Review Category : Local News

Owen’s Community College Will Graduate 528 Students

12/08/16 – 3:40 P.M.

Owen’s Community College will graduate over 500 students Friday. The college will present degrees to 528 students, including 77 from the Findlay-area Campus. 118 students will graduate with honors. The 36th Owen’s Community College Fall Commencement will start at 6:30 p.m. It will be held in the Student Health and Activities Center on the College’s Toledo-area Campus.

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Fundraiser Coming Monday To Help Findlay Teen Needing A Liver Transplant

12/08/16 – 2:34 P.M.

This Monday there will be a fundraiser to help offset the cost of a liver transplant for a Findlay teenager. Christopher Burrier was born in June of 2003 and has Biliary Atresia which has caused a decline of his liver. His mother Becky Burrier said that they are getting help in raising funds.

Becky Burrier

Burrier said they are partnering with a local restaurant for their first fundraiser.

Becky Burrier

Burrier said that you can download the flyer or make donations at www.CotaForChrisB.com

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State Highway Patrol Offers Winter Driving Safety Tips

12/08/16 – 11:35 P.M.

With snow on the ground today and more to come this weekend the Ohio State Highway Patrol has some winter tips. In a release, the patrol urges you to allow extra time to get where you need to be. Take the roads slowly and pay close attention to bridges and overpasses for ice.

The patrol said that there were over 11,500 crashes on snow, ice, or slush last winter. Although it was a 54% decrease in accidents, they did result in 9 deaths and over 3,000 injuries. Speed-related factors were the cause of 68% of these accidents.

If your car breaks down, the patrol says that you should turn on your hazard lights and pull over as far as possible. Findlay Post Commander Lt. Matt Crow said you can call #677 for help.

The post says you should keep the following items in your car.

  • Cell phone with a car charger
  • Road flares or reflectors
  • Help or Call Police signs
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlights
  • Blanket/sleeping bag
  • Small shovel
  • Bottled water and energy foods
  • Candles and matches
  • Tow strap/chain
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Temporary Asphalt Plant Planned For Lima Avenue In Findlay

12/8/16 – 10:43 A.M.

A paving company has plans for a temporary asphalt plant in Findlay – if they get a contract to work on the upcoming I-75 widening project. Officials from Kokosing Materials talked about their plans for the site at 1150 Lima Avenue Thursday…

Audio: Ralph Kyanko

Ralph Kyanko is an environmental manager for KMI. He says the site could process around 200 loads per day.

The plan depends on winning a bid on paving for I-75. ODOT will open the bids in January.

The Findlay City Planning Commission is requiring the company extend a water and sewer line to the temp site. Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer says the utilities could attract more development to the area in the future.

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Fostoria To Pay For Bullet Damage To Resident’s Home

12/8/16 – 7:39 A.M.

Fostoria is paying for damage done to a home near the city’s police firing range. The Review-Times reports the city set aside nearly $6,000 to fix bullet homes in the side of Diane Martinez’s home. Martinez found the bullet holes in late September. She lives about a half-mile away from the shooting range, which is near the Fostoria Metropolitan Airport.

Mayor Eric Keckler says new safeguards are in place at the range to prevent further incidents.

MORE: Review-Times

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Putnam County Commissioner Hold Final Reading For Road 5 Petition

12/8/16 – 7:28 A.M.

The Putnam County Commissioners recently held the final reading of a petition to permit the expansion of Road 5. The Putnam County Sentinel says the document also calls for the changes already made on the road to remain in place. The commissioners voted unanimously to accept the petition.

Commissioner John Love started the petition earlier in the year. At a November meeting, Love said “The purpose of the freeholders’ petition is to allow residents of Putnam County to express their opinion that it was correct to widen Road 5.”

The county widened Road 5 in 2012, but several residents along the road protested. The state found the commissioners in violation of sunshine laws for meetings about the project. The newspaper reports 18 property owners have still not collected their eminent domain payments.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Van Buren Man Arrested Following Police Chase In Findlay

12/8/16 – 5:19 A.M.

Findlay police arrested a Van Buren man following a short chase in the city early this morning. Lt. Robert Ring says an officer tried to stop 38-year-old Joseph Miller in the 500 block of East Street around 12:30 a.m. Miller took off, leading officers on a chase that included parts of East Street, East Lima Street, and a couple of alleys in the neighborhood. Miller allegedly got out of his car and tried to run away, but officers arrested him a short time later near a house in the 300 block of East Lima Street.

Ring says officers found a “substantial amount of suspected crack cocaine” on Miller. Police have charged him with possession of cocaine and failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer.

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Final Deer-Gun Hunting Numbers Show Fewer Kills In Hancock County This Year

12/8/16 – 5:06 A.M.

Hancock County hunters tagged less deer during the week-long deer-gun hunting season than they did in 2015. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says hunters killed 454 deer this year, down 32 from a year ago. Putnam County hunters tagged 274 deer this year. That’s down from 304 compared to 2015.

Numbers increased in two area counties. Seneca County saw 835 deer killed, up from 779 last year. Hunters tagged 716 deer in Wyandot County, an increase of 20 compared to 2015.

Across the state, numbers were down for the year. Hunters claimed around 6,600 less deer in 2016.

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Homes On Fishlock And Blanchard Avenues Under Boil Water Advisory

12/8/16 – 4:56 A.M.

Residents on two Findlay streets are under a boil water advisory today. The city’s water distribution department says 10 homes in the 1300 block of Fishlock Avenue and two homes in the 1600 block of Blanchard Avenue are under the advisory.

You can see the full list of addresses on our website.

You’re urged to boil water for at least one minute before using it for drinking or cooking.

Water main repair work caused the city to issue the alert.

Affected Addresses:

Fishlock Ave – 1300, 1301, 1305, 1306, 1307, 1312, 1313, 1315, 1316, and 1321
Blanchard Ave – 1624 and 1625

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