Review Category : Local News

Plastics Company Will Begin Operations In Kenton

12/4/14 – 5:27 A.M.

A major economic development was announced in Kenton Wednesday. Kentontoday.com reports Sekisui Plastics USA has selected Hardin County for a new, $5.2 million facility. The company makes plastics for the automotive industry and parts for baby seats.

The 120,000 square foot facility is expected to open in July of next year. It will eventually employ 50 people.

MORE: Kenton Today

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Carey Christmas Celebration Set For Friday

12/4/14 – 5:16 A.M.

Final preparations are underway for Carey’s annual Christmas celebration. Christmas in Carey will be held Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the downtown area. The Kiwanis will be caroling a the John Carey Park Gazebo at starting at 4:45 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive on a fire truck around 5 p.m.

The tree lighting will take place around the same time. Mayor Steve Smalley will host that event at the gazebo.

The village’s annual outdoor lights competition kicks off on Friday as well. Residents can register at he H&R Block location on West Findlay Street.

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Putnam County Fire Departments Get Grants

12/4/14 – 4:53 A.M.

Putnam County fire departments will benefit from grants given by the state. The Putnam County Sentinel reports 10 departments in the county will split nearly $91,000 to offset the costs of communication upgrades. The money is helping pay for Multi-Agency Radio Communication System equipment.

Many of the departments needed to upgrade batteries in their existing radios. Some were looking to buy extra radios for use in the field.

Fire chiefs in Putnam County met last summer and decided to apply for the grant money as a region rather than as individual departments.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Hunters Harvest More Than 17,500 Deer Opening Day of Gun Season

12/03/14     5:26 p.m.

Deer-gun season opened Monday morning and Monday alone more than 17,500 whitetail deer were harvested in Ohio.

In Hancock County 127 deer were taken. Wyandot County had the most in our area with 207 and Putnam had the least at 85.

Allen County had 98 deer checked, Hardin had 141, Seneca had 205 and Wood had 95.

The county in the state with the highest number of deer harvested Monday was Coshocton at 793.

Altogether during last year’s 2013-14 hunting season there were 191,459 deer checked in by hunters.

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Common Sense Initiative a Focus for Kasich Administration This Term

12/03/14     4:45 p.m.

Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor said when she and Governor Taylor took office in 2011, one of their first priorities was to make Ohio more business friendly. To accomplish this, they formed the Common Sense Initiative, headed by Taylor.

Audio: Mary Taylor

CSI reviews in-place rules and regulations that may be impacting businesses. From there, CSI will work with the business and government agency to find a solution to the problem.

Taylor said over half of the rules they’ve reviewed since starting CSI have been amended in some way or removed completely.

Audio: Mary Taylor

Taylor said ultimately CSI wants to make Ohio as business friendly as possible and give government agencies the tools to do that.

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Rover Pipeline Propety Rights Meeting in Deshler Tonight

12/03/14     1:03 p.m.

The Rover Pipeline project is almost ready to begin and property owners in Seneca, Wood and Henry Counties may be seeing that pipeline come through their land. According to property rights attorney Bill Goldman, the most important thing for owners to focus is their property value.

Audio: Bill Goldman

In order to ensure property value, the terms of the agreement have to work in the homeowner’s favor.

Audio: Bill Goldman

Goldman will be holding a meeting in Deshler tonight to answer any questions and go over maps and details of the project. That meeting will be held at the American Legion in Deshler at 6 p.m.

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Fostoria Looking At Revamping Land-Use Maps

12/3/14 – 5:24 A.M.

Fostoria officials are working to modernize how they approach companies and businesses looking for new locations. The Review-Times reports Mayor Eric Keckler and the Fostoria Economic Development Corporation want to create a land-usage map to show to prospective new businesses. The plan calls for updating the city’s zoning map and a land-usage study.

Fostoria City Council has approved applying for a grant to fund the city’s participation in the study. A Local Government Innovation Fund grant could provide up to $50,000. The total cost of the project is not expected to exceed that.

Keckler has told the newspaper the project would put the entire catalog of available property in the hands of any business looking at new locations.

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Two Men Indicted For Tony’s Break-In

12/3/14 – 5:12 A.M.

Two people are facing charges for allegedly breaking into a Findlay restaurant. The Courier reports the Hancock County grand jury handed up indictments against 23-year-old Kip Wright and 44-year-old Darrin Wright. They face charges of breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, safecracking and tampering with evidence.

Investigators say the men broke into Tony’s on U.S. 224 early in the morning on October 24. A crowbar was allegedly used to open a safe inside the restaurant.

MORE: The Courier

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Body Found In Putnam County Might Be Missing Michigan Man

12/3/14 – 4:44 A.M.

A body found in Putnam County is believed to be a Ypsilanti man missing since June. Officials say the remains were discovered Tuesday south of Deshler, just off of Road Y. Brian Martin was last seen in Toledo at a softball game he was coaching. Robert Strauss and Desirae Strauss have been charged with murdering him inside their East Toledo apartment, but the whereabouts of his body was unknown.

 

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