Review Category : Local News

Naloxone Training Available Next Monday

04/19/17 – 3:12 P.M.

Naloxone is an anti-overdose drug to help people survive an overdose from heroin. ADAMHS board’s Zach Thomas said that it will take more than naloxone to get a person into recovery though.

Zach Thomas

 

He added that there are ways to give more people the ability to administer Naloxone.

Zach Thomas

Thomas said that there will be Naloxone community training held this coming Monday at the University of Findlay. It will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union. You can receive training in administering naloxone and at the end, you will get your own naloxone kit.

Read More →

Mayor Mihalik Explains Findlay’s Opposition To State Budget

04/19/17 – 2:33 P.M.

The proposed state budget will allow the state to collect business profit taxes. Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik says that this is a bad idea.

Lydia Mihalik

Mihalik added that Findlay isn’t alone in its objections to the proposed budget. There are many communities that will be affected by this aspect of the budget.

Lydia Mihalik

Mihalik said that thestate will charge a 1% fee for collecting the business profit tax and affect the revenue stream.

Read More →

National Weather Service Working On Changing Alert System

04/19/17 – 2:01 P.M.

The National Weather Service is looking to simplify it’s watches, warnings, and advisories. Eli Jacks is heading up the project and told our Chris Oaks that the terms can be misleading.

Eli Jacks

Jacks said that the terms can alter the way people think about the message. A watch can sound like it’s already here and you need to take actions. A warning can sound like it is a possibility but not certain. He said that this needs to change.

You can help by taking an online survey.

Eli Jacks

You can find the survey at weather.gov/hazardsimplification/revamp

Jacks said that they hope to have the new alerts in place by this winter.

Read More →

Proposed Bike Restriction On Downtown Findlay Sidewalks Tabled

04/19/17 – 1:02 P.M.

Findlay City Council tabled the proposed restriction on bicycling in downtown Findlay. Councilman Grant Russell said that council should table the ordinance while the roads and alleys are being worked on. Councilman Ron Monday agreed adding that he thinks there needs to be more research done.

Charles Ramirez addressed council criticizing the ordinance. He said that as a Blanchard Valley Center client, he and other clients use their bicycles to get around and run errands. He added that using alleys could be dangerous as well due to truck traffic. He requested that city officials look at how many pedestrian-bicyclist crashes happened over the past one or two years.

The legislation came from complaints about bicyclists having near misses with pedestrians. There was talk about local restaurants offering sidewalk dining adding to the hazard.

 

 

Read More →

North Baltimore To Continue Waterline Replacement Project

04/19/17 – 12:32 P.M.

North Baltimore continues with waterline replacement despite striking two unmapped lines last week. The Courier reports that lines built in the 1890’s are being replaced with the help of state funding. It has caused issues for residents to access businesses in the downtown area. Village administrator Allyson Murray apologized for the inconvenience.

The waterlines that were struck weren’t on any existing maps. The struck lines caused residents and businesses in the area to be without water for about an hour. Murray said that they are scheduling more lines to be done downtown.

Read More →

Carey Man Arrested On Sex Charges

04/19/17 – 11:24 A.M.

A Carey man faces sex-related charges. WKTN Radio reports that 21-year-old Devon Layfield stands accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Wyandot County Sheriff’s Deputies took him into custody on Sunday.

A grand jury indicted Layfield on charges of unlawful sexual contact with a minor and sexual imposition.

Read More →

Findlay Woman Hurt In Rollover Crash

04/19/17 – 10:36 A.M.

A single-car crash sent a Findlay woman to the hospital on Sunday. The Courier reports that 20-year-old Jamie Leonard was driving on Ohio 613 when she lost control on a curve. She went into a field and rolled twice around 11:30 p.m.

Police cited her for operating a vehicle without reasonable control. Hanco Ambulance took Leonard Blanchard Valley hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Read More →

Fostoria City Council Votes Down City Charter Change Ordinance

04/19/17 – 9:58 A.M.

Fostoria City Council shut down a charter change ordinance yesterday after many people spoke out against it. The Review-Times reports the ordinance would have allowed the city council to make changes to the police and fire departments. A 2-4 vote dropped the proposed legislation.

Councilman Matt Davoli proposed the charter change. He said it would give greater flexibility to deliver services in a more cost-effective manner. The council chambers were standing room only and many people voiced their displeasure.

Read More →

Findlay Municipal Building Using Temporary Entrance Rest Of Month

4/19/17 – 5:33 A.M.

If you have business in the Findlay Municipal Building you’ll need to use a different entrance for the rest of the month. The city says the main doors have closed while crews replace concrete on Dorney Plaza . That means the doors on the south side of the building are open to the public for the first time since a security upgrade project closed them a few years ago.

The city expects the work on the east side of the building to last through April 28.

Read More →

Candidate Profile: Mary Harshfield

4/19/17 – 5:30 A.M.

We continue our look at the candidates running in contested Findlay primary races today. Mary Harshfield is one of four Democrats running for a Council-at-Large seat. Harshfield says she’s running because she believes some people don’t have a voice on city council…

Audio:Mary Harshfield

Harshfield says she feels this is especially true for the working class in the city.

On the budget, Harshfield says she thinks the budget looks good now but worries about big expenses down the line…

Audio:Mary Harshfield

Harshfield adds she doesn’t want to see the city rush into expenses. She feels the Dorney Plaza upgrade project seemed rushed and needed more public discussion.

Harshfield says a compromise is needed when it comes to bikes on downtown sidewalks…

Audio:Mary Harshfield

Harshfield says some of the alleys in downtown are dangerous for bicyclists because of potholes and issues with lighting.

Tomorrow’s profile will feature Barb Lockard.

Full Interview:

Read More →