Review Category : Local News

Michigan Based US Senator Stops In Findlay To Urge Voters

10/26/16 – 5:57 P.M.

Michigan United States Senator Gary Peters made a stop in Findlay Wednesday to get people out to vote. Peters said that this election is very important compared to elections in the past.

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He also stopped to raise support for democratic presidential nominee Hilary Clinton.

Peters Supports Clinton

He cited her support of the auto rescue when republican opponent Donald Trump stood against it as evidence of economic sense. He said losing automotive companies such as GM and Jeep would have devastated Michigan and Ohio.

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Primrose And Interim Health Care Team Up To Give Veterans Breakfast On Thursday

10/26/16 – 4:26 P.M.

Primrose and Interim Health Care are teaming up to offer a breakfast for veterans. Branch Manager for Interim Health Care Breann Lammers said this came about as a request.


She said the hope is that the event can be held every quarter so that veterans can get together and reminisce. Primrose will host the first Breakfast for the Veterans this Thursday at 9 a.m.

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ADAMHS Board has Replacement Levy On Ballot This November

10/26/16 – 3:30 P.M.

The ADAMHS Board will have a replacement levy on the ballot this November. Executive Director Precia Stuby that due to the increased property tax evaluated this year they will earn more from the replacement millage.


Stuby added that the money will go to pay for services that aren’t covered by medicare or insurance. These services include case management, a housing program, and prevention education.


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The ADAMHS Board offers support to those affected by mental health and substance abuse disorders.

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UF Hosts Forum On Information Security

10/26/16 – 9:40 A.M.

You may not realize it, but could be putting your employer’s information at risk. Helen Schneider is the co-chair of UF’s computer science department. She says many security threats unintentionally come from within an organization…

Audio: Helen Schneider

Schneider says part of the problem stems from people using personal devices on company networks. She says that can lead to unintended information breaches…

Audio: Helen Schneider

Schneider helped organize a conference on information security at UF Wednesday. She said the goal was to help make people more aware of things they can do to protect company information.

UF expected around 300 people to attend Wednesday’s forum.

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Elderly Forest Resident Victimized By Phone Scam

10/26/16 – 7:33 A.M.

A scam swindled an elderly Forest woman out of thousands of dollars last weekend. WKTN Radio reports the woman received a call from someone claiming to be her granddaughter Friday. According to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, the caller said she was in a crash in needed money. The victim sent $6,200 by Fed Ex to a home in Newark, New Jersey.

The same person called the woman back Saturday. This time she asked for $17,000. The victim went to the bank to withdraw the money but bank officials told her she was the victim of a scam.


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Seneca County Officials Want Update On Justice Center Costs

10/26/16 – 7:25 A.M.

Officials in Seneca County are working to keep the cost of the new joint justice center down. The Review-Times reports an update on expenses could come as early as tomorrow. The commissioners are waiting on information from the construction manager. A report from Gilbane Inc was due last Tuesday.

During a meeting earlier this month, construction officials told members of the Leadership Core Team the total cost could be around $15.4 million if they include certain upgrades. That’s $1 million more than the project estimate. To keep expenses in line with original estimates, the upgrades might not make the cut.

MORE: Review-Times

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Absentee Ballots Grow In Popularity

10/26/16 – 5:31 A.M.

Absentee ballots are an increasingly popular way to vote. Numbers from the Ohio Secretary of State’s office show voters asked for more than 1.4 million ballots for the November general election. Around 27 percent of those who asked for the absentee ballots have returned them.

Local voters have been casting absentee ballots at a higher rate than the state average. In Hancock County the Secretary of State’s office mailed 7,100 ballots. 53 percent of those who asked for them have already returned them.

The Secretary of State’s office mailed 3,600 ballots to Putnam County voters, with around 47 percent mailed back already.

You can see a complete breakdown of the numbers in today’s Courier.

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Putnam County Man Facing Murder Charge In Death Of Son Back In Court

10/26/16 – 5:18 A.M.

A man who admitted he murdered his son in Putnam County earlier this year was back in court Tuesday. The Lima News reports Travis Soto appeared during a pretrial hearing in Ottawa. Soto already served time in prison for a child endangerment conviction in the 2006 death of Julio Baldazo. However, he went to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office in July and told deputies he murdered the boy.

Soto’s attorney Joseph Benavidez said his client had recently found religion and the incident was weighing on him. He added, “He made a confession. He expected to be released and to go to work.” Benavidez is arguing new charges of aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault and kidnapping amount to double jeopardy.

Assistant prosecutor Todd Schroeder argued Soto knew what he was getting into. He said during Soto’s interview at the sheriff’s office in July, Soto said he thought he would go back to prison.

Judge Randal Basinger said he won’t rule until its determined if Soto is competent to stand trial.

MORE: Lima News

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Parents Warned Against Hosting Drinking Parties For Teens

10/26/16 – 4:57 A.M.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is using Red Ribbon Week as a reminder to parents not to host parties for teenagers with alcohol or other drugs. Red Ribbon Week started Monday and is a nationwide effort to educate kids about drugs and alcohol. As a part of that, the sheriff’s office is taking part in the “Parents Who Host Lose The Most” campaign.

A release from the sheriff’s office says that teenage drinking tends to increase during celebratory times like holidays, including Halloween. The release goes on to say that it isn’t safe or healthy for teenagers to drink alcohol and adults who allow it can face charges.

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Stretch Of Three-Lane I-75 Opens In Wood County

10/26/16 – 4:23 A.M.

Construction headaches are over on a six-mile stretch of I-75 in Wood County. Ohio Department of Transportation officials say I-75 southbound opened to three lanes of traffic overnight between Portage and Oil Center roads. It’s the latest phase of the now two-year-old widening project between Perrysburg and Findlay to be completed.

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