Review Category : Local News

Several Apply For North Baltimore Administrator Position

9/2/15 – 7:20 A.M.

There’s plenty of interest in North Baltimore’s soon to be vacant village administrator position. The Courier reports around 20 people have submitted resumes for the job. The current administrator, Donna Dettling, is planning to leave in November. She’s accepted a position in the village of Archbold.

Dettling told village council there are some good candidates who have applied for the position.

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Fostoria To Put City Checkbook Online

9/2/15 – 7:14 A.M.

Fostoria is joining a state program that puts the city’s checkbook online for everyone to see. The Courier reports City Auditor Steve Garner talked about the program during Tuesday’s council meeting. He said the online checkbook shows every financial move made by the city in an easily accessible spot.

State Treasurer Josh Mandel has been urging more Ohio cities to put their finances online.

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Fostoria Schools Name New Treasurer

9/2/15 – 6:55 A.M.

The Fostoria school district has a new treasurer. The Courier reports Sue Lehmann has been named to the position. Lehmann currently is the treasurer for Norwalk City Schools, but worked for the Fostoria school system for 14 years before that.

Lehmann will replace Norman Elchert, who is leaving to work in the Lakota school district. He’ll remain the interim treasurer until the end of this month. Lehmann will continue to serve as the treasurer for Norwalk until November 1.

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Large Barn Fire Reported Near Rawson

9/2/15 – 6:40 A.M.

Firefighters from three departments battled a barn fire in Hancock County Tuesday night. The blaze was reported around 10:30 p.m. at 12491 Hancock County Road 54. The Rawson, Mount Cory, and Blanchard Township fire departments were all called to the scene.

So far no other details are available.

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Putnam County United Way Ready To Kick Off Campaign

9/2/15 – 5:27 A.M.

It’s getting to be United Way fundraising season, and in Putnam County that means one thing – chicken wings. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the United Way of Putnam County will kick off their 2015 campaign with the 2nd annual Putnam County Wing Championship. The event will take place Thursday, September 10, at the Kalida K of C Hall.

2015 campaign chair, Dr. Darla Lammers, will announce the fundraising goal and the theme of the campaign during the event. She’ll also have an update on the Pacesetter campaign, which is already underway.

Tickets are $10. For more information call (419)523-4505.

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Hancock County Fair Kicks Off Today

9/2/15 – 5:17 A.M.

The 2015 fair season rolls into Hancock County today. Wednesday is both Senior Citizens and Veterans Day, which means $2 admission for those who have served in the military or are 60-years-old and older.

The big events for the day will include opening ceremonies in the south grandstand at 7:30 p.m. That will be followed by the crowning of the king and queen and the Hancock County Marching Band Show.

Several open class and junior fair competitions get underway today as well. We have the complete schedule on our website.

The fair runs through Labor Day.

Today’s Schedule:

7:00 AM Gates open
8:00 AM Jr Fair Horse Show (N. Grandstand)
9:00 AM Op Class Grange Entry Judging (Grange Building) (Includes Farm Products, Horticulture, Woodworking, Domestic Arts & Crafts, Hobbies & Collections, Granges & Baking Department)
9:00 AM Jr Fair Booth Judging (Youth Building)
9:00 AM Jr Fair FFA, Home Ec Judging (Education Building)
9:00 AM Jr Fair Poultry Judging (Poultry Barn)
9:30 AM Jr Fair Swine Show (S Show Arena)
10:00 AM Jr Fair Rabbit Showmanship (N Show Arena )
10:00 AM Hancock Co Residents Horseshoe Pitching
1:00 PM Op Class Sp. Draft Horse Show (N Grandstand)
1:00 PM Jr Fair Duke and Duchess Contest
2:00 PM 4-H in Action (Youth Building)
5:00 PM Op Class Baked Goods Auction (Grange Building)
6:00 PM Op Class Photography Judging (Grange Building)
7:30 PM Opening Ceremonies and Junior Fair King & Queen Coronation (S Grandstand) Followed by the Hancock County Band Show
11:00 PM Fairgrounds closed

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Crawford Street Parking Plan Hits A Minor Snag

9/2/15 – 5:04 A.M.

There’s a slight issue with proposed changes to Crawford Street in Findlay. The plan to make the road a one-way street with reverse-angle parking has never officially been approved. Mayor Lydia Mihalik talked about the oversight at Tuesday’s city council meeting, saying it was an “inadvertent mistake.” The plan was talked about by the traffic commission in March, but then tabled.

The changes to Crawford will now be discussed during an informal committee-of-the-whole meeting next Tuesday. After that, it will go to the traffic commission. Councilman Ron Monday says he hasn’t heard any opposition from council members.

The proposed changes for Crawford would make East Crawford Street one-way to the east, while West Crawford would be one-way to the west. Reverse-angle parking would be added to the south side of the street. The changes are expected to create 36 extra parking spaces.

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Animals Seized From Wood Co. Exotic Animal Farm Moved Again

9/2/15 – 4:31 A.M.

Ten exotic animals removed from a northwest Ohio farm this year are being moved out of state. Ohio Department of Agriculture officials say tigers and other animals were shipped last week to sanctuaries in Florida, South Dakota and Arizona. The animals were seized from the Tiger Ridge farm in Stony Ridge in January after their owner failed to get the proper permits.

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Findlay Council Approves Grant Funds For Airport Rehabilitation

9/1/2015   8:40pm

(Photo caption: Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik presents Anita Ewing with a proclamation. Ewing recently retired from the City of Findlay)

The Findlay City Council approved an ordinance to accept a grant for the Findlay Airport which will cover the local share of an improvement project. The grant from the Federal Aviation Administration was for $149,515. The grant, along with funds from the capital improvement fund will cover the cities share of around $166,127.00

The funds will be applied to a project to rehabilitate Runway 18/36 at the Findlay Airport.

Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik also presented the City Council with a request from the Findlay School Board to draft a joint resolution in opposition to the proposed State Issue 3, which will be on the ballot this fall. State Issue 3 calls for the legalization of the marijuana in the State of Ohio.

Mayor Mihalik said that the Findlay School Board has stated opposition to the measure, asking for the city to respond in kind. Council members indicated they would take action later this month. Additionally, the Findlay City Health Department will be reviewing the ballot measure soon to determine their position on State Issue 3.

The issue will be decided by Ohio voters during the election on November 3rd.

The Council also recognized retiring clerk Anita Ewing for her many years of service to the City of Findlay. Mayor Mihalik presented Ewing with a proclamation thanking her for her service.

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Dysert Picked Up By Chicago Bears

9/1/2015   5:20pm

Zac Dysert has been claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears. According to Chicago media Dysert was picked up by the Bears Tuesday afternoon. On Monday, Dysert was waived by the Denver Broncos where he has been since 2013. Dysert, a graduate of Ada High School, was a seventh-round pick out of the University of Miami in Ohio and spent the 2014 season on the Broncos practice squad. Dysert was the third-string quarterback behind Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler.

Chicago media also report that Dysert is expected to play Thursday night when the Bears take on the Cleveland Browns in their final preseason game.


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