Review Category : Local News

The Review Times Is A Finalist For Associated Press Awards

02/21/17 – 4:55 A.M.

The Review Times is a finalist in Division I awards in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors’ 2016 newspaper contest. They report that staff writer Morgan Manns is among the top three finalists for best photographer. The paper is the is among the top three finalists for Best Digital Presence in Division I.

The awards will be announced at the APME annual awards banquet on May 21 in Columbus. A total of 67 daily newspapers submitted over 2,000 entries for the contest.

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Public Meeting For Carey Grant Tonight

02/21/17 – 4:43 A.M.

There is a public meeting tonight in Carey on ODOT’s Safe Routes to School grant tonight. The Courier reports that the meeting will be in Carey School’s Legacy Lane at 6 p.m.

Officials from the village and from Carey Exempted Village School District are gearing up to apply for the grant. The funds will range from $200,000 to $400,000 if they get approval from ODOT. They will use the money to improve sidewalks, curbing, lighting, signage, and bicycle and walking paths to the school.

They will also include access to the school through Memorial Park.

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New Bill Pushes To Add Photo ID To EBT Cards

02/20/17 – 5:04 P.M.
State Auditor David Yost stopped in Findlay to talk about a bill that pushes to put photo identification on EBT cards. Yost said that they found weaknesses in the system.
The bill seeks to attach a photo identification to make it more difficult to abuse. Yost said that adding the picture will help deter people from abusing the system.
Yost added that the photo ID’s will deter fraud in the Snap program but won’t cure it all.
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Marathon Takes Advantage Of Nation’s Waterways To Be More Competitive

02/20/17 – 2:30 P.M.
Marathon Petroleum has been building a lot of water based assets for their facilities on the waterfronts. Marathon Executive George McAfee says that this helps cut down on other costs.
McAfee told the Findlay Rotary Club that the nation’s waterways are an invaluable resource to the company. By building and taking advantage of them he says that Marathon has become more competitive.
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Findlay Shop Asking For Donations Of Prom Items

02/20/17 – 10:49 A.M.
A local shop is looking for donations to help teens get things for prom. The Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary is taking donations of gently used dresses, shoes, accessories, and men’s formal wear. The items can be dropped off at the Nearly New Shop now through prom season. The dresses and men’s wear will be available to area teens free of charge starting March 18.
The shop is open from 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Thursday and from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. It is also open the first, second, and third Friday of the month from 10 am to 4 pm as well.
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BGSU Will Renovate Business Building

2/20/17 – 6:49 A.M.

Bowling Green State University is moving its College of Business Administration to a new location. The school says a $5 million gift from Robert and Patricia Maurer of Bowling Green will help move the College of Business Administration to Hanna Hall. BGSU plans to renovate the building to include high-tech learning facilities and amenities.

The university’s board of trustees approved the renaming of the building as the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center in honor of the longtime supporters of the university.

Eight other alumni families are contributing to the renovation of the building. The board approved the naming of classrooms, public spaces, lounges, offices and other spaces in recognition of their support.

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Gas Prices Down To Start The Week

2/20/17 – 5:39 A.M.

Local gas prices are down as we enter the last full week of February. reports the average price in Findlay is $1.97 per gallon today. That’s down 11 cents from last Monday. A month ago we were paying $2.11 per gallon.

Ottawa drivers report paying $1.99 today, down 10 cents over the last seven days.

The statewide average is still above $2 per gallon, at $2.05. That’s down only a penny since last Monday.

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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.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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