playing. Additionally the teams play 40-minute halfs nonstop. The Findlay Rugby Club operates at a field on County Road 140 in Hancock County. Carl Bowers said that the field has gone through changes over the years and new plans remain in the works.

Audio: Carl Bowers

The 40th Anniversary Alumni game will be held Saturday at the field, starting with the University of Findlay Women’s Rugby team at noon, followed by the Findlay Scars at 2:00 pm.

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Congressman Latta Talks International Issues While In Findlay

10/5/15 – 2:17 P.M.

Congressman Bob Latta discussed international issues while in Findlay Monday. Latta said he believes a nuclear Iran will lead to a nuclear build-up in the entire Middle East…

Audio: Bob Latta

Latta also talked about the situation in Ukraine, saying that the country needs defensive supplements from the U.S…

Audio: Bob Latta

Latta was in Findlay to talk to the Findlay Rotary Club

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Local Partnership To Be Featured At National Conference To Combat Poverty

10/5/2015 – 1:30 pm

Two local residents will present at a national conference Tuesday on how a local partnership is working to eliminate poverty in Hancock County. Julie Brown, program director of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and Angela Crist, CEO of Findlay Hope House will present at the Aha! Process annual conference in Cincinnati.

The session will be “Agency and Funder” and will feature the partnership between the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and the Findlay Hope House in bringing out the Bridges Out of Poverty program in Hancock County.

The Aha! Process annual Addressing the Challenges of Poverty conference brings together local and national groups to explore best ways to alleviate poverty.

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Findlay Will Resume Leaf Pick-Up In November

10/5/15 – 10:36 A.M.

It’s been seven years since the city of Findlay held a leaf pick-up. That will change this year. The city announced the leaf pick-up schedule for 2015 Monday. A release from Mayor Lydia Mihalik says city crews will start picking up leaves on November 23.

Leaves must be raked into biodegradable bags, as regular plastic bags will not be collected. Bags must be put next to the curb by 7 a.m. November 23.

You may also continue to drop off leaves at the green waste site at 350 West High Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. The site is also open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The green waste site is only for residential use.

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Burglar Brandishing Machete Forces Way Inside Findlay Home

10/5/15 – 7:16 A.M.

Findlay police are investigating an early morning burglary. A release from the department says a man brandishing a machete broke into a home in the 1600 block of South Blanchard Street around 5 a.m. Monday.

The person living in the home says a man forced his way inside the house, knocking the victim to the floor. The suspect fled on foot after taking undisclosed items from the home. The victim sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention.

The suspect is described as a white man with bad breath and poor hygiene. He was wearing a bandanna over his face.

The case remains under investigation.

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Fostoria’s Safety-Service Director Stepping Down

10/5/15 – 5:15 a.m.

Fostoria’s Safety-Service Director is leaving her post. Allyson Murray announced her resignation Friday. At the end of the month Murray will become the village administrator for North Baltimore. Murray has served as the Safety-Service Director in Fostoria since March of 2012.

She’ll be replacing Donna Dettling in North Baltimore, who is leaving to take a similar position in Archbold.

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Gas Prices Fall Locally

10/5/15 – 5:10 A.M.

Gas prices are falling as we enter the new work week.  Ohio gas reports Findlay drivers are paying around $2.35 for a gallon of regular, down four cents from a week ago.  A month ago Findlay drivers were paying around $2.05 a gallon, but a year ago prices were closer to $3.11 in Findlay.

Ottawa drivers are reporting an average price of $2.34 a gallon today.

The statewide average is $2.39 a gallon.  That’s up five cents from last Monday.

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Two Injured In Putnam County Motorcycle Crash

10/5/15 – 5:03 A.M.

Two Putnam County residents were injured in a Sunday evening motorcycle crash. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports the collision took place on State Route 12 around 6:05 p.m.

A motorcycle ridden by Matthew Kuhlman of Ft. Jennings and a passenger, Stacy Huepenbecker of Columbus Grove, hit a car that turned in front of them into a private driveway. The car was driven by Breanne Halker of Columbus Grove.

Kuhlman and Huepenbecker were taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima for treatment of their injuries. Halker was not hurt. The crash remains under investigation.

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