Review Category : Local News

Findlay’s Green Waste Site To Close For The Season

12/6/13 11 a.m.
Those wanting to dispose of leaves and brush have until Saturday to do so. Findlay’s green waste drop off site at 350 West High Street, near the Street Department, will close for the season on Saturday, December 7. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The site will be closed from December 8 until March 31 and then reopen April 1.

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Christmas Open House At Historical Museum Set For This Weekend

12/6/13 10:40 a.m.
The Hancock Historical Museum is having their Christmas Open House this weekend. Director Sarah Sisser was a guest on Good Morning’s with Chris Oaks on WFIN..

Audio:  Sarah Sisser

Many activities are scheduled for people of all ages and guided tours of all the museum’s facilities will be available as well. A grand opening is scheduled for Saturday of the Dewald-Funk house on the museum’s campus..

Audio:  Sarah Sisser

The house was originally moved to a location on East St in 1990 and operated separately as a museum. The house was then donated to the Hancock Historical Museum and moved to the campus in 2009. The Christmas Open House will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.

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Fire Reported At Findlay Laundromat

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12/6/13 – 7:31 A.M.

Hot towels in a dryer apparently were the cause behind the fire at a Findlay laundromat Thursday night.  The fire department was called to Time Saver Laundry at 1012 Tiffin Ave. a little at 7 p.m.  Firefighters had to ventilate and clear smoke from the business, but no major damage was reported and no one was injured.  Officials say chemical residue on the towels may have sparked the flames.

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Custar Man Indicted For November Shooting

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12/6/13 – 7:21 A.M.

The Wood County man accused of shooting a man outside of his home in Custar last month was indicted by a grand jury this week. The Blade reports 53-year-old Thomas Boyer has been charged with felonious assault and attempted murder. Boyer was arrested on November 20 after he allegedly shot 42-year-old William Morris III in the back with a shotgun. Morris and another man had gone to the home to winterize it as part of a foreclosure process.

Boyer will be arraigned December 16.

MORE: The Blade

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Fire Damages Rural Carey Barn

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12/6/13 – 6:46 A.M.

Fire damaged a rural Carey barn Thursday afternoon. Firefighters were called to 10783 County Highway 4 a little after 3 p.m. and found flames coming from the west end of the building and the roof upon their arrival. Firefighters got the blaze under control in about 15 minutes.

The fire started when a loader backfired and caught some straw on fire.

The barn contained straw and some equipment. None of the equipment was damaged. No one was injured.

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Fostoria Police Respond To Threat Made On School Bus

12/6/13 – 5:22 A.M.

The Fostoria Police Department investigated an alleged threat made by a juvenile toward a school bus driver Thursday. A news release sent by Police Capt. Patrick Brooks said officers were called to the bus around 8 a.m. They spoke to both the driver and the boy and determined the child was no danger to the driver or other children on the bus.

Due to his age the child was released to his parents. The boy did not have a weapon and did not say he had a weapon. The incident will be further handled by the school district.

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Findlay PD Reviews A.L.I.C.E. Plan With Parents

12/6/13 – 5:14 A.M.

Findlay Police spoke publicly about what they’ve been training school staffs to do in the event of an active shooter situation. Lt. Scott Lowry talked to parents at Glenwood Middle School last night about what A.L.I.C.E. training aims to do. The acronym stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate.

While most people are in agreement about the alert, lockdown, inform, and evacuate parts of the plan, the counter portion can cause some confusion. Lowery tells the Courier the idea isn’t to have students and staff fight a gunman, but instead creating noise and distraction for a shooter who has broken into a barricaded classroom. He added that huddling in a corner in that situation only makes the students and staff easy targets.

Lowry went on to say it’s important to barricade and evacuate classrooms. He said many of the teenagers who were killed in the Columbine High School massacre hid in the library even though they had time to escape.

MORE: The Courier

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Lima Doctor Going To Federal Court To Appeal Murder Conviction

12/5/13 2:45 p.m.
A Lima doctor, convicted of aggravated murder, will try to appeal his conviction in federal court. The Lima News reports Mark Wangler, exhausting his appeals in state court, filed an appeal in U.S. District Court challenging his 2011 conviction according to the Lima News. A jury found him guilty of murder in the 2006 death of his wife Kathy Wangler. Wangler is arguing that a personal journal of his should not have been allowed into evidence. The Third District Court of Appeals agreed with Wangler because the journal was illegally seized with a search warrant looking for computer records. The appellate court, however, ruled the error was harmless and did not overturn the conviction.

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Findlay First Edition – Toys For Tots Concert Set For Next Week

12/5/13 – 12:06 P.M.

Some Christmas entertainment for next week will help benefit a good cause. The Hancock County Agency on Aging will play host to the 5th annual Findlay First Edition – Toys for Tots Christmas Concert, December 9 from 7-8 p.m. The event actually kicks off at 6 p.m. that night, with Santa Claus on hand for kids to visit.

The price of admission is a donation for the Toys for Tots campaign. Volunteers will be on hand to collect new, unwrapped presents for needy children.

Findlay High School’s Voices in Perfection and Findlay First Edition will be performing for the evening’s concert.

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Fostoria Toy Drive Donations Falling Short Of Need

12/5/13 11 a.m.
Donations are down and the need is great for a toy drive in Fostoria. The Review Times reports the toy drive called, “A Christmas For Every Child” is collecting unopened, unwrapped, age-appropriate gifts for income eligible families in the community. The effort is a partnership between several organizations and the Marine Corp Reserve’s Toys For Tots. The drive is organized locally by the Review Times, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, the Geary Family YMCA and there are not enough toys to meet this year’s need. The deadline is December 13. Last year 400 children in Fostoria were helped.

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