Review Category : Local News

Free Credit Checks Offered In The Region Wednesday

11/29/16 – 5:20 A.M.

Knowing your credit score is critical to getting things like home and car loans. An event in our region this week will let you know your score for free. Crime Victim Services of Allen and Putnam counties, local banks and the West Ohio Community Action Partnership are partnering for “Credit Check Wednesday.” You can stop in at Crime Victim Services in Lima or Ottawa between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for your report.

You will need to bring a photo ID and answer personally identifying information.

Huntington Bank, First Federal Bank and First National Bank in Putnam County are also offering the service Wednesday.

The program is part of a larger financial literacy program.

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One Person Injured In Chain-Reaction Crash On Bright Road

11/29/16 – 5:10 A.M.

A chain-reaction crash sent one person to the hospital in Findlay late Monday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the crash happened just before 5:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Bright Road, north of East Main Cross Street.

A crash report says 32-year-old Nicholas Hannah of Vanlue was driving south on Bright Road when he didn’t see traffic stopped ahead of him. He hit the back of a car driven by 30-year-old Dane Feasel of Findlay, causing a chain-reaction collision involving two other cars.

Hanco Ambulance took Hannah to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of a head injury. Police cited him for failure to stop in an assured clear distance ahead and for a safety belt violation.

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Putnam County Jail To Lose Revenue Stream

11/29/16 – 5:01 A.M.

The Putnam County Jail will lose a revenue stream in 2017. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Paulding County is reopening their jail after voters passed an operating levy earlier this month. Paulding County currently sends prisoners to Putnam County at a cost of $325,000 per year.

Sheriff Tim Meyer tells the newspaper there’s not really any room to cut expenses. He believes other counties that have overflow problems will send more prisoners to Putnam County.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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McComb Ice Rink Almost Ready For The Season

11/29/16 – 4:50 A.M.

An outdoor ice rink in McComb is almost ready for skaters. All that’s missing is colder temperatures. The Courier reports the village will add water to the rink if it gets cold enough next week.

Village council President Gordon Myers suggested setting aside one night a week for hockey. For that to happen council will have to change the hours of the park. Currently, it closes at dusk.

$6,200 in donations made the temporary rink possible.

MORE: The Courier

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Republican Central Commmittee Appoints Tim Bechtol As New Hancock County Commissioner

11/29/16 – 2:51 A.M.

The Central Committee of the Republican Party of Hancock County met last night to appoint a new county commissioner. After hearing from the nine candidates the committee decided that Tim Bechtol will replace Phil Reigle. Bechtol said that his experience as an architect has prepared him to be a county commissioner.

Tim Bechtol

Bechtol said he is excited to work with the other commissioners. He added that he believes that something has to be done about flood mitigation. He said that there might have to be more steps than just the diversion channel to control the flooding.

Tim Bechtol

The commissioner seat became open after Reigle took the position as the county prosecutor for Hancock County.

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United Way To Hold An Online Auction For The First Time

11/28/16 – 6:05 P.M.

United Way Of Hancock County is holding it’s first ever two-day online auction from December 7-9. They are looking for small businesses to donate gift certificates for the auction. All of the money raised through the event will go to the organization to help improve the lives of people in Hancock County. The event will start at noon on Wednesday, December 7th and will end at noon on Friday, December 9th. To participate or to donate a certificate from your business you can go to

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City Dry Cleaning Collecting Coats For The Needy

11/28/16 – 5:30 P.M.

City Dry Cleaning is holding it’s 29th Coat Drive this week and you can help. Paul Kramer from City Dry Cleaning says that there’s plenty of ways for you to drop off coats.

Paul Kramer

He added that they are in need of coats for children.

Paul Kramer

The coats will be distributed next weekend at Glenwood Schools. You can pick up a coat on the 10th from 9am -3 pm and on the 11th from 1-3 pm.

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Expansion At Children’s Museum Expected To Open Early Next Year

11/28/16 – 3:00 P.M.

The Children’s Museum in the Findlay Village Mall is getting ready to take the wraps off of an expansion project. Executive Director Linnea DiBerardino says the official unveiling is coming soon…

Audio: Linnea DiBerardino

DiBerardino says the expansion includes six new exhibits…

Audio: Linnea DiBerardino

The Children’s Museum opened in the mall in 2014.

DiBerardino spoke to the Findlay Rotary Club about the expansion during a Monday luncheon.

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Gas Prices Down Slightly To Start The Week

11/28/16 – 7:24 A.M.

Local gas prices are down slightly coming out of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. reports the average price for a gallon of regular in Findlay is $1.97 today. That’s down four cents over the last seven days.

Ottawa drivers report paying $1.99 a gallon. That’s a five cent drop from last Monday.

The statewide average is $2.02 for a gallon of regular.

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Michigan Man Arrested Following High Speed Chase In Fostoria

11/28/16 – 5:33 A.M.

A state trooper arrested a Michigan man following a short high-speed chase in Fostoria Saturday morning. A state trooper was doing a registration check on a car driven by 24-year-old Devan Ridgway when Ridgway sped off. The chase went south on Countyline Street then left on Culbertson Street. When Ridgway crossed railroad tracks east of Main Street he went airborne, lost control, and hit a mobile home at 857 Lynn Street. The chase hit speeds of 80 miles-per-hour. It lasted around 35 seconds.

29-year-old Tyler Orwick of Findlay was a passenger in the car. Police found him on the ground following the crash. Ridgway and another passenger, 31-year-old Ryan Hook of Fostoria, ran away. Police caught them a short time later.

There was one person in the mobile home when the car hit it. The resident wasn’t hurt.

Police have charged Ridgway with multiple traffic charges, a count of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, and a count of unlawful restraint. The unlawful restraint charge because officers say Ridgway wouldn’t let the passengers out of the car.

MORE: Review-Times

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