Review Category : Local News

Arts Partnership Director Leaving To Take Fundraising Role At UF

12/11/13 – 5:15 A.M.

The executive director of the Arts Partnership will be leaving her post at the end of the year. The Courier reports Leigh Esper is taking a fundraising position at the University of Findlay. Esper will serve the school as the director of corporate engagement and individual giving. She had served as the director of the Arts Partnership for the last three-and-a-half years.

Esper tells the newspaper she hopes to stay involved in the Arts Partnership as well.

MORE: The Courier

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Ottawa Fire Chief Wants Appropriations Process Streamlined

12/10/13 4:20 p.m.
The Ottawa fire chief appealed to village council to streamline the process of appropriating for and purchasing equipment. The village is in need of a ladder truck. Anne Coburn-Griffis of the Putnam County Sentinel has more..

Audio:  Anne Coburn-Griffis

Fire Chief Dan Rieman made the request but no action was immediately taken. Columbus Grove Village Council unanimously approved standardized dwelling and business numbering that is easily recognized by first-responders in case of an emergency. Anne Coburn-Griffis of the Putnam County Sentinel has more on the story..

Audio:  Anne Coburn-Griffis

Street numbers will have to be posted in a conspicuous place on the front of each business and dwelling and they will have to be visible and legible from the street.

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Be Prepared For Winter Driving

12/10/13 1:55 p.m.
Tens of thousands of automobile crashes can be blamed on winter weather but, many of those are caused by motorists not driving to suit the road conditions. Sgt. Tim Grigsby of the Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol spoke to us about driving in winter weather..

Audio:  Sgt. Tim Grigsby

Sgt. Grigsby said many drivers can get a false sense of security on the roads when, in fact, problems such as black ice or bridges that ice up before roadways can catch a driver unaware if they are in a hurry or not paying attention to conditions. Over fifty percent of crashes occurring on snow, ice or slush-covered roadways are caused by driving too fast. Grigsby also talked about other safety tips when driving in the winter time..

Auditor:  Sgt. Tim Grigsby

Road flares or reflectors, first aid kit, flashlight and a small shovel were also suggested items to be carried in your car in the wintertime. Last year nearly 19,000 crashes occurred as the result of winter weather resulting in 42 deaths and over 5,200 injuries.

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Ohio Soybean Quality Ranks High

12/10/13 2:35 p.m.
When it comes to agriculture, many tend to think of Ohio as, predominately, a corn state when, in fact, there are more soybeans acres in Ohio. John Motter, a local farmer from Jenera who also sits on the United Soybean Board was a guest on Good Mornings with Chris Oaks this morning..

Audio:  John Motter

Motter said 93 percent of soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified in some fashion. Fifteen percent of beans grown in Ohio are non-GMO and are attractive to specific markets such as Japan for the manufacturing of tofu and various types of soy milk. Ohio is also attractive to foreign markets from a distribution standpoint as well.

Audio:  John Motter

Motter said that for every product made from petroleum, soybeans offer an alternative that is sustainable and renewable.


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Friends Of Santa Looking For Christmas Donations

12/10/13 – 11:50 A.M.

You can make an entire family’s Christmas this year. Kevin Rogers of Friends of Santa says several area businesses have Christmas trees with the wish lists of families in need this year. He’s asking you to bring back the items on those lists, and says they’re not expensive items…

Audio: Kevin Rogers

Rogers says some area businesses make it a point to adopt entire families and take on their whole wish tree. Businesses and their employees aren’t the only people getting in on the action…

Audio: Kevin Rogers

For information on what you can donate, and where to find the wish trees, you can go to

Listen to the full interview from today’s WFINat10:

Participarting Businesses:

Alexandria’s Brewery, Restaurant and Hall – 132 W. Crawford St. 419-424-5750

American Legion – 120 W. Front St. 419-422-0552

AMVETS Post 21 – 423 Trenton Ave. 419-422-5190

Another Wolfies – County Rd. 140

Avenue Cue – 1928 Tiffin Ave. 419-423-3233

Bellacino’s – 2320 Tiffin Ave.  419-423-4299

Beer Barrel Pizza – 900 Interstate Dr. 419-424-3663

Bread Kneads – 510 S. Blanchard St. 419-422-3863

Brinkman’s Country Corner – 1800 East Sandusky 419-422-3936

Buffalo Wild Wings – 15080 Flag City Dr. 419-422-9464

Coffee Amici – 328 South Main Street 419-423-7957

Cooper Tire – 701 Lima Ave. 419-423-1321

Dark Horse Restaurant – 4136 North Main Street, Findlay - (419) 424-9201

Elaine’s Main Street Deli – 513 S. Main St. 419-425-3354

Fern Cafe – 452 E. Sandusky St. 419-423-2700


Findlay Inn & Conference Center – 200 E. Main Cross St. 419-422-5682

Fort Findlay Coffee & Doughnut Shoppe – 1016 Tiffin  419-425-5550

Frickers  – 1410 W. Main Cross 419-423-9464


Gold Medal Gymnastics & Cheerleading – 1850 Manor Hill Rd. 419-425-4653

Kiya Papaya Boutique – 404 S. Main St. 

Kuss Corporation (for employees) – 2150 Industrial Drive

LaRiche Chevrolet-Cadillac – 215 E. Main Cross St. 419-422-1855

Marathon  Petroleum Headquarters – Marketing and T&E section

Millstream Area Credit Union – 1007 Western Ave. 419-422-5626

Moose Lodge – 1028 W. Main Cross St. 419-422-9662

Oler’s Restaurant – 708 Lima Ave. 419-424-9201

Rowmark Inc. – 2040 Industrial Dr. 419-425-8974

Scarbrough Pharmacy – 1809 S. Main St. 419-423-1513

Southside Family Restaurant – 3050 S. Main St. 419-422-7031

Stevi B’s Pizza Buffet – 7535 Patriot Dr. 419-427-9999

The Findlay Village Mall – 1800 Tiffin Ave. 419-423-8732 (Near Raven Rock)

United Steel Workers Local 207L – 1130 Summit St. 419-422-4224

VFW Club – 315 Walnut 419-423-0023

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Owens Nursing Students Holding Toy Drive

Toy Drive 12/10/13 9:35 AM grs
The Student Nursing Association of Owens Community College Findlay Campus will host its ninth annual Toy Drive. The drive benefits children staying in local hospitals. Donations of toys are being accepted now through Friday, December 13 and can be dropped off at the Owens Findlay Campus at different collection points in the Nursing Lab or the Atrium area. On December 16, the Student Nursing Association will wrap and distribute them to children in area hospitals. Over 815 toys were donated to area hospital children in the last eight years.

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McComb Police Launch New Website

12/10/13 – 7:16 A.M.

The village of McComb’s police department has a new website. The Courier reports the new site will help residents contact police, file an incident report online and even keep an eye on developing situations in the town. Officials have been working on for five months to make it operational.

Other features on the site allow people to sign up for the Nixle Law Enforcement Alert System, request house checks, download forms, and contact officers via email.

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Crash Reported On I-75 In Wood County

12/10/13 – 6:51 A.M.

A crash reported on I-75 north of Bowling Green has traffic backed up this morning.  Media Partner WTOL-11 reports a rollover crash happened in the southbound lanes of the interstate.  ODOT’s website has shown slower traffic in that area from State Route 582 south to an area near Bowling Green.  So far there have been no reports of any injuries.

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Ohio EPA Answers Questions About Fostoria Landfill Smell

12/10/13 – 5:34 A.M.

Unpleasant odors from the Sunny Farms Landfill near Fostoria may be curbed as the facility is expanded. The Courier reports the facility will be expanded starting in February. Ohio EPA Spokesperson Dina Pierce, talked to the newspaper about the odors that have been reported at the landfill recently, and said they are a direct result of preparing for the new expansion. Pierce says a flare designed to burn off methane gas has to be shut off from time-to-time during the construction process, allowing more methane into the air instead of being burnt off.

Another odor issue has been caused by capping off the existing landfill. Pierce says workers have been scraping off the temporary cover to add more garbage before making the final grade.

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