Review Category : Local News

Gas Prices Down Slightly To Start The Week

11/30/15 – 5:14 A.M.

Gas prices are down slightly in Findlay to start the work week. Ohio gas prices.com reports most Findlay stations are selling a gallon of regular for $1.75 today. That’s a four cent drop over the last seven days. Prices are down 24 cents over the last two weeks.

In Ottawa, a gallon of regular is slightly higher than it was a week ago. The average price is $1.79, up a penny from last Monday.

The same is true for the statewide average. Across Ohio the average price is $1.82 for a gallon of regular, up a penny from a week ago.

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Putnam County Jail Cell Preserved

11/30/15 – 5:06 A.M.

The old jail in Ottawa is being demolished, but at least one part of it is being preserved. The Putnam County Sentinel reports one of the old jail cells is being set aside for the Putnam County Historical Society. The organization says the cell could be put on display at a proposed new museum sometime in the future.

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Giving Season: City Mission

11/30/15 – 5:00 A.M.

The holiday season is now in full swing, and with it a renewed spirit of charity for many. Over the next several days we’ll have a look at the local charities that could use your help.

The City Mission is asking for donations for food, clothing, and financial help this year. The shelter at 510 West Main Cross Street gives out food boxes to those in need every Tuesday and Thursday. People are eligible for one box per month, and during the holiday season the boxes include a frozen turkey or ham.

Aside from the need for turkey and ham, the City Mission is also asking for donations of vegetables, boxed dinners, Lipton-style noodles, and rice side dishes among other items.

New toys, boxed games, and card games are also being collected for a “Birthday Party for Jesus,” which will be held December 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church.

For more information on the City Mission’s needs, you can call (419)423-9151. You can also see a complete list in today’s edition of the Courier.

MORE: The Courier

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Fostoria Receives Drug Prevention Grant

11/29/2015 – 10:20 pm

Fostoria officials announced late last week that the city was awarded more than $65,000 in grant money for the community D.A.R.E. program. The Review-Times reports that the city received a Drug Use Prevention Grant and the funding would be used to promote and teach the D.A.R.E. program in the Fostoria City School District.

Fostoria Police Officers Adam Nelson, Travis Ricker and Sgt. Clayton Moore serve as the city’s D.A.R.E. officers. If you’d like more information, contact the Fostoria Police Department at 419-435-8573.

More: The Review Times

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Pets Rescued From Structure Fire

11/29/2015 – 10:11 pm

Two pets were saved from a structure fire was reported on Township Road 95 over the weekend. The fire was reported shortly after 5:00 pm Saturday night and prompted the response from the Liberty Township, McComb and Blanchard Township fire departments. The structure was located at 7515 Township Road 95 northwest of Findlay.

Officials on site indicated that no one was home at the time of the fire except for two dogs which were rescued by a neighbor. No further information is available.

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Kenton Apartment Fire Turns Fatal

11/29/2015 – 10:04 pm

A man who was injured in an apartment fire earlier this month in Kenton has died. WKTN Radio reports that Brandon Argabright passed away early Friday night at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. Argabright was taken to the hospital by helicopter after the fire that destroyed Building B at Scioto Village Apartments on November 17th.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Kenton Fire Chief Russ Blue indicated at the time that the fire seemed suspicious. It remains under investigation by the Ohio State Fire Marshall’s Office and the Kenton Fire Department.

More: Kenton Today.com/WKTN Radio

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Nine Year Old Girl Injured In Hancock County Crash

11/27/2015 – 5:36 pm

A nine-year-old girl was hurt in a three-vehicle crash about noon today at the intersection of Ohio 15 and Hancock County 180, about two miles southeast of Findlay. The Hancock County Sheriff reports that her mother, identified as 39-year-old Christina Lawhun of Minster was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead, reckless operation and child endangerment. The girl was not identified, nor did Blanchard Valley Hospital have a report of the girl being admitted.

According to a release, Lawhun was driving westbound on Ohio 15 at a high rate of speed when she hit the rear of a vehicle slowing to turn right onto County Road 180. This truck was pushed into a third vehicle which was southbound and stopped at the 180 and 15 intersection.

48-year-old Brad Fife of Findlay and 48-year-old Jeffory Frazier of Forest, the drivers of the other two vehicles were not hurt as was no one else.

Hanco Ambulance, the Arlington Fire Department and both Lowrey’s and Dicks Towing assisted at the scene.

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Findlay Woman Injured In Tiffin Avenue Crash

11/27/2015 – 5:33 pm

A Findlay man was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday morning on Tiffin Avenue near Fostoria Avenue. Findlay Police reported that 47-year-old Sammy Archuleta was transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, 23-year-old Tyler Friar of Findlay was not injured.

The police report that Friar was driving eastbound in the 1000 block of Tiffin Avenue around 9:40 am Wednesday when he attempted to make a left turn into a drive and was struck by a westbound car driven by Archuleta. Friar was cited for a right of way when turning left violation.

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Records Shattered At Community Thanksgiving Meal

11/27/2015 – 5:31 pm

The Thanksgiving dinner at Stonebridge Church broke all records. The Courier reports that the 15th annual event that two thousand plates were served during the day on Thursday. Organizers had anticipated serving 1600 meals but when people kept on coming, they knew that it was going to be a record year. The church actually did run out of turkey toward the end but was able to make up for it by serving enough ham.

In all, around 55 turkey’s and 23 hams were served, as well as 800 pounds of potatoes. Much of the food is donated. Around 600 meals were delivered which is the largest number to be delivered since the church started offering the free meal, and around 500 meals were served through both carry out services. Around 300 volunteers helped with the meal.

More: The Courier

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Findlay Man Suspected In Series Of Robberies

11/25/2015 – 1:55 pm

A Findlay man has been named as the suspect in three convenience store robberies. The Courier reports that 29-year-old Jeremy Sherbrook of Findlay is believed to be the man who robbed Som Carryout on Main St on November 8th, A Mobil Gas Station on North Main on November 9th and recently a Marathon Station this past Saturday on W. Trenton Avenue.

Sherbrook has not been formally charged but remains in custody for his part in the Marathon gas station robbery. Police report that the case against Sherbook will be heard by the Hancock County grand jury in the coming weeks.

More: The Courier

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