Review Category : Local News

Strickland Talks To Ohio Delegation: Report From DNC

7/28/16 – 4:50 P.M.

The Ohio delegation at the Democratic National Convention continues to hear from several prominent politicians. On Thursday, Senate candidate and former Governor Ted Strickland talked to the group. WTOL 11’s Emilie Voss spoke to Strickland about how important the DNC is to his campaign…

Audio: Emilie Voss

Voss says Strickland plans to spend the months leading up to the election working to make sure Democrats are united and show up to the polls.

Voss also spoke to many Ohio delegates at the DNC Thursday…

Audio: Emilie Voss

Voss says the delegates have also been talking about how important Ohio is and the urgency to make sure people show up at the polls in November.

You can hear more from Emilie Voss from the DNC on WTOL-11 this evening at 5, 6, and 11 pm.

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National Night Out Supposed To Bring Police And Community Together

7/28/16 – 3:27 P.M.

Police agree that with the sad news about officers’ treatment, this year’s National Night Out is more important than ever. Findlay Police Department Crime Prevention Officer Brian White says that the event brings cops and the community together.

Audio: Brian White

He also says that the while the event brings officers and the community together, it will also show that officers are just people.

Audio:  Brian White

The event in Findlay is next Tuesday from 6 pm to 9 pm at Riverside Park. The event will have free food and beverages as well as live music and fun events.

Area villages are also hosting their own National Night Out. McComb will have theirs from 7-9 pm, Mount Cory has theirs scheduled for 5:30-7 pm and Rawson will have theirs from 7-8:30 pm. All three villages will host their events in their own parks

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ODOT Seeks Public Comment On Hancock County Projects

7/28/16 – 8:33 A.M.

ODOT is looking for public comment on three upcoming projects in Hancock County. The most notable project is the widening of I-75 to three lanes in Findlay. Construction on the project is set to begin next spring. It will also see the reconstruction of the interchange with U.S. 68 and State Route 15.

ODOT also plans bridge maintenance on U.S. 68 and State Route 12 in the county. A cable rail barrier between the four-lane section of U.S. 68 and State Route 15 is also proposed.

If you would like to comment on the proposals, you can contact Nate Tessler in the ODOT District 1 Office. His phone number is (419)999-6886. His email address is

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Marathon Petroleum Profits Rebound In Second Quarter

7/28/16 – 8:18 A.M.

After only posting $1 million in profit in the first quarter of 2016, Marathon Petroleum rebounded in the second quarter. An earnings statement today shows the company posted $801 million in net income between April and the end of June. That’s down compared to the second quarter of 2015, where Marathon reported $826 million in profit.

Through six months Marathon has posted $802 million in net income, compared to $1.7 billion at the midway point of 2015.

Marathon CEO Gary Heminger said the improvement from the first quarter to the second quarter is partially due to increased demand for gas during the summer driving season. Stronger margins on retail sales and the inclusion of MarkWest in the results also helped bring numbers back up.

Speedway is the company’s retail arm, and it posted a big second quarter. Income from the convenience store chain was $193 million in the second quarter of this year. That’s up from $103 million during the same time last year.

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Jason Derulo To Perform At University Of Findlay This Fall

7/28/16 – 6:51 A.M.

The University of Findlay is bringing a high profile music act to the city this fall.

The school announced Jason Derulo will perform at the Koehler Center on September 8. Tickets go on sale Friday and are $30 for University of Findlay students and $40 for community members. You can get more information at

Derulo has sold more than 55 million singles worldwide, including 11 top 10 singles.

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Push Begins For Violent Offender Registry Following Fulton County Murder

7/28/16 – 5:29 A.M.

The death of a Fulton County woman has prompted the push for a violent offender registry system in Ohio. State Senators Cliff Hite of Findlay and Randy Gardner of Bowling Green want to launch a system that would work like the state’s sex offender registry. Hite and Gardner say a violent offender registry would help better inform and warn the public of potential dangers.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has been contacted for more information about creating the program.

The man accused of killing 20-year-old Sierah Joughin had served time in prison following a 1990 abduction conviction.

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Mike Pence To Make Campaign Stop In Lima

7/28/16 – 5:22 A.M.

Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence will make a campaign stop in Lima Friday evening. The Lima News reports Indiana’s governor will appear at the UNOH Events Center to stump for votes. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with a preprogram set to start at 6:15 p.m. Tickets for the event are free and can be picked up at the Allen County Republican Party office from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. today. Tickets are also available at

Allen County GOP Chairman Keith Cheney tells the newspaper Pence will tell supporters what he ?hopes to do as vice president.

MORE: Lima News

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Carey To Show Off New School Building This Weekend

7/28/16 – 5:14 A.M.

Carey’s new school building will be opened to the public this weekend. The Courier reports a dedication ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Self-guided tours will take place afterward. The 145,000-square-foot building is about 6,000-square-feet bigger than the old school. It will house grades K-12 when it officially opens on August 17.

Superintendent Mike Wank tells the newspaper the project cost around $34 million. He adds that’s $111,000 under budget. District residents are paying for 30 percent of the project.

A separate athletic building is still under construction. It’s expected to be finished by mid-October. A new bus garage will be finished by the middle of December.

MORE: The Courier

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Marathon Declares Second Quarter Dividend

7/28/16 – 5:04 A.M.

Marathon Petroleum announced a dividend for shareholders Wednesday. If you own shares of Marathon Common stock on August 17, you’ll be paid 36 cents per share on September 12. The second quarter dividend is a 12.5 percent increase from 2015’s second quarter dividend.

In a statement, Marathon CEO Gary Heminger said, “This increase demonstrates our ongoing commitment to share the success of the business with our owners as we also continue to invest in future growth.”

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George Street Railroad Crossing Closed Today

7/28/16 – 4:51 A.M.

A railroad crossing will be closed in Findlay today. The city’s engineering office says CSX will repair a broken rail at the George Street crossing. As a result, the road will be closed between Cedar Avenue and North Blanchard Street from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. today.

Drivers will still be able to get to homes and businesses on George Street, but you won’t be able to get across the tracks until the work is finished.

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