Review Category : Local News

Arlington Fire Department Set For Review

12/3/13 – 5:11 A.M.

The Arlington Fire Department is set for a routine review. The Courier reports Fire Chief Al Latta told village council members Monday that the state’s Insurance Service Office will be in town to review information like fire response reports, the number of fire runs, truck certification and firefighter training. The last time the village’s fire department was reviewed was in 2000.

The village water plant also will be inspected.

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Five-Car Crash In Fostoria Injures Four

12/3/13 – 5:00 A.M.

A Five-car crash injured four people in Fostoria Monday morning. Fostoria police report Ann Beard was driving north on North Countyline Street around 10:20 a.m. when she ran a red light at the intersection with Culbertson Lane and was hit by a car driven by Charles Thompson of Fostoria. The impact of the crash sent Beard’s minivan into the southbound lane of the road, causing it to hit a car driven by Joseph Wolph. His car was pushed into the parking lot of a Bob Evans restaurant, hitting an unoccupied car. Beard’s minivan continued north, hitting a car driven by Beverly Deerwester of Fostoria head-on.

Beard, two-passengers in her van, and Thompson were all taken to Fostoria Community Hospital for treatment of injuries. One of the van’s passengers, Allen Mason, was taken by medical helicopter to Promedica Toledo Hospital.

Beard told police her brakes failed. The crash remains under investigation.

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Alliance Names Local Manufacturing Partnership Coordinator

12/3/13 – 4:48 A.M.

The Findlay-Hancock County Alliance has announced a local coordinator for the Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Dan Sheaffer was named to the role Monday. Some of his key initiatives in that position will be organizing the first Hancock County Manufacturers Association and the development of a rapid prototype program. He’ll also be responsible for the area’s Small Business Resource Center.

Some of Sheaffer’s other duties will include assisting and supporting Hancock County manufacturers by providing resources and assistance with productivity, growth, and global competitiveness.

The Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership is part of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which has regional offices in Findlay, Lima, Archbold and Toledo.

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Two Accused In Fatal Shooting Plead Not Guilty

12/2/13 4:05 p.m.
Two Findlay men accused in a fatal November shooting pleaded not guilty. Ralph Harris III and Montre Robinson entered the pleas during their arraignment hearings according to the Courier. Hancock County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Niemeyer continued their $1 million bond. Harris and Robinson are accused of fatally shooting Joe Gutierrez III at the intersection of East Foulke and Crystal avenues last month.

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Christmas Festivities Set For Mt. Blanchard

12/2/13 1:45 p.m.
The second annual Christmas in the Village is set for this weekend in Mt. Blanchard. The event begins with Santa and his elves arriving by fire truck at the town square at 4 p.m. according to the Courier. Santa will have hours at Santa’s House in a refurbished downtown building. There will also be horse-drawn wagon rides around the village. Musical groups from Riverdale school and others will perform at the Church of the Nazarene and Mount Blanchard United Methodist Church and the Paragon musical quartet will carol throughout the village. Food vendors will also be on hand. The festivities will run until 8:30 p.m.

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Deer-Gun Season Underway, Expected To Rake In Cash For Economy

12/2/13 – 11:51 A.M.

The deer-gun hunting season is underway in Ohio, and once again it’s expected to be an economic driver for small businesses across the state. John Windau works for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife in Findlay, and says it’s estimated deer hunters will spend more than $260 million…

Audio: John Windau

Windau says after careful consideration, for the first time deer hunting will be allowed until 30 minutes after sunset during firearms season…

Audio: John Windau

Of course common sense safety measures are in play this time of year. Hunters must wear a “hunter orange” vest, and Windau adds if you plan on taking a nature walk this time of year it’s probably a good idea to wear orange as well.

You can listen to the full interview in today’s WFINat10:

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Income Tax Filing Requirement Notices Mailed

12/2/13 11 a.m.
The Findlay Income Tax Department mailed calendar year 2013 income tax return filing requirement notices to over 24,500 Findlay and Arlington taxpayers last week. The Tax Department will no longer issue tax form packages. Soon after the first of the year, forms will be available at the municipal building, at and at the main and Arlington branches of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Residents who have income subject to the tax are required to file annual income tax returns even if no additional taxes are due.

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Seminar Teaches How To Protect Yourself From Crime

12/2/13 10:15 a.m.
The rash of violent crimes in the area has safety at the top of everyone’s mind. A seminar dealing with keeping you, your home and your family safe is scheduled for tomorrow and Mike Cortez and Rich Fowler appeared on Good Mornings with Chris Oaks to talk about it..

Audio:  Rich Fowler

Fowler explained that crime has always existed except that now it is more highly publicized or even ignored and not talked about. The seminar will deal with what you can lawfully do to protect yourself..

Audio:  Mike Cortez

The forum will take place at Brown Macke College Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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Wood Co. Magistrate Elected To Statewide Leadership Position

12/2/13 – 5:29 A.M.

A Wood County Common Pleas Court Magistrate has been elected to a leadership position in a state group.  The Blade reports Pamela Heringhaus has been elected as the first vice president of the Ohio Association of Magistrates.  The OAM works to promote member’s professional growth and effectiveness.  It has more than 500 members across Ohio.

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Woman Punched After Crash In Tiffin

12/2/13 – 5:24 A.M.

A fender bender in Tiffin led to a woman getting punched in the face over the weekend. The Advertiser-Tribune reports that around 12:30 Saturday afternoon, 21-year-old Zsatiese Webb of Toledo tried to pass 40-year-old Amy Bour of Tiffin on the right side of the road near the intersection of East Market and Jefferson streets. The two cars collided, apparently prompting Webb to punch Bour in the face.

Webb has been charged with assault. She was also cited for improper passing on the right. Bour was not injured.

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