Review Category : Local News

New Graduation Requirements From The State Will Hurt Student Success

09/19/16 – 5:30 A.M.

The graduating class of 2018 could be a lot smaller than anticipated due to new legislation about graduation requirements. Findlay High School Principal Craig Kupferberg said that there are three ways to graduate and end of course exams are one. He adds that they are very difficult.

Kupferberg said that vocational school¬†is another option to graduate. He says that there hasn’t been enough time to prepare the schools for students that will need it.

The goal of going to the vocational school would be to graduate and to become workforce ready.

Kupferberg said that another way to graduate involves scoring a 22 on the ACT in science or math, 18 in writing. He adds that this is above the state average.

Kupferberg says that educators across the state are trying to get the legislation changed.

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Local Gas Prices Coming Back Down After Last Week’s Price Spike

9/19/16 – 5:21 A.M.

Gas prices are higher than they were a week ago, but they are coming back down from last week’s highest prices. OhioGasPrices.com reports the average price in Findlay is $2.07 a gallon today. That’s up 14 cents from last Monday but down 12 cents from last week’s high of $2.19

Ottawa drivers are paying $2.05 for a gallon of regular today. That’s up six cents from seven days ago.

The statewide average is $2.17 today. That up nine cents from last Monday.

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Putnam County School Receives Agricultural Education Grant

9/19/16 – 5:12 A.M.

The American Farmer’s Grow Rural Education program recently gave a $25,000 grant for agricultural education to a Putnam County school. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Kalida High School will use the money to build a greenhouse. The grant comes from the American Farmer’s Grow Rural Education program.

Superintendent Karl Lammers tells the newspaper the greenhouse will allow students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the new facility.

Construction on the greenhouse foundation has already started. Lammers adds that students and teachers in the agricultural education programs will start building the rest of the greenhouse in October and November.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Construction Continues On Area Highways This Week

9/19/16 – 5:01 A.M.

ODOT crews will be working on several Hancock County highways this week. State Route 12 will see lane restrictions in Arcadia for the installation of curbs, sidewalks, and handicap ramps. Crews will also reduce Route 12 through Fostoria to one lane in each direction while ODOT performs pavement joint repairs followed by pavement resurfacing.

Route 12 remains closed during business hours from Tiffin Avenue to Bright Road as a storm sewer line installation project continues. That closure is likely to remain in place until early November.

The repaving of I-75 south of Findlay continues this week. Ongoing construction has both sides of traffic restricted to one lane. ODOT crews will close the southbound exit ramp from State Route 235 to I-75 Tuesday for pavement repairs on the ramp.

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Hydrant Flushing Scheduled Monday

09/16/16 – 5:16 P.M.

Fire hydrants are scheduled to be flushed this Monday in Findlay. The Water Distribution Department says work will be done in the area of Blanchard River south to East Hobart and from S. Main Street east to County Road 180. You’ll also see work done from Blanchard River south to West Hobart and from South Main Street west to Corporation limit.

You can contact the Water Distribution office at 419-424-7192 if you have any questions.

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Walk To End Alzheimer’s Starts Tomorrow Morning

09/16/16 – 4:38 P.M.

The Northwestern Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association asks you to join in their largest event. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an event that seeks to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. The walk starts tomorrow at 9:30 am and lasts until 12:30 pm at the Koehler Center on Main Street. It is free to take part.

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Open Houses At Local Farms Start Next Weekend

09/16/16 – 4:24 P.M.

Homestead Fall Farm and Geckle Orchard are hosting open houses for three weekends starting with next weekend. The farms are located on Township Road 258 near Alvada.

Geckle Orchard is an apple farm that is open Monday-Friday from 9am – 6pm. During their open house, there will be wagon rides and a behind the scenes tour. Saturday hours will be 10 am- 5 pm with Sunday hours from 1 to 5 pm.

Homestead Fall Farm is a working farm featuring fall decorations. Their open house will sport a family friendly playground, yard games, and even a corn maze. Their hours are 10am-7pm on Saturday and noon – 6 pm on Sunday.

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Mobile Food Pantry Moved To Hancock County Fairgrounds Tomorrow

09/16/16 – 2:29 P.M.

The Chopin Hall Mobile Food Pantry changed locations due to rain that could come tomorrow. The new location is in a covered building near the front of the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Director Marty Price said that they have a lot of food to give away.

Marty Price

They will start handing out food tomorrow at 7 am and will continue until they run out.

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Road Work To Close Streets In Findlay Next Week

09/16/16 – 11:15 A.M.

You’ll be seeing plenty of road work in Findlay starting Monday of next week. The city’s engineering department said you’ll see closures on the following roads for asphalt paving. Avalon Terrace will be closed from Woodworth to the dead end. Greendale Avenue will be closed from Woodworth to the dead end, and Windsor Plaza will be closed from Bright Road to Old Mill Road.

The east and westbound lanes of Fostoria Avenue will also be closed from Tiffin Avenue to Plaza Street. This will be opened to traffic nightly.

You’re asked to avoid the areas.

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