Review Category : Local News

UF Students To Experience RNC In Cleveland

7/18/16 – 8:38 A.M.

Four University of Findlay students will experience the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week. The school says sophomore political science major Ashley Summerfield will represent the University of Findlay College Republicans at the event.

Sarah Stubbs, a senior, is the editor of The Pulse student newspaper. She will live tweet and do an Instagram takeover of UF’s account on Thursday. Pulse reporter Heide Paxson, a sophomore, will contribute multimedia coverage. Steve Mathie, a junior, will shoot video that will be uploaded to UFTV’s YouTube channel.

The students will be accompanied by UFTV manager A.J du Frense and Ron Tulley, the dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

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Putnam County Fair Board Raising Money For Repair Work

7/18/16 – 7:46 A.M.

The Putnam County fair board is still trying to raise money to make repairs to the facility. WLIO-TV in Lima reports there is still time to reach the $50,000 goal. The fair board has turned in paperwork for a grant, and it has been accepted. Now they just need to raise the needed money to get matching funds from the state.

Fair council secretary Peg Kruse tells the TV station $14,000 has been raised so far. They have until the end of the month to raise the rest of the money. Kruse added that if they don’t get the full amount they’ll still do a partial repair project. You can donate money by calling (419)523-4628.

Rain damage in 2015 resulted in damage to the fairgrounds.


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Upper Sandusky Man Killed In Crash Near Findlay

7/18/16 – 7:34 A.M.

An Upper Sandusky man was killed in a crash north of Findlay early Sunday morning. The State Highway Patrol reports 21-year-old Keyonte Snow was driving south on Hancock County Road 220 at a high rate of speed near the intersection with County Road 216 around 5:25 a.m. Snow’s car went airborne when it hit a railroad crossing, and hit a utility pole near the Eagles Club parking lot.

Investigators say Snow was not wearing a seatbelt, and that alcohol appears to have been a factor in the crash.

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Small Algae Bloom Found In Ottawa Reservoir No Cause For Concern

7/18/16 – 7:16 A.M.

Algae was discovered in the village of Ottawa’s reservoir recently, but it wasn’t a cause for too much alarm. The Putnam County Sentinel reports a small bloom was found last week. Assistant Village Administrator Jason Phillips told village council members the algae was removed and the reservoir was retreated. He added it was not a harmful algae like what caused Toledo’s water crisis two years ago.

The Ohio EPA was also advised about the issue. Phillips told council, “everybody’s good, we’re all good.”

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Local Children Show Support For Law Enforcement

7/18/16 – 6:46 A.M.

Local law enforcement officers got a pat on the back over the weekend. The Courier reports members of the Junior AMVETS Post 21 stood with signs of support in front of the Scrambler Marie’s in downtown Findlay Saturday morning. The restaurant was the location for “Coffee with a Cop.” The monthly event is designed to encourage positive interaction between law enforcement and the community.

Jenny Miracle-Turner is the group’s adviser. She told the newspaper, “With all of the negative media right now, I want to get something positive out there.” She added that the group might continue the effort in the coming weeks.

The kids taking part also delivered cards to officers with the Findlay Police Department and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

MORE: The Courier

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Two Women Suspected In Thefts From Ottawa Businesses

7/18/16 – 5:27 A.M.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about a pair of alleged thieves in Ottawa. A post on the office’s Facebook page says two women have been stealing from businesses on Main Street. One woman will distract workers while the other steals wallets and purses.

The first suspect is described as a black woman with short, straight hair. She was around 5’5″ and was wearing a denim dress. The second suspect is a black woman with long braided hair. She was also around 5’5″ and was wearing capri pants and a green shirt.

Anyone with information is urged to call (419)523-3208.

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Annual Voter Registration Maintenance Draws Lawsuit

7/18/16 – 5:19 A.M.

Thousands of voter registrations were purged from the rolls in Hancock and surrounding counties in 2015. The Courier reports registrations can be deleted if a voter died, had duplicate registrations, or didn’t vote or update their information in a six-year period. If your registration is in danger of being deleted, you’ll receive a letter from the state telling you to update your information.

A similar process is taking place this year, but a lawsuit is challenging its legality. The American Civil Liberties Union says removing inactive voters can suppress the homeless vote because they can’t get their mail regularly. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said the lawsuit was, “politically motivated, election-year politics, is a waste of taxpayer dollars and opens the door for voter fraud in Ohio.”

Roughly 10,000 voter registrations are expected to be deleted in Hancock County and the surrounding area this year.

MORE: The Courier

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OSU Faculty And Staff Stop At Cooper Tire For Tours

7/15/16 – 3:24 P.M.

Cooper Tire hosted the president of the Ohio State University as well as provost and select faculty and staff on Friday. Cooper Tire is one of OSU’s many industry partners.  Stephen Myers, The Associate Provost of the Office of University Outreach and Engagement said it is important for OSU to partner with others.

Audio:Stephen Myers

Cooper Tire is just one stop on a two-day bus trip called Roads Scholars Tour. The trip gives the president and the select faculty and staff opportunity to meet with industry and community partners across the state.

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Ohio State Highway Patrol To Focus On Distracted Driving

7/15/16 – 12:54 P.M.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will take part in the next 6-State Trooper Project focused on distracted driving. Lt. Matt Crow from the Findlay Post says troopers will be paying extra attention to distracted driving violations.

Audio:Matt Crow

Troopers in Ohio, as well as surrounding states, will take part in the initiative from July 17th to July 23rd. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says distracted driving is a reckless behaviour that should be taken seriously.

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