Review Category : Local News

ODOT May Remove Traffic Signal At Leipsic Intersection

2/9/17 – 5:26 A.M.

ODOT could remove a flashing traffic light at an intersection in Leipsic, and village officials aren’t happy about it. The Putnam County Sentinel reports ODOT says the light at the intersection of State Route 613 and County Road 7 doesn’t qualify for a light of any kind. The village had applied to make the signal a full stoplight.

Officials don’t want to take the light down because of safety concerns. The village installed the light at the intersection several decades ago because of increased truck traffic. Mayor Kevin Benton says, “I just think it’s silly. You’ve got some sort of warning device and you’ve got to take it down because they don’t like it.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Bond Issue For New McComb School Unlikely This Year

2/9/17 – 5:14 A.M.

Voters in the McComb school district aren’t likely to see a building levy on the ballot this year. The Courier reports the Ohio School Facilities Commission has not yet made a recommendation on whether new construction or expansion is the route the district should take. Board members talked about the issue during a Wednesday night meeting.

An employee of a Celina-based architecture firm told the board he hasn’t received a lot of information from the OSFC. He added once the agency makes a decision on the necessity new building, they’ll let the board know how much the state would cover.

Board members say even if they get the information soon, they won’t have enough time to get a bond issue ready for the November election.

MORE: The Courier

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Findlay Man Arrested Following Wednesday Drug Raid

2/9/17 – 4:56 A.M.

Police arrested a Findlay man following a Wednesday morning drug raid. The Hancock County METRICH Drug Task Force says officers served a warrant at 425 Monroe Avenue, Lot 32 around 6:30 a.m. Officers took 27-year-old Justin Beagle into custody.

Investigators say they found crack cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, prescription narcotics, and marijuana in the home. They also reportedly found drug paraphernalia, criminal tools and items that indicated drug trafficking from the home.

Beagle faces charges of possession of crack cocaine and possession of heroin, and possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

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Findlay-Hancock Chamber To Offer Forum On Diversity And Inclusion

02/08/17 – 5:40 P.M.

The Findlay-Hancock Chamber of Commerce will host Women’s Leadership Forum on February 17th. The forum will focus on diversity, inclusion, and business success. Attendees will learn how they can celebrate diversity and inclusion and how those two can help create a competitive advantage.

The forum will feature guest speaker Jaime De La Cruz. He is Marathon’s manager of diversity, inclusion, and talent management.

The forum will be held at the Findlay Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration for the event is due by February 13th. It costs $20 for chamber members and it is $25 for non-members. You ca register at


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Findlay Village Mall Will Host A Car Show This Weekend

02/08/17 – 3:29 P.M.

The Findlay Village Mall is the place to go this weekend if you like to look at cars. John LaRiche from LaRiche Chevrolet Cadillac said there will be plenty of cars to check out.

John LaRiche

According to LaRiche, each brand is allowed to showcase 5 cars from Friday to Sunday at the indoor car show. He added that the car show is for display only and no cars will be sold. You can always take a look now and then go to the dealership showing the car later.

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Troopers Enforcing The Move Over Law To Raise Awareness

02/08/17 – 10:50 A.M.

Ohio State Troopers are asking motorists to move over for emergency responders and construction workers. Lt. Matt Crowe of the Findlay Post said that this law is important to obey.

Matt Crowe

Crowe added that though most people support moving over they aren’t aware that it is a law.

Matt Crowe

The law can be enforced much like speeding ticket. The Findlay, Lima, and Bowling Green posts have partnered in cracking down on this violation.

The law says that if a vehicle is pulled off to the side of the road you are required to move to an adjacent lane. If that’s not possible then you must slow down.

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North Baltimore Council Hears First Reading On EMS Legislation

2/8/17 – 7:37 A.M.

North Baltimore officials are moving toward legislation that would make Henry Township in Wood County pay for EMS runs made to township residents. The Courier reports if approved, the township would pay the village $42,500 per year for EMS runs.

Township officials are reportedly going to consider the resolution at their next meeting. If both sides approve it, they would form a five member board to guide emergency services. Three members would be from North Baltimore, one would be from Henry Township, and the last member would be a joint pick by the village and township.

A two-year, 1.2-mill levy to finance the trustees share of EMS costs will be on the May ballot in Henry Township.

MORE: The Courier

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Allen County’s Interim Sheriff Passes Away

2/8/17 – 7:28 A.M.

The interim sheriff of Allen County passed away Tuesday night. WLIO-TV reports Jim Everett fell ill earlier in the day. He died at St. Rita’s Medical Center at 7:20 p.m. with family members by his side.

Everett had taken over as interim sheriff last week. The Allen County Republican Party appointed Everett after Sam Crish resigned from the position.

The county commissioners will name a new interim sheriff today.


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