Review Category : Local News

$500,000 Loan Given to Tiffin/Seneca County for Joint Courthouse Planning

01/05/15     3:50 p.m.

Tiffin and Seneca County have been given a no-interest loan to help plan for a joint city-county courthouse.

The Toledo Blade reports the 10-year, $500,000 loan from the Ohio Local Government Innovation Fund will be used for architectural planning and project management.

The loan is in addition to a $100,000 grant received in May of 2013 for a feasibility study of the project. The study determined the best location for the new courthouse would be the site of the old Seneca County courthouse.

The historic 1884 courthouse was demolished in 2012 after a controversial vote by Seneca County commissioners.

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Red Cross Offering Babysitter and CPR/AED/First Aid Training in January

01/05/15     10:55 a.m.

If your new year’s resolution was to take some type of first aid course, January is the month to do so. The Red Cross of Hancock County is offering a number of different classes and types of classes this month. Executive Director Todd James said a popular option is a combination of online and in-class learning.

Audio: Todd James

On Jan. 19, there will be a comprehensive babysitter training course. Not only will the class teach basic first aid and babysitting skills, but also how to run a babysitting business.

Audio: Todd James

The class will take place at the Red Cross office in Findlay Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Those taking the class will need to bring a lunch and a babydoll.

Jan. 28 there will be an adult first aid/CPR/AED class or adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid.

To sign up for any classes, visit

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Arcadia Woman Injured In Weekend Crash

1/5/15 – 5:15 A.M.

A weekend crash injured an Arcadia woman. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened on State Route 12 near Marion Township Road 212 around 5:20 a.m. Saturday.

52-year-old Janet Tooman was driving her Ford Explorer on Route 12 when she lost control on a patch of icy roadway. Her SUV slid off the road and hit a utility pole.

Tooman was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. She was cited for operation without reasonable control.


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Fire Destroys Vacant Fostoria Home

1/5/15 – 5:06 A.M.

A Fostoria home was completely destroyed by a fire late last week. The Review-Times reports firefighters were called to 504 West Tiffin Street around 5:30 a.m. Friday. Fire Chief Ken Chapman tells the newspaper the fire had been burning for some time before they arrived on scene.

The home was vacant at the time of the blaze and had to be torn down once the flames were extinguished.

One firefighter suffered a wrist injury when he slipped on ice. The fire remains under investigation.

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Gas Prices Continue Decline

1/5/15 – 4:57 A.M.

Gas prices continue their unprecedented downward trend. reports the average price for a gallon of regular is $1.89 today. That’s down 13 cents from last Monday. Only a month ago we were paying $2.67 a gallon.

Prices in Findlay are around $1.79 a gallon, down 14 cents from a week ago. Ottawa drivers have seen a 16 cent decrease in the last week.

The last time we saw gas prices increase during the week was during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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I-75 Crash Remains Under Investigation

1/5/14 – 4:19 A.M.

A six-vehicle crash on I-75 near North Baltimore remains under investigation. Officials say Saturday’s accident involved four commercial vehicles and two passenger cars, and closed the interstate for nearly three hours. Several people were taken to area hospitals, but everyone is expected to recover.

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Two Water Main Breaks Affecting Findlay Residents Until Further Notice

01/04/15     5:30 p.m.

City of Findlay crews are working on two separate water main breaks in the city this afternoon. The Water Distribution department confirmed a break on Sixth St. near the intersection with Sherry st. The second break is at 1237 W. Sandusky St.

One boil advisory has been put in place for all of Winthrop Dr. and several addresses on W. Sandusky St.: 1104, 1108, 1109, 1112, 1115, 1120, 1125, 1129, 1134, 1135, 1200, 1211, 1220, 1226, 1227, 1228, 1229, 1233, 1236, 1237, 1301, 1305, 1311, 1315, 1319, 1333. One residence, at 460 Glessner Ave. will also be affected.

Those affected by the breaks are being notified by crews in person.

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Pandora Man Raising Money for Putnam County Hospice During Cross-County Bicycle Ride

01/02/15     12:58 p.m.

A Pandora man is planning to cross the county this spring, not by plane or car but on his bicycle.

64-year-old Paul Nusbaum is participating in the 33-day Fast America Ride from California to Massachusetts to raise money for Putnam County Homecare and Hospice.

In 1998 Putnam County Homecare and Hospice cared for his mother. In 2010, they cared for his father. Now in 2015, Nusbaum is returning the favor by raising money for the company during his cross-country bicycle ride.

Nusbaum will start the 3,500-mile journey in California in April and finish in Massachusetts in May after crossing 15 states. Nusbaum said he chose Homecare and Hospice without hesitation when deciding what cause to raise money, saying they were a blessing to his family during their time of need.

All money raised beyond entry fees will be donated to Putnam County Homecare and Hospice and will stay in the county for their use. Donation packets are now available at their office.

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Local WWII Veteran to Receive Highest Award from French Government

01/02/15     12:20 p.m.

A local World War II veteran will be awarded the highest honor given by the French government on Monday.

Congressman Bob Latta will join French Col. Nicolas Auboin to present the French Legion of Honor to Clyde Shull at 10 a.m. Monday at the Wyandot County Courthouse in Upper Sandusky. Shull was drafted in 1942, was one of the first onshore in North Africa and was on Utah Beach during the D-Day invasion. He also fought through France, Belgium and Germany.

Shull was honorably discharged in 1945. He is one of the American Legio Post 225’s oldest members and has held a number of positions within the post as well as served 40 years on the post’s honor guard and on the Wyandot County Veteran Service Commission for 30 years.

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Below 100 Project Aiming to Lower Line-of-Duty Deaths of Officers

01/02/15     12:12 p.m.

From 2009 to 2013 there was an average of 145 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty each year. The State Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help with a new nation-wide program to lower that number of deaths to less than 100.

The Below 100 Initiative focuses on five areas to improve officer safety.

  • Wear your belt
  • Wear your vest
  • Watch your speed
  • Remember What’s Important Now (WIN)
  • Remember complacency kills

The Patrol says by slowing down and moving over when an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, the public can do its part to keep officers safe.

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