Review Category : Local News

Fostoria Police Department Adopts State Standards For Community Relations

2/20/17 – 5:33 A.M.

The Fostoria Police Department is working to strengthen community and police relations. The Review-Times reports the department has implemented state standards established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.

The program has certified more than 430 agencies in Ohio.

The state has partnered with the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police to help certify Ohio’s nearly 1,000 law enforcement agencies. The goal is to make sure that they are in compliance with Ohio’s new standards.

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Funds Available To Prevent Runoff in Brights Ditch Watershed

2/20/17 – 5:27 A.M.

Funds are still available for landowners in the Brights Ditch Watershed for sediment and phosphorus reduction. The Great Lakes Commission is offering funding for nutrient management plans. That includes grid soil testing, precise fertilizer application, and cover crops among other items. The goal is to keep runoff from getting into Lake Erie where it can cause algae blooms.

For more information call Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District at 419-422-6569.

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Columbus Grove Officials Consider Fire Station Options

2/20/17 – 5:19 A.M.

Columbus Grove officials are looking at the future of the village’s fire department. The Putnam County Sentinel reports village council is moving forward with a plan to consider expanding the current fire station, or building a new one. Last week council approved paying a design firm more than $13,000 to examine the options.

Fire Chief Bob Brubaker told council the department needs more space to meet state requirements. The department currently keeps turn out gear in a van and suit-up on the scene of fires. Brubaker says they should be able to get their gear on before leaving the station.

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Putnam County Woman Injured In Sunday Crash

2/20/17 – 5:09 A.M.

A one-car crash injured a Putnam County woman west of Glandorf Sunday afternoon. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened on State Route 694 near Road 14-J around 12:40 p.m.

25-year-old Jessica Schreiber of Continental was driving east when she lost control and went off the road. She wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and the crash ejected her from the car. A medical helicopter took Schreiber to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima for treatment of serious injuries.

Deputies continue to investigate the crash.

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Warm Weather Sets New Records

2/20/17 – 5:00 A.M.

Two record high temperatures fell in Findlay over the past few days. Findlay’s Water Pollution Control Center says Friday saw a high of 62, which was one degree higher than the previous record set in 1927. Saturday’s high temperature hit 69, besting the previous record of 63 from 1911.

Sunday was nice but a few degrees short of another record. We hit 62 degrees yesterday, which was five degrees below the record of 67 set in 1930.

This week’s forecast calls for temperatures to be above 60 through Friday.

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Findlay City School District Receives State Award

02/17/17 – 5:22 P.M.

The Findlay City School District qualified for an award from the Auditor of State. The district had a clean audit report by Auditor of State David Yost’s office. This qualifies the district for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. The award is given to local governments and school districts that have a clean financial audit.

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ODOT Seeking Public Comments On Proposed Area Projects

02/17/17 – 5:12 P.M.
ODOT is seeking public input for some proposed projects for 2018. One of the projects is concrete and ramp repair at the State Route 696 and U.S. Route 30 interchange. This will cause temporary ramp closures near Beaverdam.
 
Another project proposes to make repairs to the U.S. Route 224 bridge over the East Branch Portage River. The bridge is about 6 miles east of Findlay. The repairs will cause traffic detours on U.S. 224.
 
You can send written comments to ODOT District 1. You can also email them to Nate Tressler at nate.tressler@dot.ohio.gov
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Toledo Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase Through Wood And Hancock Counties

02/17/17 – 4:19 P.M.
A high-speed chase Thursday ended in the arrest of a Toledo man after traveling around 32 miles. Troopers tried to pull over 41-year-old Jake Faulkner for a lane violation on I-75 in Wood County. Faulkner fled heading south on the interstate reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour.
 
Troopers lost sight of Faulkner and stopped their pursuit. A McComb police officer found Faulkner speeding a few minutes later on State Route 613. Faulkner ended up losing control of the vehicle and hit a utility pole. He fled the scene on foot.
 
He was later found by a canine and charged with felony fleeing and eluding and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He also had many active warrants. Faulkner is currently being held at the Wood County Justice Center.
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Liberty-Benton Schools To Develop Own FABSS Program After Current Program Is Cancelled

02/17/17 – 3:21 P.M.
Liberty-Benton Schools will be losing its before and after school FABSS programming after this year. Findlay City Schools superintendent Ed Kurt said that they cannot manage the program outside of their district.
 
{ZZ-Ed Kurt 4} 9.7 OUT: outside our district
 
Liberty-Benton Schools will develop and offer their own program for the next school year. In a release, the school announced a public hearing at their next school board meeting on Monday to discuss the issue. The meeting will be at 6 pm in the superintendent’s office.
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Fatal Shooting In Findlay Under Investigation

02/17/17- 1:30 P.M.
The Findlay Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting from early this morning. According to a release officers were called to the Econolodge Motel around 1 am today for reports of gunshots. There they found a man shot on the second floor of the motel balcony.The tried to give him emergency aid but he died at the scene.
 
A suspect was identified and is in custody at the Hancock County Jail. Officers are not releasing the victim’s identity pending the notification of the next of kin. The incident remains under investigation.
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