Review Category : Local News

Stantec Update Prequels Upcoming Proposal And Needs For More Funding

11/10/16 – 3:14 P.M.

The Hancock County Commissioners received an update from Stantec about the flood mitigation project. Tuesday they will be proposing legislation to get $305,000 to help meet more requirements for a permit. Stantec representative Adam Hoff said that they will have to go through the requirements for the State Historic Preservation Office.


Hoff says the money will help pay for additional research.


Hoff said that the diversion channel still appears to be the best option for the flood mitigation effort.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Can Hit Now That The Days Are Shorter But You Can Help To Avoid It

11/10/16 – 2:04 P.M.

It’s the time of year where Seasonal Affective Disorder starts to hit people. Psychiatrist Dr. Christian Steiner says that it’s caused by a lack of sunlight and has side-effects like other mental health disorders. Steiner said that since humans are accustomed to daytime activities the days getting shorter has an effect on us.


He said that Seasonal Affective Disorder can be helped.


Steiner also urges people to go seek help before attributing their symptoms to Seasonal Affective Disorder. He said that the symptoms could just be an underlying issue of a bigger disorder.

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Hardin County Man Sentenced For Sex Crime

11/10/16 – 7:18 A.M.

A Hardin County man is going to prison for having sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl. WLIO-TV reports Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Barrett sentenced 51-year-old Thomas Todd to 12 years in prison Wednesday. A jury found Todd guilty on four counts of gross sexual imposition and one count disseminating matter harmful to a juvenile. The jury found him not guilty of rape and attempted rape charges.

Investigators say the incidents happened between July of 2015 and May of this year.


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Free Cribs Available In Seneca County To Fight Infant Mortality Rate

11/10/16 – 5:35 A.M.

In an effort to reduce the infant mortality rate, a Seneca County agency is giving away free Pack N Play cribs to new and expecting mothers. The Review-Times reports the Seneca County General Health District has partnered with the Cribs for Kids National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative since 2014 for the effort.

To qualify, applicants must meet WIC income guidelines. They do not have to take part in WIC. The mother must currently be pregnant or have an infant under the age of 12 months, and there must already be no safe place for the baby to sleep.

For more information call (419)447-3691.

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Plans In Place For New Gazebo At Riverbend Park

11/10/16 – 5:26 A.M.

The Hancock Parks Foundation has plans for a new gazebo at the Riverbend Recreation Area east of Findlay. The Courier reports a donation of more than $40,000 from the Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation is paying for the facility. The donation is in honor of the late Mariann Dana Younger who passed away in July.

Plans for the gazebo have it set to the left of the main entrance of the Brugeman Lodge.

MORE: The Courier

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Main Street Bridge Will Be Named After WWI Veteran

11/10/16 – 5:14 A.M.

The Main Street bridge in downtown Findlay is getting a new name. On Veterans, Day officials will dedicate the structure in honor of Lt. Col. Ralph D. Cole. A ceremony is set for 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post on Front Street.

Cole was a World War I veteran and former state representative and congressman. He was also one of the founders of the American Legion.

State Representative Robert Sprague, State Senator Cliff Hite, and Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik will attend Friday’s ceremony.

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Findlay Finances To Be Listed On Ohio Checkbook Website Soon

11/10/16 – 5:01 A.M.

You’ll be able to look up Findlay’s finances on a state website soon. The Courier reports City Auditor Jim Staschiak submitted data to in late September. The records submitted to the site are currently under review. Staschiak says he is waiting on a guarantee from the state that only information submitted from his office will appear on the site.

Staschiak says a software representative added information to Findlay’s test page that wasn’t vetted. He added, “This final step is important because the Ohio Checkbook site requires a written confirmation from me that our data is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge, so I want to make sure it is only uploaded by me.”

Nearly 900 entities are on the site. There is no cost to post data to it.

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State Patrol Working To Reduce Crashes On I-75 In Wood County

11/10/16 – 4:23 A.M.

State transportation officials and the state highway patrol are trying to do something about a spike in crashes along I-75 in Wood County. Signs that record drivers’ speeds are going up today at State Route 582 after 26 wrecks in the past month. The latest happened yesterday morning when a trucker died after going off the highway and slamming into an overpass. Troopers say high speeds are to blame in most of the crashes at the location.

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Two Injured In Accident At The Intersection Of Blanchard Street And Trenton Avenue

11/09/16 – 5:37 P.M.

A Findlay woman and her 6-year-old son were injured in an accident around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. The Courier reports that 16-year-old Pohnpetz Keosavang was driving north on Blanchard Street and tried turning left onto Trenton Avenue. He struck the car of 30-year-old Ashely Sanchez who was in the intersection. Sanchez’s car came to a rest off of the roadway and Keosavang left the scene.

Sanchez and her son, Hunter, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital with minor injuries.

Police found Keosavang and cited him with failure to yield on a left turn and failure to stop after an accident. He also is cited with driving without a licensed driver on a temporary driver’s permit. He was given a juvenile traffic citation.

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Presentation On Work Place Violence Given TO Human Resource Representatives

11/09/16 – 5:20 P.M.

Local Human Resource representatives from the area met at the Findlay Hilton Garden Inn for a presentation. John Patrick and Mark Putnam from Corporate Intelligence Consultants presented on workplace violence. Patrick said that the presentation is geared towards getting programs in place.


Putnam added that the programs will help employees to know what kind of actions they can take.


They both urged companies of any size to set these programs in place so that employees can be trained.

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