Review Category : Local News

Arlington School Board Thinking About A New Building Again

9/19/14 – 4:57 A.M.

Members of the Arlington School Board are once again discussing a new school building. The Courier reports board member Craig Durliat talked about the issue at last night’s meeting. Durliat said he’d been getting questions about when the district will try and pass a building levy again. Others said the school needs to build positive momentum before asking residents to approve a levy.

Arlington last tried to pass a building levy in 2011. Last year the district had an issue on the ballot but pulled it before election day because the state’s share of the potential project decreased by 5 percent.

No official action was taken on the issue last night.

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Escaped Jail Inmate Found In Bowling Green

9/19/14 – 4:47 A.M.

A man who escaped from a jail near Bowling Green is back in custody today. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Jhon Rosado was found hiding in the attic of an apartment in the 1000 block of Fairview Avenue in Bowling Green just after 6 p.m. The apartment was occupied by the woman who police say was the victim of a domestic crime that Rosado had been found guilty of.

Rosado called 29-year-old Bobbie Merritt to tell her he was going to escape Wednesday. A few hours later he managed to sneak out of the NorthWest Community Corrections Center by climbing over a fence. Bowling Green Police say Rosado was seen entering the apartment sometime after he escaped. He was taken back into custody without incident.

Charges are pending in the case. Rosado could be facing an escape charge. Merritt has been charged with harboring a fugitive.

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For the Kasich/Taylor Campaign It’s All About Jobs this Election Season

09/18/14   9:05 p.m.

With 47 days until election day, Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor said things are going well. And for the Kasich campaign, this year’s election is all about the jobs.

Audio: Mary Taylor

Taylor stopped in Findlay this afternoon and said when the Kasich administration came into office, they knew they needed to strengthen businesses. She said they did so by: cutting taxes, balancing the budget and reforming government programs. All of those things sent a strong message to job creators and made it easier for them to create jobs because they had more money to reinvest in their businesses.

Taylor said if you look across the country at republic and democratic governors alike, Ohio stands out in a positive way.

Audio: Mary Taylor

According to Taylor, since the Kasich administration came into office: 250,000 private sector jobs have been created, unemployment has decreased from 9.1 percent above the national average to 5.7 percent below, wages are increasing in Ohio faster than the national average and Ohio is creating jobs faster than most of country.

Taylor said all these advances prove policy and government do make a difference on “how bad does it get and how good can it be?”

If re-eleceted, Taylor said the administration plans to continue making progress of a variety of different projects, such as: continuing to cut taxes, education reform, fighting the opioid/heroin addiction epidemic, strengthening businesses and healthcare payment reform.

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Inmate Who Escaped From Bowling Green Prison Back In Custody

09/18/14   6:49 p.m.

Jhon Rosado

Jhon Rosado

Jhon Rosado, the 24-year-old inmate who escaped from the North West Community Correction Center last night, has been found and is back in custody.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Rosado was apprehended on their social media accounts just after 6:30 p.m. Rosado had been on the run since 8:15 p.m. last night after climbing a fence to escape custody.

Media partner WTOL reports Rosado was located in an attic at the Fairview Manor apartment complex.

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Rougarou to Take Mantis’ Place at Cedar Point Next Spring

09/18/14   3:30 p.m.

After announcing the Mantis would be done away with, Cedar Point has finally made public its plans for the old coaster.

Announced via a YouTube video earlier this afternoon, a new ride called the Rougarou, French for werewolf, will be taking its place next spring.

Centered around Cedar Point’s swampy lagoons, riders will be seated on a floorless track for the new ride, which will repurpose the structure and track of the Mantis.

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Bow Shoot to Benefit Breast Cancer Planned for Sunday

09/18/14   3:20 p.m.

With breast cancer awareness month in October being right around the corner, many organizations are gearing up for breast cancer fundraisers including a group of local archers.

Audio: KC Allen

KC Allen is a co-organizer of the upcoming Save the Ta-Tas bow shoot happening this Sunday at Leipsic Fishing and Hunting Club coordinated by Outdoor Ohio. Registration will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and $2 of each archers’ registration will go to breast cancer research. Archers may begin their shoot as soon as they are registered.

Audio: KC Allen

On top of the typical target shooting, there will also be Iron Buck and long-range challenge shooting for prizes, as well as raffles.

The cost is $10 per archer, with kids 17 and under free. There will also be a few genesis bows available to children to borrow.

When: Sunday, Sept. 21 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: 10605 Rd. H Ottawa, OH

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Cost: $10 per archer, 17 and under free

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Congressman Latta Introduces Legislation to Prevent Another Propane Shortage

09/18/14   1:00 p.m.

Adding insult to injury, last winter’s record cold temperature were magnified by a propane shortage that affected 27 states.

Audio: Bob Latta

Congressman Bob Latta introduced the Propane Supply and Security Act earlier this week to hopefully keep another shortage from happening again. Latta said the legislation would require officials to monitor supply levels on the local, state and federal levels to make sure there is propane available where it is needed.

Audio: Bob Latta

There are also provisions within the legislation that protect customers against unfair pricing should the supply were to become low.

Latta said there also needs to be priorities in place when it comes to shipping. He suggested when supply levels get low rail, pipeline and truck shipping industries need to prioritize transporting propane so those who use it to heat their homes can have it when necessary.

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Hancock County Commissioners May Amend Farm Land Lease Agreement

9/17/14 – 10:45 A.M.

The Hancock County Commissioners may make it easier for farmers to lease a piece of county land in the future. There was discussion at today’s meeting about how to better work with those who farm county land on Road 140…

Audio: Phil Riegle

Commissioner Phil Riegle said in the past the county has asked for the full rent in advance. He added the half-and-half style lease is customary in the agriculture industry…

Audio: Phil Riegle

Commissioner Phil Riegle says another three-year lease cycle is about to start for the land near the old county home. The county expects to go out to bid for the land late next month.

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Grob Systems Offers Open House In Blutton This Weekend

9/18/14 – 7:15 A.M.

One of Bluffton’s largest employers will hold an open house this weekend. Grob Systems will allow people to go through the plant Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Visitors will be able to see Grob products in operation, tour its apprentice training area and view the mechanical engineering facility.

Grob engineers and manufactures production equipment. The products are mostly used in the automotive industry.

The Bluffton facility is undergoing a 90,000 square foot expansion.

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UF Gets Grant To Maintain Floodplain

9/18/14 – 6:52 A.M.

The Ohio EPA has given the University of Findlay a grant to help restore wetlands. More than $93,000 will go toward restoring wetlands at the Rieck Center for Habitat Studies. The goal is to help the area retain more water during minor flooding in the center’s six acre floodplain.

The project will divert water from a ditch into an area where agricultural storm water runoff can be naturally filtered. The money will also be used to remove invasive plant species from the center.

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