Review Category : Local News

Bowling Green State University Firelands College And University Of Findlay Form Partnership

09/23/16 – 10:35 A.M.

The Bowling Green State University Firelands College and the University of Findlay have forged a new partnership. The Early Assurance Program will allow at least 5 qualifying students at BGSU Firelands college to complete the first two years of UF’s Doctor of Pharmacy program at the BG campus.

After the 2 years at the BG campus, the students will earn an Associate of Science degree. They will also be accepted into the professional phase of the University of Findlay’s College of Pharmacy as juniors. Once there they will complete 3 years of coursework and clinical research. A final year of on-site clinical rotations will mark the finishing of the degree. The students will then graduate with a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Findlay.

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Individuals Dressed As Clowns Threaten Fostoria School

09/23/16 – 5:22 A.M.

Individuals dressed as clowns referenced a Fostoria school in a threat. The Courier reports that Fostoria Intermediate Elementary Schools received a phone call from police around lunchtime. They informed administrators about a Facebook threat that referenced the school. Principal Tera Matz said all Fostoria students were kept inside. Extra police patrolled the grounds of all the district’s schools. In the voicemail to parents, Matz said, “Although we do not believe there is an immediate threat to FCS students, we wanted to ensure parents were aware of the situation.”

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Three Vehicle Crash Injures Findlay Woman

09/23/16 – 5:05 A.M.

A three-vehicle crash on Bright Road injured a Findlay woman Thursday morning. The Findlay Police department reports that 32-year-old Crystal Foster was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital after receiving a cut on her head. According to police, Brendan Trytko of Findlay rear-ended the vehicle of Bailey Walter of Forest around 7 am. Walter’s car was then pushed into Foster’s.

Trytko was cited for failing to maintain an assured clear distance. All three vehicles were towed.

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Riverdale FFA Receives Hefty Grant To Help Build Greenhouse

09/22/16 – 5:32 P.M.

Riverdale FFA received a 10,000 dollar grant. Agricultural Educator Nicole Steinmetz says that the money came from community support and a long process.

Grant Process

Steinmetz says that there aren’t many of these grants being handed out.

Grant Opportunity

She adds that the grant will help them look at alternative energy options.

Greenhouse Energy

According to Steinmetz, the school and the FFA are eager to see the project get started.

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Soul Shine Blues Festival Coming To Bascom This Saturday

09/22/16 – 4:38 P.M.

This Saturday marks the 21st annual Soul Shine Blues Festival to support First Step Family Resource Center. Executive Director Terry Mercer says blues is more than sad music.

Blues

Mercer adds that there will be more than just music.

Food

The event will be held in the Meadowbrook Park Ballroom in Bascom. Various blues artists are coming and will perform starting at 4 pm on Saturday. You can get your tickets to the event online or at the door for only $20.

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The Family Center Hosts An Open House To Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary

09/22/16 – 3:23 P.M.

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation celebrates The Family Center’s 10th anniversary tonight. There will be an open house from 5pm-7pm this evening. At 5:30 pm there will be a short program to rededicate the building. Guided tours will be available throughout the evening.

The Family Center houses 13 Hancock nonprofit agencies and sees more than 75,000 visitors a year.

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Former Stroh Center Director Takes Plea Deal

9/22/16 – 11:40 A.M.

The former director of the Stroh Center at Bowling Green State University made a court appearance Wednesday. The Sentinel Tribune reports Ben Spence pleaded guilty to a pair of charges. They included grand theft and tampering with evidence.

Officials charged Spence with two counts of theft in office and three counts of tampering last year. The charges came after investigators found, “irregularities with cash handling practices done in connection with Ohio High School Athletic Association tournaments.”

Spence resigned last October. A Wood County judge will sentence him on November 10. Part of the sentence could include more than $10,000 in restitution.

MORE: Sentinel-Tribune

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Hancock County Commissioner Candidate Asks Questions About Juvenile Court Renovations

9/22/16 – 11:20 A.M.

A Hancock County Commissioner candidate has questions about planned renovations to the juvenile and probate court. William Bateson raised some issues during Thursday’s county commissioners meeting…

Audio: William Bateson

The commissioners told Bateson there isn’t a value assigned to the building because it is tax exempt. Commissioner Phil Riegle said there isn’t a clear cut answer…

Audio: Phil Riegle

Riegle says it would cost around $5 million to replace the current facility. He adds because the court is close to the jail and sheriff’s office, it’s worth more to the county than it would be on the open market.

Bateson said he wanted to know if it was practical to get “22nd-century use out of an 18th-century building. Riegle said he believes the renovations are a smart investment for the next few decades of use.

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Two Facing Charges Following Fostoria Drug Raid

9/22/16 – 5:30 A.M.

Officers from the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit searched a Fostoria home Wednesday. Two people are potentially facing drug charges as a result. The Review-Times reports investigators served a warrant at 618 West Tiffin Avenue. The search warrant allegedly turned up suspected cocaine, suspected crack cocaine, criminal tools and evidence of drug trafficking.

Prosecutors could charge 42-year-old Kristina Jeffcoat with permitting drug abuse in the home. 34-year-old Taneel Lee also faces charges. The newspaper reports Lee was one of nine people arrested in an August 2015 drug sweep. He was out of jail on bond awaiting trial in that case.

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