Review Category : Local News

Findlay Company Rowmark Buys Minnesota Sheet Material Producer

06/04/15     10:45 a.m.

A Findlay plastic producer bought a sheet material producer to expand its reach.

Rowmark, headquartered in Findlay, acquired Johnson Plastics of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Johnson CEO Mike Johnson said that they have been working with Rowmark for years and combining resources and streamlining operations will help all parties operate more effectively.

Rowmark makes plastic sheets for signage, plaques and more. Johnson Plastics is responsible for engravable sheet materials, sublimation products and related accessories.

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Lima Police Seeking Two People In Conneciton To Fatal Crash

6/4/15 – 6:39 A.M.

Lima police are looking for two people for their possible connection to a fatal hit-and-run crash over the weekend. The Lima News reports officers want to talk to 26-year-old Catherine Wilson. She owns the car investigators linked to the crash. 31-year-old Robert Catlett III is also said to be a “person of interest.”

A crash early Sunday morning took the life of 27-year-old Aaron Ehrnsberger. He was riding his motorcycle when a car turned in front of him. Ehrnsberger died from his injuries around eight hours after the crash.

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Electric Cooperative Wants Franchise In Leipsic

6/4/15 – 5:34 A.M.

The Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative wants to put a franchise in Leipsic. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the CEO of the company spoke to village council this week. George Carter said that establishing a franchise in the village would guarantee the cooperative could continue to serve the west Leipsic area if it were ever annexed into Leipsic.

Council will debate the issue in future meetings. Village Administrator Kevin Lamon said he didn’t think it was a good idea. Lamon said competition would provide better electric rates.

The Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative serves more than 12,900 homes and businesses in Ohio and Indiana.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Findlay Software Publisher Changes Names

6/4/15 – 5:24 A.M.

A Findlay-based software development company has changed its name. Plumbline Solutions is now known as Solomon Cloud Solutions. The company is a developer for Microsoft.

Solomon Cloud is affiliated with Beyond Software and Six Disciplines. Beyond is a publisher of accounting software. Six Disciplines publishes performance management software. Solomon Cloud has also invested in SK Global Software, which is a banking software publisher.

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Putnam County Woman Makes Court Appearance For Bad Check

6/4/15 – 5:17 A.M.

A Putnam County woman accused of writing a bad check to an Allen County VFW post appeared in court Wednesday. The Lima News reports 48-year-old Jennifer Edelbrock waived her preliminary hearing. Her case will now head to the grand jury.

Edelbrock is accused of passing a bad check for more than $12,000 to the Spencerville VFW.

In the meantime the investigation into Edelbrock’s accounting firm continues. Authorities served a search warrant at the Delphos business last month. Delphos Police Chief Kyle Fittro tells the newspaper that businesses noticed they were missing money, and the firm was the common link.

MORE: Lima News

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Findlay Heroin Overdose Victim Will Take Part In Drug Court

6/4/15 – 5:02 A.M.

A Findlay man who overdosed on heroin less than two days after he was released from a detention center will get help through the Hancock County drug court. The Courier reports 34-year-old Shad Noblit was admitted to the treatment program Wednesday. He reportedly overdosed on May 15, around 35 hours after his release from the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation Center in Lima.

The overdose violated Noblit’s probation restrictions. Court officials suggested he be placed in the voluntary drug court program, which offers strict but specialized treatment options for drug offenders. Noblit will wear an electronic monitoring bracelet while he participates in the program. His first hearing in the court will be next Tuesday.

Prosecutors disagreed with the decision. Assistant Prosecutor Alex Treece said that the drug court should be a reward and something that is earned.

MORE: The Courier

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Local Fair Boards, 4-H Groups Looking for Solutions to No Poultry Rule

06/03/15     5:09 p.m.

Because of the Ohio Department of Agricultures ban on bird shows for the year to prevent the spread of the avian flu, local clubs and fairs are getting creative with their exhibits. Hancock County 4-H Director Cassie Turner said they’re still looking for alternatives for kids.

Audio: Cassie Turner

Turner said overall the fair is only a small piece of a 4-H project and some members don’t even take their projects to the fair.

Hancock County Agricultural Society President Tom Warren said they’re still trying to work out the specifics and what this means for the fair, but it should not be a deterrent for 4-H projects.

Audio: Tom Warren

The ODA decision comes on the heels of a recent outbreak of the bird flu around the country. The decision was made to help protect flocks as well as Ohio’s $2.3 billion poultry industry, the second largest egg industry in the country. The ban includes county and independent fairs, the Ohio State Fair and all other gatherings of birds for show or for sale, including auctions and swap meets.

ODA Press Release

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Missing Wyandot County Teens Expected to be in Pennsylvania

06/03/15     4:30 p.m.

The search for two missing Wyandot County teenagers is zeroing in on a small Pennsylvania town.

The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the stolen truck 16-year-old Triston Kindle and 15-year-old Rose May were seen in was found in Brookville, Pennsylvania around 8 p.m. last night.

Kindle and May have not yet been found, but the sheriff’s office said they have information that leads them to believe the teens are in the area.

Kindle and May were reported missing June 1.  The teens are said to have left their residences between midnight and 4 a.m. Monday.

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Arts Partnership to Kick Off Summer on Friday with Boogie on Main

06/03/15     3:22 p.m.

The Arts Partnership will kick off its summer event series Friday night with Boogie on Main. While the event is best known for drinks and dancing late into the night, there is also space for kids at the beginning.

Audio: Zach Huber

Arts Partnership Marketing Director Zach Huber said Boogie will run from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday and feature The Together Band and the Good Hooks. It will take place on Main Street between West Main Cross and Front Streets for $5 for adults and $3 for kids.

Audio: Zach Huber

For more on Boogie on Main or the other upcoming summer events see


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ADAMHS Board Continuing Educational Outreach With Training Seminar

06/03/15     12:23 p.m.

The prospect of having recovery homes in Findlay sparked conversations across the community on addiction. Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Executive Director Precia Stuby said those conversations were good to have if for no other reason than sharing the reality of the situation.

Audio: Precia Stuby

Stuby said ADAMHS is working to build skills and understanding in the community through educational efforts like training seminars. They will be hosting a cultural competency seminar June 25 at the University of Findlay focusing on the intersection of trauma and substance abuse.


Audio: Precia Stuby

Stuby said the seminar is open to anyone in the community with focus on those who deal with addiction, such as health professionals, counselors, pastors, leaders and family members.

Cultural Competency Training Seminar

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