Review Category : Local News

Saturday Is Busy With Events At Wood County Fair

08/05/16 – 3:14 P.M.

Saturday is filled with fun events at the Wood County Fair. at noon there is the Junior Fair horse show championship versatility class in the horse arena. At 1 pm Kathie VanNess will be in the fine arts building.

Starting at 4 pm in the horse arena will be the open horse speed show. You can buy some pie at the pie auction in the annex building at 5 pm.

Finally, the showcase event is the Martina McBride concert in the grandstand at 8:30 pm.

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Events Happening Tonight At The Wood County Fair

08/05/16 – 2:15 P.M.

There are some big events happening at the Wood County Fair this evening. At 6 pm there is the kiddie pedal tractor pull in the sheep show arena. At 6:30 pm in the beef show arena is the 4-H bake-off auction. And the final event for this evening is the Monster Truck Throwdown. That will take place at 7:30 pm in the grandstand.

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No Sales Tax This Weekend For Back To School Shopping

08/05/16 – 1:19 P.M.

This weekend marks your chance to save some money on back to school shopping. The Findlay Courier reports the state’s sales tax-free weekend will last until 11:59 pm this Sunday. During this period you can buy school supplies and instructional materials up to $20 an item without being charged tax. You can also buy Clothing for up to $75 without being taxed.

Frequently asked questions are on the Ohio Department of Taxation’s website.

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Local Kroger’s To Take Part In Nation

08/05/16 – 10:28 P.M.

For those looking for a job, Kroger is hosting a hiring event. According to a release, on August 9th Kroger will take part in a nationwide hiring event. You can send your application through your smartphone or tablet at Then go to a Kroger on August 9th between 3 pm and 8 pm., no appointment is necessary.

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UF Names New Choir Director

8/5/16 – 6:52 A.M.

The University of Findlay has named a new choir director. SeaHwa Jung will direct the Concert-Chorale and University Singers, and also teach voice and music appreciation. A release from the university says Jung comes to the university from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. He directed choral ensembles, orchestra, and taught music appreciation.

Jung takes the place of Michael Anders, who retired earlier this year.

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Trial Date Set For Suspect In Fostoria Shooting

8/5/16 – 6:46 A.M.

A man accused of shooting a Fostoria woman and her daughter in January will stand trial this fall. The Review-Times reports 34-year-old Terrance Williamson of Toledo is scheduled to be tried on October 4 in Wood County. Williamson is charged with four counts of attempted murder, two counts of felonious assault and two counts of kidnapping. He also faces several other charges.

Authorities say Williamson shot 36-year-old Lashelle Norman and 17-year-old Alexia Johnson at Nye’s Trailer Park in Fostoria on January 30. Police Chief Keith Loreno said Williamson allegedly forced Norman to drive to Fostoria at gunpoint that day. He is accused of hitting Norman and then shooting her when she refused to give him money. Johnson was shot when she tried to help her mother.

Williamson is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Norman and Johnson spent a week in the hospital recovering from their injuries.

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Putnam County Migrant Students Honored

8/5/16 – 5:25 A.M.

Two migrant students in Putnam County were honored by the state Thursday. The Putnam County Sentinel reports letters signed by the members of the Ohio State Board of Education’s Committee on Urban and Rural Renewal Education were given to Angel Salinas and Miguel Cortes Jr.

Salinas and Cortes are both enrolled in Putnam County’s 30-day summer migrant education program. They both wrote testimonials about their experiences. Cortes said, “it has helped me a lot because if I never would have come here, I would not know what to do in school.” He added the program has helped him get good grades and become an honor roll student.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Woman Robbed Near Bluffton While Attempting To Give Attacker Directions

8/5/16 – 5:12 A.M.

Authorities in Allen County are investigating a Thursday morning robbery. The Lima News reports the incident happened west of Bluffton around 8 a.m. A woman was driving westbound on Columbus Grove-Bluffton Road near State Route 696 when she saw a black truck following her. When she stopped at the intersection a man got out of his truck and asked her for directions. The next thing she remembered she was seeing blood, and noticing her purse was gone.

The suspect is described as a black man who was about 5’8″ and weighed around 150 pounds. He might have been wearing a green baseball hat.

The victim suffered injuries to her face, but refused treatment at the scene of the robbery.

MORE: Lima News

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Area Day Care Centers Work To Fight Summer “Brain Drain”

8/5/16 – 5:03 A.M.

Area educators have been spending their summer working to make sure kids don’t suffer from “brain drain.” The Courier reports summer camps and child care centers have made education a big part of their curriculum over the past two months.

Anne Whitmer is an office assistant at Something Special Learning Center in Findlay. She says the kids there have been active this summer using their brains instead of “just taking a break.” Reading, journaling, science projects, and field trips have all been part of the summer time activities.

Annie Hayes is the assistant director at the Child Development Center at the Findlay YMCA. She says learning activities do focus on fun this time of the year. She adds school age children go on several field trips when they are out of the classroom for the summer.

Monica Logan is the vice president of programs and systems quality at the National Summer Learning Association. She tells the newspaper day care centers can play a large role in preventing a summer time learning slide. She says it’s important for kids to stay active and engaged.

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Thursday’s Cooper Tire Earnings Report The Final With Roy Armes As CEO

8/5/16 – 4:51 A.M.

Thursday’s second quarter financial report from Cooper Tire & Rubber was the final report issued with Roy Armes at the helm of the company. Armes announced earlier this year he would retire on August 31. He’ll be succeeded by Brad Hughes, who currently serves as the chief operating officer.

Thursday’s report showed increased profit over the second quarter of 2015. In a release, Armes said, “I’m proud to bring news of such strong performance as I move forward to a new chapter of my life.” He added, “it’s always great to end on a high note.” Armes also gave credit to the entire team at Cooper for the hard work they put in.

The Courier reports Armes has been the CEO of the company for nearly 10 years.

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