Review Category : Local News

Exploring Career And Job Fair Coming To Hancock County Fair Grounds This Thursday

09/20/16 – 3:36 P.M.

There is a job fair coming to the Hancock County Fairgrounds Legacy Building this Thursday. The Exploring Career and Job Fair is from 9am-1pm and will include high school students from all over the county. The free job will be open to the public from 1-4pm. A release says it is a great opportunity for prospective employees to meet with 24 area employers. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes.

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Unemployment Rate Declines For Most Area Counties

9/20/16 – 11:36 A.M.

Unemployment rates were down for the most part for the region in August. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports most counties saw a lower rate. Hancock County remained unchanged at 3.5 percent. That’s slightly higher than it was in August of 2015, when the unemployment rate was 3.4 percent.

Unemployment declined in Allen (4.6 in August vs. 5.3 in July), Henry (4.2 in August vs. 4.5 in July), Hardin (4.9 in August vs. 5.2 in July), Putnam, (3.2 in August vs 3.5 in July), Seneca (4.4 in August vs. 4.7 in July), Wood (4.0 in August vs. 4.1 in July), and Wyandot (3.4 in August vs. 3.7 in July) Counties.

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Prosecutor Will Decide Whether To Charge Girls Involved In Alleged Instagram Threat

9/20/16 – 11:24 A.M.

Investigators have finished their investigation into a post on Instagram that landed two Findlay High School students in hot water last week. The Courier reports it’s now up to the Hancock County Prosecutor to decide whether to press charges. The two 14-year-old girls could face disorderly conduct charges for posting a picture that showed them holding plastic guns and a sign that read, “I hate everyone, you hate everyone. Let’s shoot up the school at homecoming.”

Findlay Police Lt. Robert Ring tells the newspaper, “there doesn’t appear to be any legitimate threat or concern to anybody.” He added, “there is no evidence they’ve got any weapons or pose any threat to homecoming.”

School administrators had the girls removed from school on September 13. Findlay’s homecoming football game is September 30, with the dance the following night.

MORE: The Courier

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Effort Underway To Honor Local Purple Heart Recipients

9/20/16 – 11:10 A.M.

Another effort to honor veterans is taking shape in Hancock County. Commissioner Phil Riegle says many people have shown interest in becoming a “Purple Heart Community.”

Audio: Phil Riegle

Riegle says the county, city of Findlay, and local villages may all apply for the status at the same time.

To become a Purple Heart Community the county would have to do a couple of things…

Audio: Phil Riegle

Riegle says a ceremony honoring Purple Heart recipients would also have to take place. That likely will happen next spring.

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Reaching Women Conference This Saturday At Marathon Performing Arts Center

9/20/16 – 5:35 A.M.

The annual Reaching Women Interdenominational conference is coming this Saturday to Findlay.  Shirley Reesner from the Reaching Women organization says they reach out to all women.

Interdenominational Conference

Christian singer and author Shiela Walsh is coming to Findlay to take part in the conference. Andrea Sirtel from the organization says that getting Walsh was a stroke of luck.

Sheila Walsh

The conference is open to all women and starts at 8:15 am in the Marathon Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at reachingwomen.org

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Parking Ordinance Approved In Carey

9/20/16 – 5:23 A.M.

You’ll want to watch where you park in Carey from now on. The Courier reports village council approved a parking violation ordinance during their Monday meeting. Carey police officers hadn’t been issuing tickets for the last few years because of a challenge to a state law.

Residents will pay their fines at the police station according to the new ordinances.

The new regulations also set up a parking violations bureau for the village. The bureau will serve as an appeals board and make decisions when someone challenges a ticket.

MORE: The Courier 

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Fostoria Rail Festival Set For This Weekend

9/20/16 – 5:13 A.M.

The Fostoria Rail Festival is coming up again this weekend. The Review-Times reports the 15th annual event is set for Saturday at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School. Fostoria Rail Preservation Society Secretary-Treasurer Ellen Gatrell tells the newspaper more than 1,000 people come every year. She says the visitors will come from more than a dozen states.

Gatrell says the rail fest increases foot traffic in the city, which is a potential business opportunity. She adds the Iron Triangle Visitor Center will be open throughout the weekend for visitors, making it more than a one-day destination for train enthusiasts.

The event at the high school runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday.

MORE: Review-Times

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Paving Work Scheduled For Two Findlay Streets

9/20/16 – 5:00 A.M.

Road crews will start repaving two Findlay streets today. The city engineer’s office says you’ll want to avoid Harmon Street between Crystal Avenue and Parkside Place, and Hollybrook Drive from Beecher Street to Edinborough Drive. A release says you can expect delays in these areas for the next two weeks.

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Hancock County Property Values Up

9/20/16 – 4:50 A.M.

For the most part, property values are up in Hancock County. The Hancock County Auditor’s Officer reports the average residential property value was up 8 percent over the latest six-year evaluation. Auditor Charity Rauschenberg says it’s the first countywide increase since the 2007 flood.

Rauschenberg says not all property values have increased. She added that there are some markets in the county where values fell or stayed the same.

Property sales from between January 1 of 2013 and December 31 of last year determined the new values.

We have a link to the latest property values on our website. They can also be viewed at the auditor’s office and at the Findlay-Hancock Public Library tonight and tomorrow night.

MORE: Property Values Viewer

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Miracle Park Update Given To The Findlay Rotary Club

09/19/16 – 4:48 P.M.

The Rotary Club of Findlay received an update on the Blanchard Valley Health System Miracle Park on Monday. Board President Greg Herold told Rotarians that the Miracle Field is popular.

Miracle Field

He added that the playground has seen a lot of use due to its friendly design.

Playground Appeal

The inclusive baseball field has 66 players and over 70 buddies to help kids with disabilities. Herold said there are even players that come from other counties.

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