Review Category : Local News

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. Ohiogasprices.com 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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Issues Discovered With Fostoria Warning Sirens

3/9/15 – 4:25 A.M.

Last week’s statewide tornado drill revealed some issues in Fostoria. The Review-Times reports not all of the city’s six warning sirens activated. The siren at Dillon Road and Columbus Avenue didn’t turn on. A siren at Lytle and Findlay streets activated but didn’t rotate properly.

Safety Service Director Allyson Murray says a battery issue was likely the problem with the first siren. Murray added the reason the tests are done early in March is so the problems can be identified before severe weather hits. Both sirens will be repaired.

Another siren at Culbertson Street didn’t sound. However, its electronic controller is out for repair and officials knew it would not work.

MORE: Review-Times

 

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Putnam County Employer Named One Of The Best In Ohio

3/9/15 – 4:14 A.M.

A Putnam County employer has been named one of the best in Ohio. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Trilogy Health Services was recently recognized by the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management. The company was evaluated for workplace policies and practices, philosophy, and systems and demographics. Employees were also given a survey as part of the program.

Trilogy owns the Meadows retirement communities in Ottawa, Kalida, and Leipsic.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Findlay Man Injured In Friday Crash

3/9/15 – 4:07 A.M.

A two-car crash injured a Findlay man last Friday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened on State Route 12 in Union Township around 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.

37-year-old Dorothy Sharrits of Columbus Grove was driving west on Route 12 when she went left of center and hit a van driven by 43-year-old Thomas Eubanks of Findlay. Eubanks was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.

Sharrits was cited for operating a vehicle without reasonable control.

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Drug Bust Made On I-75 In Findlay Last Week

3/9/15 – 4:01 A.M.

The State Highway Patrol has released the details of a drug bust on I-75 from last week. The Findlay post of the patrol says 65-year-old James Armour of Columbus was pulled over Thursday night just before midnight. Troopers detected the scent of raw marijuana. A search of the car revealed two joints and 180 hydrocodone pills. Armour was found to have another 50 pills on his person.

Armour is being held in the Hancock County Jail. He is facing two counts of possession of schedule II drugs.

The patrol says the pills had a street value of $1,380.

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