Review Category : Local News

Van Buren Schools Look To Buy Properties

3/13/14 – 6:46 A.M.

The Van Buren school campus could expand in the future. The Courier reports the district wants to buy five properties next to its current school buildings. The move would allow additions for the high school and middle school. Superintendent Tim Myers tells the newspaper he hopes to have the agreements for at least two of the properties in place at tonight’s school board meeting.

In January the board voted to put a $29 million levy on the May ballot. If approved it would pay for new classrooms and a new gym at the middle school and high school. The expansion would replace part of the building built in 1918.

MORE: The Courier

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Findlay Residents Asked To Clear Snow From Fire Hydrants (Again)

2/10/14 – 12:11 P.M.

In what’s becoming somewhat of a weekly tradition; Findlay residents are once again being asked to clear snow from fire hydrants. The Fire Department asks you to clear a three foot diameter around a hydrant if there is one located on your property. Officials say the inability to get to the hydrants can delay the ability to fight a fire in the event of an emergency.

There are more than 2,300 fire hydrants in Findlay.

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Gas Prices Up Across Ohio

2/10/14 – 6:43 A.M.

It’ll cost you much more to fill up your gas tank in Ohio today. reports the average price of self-serve regular is up 13-cents this week to $3.41 a gallon.  Driving around the area, you’ll see pump prices right around $3.45 in Findlay.  Over the weekend Hardin County had some of the cheapest gas in the state, with prices around $3.09 a gallon.

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Gas Leak Remains Under Investigation In McCutchenville

2/10/14 – 5:32 A.M.

The investigation continues into a gas leak in the Seneca County village of McCutchenville. The Advertiser-Tribune reports officials believe the leak started at the Clark gas station on State Route 53. Tests are being done to measure water and air for traces of contamination. Seneca County Public Information Officer Dean Henry tells the newspaper so far water tests have been negative.

The gas leak was discovered last Wednesday and caused the evacuation of several homes on the village’s southwest side. Crews are working to determine if the leak has been happening for a long time or happened suddenly.

MORE: Advertiser-Tribune

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Three Way Race For Wyandot County Commissioner Seat

2/10/14 – 5:24 A.M.

An incumbent Wyandot County Commissioner will face two challengers in the May primary. The Courier reports Ron Metzger is being challenged by Carey’s Ed Boutwell and Robin Shuster of Upper Sandusky.

Metzger was elected to complete an unexpired term in 2012. Boutwell is a retired vocational agriculture teacher for Carey and Riverdale schools and ran for a commissioners seat in 2000. Schuster is a florist in Upper Sandusky. He previously sought a commissioner’s seat in 2012.

MORE: The Courier

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Findlay Stabbing Under Investigation

2/10/14 – 5:15 A.M.

A Findlay woman is facing charges following a weekend stabbing. The Findlay Police Department reports officers were called to 919 West Lima Street just before 3 a.m. Saturday for a domestic violence complaint. Officers found a male victim had “superficial injuries consistent with his claim” that he had been stabbed. Wendy Martinez was arrested and faces a charge of felonious assault.

The incident remains under investigation.

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One Injured In Three-Car Arcadia Crash

2/10/14 – 5:07 A.M.

One person was injured in a three car crash in Arcadia Sunday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 32-year-old Jeremy Clark of Van Buren was driving northeast on West Fremont Street around 6 p.m. when he slowed to turn onto North Main Street. As he was slowing down, a car behind him driven by 24-year-old Kyle McConnell of Fostoria was hit by a car driven by 43-year-old Erika McGuire of Bluffton. The impact of the crash pushed McConnell’s car into Clark’s.

McConnell was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. McGuire was cited for failure to stop in the assured clear distance ahead.

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Wedding Gown Fashion Changes Showcased At Museum Exhibit

2/7/14 1:55 p.m.
A new exhibit at the Hancock Historical Museum showcases the evolution wedding day fashions throughout most of the 20th century. Museum Director Sarah Sisser spoke with Chris Oaks on Good Mornings this morning..

Audio:  Sarah Sisser

Multigenerational families living in Findlay have donated items such as wedding gowns over the years. The exhibit opened Thursday and will be on display until July 3. An overnight at the museum is also being planned for early next month..

Audio:  Sarah Sisser

Call the museum for more information at 419-423-4433 or visit Hancock Historical


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Glitches With Nixle Alerts Reported In Wyandot County

2/7/14 11:40 a.m.
Residents in Wyandot County reported having trouble receiving texts through the Nixle alert system used by the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office. The Daily Chief Union reports Sprint cell phone customers reported not receiving the notifications Wednesday after Sheriff Mike Hetzel issued a level 2 snow emergency at about 6:20 a.m. Some Verizon customers reported receiving an alert but not until after 9 p.m. that evening. As of Thursday Sheriff Hetzel said he was not aware of any problems with Nixle, but local law enforcement agencies do not regulate or control the service.

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