Review Category : Local News

North Baltimore To Look Into Mosquito Spraying Schedules

4/2/14 – 8:16 A.M.

North Baltimore will take a look at its mosquito spraying program. The Courier reports a resident brought concerns about spraying times to village council last night. She asked council members to make the spray schedule public so people know to keep their children inside.

The same resident also said village workers were spraying herbicides in the village park while children were playing there.

Council agreed to look into both issues.

MORE: The Courier

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Fostoria Council Makes Economic Development Moves

4/2/14 – 7:44 A.M.

Fostoria is revving up efforts to attract businesses to the city. The Courier reports city council passed two ordinances that focus on economic development last night.

Cinagro Environmental Services will get a $50,000 loan from the revolving loan fund. The company provides environmental surveying services. Owner Nichole Jones expects to hire 20 employees in the future.

Council also appropriated $30,000 from the Community Development Fund to go to the Fostoria Economic Development Corporation.

MORE: The Courier

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Four Indicted In Findlay Home Break-In Case

4/2/14 – 7:16 A.M.

The Hancock County grand jury has indicted the four people accused of breaking into a Findlay home. 19-year-olds Cayd Burton and Zachary Montgomery, 21-year-old Nicholas Rarey, and 22-year-old Adrian CaStillo all face a count of aggravated burglary.

Police say the group broke into a home at 1000 Crystal Meadows Court on March 21 while the resident was home. Two of the men allegedly had guns with them. Investigators say the men took televisions, a laptop and other items.

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Fire Damages Buildings In Hancock County

4/2/14 – 6:45 A.M.

A fire damaged three buildings in eastern Hancock County Tuesday afternoon. The flames damaged a garage, a stone building, and a shed at 7138 Biglick Township Road 258 near West Independence. No one was injured. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

The Washington Township Fire Department says the buildings were insured.


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Two Area Superintendents Up For Allen County ESC Job

4/2/14 – 5:28 A.M.

Two retiring superintendents in our area might not be interested in ending their careers in education. The Lima News reports Findlay’s Dean Wittwer and Ottawa-Glandorf’s Kevin Brinkman applied for the superintendent position at the Allen County Educational Service Center. Both Wittwer and Brinkman are stepping down from their positions this year.

A total of 14 people applied for the position. The newspaper says the Allen County ESC has narrowed the list of candidates to four. It has not announced who the four remaining people are.

MORE: Lima News

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Findlay City Council Approves Lye Creek Project

4/2/14 – 5:16 A.M.

A sometimes controversial plan to allow part of Lye Creek to return to a more natural state in part of Findlay will happen. City Council passed the “riparian corridor” project after a third reading on the subject last night. The Courier reports two people spoke in favor of planting native trees, shrubs and grass along the western bank of the creek. The corridor is expected to increase the water quality of Lye Creek.

Other residents in the area had sounded off against the project at previous council meetings.

Two council members voted against the legislation. Holly Frische and Andy Douglas both cited the complaints people in that neighborhood as their reasons. Councilman Randy Van Dyne said he felt the city reached a good compromise. The first draft of the plan called for allowing both sides of the creek to return to a natural state.

A Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant for around $37,000 will pay for the project.

MORE: The Courier

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Rural Tiffin Man Pleads Guilty In November Double Homicide Case

4/1/14 – 11:38 A.M.

A rural Tiffin man has admitted he killed two people at the Carey Conservation and Sportsman’s Association clubhouse last November. 65-year-old Richard Clark Jr. pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated murder today.

On November 1 Clark walked into the club outside of Carey and killed his ex-girlfriend, 49-year-old Cynthia Hawkenberry. Clark then turned the gun on 49-year-old Roger Fredritz. Deputies arrested Clark a short time later without further incident.

A sentencing hearing is set for May 7.

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Zonta Club Fashion Show To Help Fight Human Trafficking

4/1/14 – 11:06 A.M.

Human trafficking remains a problem in northwest Ohio, and an area service club aims to do something about that. Miley Doyle of Findlay’s Zonta Club talked about the issue on WFIN’s Good Mornings today…

Audio: Miley Doyle

The Zonta Club is holding a fashion show this week to raise money for women’s issues. The club’s focus is fighting human trafficking and raising awareness about the issue.

Money raised from the event will go to the Center for Safe & Healthy Children. Doyle says the center can help children abused by traffickers…

Audio: Miley Doyle

The fashion show will be held Thursday with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s auditorium. For more information call (419)423-9203.

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Saudi Man Erroneously Tied To Boston Bombing & UF Files Defamation Suit

4/1/14 – 10:02 A.M.

A Saudi Arabian man connected by a national talk show host to the Boston Marathon bombing and the University of Findlay is filing suit. The Associated Press reports Abdulrahman Alharbi has filed a defamation suit against Glenn Beck.

Attorneys filed the suit last week. They claim Alharbi’s reputation was “substantially and severely damaged” by Beck tying him to the terror attack.

The case made local news as Alharbi had a student Visa to attend the University of Findlay. Alharbi never enrolled in the school and instead went to a college in the Boston area.

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Findlay City Schools Will Extend Days By An Hour

4/1/14 – 9:44 A.M.

The Findlay city school district has decided how to make up days lost to snow this winter. The school board voted today to extend the school day by an hour. The longer school days will take place April 8 through April 23.

The board decided it would be better to get the extra class time in before state testing later this month.

To make up a missed day, the state mandates students attend school for five and a half hours. That means the extended days will make up for two days. One snow day was already made up on February 17. The final makeup day will be May 30.

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