Review Category : Local News

Annual Walk To End Alzheimer’s Set For Saturday At UF

9/18/2015    3:51pm

If the rains keep you indoors, but you’d still like to walk this weekend, head over to the Koehler Center at the University of Findlay. On Saturday, the Annual Walk to End Alzheimers will be held at the center beginning with registration at 9:30am.

Audio: Marty Williman

Event Coordinator Marty Williman says that funds continue to be needed to help researchers get close to the causes of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Audio: Marty Williman

The walk will officially begin at 10:30am, and in addition to the walk, there will be many other activities such as door prizes, a silent auction and a raffle to help raise funds for Alzheimer’s research.

More: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Members Turn Down Proposed Merger Of Cooperatives.

9/18/2015    1:30pm

A proposed merger between two area agricultural cooperatives will not happen. According to the Heritage and Legacy Cooperatives websites, the merger of the farmers’ cooperatives was voted down. Heritage Cooperative members approved the merger while Legacy Cooperative members did not when votes were counted earlier today.

The merger agreement required 60 percent approval by each cooperative’s voting members for passage.
“At this time merger discussions been Heritage and Legacy Cooperative has been discontinued,” according to each website.

Earlier it was reported that a letter sent to members said the deal would help provide more than $1.2 million in operational and financial benefits in the first year. By the fifth year, more than $3 million could be realized.

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Owens Findlay Campus To Host Ready.Set.Go! 5K Run And Walk Saturday.

9/18/2015    12:24pm

Area residents are invited to participate in the Owens Community College Ready. Set. Go! 5K Run & Walk this Saturday. Proceeds from the event will benefit a newly established Emergency Assistance Program, which will support the Findlay-area campus students who encounter unexpected financial burden that threatens to impede their ability to continue their education.

The event will start at 9am, with a fun run at 8:30am, on the College’s Findlay-Area Campus, which is located at 3200 Bright Road in Findlay. The cost is $20 in advance which includes a t-shirt while race-day registrants will pay $25 which doesn’t include a shirt. People can begin picking up their registration packets today until 4pm, at the Student Services office at the Owens Community College Findlay Campus.

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BGSU Moves To Save TV Station, But With Changes

9/18/2015   11:35am

WBGU-TV will likely stay on the air, but it will be changing channels. The Courier reports that The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees’ Financial Committee today agreed to sell its UHF spectrum, which is used to broadcast programming over-the-air, in an auction with the Federal Communications Commission next year.

The full board of trustees will still need to approve the sale at its 1:30 p.m. meeting today.

The FCC has estimated the university could net up to $40 million for the sale, but it may not receive as much since the TV station will stay on the air.

If the university moves WBGU-TV to a low-VHF spectrum channel, it will receive 75 percent of the sale price and if the station is moved to a high-VHF spectrum channel, he university will receive 40 percent of the sale price, according to a memorandum from The BGSU administration provided to trustees.

If the station is moved to a low VHF channel, there is a higher chance of problems with signal strength for viewers who watch the channel over the air, according to the memorandum. If the station is moved to a high VHF channel, there likely wouldn’t be many problems with signal strength.

More: The Courier

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Donations Of Shoes & Clothes Will Be Accepted At Weekend UF Football Game

9/18/2015   11:34am

The University of Findlay and the Boy Scouts of America are teaming up on a new service project called Soles4Souls. According to a release, the project is a nonprofit global mission to fight poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothes.

The organizations will be at the UF football game with Tiffin University on Saturday at Donnell Stadium. They ask people to bring any worn or used shoes and clothing. They ask that all shoes be paired with by a rubber band or laces and delivered in trash bags.

Soles4Souls has collected and donated 26 million pairs of new shoes in 127 countries all around the world.

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Fostoria Man Killed In Seneca County Crash

9/18/2015      10:46am

A Fostoria man is dead after crashing into a semi head-on Thursday night. WTOL TV reports that troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Fremont Post were called to US-224 near TR-104 in Seneca County around 5:40 p.m. Thursday.

Police say, Keenan Aldrich, age 37, was heading eastbound on US-224 when he went across the center line, hitting a semi head-on. Aldrich suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The semi was driven by Jose Lozada, age 65, from Houston, Texas. He suffered minor injuries and was taken to Tiffin Mercy Hospital for treatment.

Both vehicles involved were heavily damaged in the crash, and The Environmental Protection Agency was called to clean up about 50 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled on the road. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.


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Video: Students At Whittier Elementary Celebrate Constitution Day Thursday

9/18/2015     10:38am

The staff and students of Whittier Elementary School in Findlay celebrated Constitution Day on Thursday. Constitution Day recognizes the signing of the US Constitution, and the students raised an American Flag to in honor of the day. Marine Veteran and Boy Scout Leader Don Stout said it was important to teach the students the importance of the flag and what it means.

Audio: Don Stout

Whittier Elementary Principal Susan Chesebro says that the students were learning about the flag and the importance of the Constitution.

Audio: Susan Chesebro

Students who were also members of the Cub Scouts served as the color guard.

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Pandora’s “Tedfest” Will Attempt World Record

9/18/15 – 7:52 A.M.

Pandora residents will try and set a world record this weekend. The Putnam County Sentinel reports organizers of the annual Tedfest are hoping to have more than 2,500 people wearing fake mustaches at the event. Fairfield, Iowa, hold the current record at 2,268.

The official gathering for the record attempt will be at 6 p.m. Saturday night. The mustaches will be provided for free.

The fourth annual Tedfest will feature a poker run, 5k, and cornhole tournament Saturday afternoon. Other highlights will include Tedfest Signature Beer on tap for the first time, and a Nashville Crush concert.

Tedfest is held in the park along Riley Creek in Pandora.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Kenton Woman Injured In Crash Near Arlington

9/18/15 – 6:59 A.M.

A Kenton woman was injured when a tire fell off the truck she was riding in, causing the vehicle to hit a utility pole near Arlington Thursday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says the crashed happened around 1:30 p.m. on U.S. 68 near Hancock County Road 24.

51-year-old Billy Grider Jr. of Kenton was driving south when the left front tire came off his truck. He was not injured, but his passenger was. 36-year-old Trisha Grider was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries.

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Representative Sprague Pushes For Coverage Of Tamper-Resistant Pills

9/18/15 – 6:47 A.M.

State Representative Robert Sprague and a Democratic colleague, Representative Nickie Antonio, are pushing for health insurance companies to cover tamper-proof opioid pain medications. House Bill 248 would mandate the use of “abuse deterrents” that make opioid pain medications harder to crush or melt.

Sprague says addicts often crush the medication and snort it. He added that when the FDA first approved abuse deterrent pills, snorting and injecting dropped by 70 percent.

The House Health and Aging Committee is currently considering the legislation. Insurance companies sometimes refuse to cover the tamper-proof medication because pills without the abuse deterrent are cheaper.

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