Review Category : Local News

Local Author And University Of Findlay Graduate Student Has Book Published

12/12/16 – 5:30 A.M.

A resident of Findlay and graduate student of the University of Findlay recently got a book published. Bailey Poland wrote a book titled “Haters: Harassment, Abuse, and Violence Online”.

The book is about online harassment and abuse of women, looking at the psychological side as well as solutions.

Poland said that the book started as a school project and that it grew out of her own experiences. It grew into presentations. She said that her work had gained notice because she was talking about trigger warnings on Twitter. Eventually, she gained the attention of a reporter from the New Yorker and of the University of Nebraska’s Press acquisitions editor.

She sent in a few chapter samples and Potomac Books decided to publish the book. She said that the book is available in most bookstores and can be found on amazon.

You can Catch the full interview with Bailey Poland below.

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Arlington Bank Robbery Remains Under Investigation

12/12/16 – 5:26 A.M.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a weekend bank robbery. A man walked into the Huntington Bank location at 100 North Main Street in Arlington around 11:20 a.m. Saturday showed a teller a weapon and demanded cash. The teller gave the man money, and the man ran away without further incident.

Investigators aren’t saying how much money the robber got away with.

The suspect is a white man, around 6’3″ to 6’5″ tall. He weighed between 220 and 235 pounds. The man wore all black clothes and a stocking cap down to his eyes.

The Lima office of the FBI is helping with the investigation. If you have any information you’re urged to call the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at (419)422-2424.

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Findlay Expenses Projected To Outpace 2017 Revenue

12/12/16 – 5:17 A.M.

Findlay officials expect expenses to outpace revenue in 2017. The Courier reports despite the projection, officials don’t plan on taking any drastic measures. While the budget plan for next year shows expenses around $1.2 million over revenue, Findlay has a $12.4 million carryover balance. Public hearings about the 2017 budget take place Thursday afternoon.

A statement from Mayor Lydia Mihalik in the front of the 2017 budget book says, “While the local economy continues to grow alongside our economic development success, we are anticipating a manageable decrease in our income tax revenues for 2017.” Mihalik adds that while in the past the city would have reacted by cutting costs across the board, the plan for 2017 is to continue to invest in infrastructure. The statement also says staffing cuts are not on the table.

City council invested in staffing last week. Council passed a 2 percent pay increase for non-elected and non-union employees. Around 200 positions are getting raises in 2017 as a result. The move increases yearly spending by around $400,000.

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Findlay Police Release Name Of Friday Shooting Victim

12/10/16 – 10:08 A.M.

The Findlay Police Department has released the name of the victim a Friday shooting in the city. A release from the department says 24-year-old Trey James suffered multiple gunshot wounds in an incident at 241 George Street. The Lucas County Coroner’s Office will perform an autopsy in the coming days.

Lt. Robert Ring says there was a reported fight at the George Street home around 2:30 p.m. Friday. Hanco EMS took James to Blanchard Valley Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

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Findlay Man Dead After Fatal Shooting On George Street

12/09/16 – 7:12 P.M.

Findlay Police are investigating a shooting that happened Friday on George Street. According to a release, police were called to 241 George Street because of a fight and shooting. When they arrived they found a 24-year-old Findlay man with several gunshot wounds. Hanco EMS took him to Blanchard Valley Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Police have not named the man since the investigation is ongoing. They are  interviewing people who were at the scene.

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Salvation Army Taking Donations At Various Locations In Findlay

12/09/16 – 3:16 P.M.

The Salvation Army is collecting money in Findlay to help families in need. They will be at both Wal-Mart stores, Both Kroger stores, Great Scot on Broad Avenue, and in the J.C Penny in the Findlay Village Mall. They will also be at the Tiffin Avenue Tim Hortons in the mornings. The donations will provide food, clothing, and toys to families. Last year the Salvation Army met its goal of $83,000. This year they are hoping to raise $84,000.

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Friends Of Santa Taking Donations To Help Families In Need

12/09/16 – 2:51 P.M.

A local charity is accepting donations to help out families in need at Christmastime. Friends of Santa is a group founded in the 1980’s. They have set up over 20 wishing trees that contain tags listing wishes by families in need. The group’s coordinator Susie Malone said that anyone is welcome to take a wish and return the item the family wants. They are also accepting monetary donations. A final collection will be held on December 19 with the gifts delivered on Christmas Day. Cash or gift card donations can be sent to Friends of Santa, P.O Box 1358, Findlay.

You can call 567-208-7828 or visit for more information.

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Three Arrested After Drugs Were Found In A Traffic Stop

12/09/16 – 1:41 P.M.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people after a traffic stop Friday. According to a release, the sheriff’s office stopped a car at 12:10 A.M. and called the K-9 unit. K-9 Nero gave officers the means to search the car. They found approximately $14,000 of crystal meth. Ottawa Police Department, Pandora Police Department, and the Man Unit also helped the Sheriff’s Office.

No names have been released yet during the investigation.

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University Of Findlay Earns Recognition In Best Online Masters Degrees 2016 List

12/09/16 – 1:18 P.M.

The website Best Master Degrees featured the University of Findlay. The website included UF’s Online Master of Arts in Education on their Best Master Degrees’ 2016 list. The list helps prospective graduate students find the best one-year programs suited to their needs. The website said the university’s program will allow students to work with a personal advisor. Students can also take all the classes online and choose an area of concentration and still graduate in a year.

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Evergreens Losing Their Needles Could Be Natural Process

12/09/16 – 11:13 A.M.

You might be concerned that your evergreen is losing its needles but there’s no need to worry. OSU extension educator Ed Lentz says that it could be a natural process.

Ed Lentz

He added that pine trees shed needles about every two years and spruces shed theirs about every ten years. Lentz said that the dry weather leading into winter could cause your tree damage. He recommends giving it plenty of water before we get too far into winter.

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