Review Category : Local News

Good Shepherd Homes Partner With Wesley Apartments In Fostoria

11/13/2015 – 4:31 pm

Good Shepherd Nursing Home announced today a partnership with Wesley Village Apartments in Fostoria to provide assisted care services. Executive Director of Good Shepherd Chris Widman said that the partnership will continue to provide services in the Fostoria community.

Audio: Chris Widman

Widman said that Good Shepherd was excited for the opportunity to expand their role as a leader in senior living in the region.

Audio: Chris Widman

If you have any question about the partnership or services, you can contact Good Shepherd Homes at 419-937-1801 or visit them online at goodshepherdhome.com

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NB Officials Tired Of Repairing Guardrail

11/13/15 – 7:24 A.M.

Officials in North Baltimore are tired of repairing a guardrail in the village. The Sentinel-Tribune reports council members talked about the issue at their meeting this week. North Baltimore Administrator Allyson Murray says the guardrail at the intersection of Grant and Quarry Roads has been hit twice in the last month.

The guardrail in near Bakery Feeds. Murray said she thought an agreement was in place with company to pay for repairs, but Mayor Mike Julien said it was only a verbal deal. Murray said she hoped to sit down with the company and talk about the issue soon.

MORE: Sentinel-Tribune

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Four Car Crash Injures Two In Findlay

A four-car crash on Findlay’s Western Avenue injured two people Thursday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the collision happened around 3:45 p.m. in the 400 block of the road.

A northbound car driven by 22-year-old Ashley Beckett hit the back of a car driven by 64-year-old John Morrison. The impact of the crash caused Morrison’s car to hit a pickup truck driven by 40-year-old Christine Casteel; which then hit a car driven by 21-year-old Jessica Ontko.

Ontko and a passenger were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Beckett was cited for failure to stop in an assured clear distance.

 

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Fostoria Man Will Be Back In Court Next Month

11/13/15 – 6:43 A.M.

A Fostoria man who recently had a complicity to aggravated murder charge overturned will be back in court next month. The Review-Times reports a hearing will be held on December 18 to see if Charles Schaeffer will enter a plea on the charge or if he’ll go to trial for a second time.

Schaeffer was convicted on several charges in 2014 for being complicit in an arson that killed two people and injured another. The other convictions were upheld by the appeals court.

Seneca County Prosecutor Derek DeVine said the case could be retried, but he would guess that won’t happen. As it stands, Schaeffer is serving a 15-years to life sentence.

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Some Putnam County Offices Moving To New Location

11/13/15 – 5:14 A.M.

The Putnam County Department of Job and Family Services has moved. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the new offices are located in the former Meadows of Glandorf building on OG Road. Next week will see the board of elections move into the facility. In December, Putnam County Homecare and Hospices will move their offices to this location.

There will be a separate entrance for each office.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Internet Safety Expert Visits Hancock County Middle Schools

11/13/15 – 5:07 A.M.

An internet safety expert recently spent time in every junior high school in Hancock County. The Courier reports Jesse Weinberger talked to students at Glenwood Middle School about dangers on the internet Thursday. She said her goal was to make parents aware of risks they, “have absolutely no idea about.”

Weinberger said one things parents should avoid is giving a kid a device that is all their own. She added if your kid needs a phone, avoid giving them a smartphone before the age of 14.

Weinberger says that some middle school students in Hancock County have more than five social media accounts. She added that many times kids will start one account for their parent to see, and then another on the same social media service that they use inappropriately.

In her studies, Weinberger says she’s seen kids sexting in the fourth grade, and looking in pornography at the age of 8.

MORE: The Courier

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Stabbing Reported In Findlay Thursday Morning

11/13/15 – 4:51 A.M.

A stabbing was reported in Findlay Thursday morning. The Findlay Police Department reports officers were called to the 300 block of Taylor Street just before 9 a.m. They found a man who had a small cut on his upper right arm. The victim was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital, but refused further treatment.

The man, who has not been publicly identified, told officers he was attacked by two men. He was unable to describe the attackers, other than to say one of them was wearing baggy black cargo pants.

Officers searched the area but were unable to locate any suspects. The case remains under investigation.

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Capital Christmas Tree Stopping In Findlay On Trip To DC

11/12/2015 – 6:20 pm

The People’s Christmas Tree, the Capital Christmas Tree will be making a stop in Findlay next Monday as it makes its way to Washington DC. Sherry Garner Brumbaugh of Garner Trucking of Findlay said that the tree was grown in Alaska and has been making a cross country trip from the west coast.

Audio: Sherry Garner Brumbaugh

Brumbaugh said that the tree is well over 100 feet long. When it arrives in Findlay next Monday morning, Brumbaugh said that a ceremony is scheduled to take place in front of the Hancock County Courthouse early that morning.

Audio: Sherry Garner Brumbaugh

People can track the progress of the tree as it makes its way to Washington DC at Track The Tree.com. The tree is slated to arrive in Washington DC by November 20th.

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Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation Celebrates Foundation Week

11/12/2015 – 6:00 pm

This week is Community Foundation Week and the Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation is joining more than 750 fellow foundations nationwide to celebrate. Founded in 1992, the Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation has granted more than $36 million to Hancock County nonprofit organizations and is home to more than 330 endowment funds to support community organizations.

Generally, community foundations are independent public entities and help to support organizations to make communities better and they are one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy in the United States. For more information on the Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation, you can call 419-425-1100 or visit them online at Community Foundation.com.

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Ann Buis And Findlay Publishing Company Recognized For Philanthropy

11/12/2015 – 4:20 pm

Ann Buis from Findlay and the Findlay Publishing Company were recognized today for philanthropy in northwestern Ohio. Awards were presented by the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising professionals for National Philanthropy Day.

Buis was recognized as the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year for her work in moving the concept for the Marathon Performing Arts Center from a concept to completion and serves on the board of directors for the arts center. She also has done extensive work in fundraising for the Hancock Historical Museum and the Findlay YMCA.

The Findlay Publishing Company was recognized as Outstanding Media Outlet of the Year. The work of WKXA to promote the Hancock County Humane Society, as well as WFIN and 106.3 The Fox and The Courier to promote local organizations and to publish features and human interest news in Findlay were cited as prominent examples of the work of the Findlay Publishing Company.

Both were nominated by the Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation.

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