Review Category : Local News

County Set To Remove Logjams Created By Tuesday Downpours

6/15/17 – 10:33 A.M.

The latest round of heavy rain earlier this week caused more issues with logjams in the Blanchard River. The Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District has plans to remove seven jams, but there’s a problem. The ground around the river is still too soft for equipment to get to the problem spots.

A letter from conservation district director Gary Tuttle to the county commissioners says crews will remove the logjams as soon as contractors are able to get to the work sites.

Logjams slated for removal:

Township Road 24 at bridge
Township Road 166 at bridge
Township Road 173 at bridge (also two large trees in the river)
County Road140 at bridge
Railroad bridgeunder MLK overpass
South of US 68/State Route 15 interchange on Eagle Creek

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Improvements To Blanchard River In Findlay Move Forward

6/15/17 – 11:06 A.M.

Upgrades to the Blanchard River in Findlay moved another step forward Thursday. The Hancock County Commissioners approved a $650,000 payment to the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District to pay Stantec Engineering for design work. Project manager Steve Wilson says the design covers three areas…

Audio:Steve Wilson

Wilson says he hopes Stantec finishes the design for the bench widening and changes to riffle structures by early 2018. He adds construction could start next year. Wilson says the railroad bridge changes will take a little longer.

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Improvements To Blanchard River In Findlay Move Forward

6/15/17 – 11:06 A.M.

Upgrades to the Blanchard River in Findlay moved another step forward Thursday. The Hancock County Commissioners approved a $650,000 payment to the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District to pay Stantec Engineering for design work. Project manager Steve Wilson says the design covers three areas…

Audio:Steve Wilson

Wilson says he hopes Stantec finishes the design for the bench widening and changes to riffle structures by early 2018. He adds construction could start next year. Wilson says the railroad bridge changes will take a little longer.

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Summer Is No Break For Findlay City Schools’ Administrators

06/15/17 – 2:38 P.M.

Summer is here but that doesn’t mean time off for administrators at Findlay City Schools. Superintendent Ed Kurt said that there is plenty of construction going on at the high school.

Ed Kurt

He also said that they are working on moving the administrative offices out of the Washington Building. They need to make room for students because they are seeing a growth in classrooms. They are looking to move out behind the Great Scot on Broad Avenue.

Aside from construction and moving things around, Kurt said that they are working on implementing an innovation plan. Part of this is becoming a STEM certified district. He added that this won’t hurt kids that aren’t gifted in science, technology, or math.

Ed Kurt

Kurt added that they will add in a focus to the arts as well. This is because of the interests and participation that many students have in the arts.

The school will also allow young students to get a taste of their passions. Kurt said that part of their new innovation plan includes getting kids experience.

Ed Kurt

He added that they have students as young as third grade spend time in chemistry classes as well. Kurt said that building these interests can help children get focused on their education and set them up for success.

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Summer Is No Break For Findlay City Schools’ Administrators

06/15/17 – 2:38 P.M.

Summer is here but that doesn’t mean time off for administrators at Findlay City Schools. Superintendent Ed Kurt said that there is plenty of construction going on at the high school.

Ed Kurt

He also said that they are working on moving the administrative offices out of the Washington Building. They need to make room for students because they are seeing a growth in classrooms. They are looking to move out behind the Great Scot on Broad Avenue.

Aside from construction and moving things around, Kurt said that they are working on implementing an innovation plan. Part of this is becoming a STEM certified district. He added that this won’t hurt kids that aren’t gifted in science, technology, or math.

Ed Kurt

Kurt added that they will add in a focus to the arts as well. This is because of the interests and participation that many students have in the arts.

The school will also allow young students to get a taste of their passions. Kurt said that part of their new innovation plan includes getting kids experience.

Ed Kurt

He added that they have students as young as third grade spend time in chemistry classes as well. Kurt said that building these interests can help children get focused on their education and set them up for success.

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HATS Rides Are Free On Friday

06/15/17 – 2:58 P.M.

Hancock Area Transportation Service is offering free rides all day tomorrow. The rides will be done in memory of Barbara Bloom who was a long time HATS rider. Generous donations made in Bloom’s name are covering the cost of the rides. HATS is a public transport and the trips are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to schedule a ride, please call 419-423-7261.

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HATS Rides Are Free On Friday

06/15/17 – 2:58 P.M.

Hancock Area Transportation Service is offering free rides all day tomorrow. The rides will be done in memory of Barbara Bloom who was a long time HATS rider. Generous donations made in Bloom’s name are covering the cost of the rides. HATS is a public transport and the trips are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to schedule a ride, please call 419-423-7261.

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National Committee CEO Was On WFIN To Talk About Healthcare Legislation

06/15/17 – 5:09 P.M.

The CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare was on WFIN to talk about healthcare. Max Richtman said that repealing Obamacare will affect people of all walks of life.

Max Richtman

The plan to repeal and replace Obamacare has gone through the House of Representatives and is now in the Senate. Richtman said that there are a lot of unknowns about the replacement.

Max Richtman

He added that there could be a vote on the legislation before the Senate leaves for its July 4th recess.

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National Committee CEO Was On WFIN To Talk About Healthcare Legislation

06/15/17 – 5:09 P.M.

The CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare was on WFIN to talk about healthcare. Max Richtman said that repealing Obamacare will affect people of all walks of life.

Max Richtman

The plan to repeal and replace Obamacare has gone through the House of Representatives and is now in the Senate. Richtman said that there are a lot of unknowns about the replacement.

Max Richtman

He added that there could be a vote on the legislation before the Senate leaves for its July 4th recess.

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Two Arrested In North Baltimore Drug Search

06/15/17 – 5:16 P.M.

North Baltimore Police Department joined Ohio BCI and the Wood County Sheriff’s Office on a search warrant. A post on the department’s Facebook page says law enforcement searched a suspected meth operation at 513 East Broadway Street. Officers went into the home around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. They arrested Jason and Layla Richey on 2 illegal manufacturing of drugs charges. They were taken to the Wood County Justice System.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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