Review Category : Local News

Family Resource Center Speakers Discuss Preventing And Treating Addiction

11/30/16 – 8:59 P.M.

Representatives from the Family Resource Center of Northwestern Ohio spoke at the University of Findlay Wednesday night. Prevention Education Supervisor Mark Vehre said high risk decisions could cost you the things you value.

Mark Vehre

He added that addiction is a disease and is affected by genetics.

Mark Vehre

Vehre added that aside from genetics people can suffer addiction by enjoying too much of a substance over a short frequency of time. He said the more of a substance you use and the more often you use it, the greater your chance of addiction.

Chief clinical officer Melissa Meyer said if you trigger an addiction there are treatment options. They will start with an interview to learn more about you.

Melissa Meyer

She said that using this information will help the center to build a treatment program designed around your needs.


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Christmas Festival In Mount Blanchard Starts This Weekend

11/30/16 – 5:34 P.M.

Christmas is coming to Mount Blanchard this weekend and you’re invited to take part. Tim Morrison said that there will be a lot to do in the village.

Tim Morrison

Morrison said that there will local vendors selling items and food at the event. The festival will start at 3 pm and end at 7 pm.

On Sunday you can enjoy the Christmas Home Tour that will take you to five locations that are decorated. You can get tickets and maps at the event or you can call 419-957-7806 if you have questions.

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BGSU Interim Police Chief Talks About Campus Security

11/30/16 – 5:07 P.M.

There are ways to help make college campuses safer. That is the message from Bowling Green State University interim police chief Mike Campbell. He said that at BGSU they want to keep systems and routines up to date.

Mike Campbell

He added that they use a messaging system to keep faculty and students informed. This allows them to know what to do and to make informed decisions.

Campbell said that campuses are designed to be open and welcoming, so officers should be prepared.

Mike Campbell

Campbell said that it is also helpful to teach others what to look out for.

Mike Campbell

Campbell said that early intervention can get someone the help they need before anything violent should happen.


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Boil Water Advisory In Place For Findlay Streets

11/30/16 – 2:28 P.M.

A boil water advisory is in place for a few Findlay streets. The Water Distribution Department says that the advisory affects the 500, 600, and 700 blocks of Dayton Avenue. It also affects the 500 block of Balsley Avenue and the 700 and 800 blocks of Central Avenue. Work is being done on the water main on McConnell. Any water used for drinking, making ice, cooking, or for oral hygiene should be boiled for at least a minute.

If you have any questions, you can call the water distribution department at 419-424-7192

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Michigan Man Accused Of Selling Heroin In Findlay

11/30/16 – 11:15 A.M.

The Hancock County METRICH Drug Task Force arrested a Michigan man in a Findlay motel Tuesday night. The agency says officers found heroin, prescription drugs, marijuana and a “large amount of cash” in a room at the Red Roof Inn at 1951 Broad Avenue.

Police have charged 27-year-old Phillip Carswell of Detroit, Michigan with possession of heroin and possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

A release says Carswell could also face a drug trafficking charge.

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Semi Crash Knocks Out Power To Beaverdam Residents

11/30/16 – 7:20 A.M.

Some Beaverdam residents lost power following a semi rollover Tuesday night. WLIO-TV reports the crash happened on Napoleon Road. A semi hit a power pole just south of the village. First responders had to help the driver out of the truck. An EMS crew took the man to a Lima area hospital for treatment.

No other details are available just yet.


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Fostoria Council Hears First Reading Of Ordinance Eliminating Income Tax Credit

11/30/16 – 5:30 A.M.

Fostoria City Council took another step toward getting out of the red Tuesday. The Courier reports city council heard a first reading of an ordinance that would end an income tax credit. Council also heard the first reading of the fiscal recovery plan during the special session.

The tax credit under review allows anyone who lives in Fostoria but pays income taxes to another city to pay the difference locally. If council eliminates the credit, people will have to pay the full amount taxed by each city.

The state auditor’s office says eliminating the credit will generate an extra $500,000 per year for the city.

Another special meeting is set for Thursday night to give a second reading to the ordinance.

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Grand Jury Indicts Men Arrested In Drug Bust

11/30/16 – 5:14 A.M.

The Hancock County grand jury indicted two men arrested in a Findlay drug bust last week. The Courier reports 38-year-old Ramone Henry and 29-year-old Michael Parham are both facing possession of cocaine and possession of heroin charges. The cocaine possession charge comes with a specification that says both men are major drug offenders.

Police arrested Henry and Parham on November 22 following a search at 1212 South Blanchard Street. Investigators say they found more than 200 grams of cocaine, 48 grams of heroin, and nearly 300 grams of marijuana in the home.

A full list of this week’s indictments is in today’s edition of the Courier.

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Marathon Petroleum Donates To BOOT Project

11/30/16 – 5:05 A.M.

Marathon Petroleum is making a donation to an effort aimed to keep area school children safe. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says Marathon has, “generously donated and pledged support for The BOOT project.” The sheriff’s office has been leading an effort to have a BOOT device in every classroom in Hancock County.

The BOOT can withstand 16,000 pounds of pressure and can block doors in an active shooter situation.

The cost to equip every classroom in the county with a device is $420,000. The sheriff’s office aims to complete installation by the end of this school year.

If you’d like to donate to the cause, you can go to

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School Board Meets To Review Goals Met From Last School Year

11/29/16 – 8:19 P.M.

Members of the Findlay City School Board met Tuesday evening to rate how well they have met their goals for the last school year. Across seven categories they rated themselves as satisfactory. They also marked areas where they think they could improve. Chris Aldrich talked about providing more public forums. These would cover significant accomplishments or initiatives done by the schools. Fellow board member Barbara Dysinger agreed adding that the schools used to try to have at least two public forums a month.

Another talking point was the new goals for the upcoming year. The goals will be discussed at their next meeting before being passed. One new goal is reviewing the organizational policies/by laws of the board to ensure their validity, integrity, and timeliness.

At the end of the meeting the board earned a composite score of 2.55 out of 3.

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