Review Category : Local News

Findlay Joins Ohiocheckbook.com To Make Expenditures More Transparent

12/02/16 – 1:41 P.M.

The City of Findlay’s online checkbook launched Friday on OhioCheckbook.com. Frank Kohstall is the deputy director of public affairs for the state’s treasurer’s office. He said it gives Findlay a lot of transparency.

Frank Kohstall

 

Kohstall added that the site is user-friendly. He said that they wanted the average internet user to be able to use the site.

Frank Kohstall

You can access website by going to Ohiochackbook.com

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Second BGSU Student Accused Of Making False Assault Report

12/2/16 – 7:33 A.M.

Police in Bowling Green have charged a BGSU student with making a false assault report. The Sentinel-Tribune reports 22-year-old Nicholas Davis faces a making false alarms charge.

Police say that on November 15 Davis claimed two men pushed him to the ground and called a slur. BGSU Interim Police Chief Mike Campbell tells the newspaper Davis wanted to “bring light to the struggles of people in the LGBT community.”

Davis is the second BGSU student charged with making a false report in the weeks following the election. On November 17, Bowling Green Police charged 24-year-old Eleesha Long with falsification and obstructing official business. Investigators say Long lied about three men attacking her and using a racial slur on November 9.

MORE: Sentinel-Tribune

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North Main Street Crash Injures One

12/2/16 – 7:15 A.M.

A two-car crash on North Main Street injured a Findlay woman Thursday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the crash happened in the 500 block of North Main around 3:50 p.m. A car driven by 20-year-old Logan Bennett of Findlay turned left in front of a northbound car driven by 34-year-old Tonya Julien, causing the collision.

Hanco Ambulance took Julien to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of a neck injury. Police cited Bennett for failure to yield.

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Findlay Woman Injured In Fostoria Avenue Crash

12/2/16 – 6:59 A.M.

A two-car crash sent a Findlay woman to the hospital Thursday night. The Findlay Police Department says 55-year-old Norma Below was driving east in the 5200 block of Fostoria Avenue around 6 p.m. when she slowed to turn into a driveway. 59-year-old Jane Oler was driving behind Below and rear-ended her.

Hanco Ambulance took Below to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Police cited Oler for failure to stop in an assured clear distance ahead.

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Fostoria Council Talks About Plan To Get Out Of The Red

12/2/16 – 5:33 A.M.

Fostoria City Council is closer to a compromise on a plan to get the city out of the red. The Review-Times reports council members seemed to favor a quarter percent income tax hike beginning in 2017, as well as a 6-mill property tax increase.

If council adopts the measure, the city would get out of the red by 2019. By 2021, Fostoria could have a positive balance of more than $900,000. Currently, the city is projecting a $1.5 million shortfall for 2017.

Residents have to pass a levy for the property tax increase part of the plan to work.

Council is still considering eliminating a tax credit for people who live in the city but work somewhere else.

Discussion about the plan took place during a special Thursday meeting.

MORE: Review-Times

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Arrest Made In Seneca County Overdose Cases

12/2/16 – 5:18 A.M.

Law enforcement believes the man responsible for several recent overdoses in Seneca County is now behind bars. The Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit says officers arrested 31-year-old Marvin McNeary this week. McNeary was allegedly selling drugs out of a motel room in Fremont.

Investigators say they found “a substantial amount of heroin” and cash in a motel room at the Old Orchard Motel. A release from Tiffin’s police chief says, “agents were able to trace the heroin coming into Tiffin back to one of the sources, McNeary, who was selling out of the motel.

Police are charging McNeary with trafficking heroin.

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Center For Civic Engagement Planned In Findlay

12/2/16 – 4:59 A.M.

The University of Findlay, United Way of Hancock County, and Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation are teaming up for an effort to drive civic engagement. The organizations will make an announcement about a new Center for Civic Engagement next Wednesday.

The goal of the center is to foster collaboration between community agencies to address things like hunger, literacy, substance abuse and mental health.

The center will set up shop in the new Center for Student Life and College of Business on the UF campus. The university expects the building to open next summer.

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Red Cross Stretched Thin After Series Of Natural Disasters And Relief Efforts

12/01/16 – 5:50 P.M.

The Red Cross has been helping with several natural disasters and it’s been rough on the organization. That is the message from CEO Gail McGovern.

Gail McGovern

McGovern added that volunteers are exhausted and some have been sent out on relief missions as many as five times. She added that you can donate to help out the Red Cross on their website.

Executive Director for the Northwest Ohio Chapter Todd James said that you can help the local chapter throughout the month. He said that you can help by getting your presents wrapped.

Todd James

The cost of the gift wrapping is a small donation to the Red Cross.

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