Review Category : Local News

Meteorologist Chris Vickers Explains The Cooler Than Average Weather

7/15/14 – 10:42 A.M.

If you walk outside the next couple of days, you might be tempted to check the calendar to make sure it’s July. It’s going to be far below average temperatures, but Storm Track meteorologist Chris Vickers told our Chris Oaks not to go calling it another polar vortex…

Audio: Chris Vickers

Vickers says weather patterns like this are fairly rare in July. In fact there have only been five days topping out below 70 in July for our area since 1997.

Vickers admits the pattern is similar to what brought us extreme cold just a few months ago…

Audio: Chris Vickers

Vickers says to enjoy the weather because it might not last long. The pacific northwest is in the middle of a heatwave, and once the jet stream lifts the hotter temperatures could be headed our way.

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Arrest Made In Ada Burglaries

7/15/14 – 8:29 A.M.

Ada police have made an arrest following a series of burglaries over the weekend. reports 24-year-old Josue Martinez was taken into custody and charged with two counts of Burglary, felonies of the 2nd degree and one count of Illegal Drug Possession.

Investigators started getting calls early in the morning on July 13. Three people in the village reported break-ins. After authorities interviewed Martinez they were able to find items taken from the homes.

More thefts are under investigation, and more arrests are expected.


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Abduction Attempt Reported In Bowling Green

7/15/14 – 7:29 A.M.

Bowling Green Police are investigating an attempted child abduction. The Sentinel-Tribune reports a heavy-set woman with a butch haircut tried to lure a girl into her car. The woman was driving a 4-door gray sedan. The car was apparently similar to one owned by the girl’s family, which is described as an early 90’s Oldsmobile.

The woman asked the girl to get in the car. The girl took off running and got in touch with the police. The case remains under investigation.

MORE: Sentinel Tribune

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Two Injured In Monday Crash In Findlay

7/15/14 – 7:17 A.M.

A one-car crash injured two people in Findlay early Monday morning. The Findlay Police Department reports 18-year-old Hayley Workman of Bloomdale last control of her car in the 1500 block of North Main Street around 2:20 a.m. Her car jumped the curb and hit a tree.

Workman and her passenger, 24-year-old Tyler Adams of Bloomdale, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital. Investigators say they suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Workman was cited for failure to control and driving under the influence.

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Carey Teachers Get New Contract

7/15/14 – 6:58 A.M.

Carey teachers will get a nice bump in pay over the next three years. The Courier reports the Carey school district agreed to a new contract with the Carey Education Association Monday. The new deal will give teachers a 2 percent raise in the first year, and a three percent raise in the second and third year of the contract.

The pay increases are also being given to employees on the non-teaching salary schedule. Superintendent Mike Wank says the raises were possible because concessions were made with the health insurance plan

MORE: The Courier

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Charges Against Man Accused Of Attacking Infant Daughter Dismissed

7/15/14 – 6:49 A.M.

A Fostoria man accused of assaulting his infant daughter while she sat in a stroller will not face charges. The Review-Times reports the Seneca County grand jury ruled there wasn’t enough evidence to indict 51-year-old Michael Vain on a charge of child endangerment. Vain was arrested on June 3 after witnesses said they saw him shaking and kicking a stroller while his 3-month-old daughter sat in it.

Vain’s lawyer said they waived a preliminary hearing so they could quickly find out if investigators had enough evidence for an indictment.

MORE: Review-Times

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McComb’s Doctor Moving, Practice Will Stay Open

7/15/14 – 5:24 A.M.

The doctor who practices medicine in McComb will leave this fall, but the office will remain open. The Courier reports village council talked about the issue at their Monday meeting. Dr. James Doone is moving in September. However the Blanchard Valley Health System has announced plans to keep the facility open.

A certified nurse practitioner will still work in the office. The health system will also try and recruit a doctor to work out of the building once or twice a week.

MORE: The Courier

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Gilboa Bull Vandalized Over The Weekend

7/15/14 – 5:16 A.M.

A well known site in Putnam County was vandalized over the weekend. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the Gilboa bull was defaced late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. The village quickly painted over the words with white paint. Gilboa Mayor Dick McCullough tells the newspaper the sheriff’s office is investigating the matter.

He says the village has insurance on the bull, and that this isn’t the first time this has happened.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Fostoria Shooting Suspect Appears In Court

7/15/14 – 5:11 A.M.

The plea date has been delayed for one of the three teenagers accused in a Fostoria murder. The Review-Times reports 18-year-old Tyson Ogg appeared in a Seneca County courtroom Monday. His attorney asked for an extension, and the date was moved back to September 2 at 2 :15 p.m.

Judge Steve Schuff said, “The court notes that this is an indictment of two felonies of the first degree and a special felony. These are the most serious charges that can be filed in the state of Ohio. As a result, the court will give the appropriate time for counsel to discuss and prepare this case.

Ogg is accused of being involved in the shooting death of Janelle Mauricio on May 21. 18-year-old Garret Brown and 19-year-old Dallas Salaz are also accused in the case.

MORE: Review-Times

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Findlay City Schools Look To Build New Bus Garage

The Findlay School District is looking for a new place to locate a bus garage. The Courier reports the school board talked about possibly buying land or swapping land with the city in executive session last night. The property most likely to be used is on the east side of Broad near Cooper Field. The former Pepsi bottling plant site is also in the mix.

The goal is to get the bus garage out of the flood plain, which is where the existing facility sits. Marathon Petroleum donated more than $1 million in February to be used for the math and science programs, as well as a new bus garage.

Before the district buys new land, soil and geological surveys have to be done. The school system is working with the city to learn all they can about the site before moving forward.

MORE: The Courier


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