Review Category : Local News

City Mission Of Findlay Expansion Project Continues

6/2/15 – 10:18 A.M.

Work on the City Mission of Findlay expansion project continued today with the final piece of demolition. A home in front of the shelter at 510 West Main Cross Street was torn down to make way for new facilities…

Audio: Phil Arnold

Mission director Phil Arnold says the new building, complete with an expanded kitchen and dining facilities, should be open by late November. He added the goal is to host a Thanksgiving meal in the new dining room.

With the local economy recovering, the expansion of Findlay’s homeless shelter might not seem like a priority. However, Arnold says demand for services is still high…

Audio: Phil Arnold

Arnold says even though more people are working locally, many people are taking entry level jobs and still need some help.

Once the new building is finished, the existing facilities will be renovated. That will allow for three family living units and a family center. Arnold says that should be completed by the end of January.

Read More →

Jewelry Threft Reported In Findlay

6/2/15 – 9:39 A.M.

A theft was reported at a Findlay jewelry store last month. The Findlay Police Department says multiple items were taken from Michael Eller Diamonds on Tiffin Avenue during an apparent “theft by distraction” incident on May 23. The value of the merchandise taken was not given. The case remains under investigation.

There may be several suspects. Typically in a theft by distraction incident, one person distracts an employee while others take items from a store.

Read More →

Hit-Skip Crash Reported In Putnam County

6/2/15 – 7:19 A.M.

Putnam County authorities are looking for more information on a recent hit and run crash. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened at the corner of State Route 15 and Road G south of Continental. A silver or gray vehicle slammed into a horse barn, causing severe damage. The vehicle then fled the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Read More →

Animal Abuse Case Under Investigation In Putnam County

6/2/15 – 7:14 A.M.

An incident of animal abuse is under investigation in Putnam County. A post on the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page says a pet cat was taken from a woman’s porch on Lake Shore Drive in Glandorf late Friday night. A group of juveniles tortured the cat by skinning its tail. The group let the cat go and took off in an unknown vehicle.

The owner was able to get the cat treatment.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact the sheriff’s office.

Read More →

Road Paving Continues In Findlay Today

6/2/15 – 6:42 A.M.

Road crews will continue paving work in Findlay today. Work will take place on Parkside Place and Bernard Avenue through the rest of the week. Parkside will be closed to through-traffic from Bernard to Markel Street from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day. Bernard will be closed from Crystal Avenue to the end of the street during the same times.

You’re asked to avoid the area if possible.

Read More →

Arlington Junk Pick Up Costs Debated

6/2/15 – 5:33 A.M.

The cost of this year’s spring trash pickup in Arlington has raised some eyebrows. The Courier reports the bill from J&N Haulers of Ada was $13,500 to collect junk left at the curbside by residents. That’s a more than $5,000 increase from 2014.

Councilman Thad Dempster said crews had to spend more time this year collecting loose, scattered debris.

The possibility of setting out dumpsters in the town for residents to use was talked about. No decision was made on the future of the annual junk collection.

MORE: The Courier

Read More →

Renovation Of Cemetery In Bluffton Questioned

6/2/15 – 5:25 A.M.

The renovation of Shannon Cemetery in Bluffton has angered a few people. The Courier reports several people were on hand at the village council meeting Monday night to voice their concerns about the project. The cemetery is being turned into a memorial for the town’s earliest residents. A park is included in the plans. Dick Boeher is heading up the project, and says the 175-year-old cemetery was left unattended for many years.

Tracy McIlroy was one of eight people who spoke against the renovation. McIlroy says the cemetery should be returned to its original state.

A Facebook page has been started to oppose the changes. It calls for members to repair the damage done to the cemetery.

A council committee will be appointed to discuss the issue.

MORE: The Courier

Read More →

Toledo Shooting Suspect Arrested In Fostoria

6/2/15 – 5:11 A.M.

A Toledo shooting suspect was arrested in Fostoria Monday after a brief standoff.  The Courier reports 28-year-old Renaur Lamb was taken into custody when he tried to jump from a second-story window to escape.  The location of the incident was not available Monday.

Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno said there were no hostages in the house but there were children present.

Lamb was wanted in connection to a May 1 shooting in Toledo.  He was being in the process of being transferred to Lucas County Monday night.

MORE: The Courier

Read More →

Freudenberg-NOK Gets Job Creation Tax Break

6/2/15 – 5:03 A.M.

A Findlay company has received a job creation tax credit. The State Tax Credit Authority granted a 45 percent credit on 25 jobs to be added at Freudenberg-NOK. The new jobs at the facility will pay an average of around $38,600 per year. The tax credit is valued at $71,000 for the company.

Freudenberg is working on a 43,000 square foot expansion. The company already employs 148 people in Hancock County. The plant off of Sandusky Street near I-75 makes sealing parts for vehicle manufacturers and other suppliers.

Read More →