Review Category : Local News

Findlay To Offer Civil Service Exam For Dispatcher Position

3/10/15 – 5:02 A.M.

If you’re interested in becoming a police dispatcher, an upcoming exam could help you reach that goal. The Findlay Civil Service Commission has scheduled testing in April. Applications are available now and can be picked up in the mayor’s office or in the Civil Service Commission office. You can also get the application on the city’s website.

The deadline to turn in the application is March 31. Tests will be given by appointment April 7 through April 9. For more information call (419)424-7112.

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Hancock County Farmers Set Corn And Soybean Records

3/10/15 – 4:50 P.M.

Last year was very good for area farmers. Numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show Hancock County farmers set records for corn and soybean yields. An average of 193.3 bushels of corn and 54.2 bushels of soybean per acre set the bar high for future harvests.

The corn yield was nearly 7 percent higher than the average harvest. The soybean yield was almost 8 percent above average.

Hancock County farmers also harvested a record total of bushels of corn, with about 17.4 million bushels collected. That’s around 100,000 more than the previous record set in 2013.

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Home Depot Hiring In Wood County

3/10/15 – 4:36 A.M.

Home Depot is hiring nearly 300 people for its distribution center in Wood County. A spokesman says applications are being accepted now and a hiring event will be held within the next couple of months. The distribution center will ship online purchases directly to customers across the Midwest.

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Annual Farmers’ Share Breakfast Coming Up Thursday March 12

03/09/15     5:07 p.m.

This Thursday March 12 the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce’s Agri-Business Committee will host the annual Farmers’ Share Breakfast.

Those interested in agri-business are invited to Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Park at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast, a speech by the winner of the local FFA public speaking contest and the recognition of the 2015 Hancock County Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees.

Tickets for the event are $3 and are available the Chamber of Commerce office of by calling 419-422-3313.

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Video Series to Help Farmes and Gardeners with Weeding Issues

03/09/15     4:30 p.m.

As we get closer to spring many people are planning gardens and other yard work. A new video series from the OSU Weed Science Department may be helpful if one of the things on your spring list is weeding.

Ed Lentz from Hancock County’s OSU Extension office said the purpose is to figure out which weeds are resistant to which herbicides.

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz said the videos show common weeds found in Ohio and how they react to different herbicides in time lapse videos.

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz said some herbicides kill weeds directly on-contact. Others like the typical Round-Up block pathways to starve the weed, which takes longer.

To see the videos, visit our website.

To see all of the videos of different weeds, click here.

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New Campaign Aimed At Getting Children Screened for Autism Early

03/09/15     1:45 p.m.

This image will be seen on Billboards through Findlay advertising the Don't Wait and See campaign

This image will be seen on Billboards through Findlay advertising the Don’t Wait and See campaign

In conjunction with Development Disabilities and Autism Awareness Months in March and April, the Hancock County Autism Focus Team is launching a new campaign. The Don’t Wait and See Campaign is aimed at encouraging parents and physicians to screen children early for autism as opposed to waiting.

Audio: Connie Ament

Connie Ament is the superintendent of Blanchard Valley Center. She said that it is possible to get a reliable autism diagnosis at 18-months-old. Ament said it’s critical to have early intervention for children with autism. Birth through age 3 is important intervention time that can help the child avoid needing special education in the future.

The Hancock County Autism Focus team said they’re seeing less early intervention. The goal is to get children screened for autism well before age 3 so they can have that critical intervention time.

Audio: Connie Ament

Ament said that it is possible to get a reliable autism diagnosis at 18-months-old. Things like lack or loss of communication, poor gross motor skills and behavioral issues can be a sign of autism in young children.

Hancock County Autism Learning and Connect – Autism resources
Help Me Grow
– Free screenings, confidential and voluntary
Friends of BVS – parent resources
Blanchard Valley Center

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Congressman Bob Latta Meets With Findlay Residents

3/9/15 – 11:28 A.M.

A long line of Hancock County residents greeted Congressman Bob Latta in Findlay today. The Fifth District representative held local office hours Monday. Latta said many of the people he talked to are concerned about what they consider the overuse of executive orders from the President…

Audio: Bob Latta

Latta said he shares their concerns. He added he was very concerned that the U.S. Senate wouldn’t pass a Department of Homeland Security funding bill and take it to conference committee.

The House version of the DHS bill included language that denounced an executive order granting benefits to illegal aliens. The Senate version did not.

Latta talked to residents about also talked to them about what is on the horizon in the nation’s capital…

Audio: Bob Latta

Latta added that other issues being discussed are the budget, cyber security, and the potential of a nuclear Iran.

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Tiffin Woman Injured In Kentucky Crash

3/9/15 – 6:48 A.M.

A Tiffin woman suffered minor injuries in a crash in Kentucky during last week’s winter storm. The Glasgow Daily Times reports 20-year-old Morgan Krupt was driving north on Interstate 65 near Bowling Green, Kentucky when her car hit a patch of ice. Her car left the roadway and overturned several times.

Krupt was taken to an area hospital, where she was treated and released. She was wearing her seatbelt.

MORE: Glasgow Daily Times

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Gas Prices Falling In The Region

3/9/15 – 6:41 A.M.

Gas prices are falling as we enter a new work week. reports the statewide average for a gallon of regular is $2.32. That’s down 11 cents from last Monday. Prices are still about nine cents higher than they were a month ago.

Locally, Findlay drivers reported paying around $2.32 a gallon this morning. That’s a 16 cent drop from last Monday. Drivers in Ottawa are paying $2.29 a gallon.

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Monday Interview: Children’s Museum Fire Station Exhibit Opening Soon

03/09/15     5:30 a.m.

IMG_3241Thirteen-year-old Jacob Radabaugh of Cory-Rawson was looking for an Eagle Scout project and the Children’s Museum of Findlay was looking for a fire safety exhibit. Teaming up with the Findlay Fire Department and the local Fire Relief Foundation, Radabaugh got to work building a fire station that doubles as a simulator.

Audio: Jacob Radabaugh

Findlay Fire Captain Jerry Greer helped Radabaugh with his project. Greer said the new exhibit will be the best of the entertainment and education worlds.

Audio: Jerry Greer

Findlay firefighters are building a replica firetruck complete with lights and sirens and a hose. Kids will have the opportunity to put on uniforms and use the truck, as well as practice escaping the building.

The exhibit is set to open in the Children’s Museum at the Findlay Village Mall March 21.

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