Review Category : Local News

New Principals Named For Findlay Schools

3/15/16 – 4:59 A.M.

Three new principals have been appointed in the Findlay City School district. The Courier reports Janice Panuto, Kim Plesac, and Mike Scoles will all move from their current positions into new roles this summer.

Panuto is currently the Findlay High School assistant principal in charge of freshmen. She’ll become the Glenwood Middle School principal. Plesac is going to be the principal at Jefferson Primary. She’s currently a kindergarten teacher in the district. Scoles is a high school counselor, and will move to Lincoln Elementary to become the principal there.

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Findlay Schools Will Work To Help Misbehaving Kids At Younger Age

3/15/16 – 4:51 A.M.

The Findlay School District is going to work with an area agency to identify children who are misbehaving at an earlier age, and attempt to get them help. The Courier reports the district will use the Family Resource Center’s “Wrap Around” program. The program brings together students demonstrating “aggressive” behavior, their parents, teachers, and counselors to talk about classroom issues. It will be applied in kids in Kindergarten through the third grade.

Superintendent Ed Kurt says students with behavior issues are normally identified at the middle school level. This program aims to get them help earlier. Kurt adds the need for discipline has increased at the elementary level. Some of the situations have been more severe than they have been in the past.

Aggressive behavior doesn’t necessarily mean aggression toward other students. It can be things like running out of the classroom, throwing things, and refusing to listen to teachers.

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Findlay Water Plant Working To Prevent Algae Issues

3/14/2016 – 3:23 pm

The City of Findlay works to ensure that the water crisis that happened in Toledo doesn’t happen in Findlay. Speaking at the Findlay Rotary Club Monday, Water Plant Superintendent Jeff Newcomer said that the City of Findlay is constantly monitoring and testing the water so if issues do arise, they are addressed quickly before they can become serious issues.

Audio: Jeff Newcomer

The algae bloom affecting much of Northwest Ohio contributed to the Toledo water crisis. In addition to that, Newcomer says that Findlay has the capacity for a significant amount of users on the water system which has allowed the water plant to continue operating with new businesses and residents moving into the community.

Audio: Jeff Newcomer

Newcomer says that the City of Findlay has been able to save water by careful monitoring of the water and sewer systems to address issues quickly. Improvements in home and business water systems and conservation efforts have also helped to conserve water usage in the City of Findlay.

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Body Of Missing Hardin County Woman Found

3/14/2016 – 1:40 pm

The body of a missing Hardin County woman was found over this past weekend. WKTN Radio reports that the body of 57-year-old Toni Schorr was found on her property in southwest Hardin County this past Saturday. The body was found in an area that had been previously searched. Schorr had been missing since February 24th.

Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart stated that that the investigation is ongoing but preliminary results indicate that Schorr died from self-inflicted wounds. No further information is available at this time as the investigation continues.

More: WKTN Radio

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Inspire The Kids Event Slated For UF This Week.

3/14/2016 – 10:46 am

The University of Findlay will be celebrating children this week as a part of the Absolutely Incredible Kid Day event. This is a national campaign that is designed to promote education, build confidence and provide hands-on leadership experience.

The event will take place from 11am to 3pm at the Alumni Memorial Union’s Fireside Lounge on the campus of the University of Findlay on Wednesday where you’ll find stationary, stickers, markers, envelopes, sample letters and more to begin your own letter of love and encouragement. The University will also provide a list of children’s names who would love to receive a letter from you.

The event is hosted by the Campus Program Board. For more information, you can call 419-434-4606.

More: UF Newsroom

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I-75 To Be Down To One Lane Around Beaverdam Tuesday

3/14/2016 – 10:36 am

ODOT will be performing some work in our area which may affect your commute Tuesday. The northbound lane of I-75 just south of US 30 and going north of Beaverdam will be restricted to one lane through a work zone on Tuesday for bridge deck repair in two locations. The work is expected to take place between 8am and 2:30pm.

To avoid traffic delays, avoid the area if at all possible.

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BGSU Students Receive Alert After Robbery Near Campus

3/14/16 – 7:28 A.M.

Students on the campus of Bowling Green State University are being urged to be on alert after a robbery near the campus. Media partner WTOL-11 reports the Falcon Foodmart on East Wooster Street was held up by two men with knives overnight. The men ran towards campus after robbing the store.

The men are believed to be dangerous.


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Leipsic Man Arrested After Chase In Putnam County

3/14/16 – 7:15 A.M.

A Leipsic man is facing several charges after a police chase late last week. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports 21-year-old Juan Felipe Pardo was taken into custody after running from a sheriff’s deputy near Continental Friday afternoon.

Deputy Brent Meyers tried to pull over Pardo for a speed violation on State Route 613 east of Continental. At one point Pardo lost control, hit the guide wire to a utility pole, and nearly hit oncoming traffic. He continued into Continental and abandoned his car at 401 South Sixth Street. Two deputies were able to track Pardo down and arrest him without further incident.

Pardo faces charges of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, and tampering with evidence among several other charges.

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Findlay Home Damaged By Weekend Fire

3/14/16 – 6:53 A.M.

A Findlay home was damaged by a fire over the weekend. The Findlay Fire Department was called to 409 East Lincoln Street a little after 1 p.m. Sunday.

The flames started in the home’s basement and did around $5,500 of total damage. The building has two apartments, and smoke got into the living area of the lower apartment. No one was hurt, but the Red Cross had to help the residents find a place to stay while the power was cut to the building.

The fire remains under investigation.

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Search Continues For Foot Chase Suspect

3/14/16 – 6:39 A.M.

The suspect who led Findlay police officers on a foot chase over the weekend remains at-large today. The incident started Saturday afternoon when a man was pulled over for speeding at Stanford Parkway and Township Road 89. The trooper made face-to-face contact with the suspect before he drove away. The man ran away after ditching his van in an alley off of Fox Street, just north of Howard Street.

The suspect was described as a black man in his mid-to-upper 30s, around 5’2″ and weighing around 140 pounds. He was seen wearing blue jeans, a white shirt with a blue design and a red hoodie.

It was unknown if the suspect had a weapon.


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