Review Category : Local News

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Memorial Scholarship BBQ Lunch Next Weekend

7/14/14   4:45 p.m.

If you’re looking for good food for a good cause next weekend, a fundraiser BBQ is in the works at Liberty-Benton High School.

The 7th annual Kelsey Ruth Magee Scholarship Fundraiser benefits the Kelsey Ruth Magee Memorial Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to graduating Liberty-Benton seniors pursuing a college education.
Diners may eat in or carry out from 12-3 pm on July 27. The meals consist of half a smoked BBQ chicken or a pulled pork sandwich, green beans or corn, a roll, a dessert and a drink.
Tickets are available for $7 presale only and must be purchased by this Saturday (July 19). Call Ruth Magee for tickets or questions at (419) 722-8498.
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United Way Receives Grant From Toledo for Refrigerated Truck

7/14/14   10:47 a.m.

The United Way of Hancock County’s Halt Hunger Initiative received a big boost today.

The Toledo Community Foundation approved a grant from the Promedica Advisory fund for over 28 thousand dollars to help Hancock County’s United Way buy a 16-foot refrigerated truck.

The truck will be available to community organizations assisting in feeding the community’s hungry.

United Way program/grants coordinator Heather Heilman said the need for the truck comes from experience. Heilman said there have been opportunities where food is available but the United Way hasn’t been able to transport it in a timely manner.

The truck will cost over 62-thousand dollars with the remainder coming from a grant from the Marathon Classic Golf Tournament and Halt Hunger Initiative funds.

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Gas Prices Down To Start The Week

7/14/14 – 5:22 A.M.

Gas prices are once again cheaper as we start another work week. Ohiogasprices.com reports the statewide average for regular is $3.46 this morning. That’s down from $3.55 last Monday and $3.88 a month ago.

In Findlay the average price was around $3.35 a gallon early this morning. Drivers in Ottawa were reporting prices around $3.39. In Fostoria the price was right around $3.35.

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CSX Expanding North Baltimore Facility

7/14/14 – 5:16 A.M.

CSX is spending big money to expand its intermodal facility in North Baltimore. The Sentinel-Tribune reports the rail giant will pour $43 million into the center, which could make it one of the busiest freight facilities in the nation in the future. Currently the intermodal site can handle 650,000 containers a year. When the expansion is finished it will be able to handle more than a million.

The expansion started in the spring with the shipping area and parking lot. That project should be finished this year. Construction on two new cranes will start toward the end of this year.

CSX proposed the expansion last year and asked for federal dollars to help move forward. The money never came, but the company decided to move forward.

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