Review Category : Local News

Owens Community College Food Pantry Drawing A Crowd

10/17/16 – 4:56 A.M.

The food pantry at Owens Community College in Findlay is getting a good response. Angie McGinnis is the office manager for the office of advising and tells the Courier nearly 50 people used the service on October 4. The pantry is open to students the first and third Tuesday of every month. The pantry will be open tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Education Center on campus.

McGinnis tells the newspaper she wants to have a more permanent location for the pantry in the future. It currently operates out of a conference room. McGinnis says the Toledo campus has a setup that looks more like a store. She’s also working to get a freezer and refrigerator for the pantry.

McGinnis says the pantry is a big benefit for students. She adds, “Even if it saves them $20 or $30 at the grocery store, they can use it for gas. We want to try to fill the gap if they are missing out on possible income if they’re going to school.” said.

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Horses Killed In One Vehicle Accident On Ohio 18

10/14/16 – 12:17 P.M.

Ohio State Patrol’s Findlay Post is investigating a one-vehicle accident that killed two horses. The Courier reports that Kietha Stutzman of Michigan was driving a truck and trailer east on Ohio 18 when she went into the median. Police say that she overcorrected and went off the right side of the road. When she returned to the road the trailer carrying the horses overturned. The horses were thrown from the trailer and local vets had to put them down due to their injuries. Stutzman was not injured in the accident.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Italian Carnevale Will Raise Money For Flag City Honor Flight

10/14/16 – 11:37 A.M.

There is a fundraiser coming to Findlay to support the Flag City Honor Flight. Steve Schult from Gilmore Jaison and Mahler, who are sponsoring the event, says that their Carnevale will be a good time.


Flag City Honor Flight offers free flights to veterans to see the memorials dedicated in their honor. The organization is completely volunteer. Bob Weinberg from Honor Flight says that veterans will see every penny you help raise.

Honor Flight

The traditional Italian festival will be held in the Marathon Center on November 4. The event is from 5:30-9 p.m. and you can get your tickets online at for $60.

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Seneca County Students Learn About Fire Safety

10/14/16 – 10:16 A.M.

Area students in Seneca County learned more about fire safety Thursday. The Review-Times reports that Dana Dorsey who is with the National Fire Safety Council and spoke on the topic. The goal was to teach students in grades pre-k through 6 in Longfellow, Riley Elementary, and Fostoria Intermediate schools about fire safety. He and his sidekick Safetypup conducted 30-minute presentations at each of the schools.

Each of his presentations was geared towards a specific grade level. He covered topics such as the purpose of calling 911 is only for emergencies. He also taught students about stop, drop, and roll as well as the importance of having a plan in case there is a fire.

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New Building Approved For The Hancock County Fairgrounds

10/14/16 – 7:28 A.M.

Findlay City Planning Commission approved plans for a new building at the Hancock County Fairgrounds Thursday. The Courier reports that the new building will be used to host receptions, shows, and seminars. It will have heating, air conditioning, a catering kitchen and a covered porch. Operations and facilities manager for the Hancock Hancock Agricultural Society said the building should be up by August 2017.

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Firefighters Called To Franklin Avenue Home Wednesday Night

10/14/16 – 4:55 A.M.

Findlay firefighters were called to 706 Franklin Avenue Wednesday night. The Courier reports that the small fire was started by children playing with a lighter. A mattress caught fire around 10:50 p.m. and a resident called the fire department. The fire was contained to the mattress but still caused about $200 worth of damage. According to the newspaper, firefighters were on scene for about 30 minutes. They have determined the cause of the fire to be accidental.

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Injury Crash Reported North Of Bluffton Thursday Afternoon

10/14/16 – 4:34 A.M.

A Defiance woman was injured in a two-car crash north of Bluffton Thursday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports that the accident happened on County Road 313 at the intersection with County Road 15. 21-year-old Elizabeth Chandler of Defiance was driving north on 15 when she went through a stop sign. She hit the side of a vehicle driven by 64-year-old Terry Mullenhour of Bluffton around 4:30 p.m. Mullenhour’s vehicle went off the side of the road and striking a utility pole. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and had to be towed from the scene.

Chandler was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Bluffton EMS. She was cited for failure to yield.

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Hancock County Commissioners Discussed Viewpoints At UF Political Forum

10/13/16 – 9:59 P.M.

A political forum at the University of Findlay had Hancock County Commissioner Candidate Bill Bateson and Current County Commissioner Mark Gazarek. One of the topics discussed was flood mitigation. Bateson says that there needs to be more of a flow of information.

Bateson – Flood Mitigation

Mark Gazarek says that the process started slow but commissioners are doing better now and have even hired new advisors.

Gazarek – Flood Mitigation


Gazarek and Bateson also discussed maintaining the Blanchard River. Gazarek said that he supports maintaining the river but that the decision isn’t just his.

Gazarek – Maintain River

Bateson disagreed saying that the other counties don’t have to be involved in maintaining our waterways.

Bateson – Maintain River


The two candidates also talked about updating the juvenile and probate court. Bateson said that the project is more costly than expected.

Bateson – Court Update

Gazarek countered saying that Seneca County tore their building down to replace it and it has proven costly. He crunched the numbers and said it’s cheaper to update…

Gazarek – Court Update

The two also discussed several other topics including infrastructure and the Raise the Bar initiative.

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Local Children With Disabilities Receive Special Tricycles

10/13/16 5:40 P.M.

The Findlay Kiwanis Club presented a custom-built Amtyke to an area child with a developmental disability Wednesday. Four-year-old Evelyn Distel was given the bike which was tailored to her needs. Amtyke bikes are designed therapeutic tricycles that give mobility options for individuals with varying abilities and/or special needs.

Over 70 of the bikes have been awarded statewide. A local 7-year-old boy with cerebral palsy is also going to get an Amtyke bike. He was recovering from surgery when Evelyn received her bike.

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