Review Category : Local News

Putnam County Man Found Guilty Of Rape

6/26/14 – 4:51 A.M.

A jury found a Putnam County man guilty of rape Wednesday. The Putnam County Sentinel reports 54-year-old Timothy Good of Continental was also found guilty on a charge of gross sexual imposition. The victim in the latter charge was only five-years-old. The rape victim was less than 10-years-old at the time of the offense.

Good faces a possibility of life in prison for the rape charge. He’ll be sentenced July 8.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Wyandot County Seeking Donations for Fireworks Display

6/25/14   5:15 p.m.

 

Wyandot County and the Upper Sandusky Chamber of Commerce are asking for your help to put on their annual fireworks display.

Kathy Tolle-Grasz, executive director of the Upper Sandusky Chamber of Commerce, said in order for the fireworks show to continue as it stands today, $8,000 of donations and contributions are needed. Currently there is a $1,000 shortfall.

Audio: Kathy Tolle-Grasz

Tolle-Grasz said the fireworks will go on as planned on July 3rd without any interuption, but if there is a shortfall the fireworks display will be reduced by that amount for next year.

All sponsors and donations will be recognized on the Chamber’s website at uppersanduskychamber.com.

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Resource Fair for Veterans to be Held Saturday in Findlay

Veterans in the Hancock County and surrounding areas are invited to the Veterans Resource Fair this Saturday June 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Winebrenner Auditorium in Findlay.

At the fair, veterans can learn about the benefits they earned during their service and the resouces available at the federal, state and local levels.

Nichole Coleman, director of the Hancock County Veterans Service Office, said this event benefits veterans and the community alike.

Audio: Nichole Coleman

There will be organizations at the event ranging from colleges and universities to job solutions representatives to mortgage specialists who work with VA home loans and more, all speciliazing in dealing with veterans, guest speakers and a free breakfast buffet for veterans beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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Carey Police Arrest Man On Importuning Charge

6/25/14 – 7:22 A.M.

A concerned mother helped Carey Police make an arrest this week. The department’s Facebook page says the mother told officers a 42-year-old man was making inappropriate comments to her 15-year-old daughter.

Police staged a covert investigation, which led to the arrest of the Upper Sandusky resident. He was charged with importuning and is being held in the Wyandot County Jail.

No other details were available.

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Cygnet In Search Of Time Capsule

6/25/14 – 6:52 A.M.

The Wood County village of Cygnet is ready to celebrate its 125th anniversary this year. There’s just one problem – no one can seem to remember where the 75th anniversary time capsule is. The Sentinel-Tribune reports there are plans to open the capsule during an August celebration; if it can be located.

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Glandorf Meets Glandorf This Week

6/25/14 – 6:45 A.M.

The Putnam County village of Glandorf will play host to residents from Europe this week. And it just so happens the people coming to visit are also from Glandorf – Germany. 53 people will pay a visit to the village that borrowed it’s name from its German counterpart. The trip is part of a series of visits between the two Glandorfs that started back in the 1970’s.

Settlers from Glandorf, Germany founded Glandorf, Ohio in the 1830’s.

A welcoming ceremony will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in the city building. Tomorrow will be a big day, as the U.S. plays Germany in World Cup action. There will be a viewing party for the game.

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Part Of Former NB High School Site Sold

6/25/14 – 5:31 A.M.

The North Baltimore school district is working to sell some of the land the former high school stood on. The Courier reports the school board voted 3-2 to sell two of the four acres to Reineke Motor Incorporated for $50,000. Reineke has to get proper zoning permits through the village before the sale can be made final.

The deal isn’t sitting well with everyone. John Kelley of Kelley Cheverolet said that his business submitted the highest bid for the full property when it was up for auction last year. The bid was rejected because it didn’t meat the minimum the school board wanted. However the board eventually dropped the asking price to $100,000 for four acres.

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Part Of East Main Cross Closes In Findlay For Bridge Replacement

6/25/14 – 5:21 A.M.

A bridge replacement project will close a Findlay road starting today. Hancock County Engineer Chris Long says East Main Cross will be shut down from Blanchard Street to Osborne Avenue. The closure will allow construction crews to replace the bridge over Lye Creek.

The road will be closed through the end of September. You’re asked to find an alternate route.


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Blanchard River To Crest In Action Stage

6/25/14 – 5:15 A.M.

It’s been wet the past few days, which of course means the Blanchard River is running high. The good news is that it doesn’t look like we’ll see any flooding. The National Weather Service forecast calls for the Blanchard to crest in the action stage in Findlay at 8.6 feet tomorrow morning. Flood stage doesn’t start until 11 feet.

Downstream in Ottawa the same holds true. The Blanchard is expected to crest in action stage at 21.7 feet early Friday morning. Flood stage starts at 23 feet in Ottawa.

Most other waterways in the area are running high, but none are expected to get beyond action stage.

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