Review Category : Local News

Primary Results: Brian Siefker Advances In Putnam County Sheriff’s Race

3/15/16 – 10:54 A.M.

Republicans in Putnam County overwhelmingly threw their support behind Brian Siefker in his bid to be the sheriff. In the primary race, Siefker took 81 percent of the votes cast in his race against Nick Gilenbach.

Siefker, who is a captain in the sheriff’s office, will now face Leipsic Police Chief Dennis Cupp in November. Cupp is running as an independent.

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Primary Results: One Incumbent Wins, One Falls In Putnam County Commissioner Races

3/15/16 – 10:41 A.M.

One incumbent Putnam County Commissioner held on to his seat, while the other did not. Incumbent Vince Schroeder topped challenger Carl Gerten by taking 58 percent of the vote.

In the other commissioners race, Michael Lammers bested incumbent Travis Jerwers by taking 55 percent of the ballots cast.

Lammers will now face Tony Wobler in the November general election. No one is contesting Schroeder in November.

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Primary Results: Robertson Easily Retains Commissioners Seat

3/15/16 – 10:29 P.M.

Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson had no issues keeping his seat, taking 63 percent of the ballots cast in his reelection bid against challenger John Harrington. Robertson spoke to us after the votes were counted…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Robertson added he felt Harrington’s aggressive campaign ended up working against him…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Robertson says he looks forward to tackling challenges with infrastructure in his next term.

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Live Election Updates From Doug Jenkins & Andrew Flinn

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Silver Blades Figure Skaters To Present Annual Show This Weekend

3/15/2016 – 5:37 pm

The Findlay Silver Blades Figure Skating Club will be hosting their annual show this weekend. Skaters Clarissa Broadwater and Grace Gregory say that this year’s show is designed to resemble a circus being performed on ice.

Audio: Silver Blades

The Findlay Silver Blades are a club for kids that promote figure skating to area youth. Both Broadwater and Gregory say that during a season, the skaters will also compete in area figure skating competitions.

Audio: Silver Blades

The show this weekend will be held at the Huntington Arena at the Cube on Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. General admission is $10.00 and students and seniors for $6.00. For more information you can call 419-229-3503.

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Husted: Polls Open Until 7:30 Tonight

3/15/2016 – 4:32 pm

Ohio has become a major player in the US Presidential Primary, particularly in the Republican Race. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says that Ohio used to divide up the delegates to the convention by proportion, but that process has changed.

Audio: Jon Husted

Ohio, like many states, allows voters the opportunity to cast their votes prior to Election Day, which makes voting more convenient for people, but Husted notes that given the state of Presidential primaries, especially this year, voting early may not really allow voters to vote for who they want.

Audio: Jon Husted

Polls will be open until 7:30 tonight, and Husted says that if you are in line when 7:30 hits, you’ll still be able to cast a vote.

Audio: Jon Husted

We’ll have election coverage beginning with updates during the Buckeye basketball game tonight on WFIN.

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Hancock County Reaches Settlements On Two Pending Lawsuits

3/15/16 – 10:24 A.M.

Hancock County officials agreed to settlements on two lawsuits today, one which will see the county pay out a little more than $15,000; and another that will see the county receive around $7,400.

Commissioner Phil Riegle says the county and several other entities were sued following a crash on a county road…

Audio: Phil Riegle

Riegle says the settlement will be paid for by the county’s insurance.

The county also accepted a settlement from a person who damaged the back garage door to properties at 205 and 207 North Main Street. While the buildings are going to be torn down eventually, Riegle says they need to be secured so people can’t access them.

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