Review Category : Local News

Getz To Be Carey’s Next Mayor

7/19/16 – 7:17 A.M.

Armand Getz will be Carey’s next mayor. The Courier reports Getz, who is the village council president, will be sworn in at 4 p.m. in council chambers. Getz announced he would accept the position at Monday night’s council meeting. There was debate over who should be the village’s mayor following the death of former Mayor Steve Smalley last month. Initially, Law Director Bob Maison was appointed to the role. However, it was later decided the form of government Carey operates under mandates the council president be appointed.

Getz told council members he considered not taking the position because of the succession controversy. But council Vice President Jennifer Rathburn said she did not have the time to take over as mayor, and Getz changed his mind.

Getz also addressed rumors he would be making personnel changes. He said the only change would be to replace Maison with someone he can work better with.

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Fostoria Hit-And-Run Under Investigation

7/19/16 – 6:52 A.M.

A hit-and-run involving a pedestrian is under investigation in Fostoria. The Review-Times reports the incident happened at 551 East Lytle Street around 11:30 a.m. Monday. A delivery driver from Akron was found in the parking lot of the Circle K at that location, but the driver of the other car was not.

Police are looking for a white man who was driving a white sedan. The car had collision damage on its front end.

Investigators say the victim was pinned against his delivery vehicle by the other car. He was treated for his injuries at the scene.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Fostoria Police Department at (419)435-8573.

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Arlington Pool Needs Expensive Repairs

7/19/16 – 6:44 A.M.

Officials in Arlington are worried about the long-terms status of the village swimming pool. The Courier reports council members were told several large repairs need to be made at the facility. Councilman Tom Blunk said sand filters, the roof of the pool house, and concrete around the pool all need fixed.

Council members talked about a potential 1-mill levy to generate $20,000 for park and pool use. The money could also be used to upgrade the village tennis courts and ball diamonds. Other funding amounts were also discussed.

No action was taken Monday. Council has until August 10 to place a levy on the November ballot.

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Arlington Council Given Update On Main Street Repair Plans

7/19/16 – 5:26 A.M.

Arlington village council members were given an update on proposed repairs to Main Street Monday night. The Courier reports Access Engineering Solutions of Celina and Blanchard Design Group of Findlay will design plans to upgrade the road, which is U.S. 68 through Arlington.

A two-part project would rebuild the road with curbs and gutters. It would also improve sidewalks and drainage. Funding for the first phase has been secured. The work will take place between State Route 103 north to the Vail Street bridge.

The cost of phase one is estimated to be more than $1.1 million. It will be paid for by a grant and loan package from ODOT. Arlington will contribute matching funds of $43,000.

The cost for both phases was estimated to be around $2.3 million.

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Peak Demand Energy Alerts Expected Again This Week

7/19/16 – 5:14 A.M.

A heat wave is expected to settle in over the area by the end of the week, and along with it increased demand for electricity. The Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative says it expects to issue more peak demand alerts as a result. During these alerts, customers are asked to conserve energy to keep electric rates lower.

Alerts are usually issued in the afternoon on days where high energy use is expected.

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Findlay Man Arrested Following Monday Night Chase

7/19/16 – 5:01 A.M.

A Findlay man is facing a fleeing and eluding charge following a high-speed chase in the city Monday night. The Findlay Police Department reports an officer tried to pull over 37-year-old Deven Treft for a traffic violation around 8:42 p.m. in the 600 block of East Foulke Avenue. Treft took off at speeds near 80 miles-per-hour along Crystal Avenue.

After around three minutes, Treft jumped out of his moving car in the 300 block of Taylor Street. His car rolled into a police cruiser, causing minor injuries to an officer. Officers chased Treft to the corner of Center and Jefferson streets, where he tried to hide in a bush near the Salavation Army. Officers used a Taser on him when he refused to follow orders to show his hands. Treft suffered minor injuries as a result.

A second officer was injured when he fell while chasing Treft. He was treated and released at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

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Wood County Woman Accused Of Threatening Murder Victim’s Daughter

7/19/16 – 4:25 A.M.

A Wood County woman will be in court today, accused of threatening a murder victim’s daughter. Prosecutors say Roberta Axtell threatened the life of Dana Rosendale’s daughter on Facebook yesterday, hours after Russell Adkins was sent to prison for the 33-year-old murder. Axtell is charged with intimidation and retaliation. Adkins received a 15-years to life sentence for beating Rosendale to death and dumping her body in 1982.

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The Courier’s Max Filby Provides Information On Day One Of RNC

7/18/16 – 2:30 P.M.

Day One of the Republican National Convention is lively with delegates talking on various topics. The Courier’s Max Filby is at the convention and he says that while there was some concern for security, no threats have been made and all is well. This morning Filby attended a breakfast with State Treasurer Josh Mandel and US Senator Tom Cotton from Arkansas.

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Filby will be talking to other delegates later today. You can read his story about day one of the RNC in the Tuesday edition of the Courier.

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U.S Congressman Posthumously Recognized During Chamber Golf Tournament In August

7/18/16 – 12:45 P.M.

U.S Congressman Michael G. Oxley is being recognized posthumously as the honorary chairman of a golf tournament. The Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Annual Chamber Golf Tournament will be held August 29th and has selected Oxley to honor his political legacy.

Oxley died at the age of 71 after a long struggle with lung cancer. During the annual Chamber Golf Tournaments Crowning of Champions, a proclamation will be presented to his family.

For more information or to register, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 419-422-3313.

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