Review Category : Local News

West Ohio Food Bank Hosts Major Fundraiser This Weekend

The West Ohio Food Bank has a new executive director. Linda Hamilton took the reigns of the organization earlier this month. She says she’s up for the challenge…

Audio: Linda Hamilton

Hamilton says the food bank’s “Summer Slam” raffle fundraiser is this weekend. The event will take place at 1380 East Kibby Street in Lima starting at 11:30 a.m. The $50 tickets will help pay for capital expenditure needs of more than $500,000.

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Red Cross B*A*S*H To Be Held Tonight

An annual fundraiser for the Hancock County chapter of the American Red Cross will be held tonight. The Marathon Petroleum Red Cross B*A*S*H takes place at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Director Todd James says the $5 ticket gets you plenty of entertainment…

Audio: Todd James

Tonight’s M*A*S*H themed event kicks off at 7 p.m. and lasts until 11 p.m. All proceeds benefit the local Red Cross chapter.

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Former Hardin County Probation Officer Sentenced

7/24/15 – 7:19 A.M.

A former Hardin County Common Pleas Court probation officer is now a registered sex offender. reports Terry Price was sentenced on misdemeanor counts of sexual imposition and dereliction of duty this week. He’ll also spend 10 days in jail as part of his sentence.

The charges stemmed from incidents that happened in 2011.

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Fostoria Kroger Reopens After Renovation

7/24/15 – 6:52 A.M.

The Fostoria Kroger recently reopened its doors after a multimillion-dollar renovation. The Review-Times reports the $2 million project gave the grocery store a facelift and includes new features. The store now has a sushi island, six self-checkout lanes, and a renovated produce and natural foods section.

The “fresh market concept” allows the store to offer a wider variety of products.

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Hunting Permit Lottery Coming Up In August

7/24/15 – 6:45 A.M.

An annual lottery for area hunters is coming up. The Hancock Park District will hold the “hunting with permission” lottery meeting August 6 at 7 p.m. at the Litzenberg Memorial Woods activity barn. The meeting reviews the rules for hunting in the area of the heritage trail center on the south side of U.S. 224.

After the meeting hunters can enter the lottery for up to six categories of permits. They include deer/gun, deer/muzzleloader, small game, deer/archery, and trapping. Five youth hunting permits will also be available.

Five daily permits per week will also be available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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New Riegel Woman Injured In Findlay Crash Thursday

7/24/15 – 6:31 A.M.

A Thursday morning crash in Findlay injured a New Riegel woman. The Findlay Police Department reports the two-car collision happened at the intersection of Tiffin Avenue and County Road 236 around 8:30 a.m.

24-year-old Brittany Cummings was driving on Road 236 when she was hit by a car driven by 28-year-old Brandon Quinn of Maumee. The crash report says Quinn ran a red light at the intersection.

Cummings was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Quinn wasn’t hurt. He was cited for disobeying a traffic control device.

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Edgar Avenue Rail Crossing Repair Work Continues

7/24/15 – 5:24 A.M.

Rail crossing repair work will take a little longer on one Findlay street. The city’s engineering department says the Edgar Avenue crossing will remain closed through Wednesday. It had been scheduled to reopen Thursday night.

You’ll still be able to get to homes and businesses in the area, but the crossing will remain completely closed until the repair work is finished.

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Sewage Regulation Meeting To Be Held In Ottawa

7/24/15 – 5:19 A.M.

A discussion about sewage regulations will take place in Ottawa next week. The Putnam County Sentinel reports representatives from the Ohio Department of Health will be on hand a the Putnam County Educational Service Center. The topic of the meeting will be lot splits and new sewage rules.

If you want more information about the meeting beforehand, you can call the Putnam County Health Department at (419)523-5608.

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Future Of Doreny Plaza In Findlay Discussed

7/24/15 – 5:14 A.M.

Turning Dorney Plaza in downtown Findlay into a community gathering place might not mix well with being right next to the county courthouse. That was the opinion of some who attended a Thursday meeting to talk about the future of the plaza. The Courier reports Judge Reginald Routson said combative prisoners are often removed from the court by force and have to be taken through the plaza to the jail. He added that distraught family members are also routinely coming through the plaza on their way out of court.

The group is trying to balance public safety with the desire to have a downtown gathering space. Findlay Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer said and changes to the area around the courthouse could be designed to work with the courts. He added it would be worth having an architect design the space to get a better idea of what options they have.

The group is expected to meet again in a few weeks.

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