Review Category : Local News

Findlay-Hancock County Chamber Of Commerce Celebrates 130 Year Anniversary

01/19/17 0 5:18 P.M.

The Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 130 year anniversary. Director Dionne Neubauer said that though it’s 130 years old the Chamber still holds onto its first mission.

Dionne Neubauer

She added that the chamber will be celebrating all year long

Dionne Neubauer

Neubauer said that the Chambers success is due to partnerships in the private and public sector. She added that she thinks that there is a lot to celebrate because of this.

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Trump’s Decisions Will Affect Agricultural Issues

01/19/16 – 3:46 P.M.

There are a lot of issues surrounding agriculture coming into 2017 and President-Elect Trump will be involved. OSU Extension educator Ed Lentz explained during Ag Talk that the decisions Trump makes will have a huge impact.

Ed Lentz

Lentz said that policy dictates what options farmers have when addressing problems. This includes pesticides and herbicides, flood mitigation, and even what can be done to increase crop yields.

He said only time will tell whether his decisions are positive or negative.

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Local Dietitian Offers Advice On Reaching New Year Goals

01/19/17 – 2:16 P.M.
It’s that time of year where people start to falter with their New Year Resolutions. Blanchard Valley Health Systems dietitian Rachel Snyder says that this is normal but you shouldn’t give up.
Snyder added that the problem could be your goal. She said vague goals with little outline are harder to reach.
She said that you are more likely to succeed when you create a plan to reach your goal. She added that it’s also helpful to establish small steps. You are more likely to fail if you try to succeed right away.
Snyder also said sharing your goal with others can create a net of accountability.
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January Sales Tax Receipts Up 12% In Hancock County

1/19/17 – 10:12 A.M.

2017 is getting off on strong financial footing in Hancock County. The auditor’s office reports January sales tax receipts total more than $1.3 million. That’s a 12 percent increase over numbers reported last January.

The numbers follow a continuing trend. January receipts have totaled more than $1 million four out of the last six years.

January receipts reflect sales taxes collected three months ago.

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Fostoria Councilman Won’t Seek Reelection

1/19/17 – 6:58 A.M.

A Fostoria city councilman won’t seek reelection when his term is up. The Review-Times reports John Hay has decided against seeking a second term. Hay will take over as the director of the St. Wendelin parish this spring. He tells the newspaper the new job will be demanding and require the majority of his time.

Hay’s current term runs through the end of this year. He doesn’t plan to step down before then. Hay tells the Review-Times, “I made a commitment. I plan to finish my term.”

MORE: Review-Times

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Findlay Truck Driver Earns National Recognition

1/19/17 – 6:50 A.M.

A local truck driver has earned national recognition. The American Trucking Association has named Gary Smith as a member of “America’s Road Team.” The group serves as an advocate for the trucking industry. According to a release, the team touts the industry’s “safety record, essentiality, and professionalism.”

Smith is a driver for Garner Trucking in Findlay. He’ll continue to work full-time while also driving the American Trucking Association’s “Interstate One Image” truck.

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Statewide Bike Route Could Make Its Way Through Hancock County

1/19/17 – 5:31 A.M.

A bike route that runs from Toledo to Cincinnati could make its way through Hancock County. The Lima News reports ODOT is working on the project as part of its “Access Ohio 2040” plan. The idea is to create a network of bike routes, much like state routes for cars. The paths would use already existing roads.

According to, the proposed route in Hancock County would use North Main Street in Bluffton. It would then wind along a few county and township roads, making its way to the northern part of the county along County Road 139 west of Findlay.

ODOT hopes to have the plans finalized by this spring. The agency may add signage along the roads to show where the bike route goes.

MORE: Lima News
MORE: Map of possible route

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Historic Putnam County Bridge Scheduled For Repair Work

1/19/17 – 5:16 A.M.

A historic bridge in Putnam County is getting an upgrade. The Putnam County Sentinel reports repairs are in store for the Road M6 Bridge in Riley Township. The bridge is more commonly known as the Mallaham Bridge. Construction crews will dismantle the bridge, re-galvanize it, rebuild it, and then resurface it.

The county estimates the project will cost around $500,000. In 2014 Putnam County received a grant for $308,000 to help offset the cost.

According to the bridge is the only known example of this variety of Columbia Bridge Works bowstring.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Golden Apple Award Nominations Sought

1/19/17 – 5:06 A.M.

If you want to honor a teacher in Hancock County, now is your chance. The Courier reports the Findlay Rotary Club is taking nominations for its annual Golden Apple Awards. There are three divisions for elementary, middle, and high school educators. Teachers in public and parochial school are both eligible as long as they have taught at least three years in their current school system.

We have a link to the nomination form on our website. You can also make a nomination by calling (419)422-7557, or by texting (419)721-4447. The deadline is March 31.

MORE: The Courier

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BGSU Rejects “Sanctuary Campus” Proposal

1/19/17 – 4:30 A.M.

A proposal to make Bowling Green State University a so-called “sanctuary campus” for illegal immigrants is dead. University officials rejected the plan this week, choosing instead to work with the federal government on laws protecting the children of illegal immigrants from deportation. The Bowling Green proposal would have allowed school officials to withhold information from U.S. immigration officials.

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