Review Category : Local News

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.

Audio: Max Filby

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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University of Findlay Class of 1966 Wants To Honor Veteran Alumni

7/18/16 – 12:35 P.M.

The University of Findlay Class of 1966 is seeking names of veteran alumni to be included on the Veterans’ Honor Wall.  There is an online form asking which branch of the military the former student served in, when they served, and when they attended the university.

A.R Charnes, a graduate of the Class of 1966 and chairman of the University of Findlay Board of Trustees says the class is aware of what men and women sacrifice when they serve in our armed forces.

The Veterans’ Honor Wall will go the Center for Student Life and College of Business. The building is currently under construction and is expected to be open for the fall 2017 semester.

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Construction Map: More Roadwork To Take Place In Findlay This Week

7/18/16 – 8:59 A.M.

Road work will continue in several locations in Findlay this week. The city’s engineering office says you’ll see closures or delays in the following locations:

Blanchard Street will be reduced to one southbound lane between Jacobs and Lesa avenues Monday and Tuesday for the installation of a fiber optic line.

Broad Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Trenton Avenue and Howard Street. There will be temporary lane closures on East Melrose Avenue between Crystal Avenue and Bright Road. Gas line installation will take place on Carnahan Avenue between Hemphill and Center Streets. There will be waterline installation on Davis Street from Morey Avenue to Cory Street.

Installation of a new gas line will also take place on Center Street between Carnahan and McManness avenues starting Tuesday.

Curb replacement is taking place on Harmon Street between Crystal Avenue and Parskide Place; Windsor Place between Bright and Old Mill Roads; Clinton Court from Central Parkway to Blanchard Street, and on Hollybrook Drive from Beecher Street to Edinborough Drive.

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Huntington Bank And Habitat For Humanity Work Together to Enrich Community Thursday

7/18/16 – 11:39 A.M.

Habitat for Humanity will help Huntington Bank celebrate 150 years of community engagement. Thursday, volunteers from Huntington will join Habitat for Humanity to complete home repairs. Over 40 Huntington employees volunteered for a first-time event called Rock the Block. The volunteers will do exterior work on houses in the 500-600 Block of West Front Street.

The Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity, Wendy McCormick, says the project is about neighborhood beautification. She says the event is supposed to help neighbors help each other. It is also supposed to build neighborhood cohesiveness.

This local project is part of a six-state initiative by Huntington Bank to complete 150 home preservation projects across the country served with a $250,000 donation.

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Gas Prices Up As New Week Begins

7/18/16 – 9:07 A.M.

After more than a month of steady declines, gas prices are up as we start the new work week. reports the average price in Findlay is $2.18 for a gallon of regular. That’s up 22 cents from last week. Last year at this time we were paying $2.65 per gallon.

The average price in Ottawa is $2.21 a gallon, up from $1.99 last Monday.

The statewide average stands at $2.17 per gallon. That’s up eight cents over the past seven days.

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UF Students To Experience RNC In Cleveland

7/18/16 – 8:38 A.M.

Four University of Findlay students will experience the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week. The school says sophomore political science major Ashley Summerfield will represent the University of Findlay College Republicans at the event.

Sarah Stubbs, a senior, is the editor of The Pulse student newspaper. She will live tweet and do an Instagram takeover of UF’s account on Thursday. Pulse reporter Heide Paxson, a sophomore, will contribute multimedia coverage. Steve Mathie, a junior, will shoot video that will be uploaded to UFTV’s YouTube channel.

The students will be accompanied by UFTV manager A.J du Frense and Ron Tulley, the dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

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Putnam County Fair Board Raising Money For Repair Work

7/18/16 – 7:46 A.M.

The Putnam County fair board is still trying to raise money to make repairs to the facility. WLIO-TV in Lima reports there is still time to reach the $50,000 goal. The fair board has turned in paperwork for a grant, and it has been accepted. Now they just need to raise the needed money to get matching funds from the state.

Fair council secretary Peg Kruse tells the TV station $14,000 has been raised so far. They have until the end of the month to raise the rest of the money. Kruse added that if they don’t get the full amount they’ll still do a partial repair project. You can donate money by calling (419)523-4628.

Rain damage in 2015 resulted in damage to the fairgrounds.


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Upper Sandusky Man Killed In Crash Near Findlay

7/18/16 – 7:34 A.M.

An Upper Sandusky man was killed in a crash north of Findlay early Sunday morning. The State Highway Patrol reports 21-year-old Keyonte Snow was driving south on Hancock County Road 220 at a high rate of speed near the intersection with County Road 216 around 5:25 a.m. Snow’s car went airborne when it hit a railroad crossing, and hit a utility pole near the Eagles Club parking lot.

Investigators say Snow was not wearing a seatbelt, and that alcohol appears to have been a factor in the crash.

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Small Algae Bloom Found In Ottawa Reservoir No Cause For Concern

7/18/16 – 7:16 A.M.

Algae was discovered in the village of Ottawa’s reservoir recently, but it wasn’t a cause for too much alarm. The Putnam County Sentinel reports a small bloom was found last week. Assistant Village Administrator Jason Phillips told village council members the algae was removed and the reservoir was retreated. He added it was not a harmful algae like what caused Toledo’s water crisis two years ago.

The Ohio EPA was also advised about the issue. Phillips told council, “everybody’s good, we’re all good.”

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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