Review Category : Local News

Walmart On Trenton Avenue Used To Train Department Leaders Across Northwest Ohio

09/15/16 – 6:16 P.M.

The Walmart on Trenton Avenue is hosting the company’s 10th regional employee training academy. The Courier reports that the store is being used to continually train department managers and supervisors from 25 Walmart stores in Northwestern Ohio. On Thursday the training academy graduated 30 people in the store’s yard and garden section.

Walmart will be setting up 200 training academies across the country. It is part of a 2.7 billion dollar investment and a response to the rise of Amazon.

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3-Story Projection Of The Buckeye Game Is Happening Saturday To Support Fire Relief Foundation

09/15/16 – 6:07 P.M.

The Fire Relief Foundation wants to help you celebrate Buckeye football with a fundraiser this Saturday. Jerry Greer from Findlay Fire said there’s a day of fun followed by a showing of the game.

Event details

Greer spoke with Big Dave about the event. He said there will be a 3 story projection of the game as well as fun events throughout the day. Greer said that one of the events is a wing-eating contest.

Wing Contest

The contest is just $10 to enter but is limited to 25 seats.

There is a $5 dollar entry fee that goes to support The Fire Relief Foundation that helps families that lose everything from a fire.

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FHS Officials Talk About Threatening Social Media Post

9/15/16 – 12:05 P.M.

Findlay City School officials are talking more about a recent Instagram post that caused a stir. The post in question featured two girls holding plastic guns and a sign that said, “I hate everyone, you hate everyone. Let’s shoot up the school at homecoming.” Superintendent Ed Kurt tells media partner WTOL-11, “As a school district, we take it very seriously and we’re going to make sure that this is dealt with and that discipline is carried out.”

The girls could face criminal charges.

Principal Craig Kupferberg told the TV station that safety is the district’s number one priority. He added he believed the students felt safe because of the actions taken by the administration.

Homecoming festivities will continue as planned. Kurt says the threat was not credible.


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State Says Not To Jump To Conclusions Over School District Report Cards

9/15/16 – 11:34 A.M.

The Ohio Department of Education released its annual school report cards Thursday. While local school grades either stayed the same or dropped, education officials say you shouldn’t jump to conclusions. In a statement, State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria said, “It’s really fundamentally different and reflects, more so than last year, higher expectations.”

In some of the key categories, Findlay City Schools earned an “A” for their 4-year graduation rate. The report card gave the district “C” grades in the “Prepared for success” and performance index categories. The progress component and the Kindergarten through third-grade literacy component scored “D” grades.

MORE: Full Report Cards

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Statement Released From Allen County Sheriff, FBI Investigation Continues

9/15/16 – 9:46 A.M.

We have a little more information on the situation at the sheriff’s office in Allen County today. A release to the media from Sheriff Sam Crish’s lawyer says Crish has entered an inpatient treatment program for a “serious personal issue which he must address.” The release also says the personal issue “does not, and has not involved his duties as Sheriff, public funds or property.” The release did not say what the personal issue was.

FBI agents served a search warrant at the Allen County Sheriff’s Office earlier this month. Crish has not been at work since then.

The FBI has not said what they were investigating.

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Pennsylvania Woman Convicted In Fostoria Fraud Case

9/15/16 – 9:22 A.M.

A jury has convicted a Pennsylvania woman of stealing thousands of dollars form a senior citizen in Fostoria. The Review-Times reports investigators had charged 40-year-old Patricia Stuward on counts of theft from an elderly person, attempted theft from an elderly person and telecommunications fraud. Stuward and two others stole $16,000 from the victim on January 8. They visited her again and tried to trick her out of $53,000.

A judge will sentence Stuward at a later date.

Officers from several agencies arrested Stuward, Tanor Tody, and Sampson Cojolo in January. They told investigators they were residents of Monrovia, Liberia.

MORE: Review-Times

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Bluffton University Receives $1 Million Donation

9/15/16 – 8:17 A.M.

Bluffton University accepted one of the largest donation’s in the school’s history Wednesday. The Courier reports Greg and Donna Wannemacher of Wannemacher Total Logistics in Lima pitched in $1 million toward a $26 million fundraising campaign. The Wannemacher’s are both graduates of Bluffton.

The school also confirmed $9 million in gifts and commitments are already lined up. The school will use part of the money to build the new Austin E. Knowlton science building. The goal is to open the building by the fall of 2019.

The campaign also aims to raise $5.5 million for annual support for the next five years, $5 million to strengthen its endowment, and $1 million to support academics.

MORE: The Courier

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One Injured In North Main Street Crash

9/15/16 – 7:44 A.M.

A two-car crash in Findlay sent a Wood County man to the hospital Wednesday night. The Findlay Police Department reports 30-year-old Jessica Brickner of Findlay was driving north on North Main Street when she tried to turn left onto Defiance Avenue. She turned into the path of a southbound car driven by Jerald Click of Cygnet.

Hanco Ambulance took Click to Blanchard Valley Hospital for ?treatment of his injuries. Police cited Brickner for failure to yield while making a left turn.

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More Petitioners Drop Support For Water & Sewer District In Putnam County

9/15/16 – 7:37 A.M.

The effort to start a regional water and sewer district in Putnam County appears to have it the end of the line. The Putnam County Sentinel reports two of the last three petitioners for the proposed district pulled out last week. The village councils in Miller City and Pandora both voted to withdraw their petitions. That leaves Palmer Township as the only remaining petitioner. The newspaper says there are rumblings it may abandon its support as well.

Miller City Mayor James Erford had supported the project. He said misinformation and a lack of support from the county commissioners led to downfall of the effort. Miller City does not have sewer service.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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