Review Category : Local News

Sharninghouse Appointed To Open North Baltimore School Board Seat

7/27/16 – 5:23 A.M.

A vacant seat on the North Baltimore school board has been filled. The Courier reports Jeremy Sharninghouse has been appointed to take the seat left open by Russell Bretz. Sharninghouse was one of three people who showed interest in the open position. Randy Boyer and Levi Newcomer were also interviewed by the board.

Jaiyme Bushey has been sworn in as the board’s new vice president. Bretz had held the position but stepped down last month because he is moving to Columbus.

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Carey School Board Accepts $14,000 Donation

7/27/16 – 5:16 A.M.

A $14,000 donation will benefit three initiatives in the Carey school district. The Courier reports $10,000 will be spent for a new piano and $2,000 will go toward the Distributive Education Club of America/Carey Marketing. The final $2,000 will go to the FFA chapter.

The money comes from the Mary Martha Class donor-advised fund.

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Intersection of Morey And Davis Closed Today And Tomorrow

7/27/16 – 5:07 A.M.

An intersection on the University of Findlay campus will be closed the next couple of days. The city engineering department says waterline installation will take place at the intersection of Davis Street and Morey Avenue today and tomorrow. The closure will run from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.

You’re asked to avoid the area if possible.

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Putnam County Man Confesses To Murder In 2006 Child Endangerment Case

7/27/16 – 5:01 A.M.

A Putnam County man who was convicted of child endangerment in 2006 has now admitted to law enforcement he murdered the child. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Travis Soto made his confession at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Monday. The details of the confession are part of ongoing investigation, but Prosecutor Gary Lammers says that Soto’s comments indicated he acted willingly in the death of his son, 2-year-old Julio Soto-Baldoza.

Soto pleaded guilty to a child endangerment in 2006. He was initially charged with involuntary manslaughter after running the child over with an ATV and failing to get medical help.

Right now it’s unclear what, if any, charges Soto might face. Lammers tells the newspaper investigators are following up on Soto’s claim. They are looking to see if the evidence matches new statements.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Governor Kasich Appoints Members To Fostoria Commission

7/26/16 – 6:07 P.M.

Governor John Kasich appointed three new members to the Financial Planning and Supervision Commission of Fostoria. The  Findlay Courier reports Eugene N. Schalk, Frank L. Kinn, and Donald L. Mennel were selected.

They join Mayor Eric Keckler, 4th Ward City Councilman Thomas Lake, a member of the state budget and management office, and a representative of the state treasurer’s office.

The group is tasked to get the city out of fiscal emergency.

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Philadelphia Difficult To Travel Through For Democratic National Convention

7/26/16 – 4:37 P.M.

Reporters at the Democratic National Convention find the city of Philadephia difficult to maneuver through. WTOL-11’s Emilie Voss says that even seasoned reporters haven’t experienced anything like it.

Audio: Emilie Voss

Voss says that everything is spread out which while it isn’t a bad thing creates an issue with travel, especially when there is traffic. She adds that the logistics highlight what a great job Cleveland did keeping things together and running smoothly.

See more from Voss on WTOL-11.

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Senior Day at Seneca County Fair Is Today

7/25/16 – 1:26 P.M.

Today marks day 2 of the Seneca County Fair and it is senior day. Admission is just $2 for seniors and there is a lot of things happening. At 7 p.m. in the Grandstand, there will be an antique machinery parade. Also in the Grandstand the Jr. Fair is hosting a fun night at 6 p.m. and a Pig scramble at 8 p.m. These events are free to attend

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Diversion Channel Or Not, Land Acquisition Talks Likely

7/26/16 – 1:23 A.M.

Whether or not a diversion channel gets built in Hancock County, local property owners are likely to hear from people interested in buying their land. Commissioner Mark Gazarek says that’s because ODOT is going to need fill material to widen I-75 in Findlay. He says the material will likely have to come from a local source…

AUDIO: Mark Gazarek

Gazarek and Commissioner Phil Riegle spoke to Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik and Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer about forming a small group to talk to property owners about the process of buying land. Gazarek added it was important to keep the agricultural community in the loop.

The conversation was held following an update on ODOT’s proposal to fund up to $2 million in bridge construction over a potential diversion channel.

 

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June Unemployment Statistics Released For Hancock County

7/26/16 – 12:36 P.M.

The unemployment rate is Hancock County has seen a slight increase. The June 2016 Civilian Labor Force Estimates from the Department of Jobs and Family Services shows that there was a .5% increase in unemployment from May to June. That means unemployment is at 3.9% in Hancock County.

Putnam County also saw a .5% increase and is now at 3.8% of the population unemployed.

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Sheriff’s Office Warns Of New Scam In Ohio

7/26/16 – 10:52 A.M.

There is a new scam in Ohio according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. It says that another agency in Ohio reported someone calling from the Police and Sheriff Funds asking for donations. The call was made to the sheriff of that county. The caller said the money being raised is for families of law enforcement who have been killed in the line of duty. When asked how officers could apply the line was disconnected

The Sheriff’s office urges you to to do your research. Do not use websites or phone numbers provided by the caller. If you’re asked to give an answer right away or if the deal seems too good to be true just hang up.

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