Review Category : Local News

New App Available Through Ohio Means Jobs

03/16/17 – 4:12 P.M.

A new app is available through Ohio Means Jobs Hancock County and it provides a bunch of helpful features. Administrator Triena Miller said that the app will have the same details as their website and more.

Triena Miller

Miller said that this will enable you to see how far away potential jobs are. She added that the app is available in google play and the apple store.

Read More →

Community Read book Author Speaks About Skills building In Children

03/16/17 – 3:44 P.M.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens author Sean Covey spoke at the Findlay Country Club Thursday. He told attendees that children need more than just an education to join today’s workforce.

Sean Covey

He added that the & habits are equally important for people already in the workforce. He said that the habits can help workers learn to manage themselves.

Sean Covey

After learning to be independent that habits focus on becoming inter-dependent. Covey explained that becoming inter-dependent means to work with others for win-win solutions.

Read More →

Riverdale Names Jeff Young As Next Superintendent

3/16/17 – 7:43 A.M.

The Riverdale school district has named its next superintendent. The Courier reports the school board hired assistant principal Jeff Young during a Wednesday meeting. Young has worked in the district since 2006.

Current superintendent Eric Hoffman is retiring at the end of the school year. He’s been in the position since 2008.

MORE: The Courier

Read More →

Findlay Man Indicted On Drug Charges

3/16/17 – 7:38 A.M.

A Findlay man is facing drug trafficking charges following the unsealing of a secret indictment. The Hancock County grand jury indicted 24-year-old Zachary Perkins on two counts of trafficking in cocaine and one count of permitting drug abuse in his car.

Court records show Perkins allegedly sold less than 5 grams of cocaine on two separate dates in June and July 2016. Investigators say Perkins used his car to help make a drug sale in one instance.

Read More →

Marathon Petroleum CEO Earns Less In 2016

3/16/17 – 7:31 A.M.

Marathon Petroleum CEO Gary Heminger made less in 2016 than he did in 2015. Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday show Heminger earned $16.6 million in 2016. That’s 11 percent less than what the company paid Heminger in salary and benefits in 2015.

In 2016, Heminger’s base salary increased by $12,500 to $1.6 million. A performance-based bonus declined by 4.5 percent to $4.2 million.

Marathon’s earnings in 2016 were down $2.8 billion compared to 2015.

Read More →

Joint Fire District Proposed In Southern Hancock County

3/16/17 – 7:20 A.M.

Three townships and three villages in southern Hancock County are considering forming a joint fire district. The Courier reports Jenera, Mount Cory, and Rawson as well as Eagle, Union, and Van Buren townships are talking about consolidating resources. The group could put levy on the ballot in November to pay for operations.

A public meeting to talk about the proposal is set for April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Cory-Rawson school building. Officials say combining resources would free up general fund money for the individual villages and townships.

The three villages currently finance their fire departments through property taxes. Union Township pays for fire protection from Rawson and Mount Cory through shared expenses. Eagle Township pays Union Township, Jenera and Arlington through an annual per-stop assessment.

MORE: The Courier

Read More →

Findlay Man Held On $1 Million Bond In Seneca County

3/16/17 – 6:56 A.M.

Seneca County officials are holding a Findlay man on a $1 million bond after he allegedly pulled a knife on a police officer Tuesday. Authorities charged 34-year-old Vincent Fedele with felonious assault and resisting arrest during a Wednesday hearing.

Police attempted to arrest Fedele in the drive-thru of a Tiffin business Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say Fedele drove a knife into an officer’s protective vest. The officer wasn’t hurt.

Fedele allegedly continue to try and fight off police even after they Tased him two times. Tiffin Police Chief Fredrick Stevens said he suspects Fedele was on some type of narcotic at the time of the incident.

Read More →

Ottawa Looks To Deal With Feral Cat Issue

3/16/17 – 5:43 A.M.

Ottawa officials want to deal with a growing problem on the west side of the village – feral cats. The Putnam County Sentinel reports village council heard from a local veterinarian on the subject this week. Dr. Ron Baldridge told council he recommended a “Trap, Neuter and Return” program.

Baldridge says once the village traps and neuters the cats, they return to them to where they came from. He added that because cats are territorial so the program helps keep other cats away. Baldridge says the program is cheaper than euthanizing feral cats and there are grants available to pay for the neutering and spaying costs.

Council took no action on the issue Monday.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

Read More →

Mount Blanchard Wins Heart & Soul Grant

3/16/17 – 5:33 A.M.

Mount Blanchard is getting a large grant from the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. The organization says the village is the recipient of its second Heart & Soul grant. The foundation says Mount Blanchard can now use a grant of a little more than $170,000 for a two-year community engagement project.

Foundation president Kathy Kreuchauf says the program increases participation in local decision-making. She add it invites residents to shape the future of their communities.

McComb won the first Heart & Soul grant two years ago.

Read More →

Police Chase Suspect Likely To Face Federal Charges

3/16/17 – 5:25 A.M.

The man who led law enforcement on a multi-county car chase that ended in downtown Findlay last month is likely to face federal charges. The Courier reports a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Toledo says William Milliron Sr. could face charges of illegal possession of ammunition and assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers.

A criminal complaint says U.S. marshals were looking for Milliron on February 23 when they spotted him in Bowling Green. Milliron led law enforcement on a chase that went through North Baltimore, Fostoria, and Findlay. The document says the truck Milliron was driving had bottles of chemicals used to make meth. Some of the bottles had paper wicks stuffed in them. The criminal complaint says Milliron attempted to light the bottles before throwing them at law enforcement during the chase.

A North Baltimore police officer says one of the bottles exploded on the windshield of his patrol car.

Milliron waived a probable cause hearing during a Wednesday court appearance. That means authorities now have 30 days to charge him.

MORE: The Courier

Read More →