Review Category : Local News

Fostoria To Pay For Bullet Damage To Resident’s Home

12/8/16 – 7:39 A.M.

Fostoria is paying for damage done to a home near the city’s police firing range. The Review-Times reports the city set aside nearly $6,000 to fix bullet homes in the side of Diane Martinez’s home. Martinez found the bullet holes in late September. She lives about a half-mile away from the shooting range, which is near the Fostoria Metropolitan Airport.

Mayor Eric Keckler says new safeguards are in place at the range to prevent further incidents.

MORE: Review-Times

Read More →

Putnam County Commissioner Hold Final Reading For Road 5 Petition

12/8/16 – 7:28 A.M.

The Putnam County Commissioners recently held the final reading of a petition to permit the expansion of Road 5. The Putnam County Sentinel says the document also calls for the changes already made on the road to remain in place. The commissioners voted unanimously to accept the petition.

Commissioner John Love started the petition earlier in the year. At a November meeting, Love said “The purpose of the freeholders’ petition is to allow residents of Putnam County to express their opinion that it was correct to widen Road 5.”

The county widened Road 5 in 2012, but several residents along the road protested. The state found the commissioners in violation of sunshine laws for meetings about the project. The newspaper reports 18 property owners have still not collected their eminent domain payments.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

Read More →

Van Buren Man Arrested Following Police Chase In Findlay

12/8/16 – 5:19 A.M.

Findlay police arrested a Van Buren man following a short chase in the city early this morning. Lt. Robert Ring says an officer tried to stop 38-year-old Joseph Miller in the 500 block of East Street around 12:30 a.m. Miller took off, leading officers on a chase that included parts of East Street, East Lima Street, and a couple of alleys in the neighborhood. Miller allegedly got out of his car and tried to run away, but officers arrested him a short time later near a house in the 300 block of East Lima Street.

Ring says officers found a “substantial amount of suspected crack cocaine” on Miller. Police have charged him with possession of cocaine and failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer.

Read More →

Final Deer-Gun Hunting Numbers Show Fewer Kills In Hancock County This Year

12/8/16 – 5:06 A.M.

Hancock County hunters tagged less deer during the week-long deer-gun hunting season than they did in 2015. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says hunters killed 454 deer this year, down 32 from a year ago. Putnam County hunters tagged 274 deer this year. That’s down from 304 compared to 2015.

Numbers increased in two area counties. Seneca County saw 835 deer killed, up from 779 last year. Hunters tagged 716 deer in Wyandot County, an increase of 20 compared to 2015.

Across the state, numbers were down for the year. Hunters claimed around 6,600 less deer in 2016.

Read More →

Homes On Fishlock And Blanchard Avenues Under Boil Water Advisory

12/8/16 – 4:56 A.M.

Residents on two Findlay streets are under a boil water advisory today. The city’s water distribution department says 10 homes in the 1300 block of Fishlock Avenue and two homes in the 1600 block of Blanchard Avenue are under the advisory.

You can see the full list of addresses on our website.

You’re urged to boil water for at least one minute before using it for drinking or cooking.

Water main repair work caused the city to issue the alert.

Affected Addresses:

Fishlock Ave – 1300, 1301, 1305, 1306, 1307, 1312, 1313, 1315, 1316, and 1321
Blanchard Ave – 1624 and 1625

Read More →

University Of Findlay Class Learns About The Benefits Medical Marijuana

12/07/16 – 9:13 P.M.

A class at the University of Findlay got to hear about medical marijuana Wednesday Night. Doctor of pharmacy Deborah Berlekamp told the class that you can actually breed marijuana to lessen the high.

Deborah Berlekamp

THC is the part that will make you high. CBD will not make you high and also has medicinal properties. Berlekamp also said that there are less risks associated with medicinal marijuana than with current prescription narcotics.

Deborah Berlekamp

Medicinal marijuana was legalized in Ohio back in September and regulators have a year to plan laws for it. Berlekamp said that the Board of Pharmacy is hard at work figuring out regulations.

Deborah Berlekamp

The board is also looking at who can dispense the drug and how much training they will need. She added that after the year of making the laws is up there will be another year of implementation.

Read More →

Area Business Taking Donations For Tennessee Wildfire Relief

12/07/16 – 5:31 P.M.

McElwain Industries in Putnam County is taking donations to helps people affected by the wildfires in Tennessee. They will be at the Pioneer Dance Tent lot in Kalida from 4-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday next week. They are asking for canned or boxed food, toiletries, hygiene items, new or gently worn clothing, and towels and blankets. You will be able to drop the items off in their flatbed or box truck. They are partnering with Haul’er Back Trucking of Ashland to transport the donations next Friday.

Read More →

Hancock County Leaders And University Of Findlay Announce Creation Of Center For Civic Engagement

12/07/16 – 5:16 P.M.

The City of Findlay will be getting a Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Findlay. The university partnered with United Way of Hancock County and the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation for the endeavor. Tricia Valasek pioneered the creation of the center and said that it will be a valuable resource.

Tricia Valasek

The Center for Civic Engagement will bring coalitions together to tackle big issues. United Way director John Urbanski said that the center will be very helpful.

John Urbanski

Organizers expressed hope that the center will keep services from being duplicated.

The new center will be in the new Center for Student life and College of Business Building. It is expected to open next summer.

Read More →

Five Arrested In Bluffton After Undercover Operation Fighting Human Trafficking

12/07/16 – 3:31 P.M.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office arrested five people in Bluffton Tuesday. According to a release, the Sheriff’s Office held an undercover operation combatting human trafficking. They worked with the Hancock-METRICH Criminal Task Force and the Wood County Sheriff’s Office for the operation. They arrested 21-year-old Robin Hopson of Lima for prostitution. 20-year-old Seth Risner of Lima was arrested for soliciting. 51-year-old Ronald Burkholder of Rawson was also arrested for soliciting. 63-year-old Siegfried Sanders of North Carolina and 47-year-old Anthony Fontenot of Louisiana were also arrested for soliciting. They are all facing criminal charges in Findlay Municipal Court.

Read More →

Hancock County Joins Drug Free Workplace Initiative

12/7/16 – 11:14 A.M.

Recognizing the impact drugs have on the workforce, several community groups and businesses are joining an effort to address the issue. Zach Thomas is the director of Wellness and Education for the Hancock County ADAMHS Board. He says one of the goals is to help area businesses set good policies…

Audio: Zach Thomas

Thomas adds a large part of the initiative is to prevent drug addiction issues before they start.

Despite that, Thomas says most drug users have jobs…

Audio: Zach Thomas

Thomas says he hopes one outcome of the program is finding solutions for people who can’t get jobs because of positive drug tests…

Audio: Zach Thomas

Thomas says the goal is to have at least five businesses put in place new workplace drug programs by next September.

The first stakeholders meeting takes place Monday.

Read More →