Review Category : Local News

Lima Area Bank Robbed Wednesday

5/7/15 – 4:39 A.M.

The suspect in two Miami Valley bank robberies is apparently taking her crime spree north on I-75. Allen County sheriff’s deputies say the woman stole cash from a Shawnee Township bank yesterday after claiming she had a gun. Surveillance camera images show she’s the same person who recently held up banks in West Carrollton and New Carlisle.

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BGSU Begins Construction On New Greek Housing

5/7/15 – 4:31 A.M.

Construction begins today on a new housing project at Bowling Green State University. The new Greek Housing Village will have nearly three-dozen townhomes to accommodate each fraternity and sorority on campus. University officials say the village will replace a scattered network of Greek housing that dates to the 1940s.

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Highway Patrol Reminding Drivers of More Motorcycles on Roadways

05/06/15     12:45 p.m.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the State Highway Patrol is reminding riders to get educated before jumping on a bike.

Audio: Matthew Crow

Lieutenant Matthew Crow from the Findlay Post of the State Highway Patrol said motorcycle safety is also the responsibility of those driving cars as well, especially with warmer temperatures in the near future.

Audio: Matthew Crow

In 2014, there were 134 motorcycle-related fatalities on Ohio roads, killing 140 people. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says those on the bikes are 26 times more likely to die in a crash than those in a car.

For more information see motorcycle.ohio.gov.

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Emergency Appendectomy Postpones Urban Meyer Visit to U of Findlay

05/06/15     11:38 a.m.

Those hoping to see Urban Meyer at the University of Findlay tonight are out of luck.

The university says the Ohio State football head coach cancelled his appearance this morning.  Meyer had surgery this morning for an emergency appendectomy. He is expected to be fine.

A makeup date will be announced at a later time. All tickets for the event will be honored at the postponed date.

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Morning Fire Reported In Findlay

5/6/15 – 8:16 A.M.

Findlay firefighters dealt with a small fire this morning. Several fire trucks were seen in the 700 block of North Blanchard Street around 7:30 a.m. A dispatcher tells us the fire was likely out by the time firefighters arrived. Crews remained on scene to ventilate the home.

No other details were immediately available.

 

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Kenton Mayoral Race Ends In A Tie

5/6/15 – 6:51 A.M.

You’ve heard that every vote counts when it comes to an election. There’s nowhere that’s truer than in Kenton today. The Lima News reports the Kenton mayoral race ended in a tie Tuesday. Both incumbent Randy Manns and challenger Tom Taylor ended up with 205 votes.

There are still three provisional ballots to be counted, but that won’t happen until May 21. There are also three absentee ballots outstanding. They’ll be counted if they arrive with a May 5 postmark.

MORE: Lima News

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NB School Levy Renewal Passes Tuesday

5/6/15 – 6:46 A.M.

A renewal levy in the North Baltimore school district passed with ease Monday. Results from Wood and Hancock County show 64 percent of the votes cast for a 1 percent, five-year income tax were in favor of the measure. The tax generates $695,000 per year for general operating expenses.

It was first passed in 2006.

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Work Continues Toward Joint Justice Center In Seneca County

5/6/15 – 5:30 A.M.

Another step towards building a new joint justice center in Seneca County was taken this week. The Review-Times reports Tiffin City Council has approved a memorandum of understanding for the project. The county commissioners will now develop a contract with the North Central Ohio Regional Council of Governments to serve as project manager.

The justice center will be built where the former courthouse once stood in Tiffin. It’s expected to cost $8.5 million and will house two common pleas courts, the clerk of courts and Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court when completed. The county will own 75 percent while the city will own the remaining 25 percent.

The commissioners have requested a timeline for project details. They are also asking for a list that spells out who handles what parts of the project.

MORE: Review-Times

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Drug Collection Efforts Honored In Findlay

5/6/15 – 5:18 A.M.

The people behind a recent prescription drug collection effort were honored Tuesday night. The Courier reports the Hancock County Prescription Drug Abuse and Opiate Task Force recognized the group during the Findlay City Council meeting. Around 412 pounds of unused medication were collected last week in Findlay.

Commendations were given to the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Task ?force members Joe Rader and Bruce Deppen also received recognition.

MORE: The Courier

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Fire Levy Replaced In Putnam County’s Greensburg Township

5/6/15 – 5:10 A.M.

The only item on the ballot in Putnam County passed Tuesday. Voters in Greensburg Township approved a replacement levy for fire protection. 37 votes were in favor of the measure while 20 were against.

The 1.5-mill, five-year tax will generate more than $49,000 annually for fire services. According to the Putnam County Auditor’s Office the owner of a home appraised at $100,000 will pay $52.50 a year.

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