Review Category : Local News

Hancock County Continues Pothole Repair Work

3/18/14 – 10:25 A.M.

The Hancock County Engineer’s Office is working to patch the potholes that have popped up this winter. County engineer Chris Long told the commissioners today the process has been going on the past few weeks. With many potholes around the county it will take a while before crews can patch the majority of the problem spots.

Long says they are currently using a cold-mix asphalt. He’s looking forward to warmer temperatures. That means asphalt plans will reopen, allowing access to hot-mix asphalt. Long says the hot-mix is much better at patching potholes.

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Wind Farm Will Be Built In Hardin County

3/18/14 – 8:18 A.M.

A renewable energy company will build a wind farm in southern Hardin County. The Ohio Power Siting Board approved a plan from Hardin Wind, LLC to place 176 wind turbines in Hardin and Logan Counties. The company will build the turbines on 17,000 acres of leased private land.

A release from the company says the Scioto Ridge Wind Farm will have a capacity of 300 megawatts of electric generation.

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Tiffin Man Killed In Monday Crash

2/18/14 – 7:38 A.M.

A Monday crash in southeast Ohio took the life of a Tiffin man. WSAZ-TV reports 23-year-old Kyle Garrison was involved in a two-car crash in Vinton County on State Route 93. The driver of an SUV hit Garrison’s pickup truck head on. The driver of the other vehicle was also killed.

The crash remains under investigation.

MORE: WSAZ-TV

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Arlington Officials Talk About Potential Fire Levy

3/18/14 – 7:15 A.M.

Arlington officials are in the beginning stages of putting a fire levy on the ballot in the fall. The village currently has a five-year, 2.5 mil levy on the books to pay for fire protection services. Voters approved the levy in 2009.

Officials will decide if they’ll ask residents to renew or replace the levy.

The deadline to place a levy on the November ballot is August 6.

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Possible Charges Pending In Fostoria Tasing Case

3/18/14 – 6:43 A.M.

The Fostoria Police Department is considering whether they’ll press charges against a teenager with a form of autism. The Review-Times reports authorities could charge 16-year-old Jeremiah Ditch with persistent disorderly conduct. Officers tried to tase the teen on March 8 after he pointed what looked like a weapon at them. The gun Ditch was holding ended up being a toy, but officers say they woman who saw him in her backyard didn’t know that.

Police Captain Patrick Brooks tells the newspaper the decision to press charges will come by the end of the week.

Members of Ditch’s family tell the newspaper police didn’t handle the situation right. Julie Mayo is the boy’s aunt, and is petitioning that all law enforcement officers get special needs training. Mayo says officers should have been able to tell Ditch had autism. She adds that it wasn’t necessary to use a taser.

MORE: Review-Times

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AEP To Build New Substation In Hancock County

3/18/14 – 5:25 A.M.

We could see fewer power outages in Hancock County thanks to a move by American Electric Power. On Monday the Ohio Power Siting Board approved the company’s plans to build an $11 million substation near Findlay. AEP will build the 138-kilovolt substation on a plot of land southwest of Hancock County Road 216 and Cass Township Road 238. Construction will begin in 2015.

AEP’s plans will also see upgrades at existing substations. The company also plans to upgrade and reroute existing transmission lines.

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BVHS Doctor Talks About OSU Mumps Outbreak

3/17/14 – 12:32 P.M.

A mumps outbreak on the Ohio State University campus has health officials in central Ohio concerned. Blanchard Valley Health System’s Dr. Bill Kose tells us there’s good reason for doctors to pay attention to the issue. Mumps can have bad side effects…

Audio: Bill Kose

Kose says the reason for the mumps flare up isn’t just because parents aren’t getting their kids vaccinated.

Audio: Bill Kose

Kose says people who haven’t been vaccinated are much more likely to get the virus. He adds mumps is more common in children and young adults because they are close to each other in school settings.

BVHS doctors have not reported any local cases of mumps.

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Wood County Home Damaged In Weekend Fire

3/17/14 – 11:25 A.M.

The residents of a Wood County home were not harmed following a Saturday night fire. The Sentinel-Tribune reports the fire near Luckey did $75,000 worth of damage.

Troy Township Fire Chief Randy Woodruff spoke to the newspaper about the incident today. Woodruff says the flames may have been the result of birds’ nests resting against the flue pipe of a fireplace or wood-burning stove.

The blaze caused sheriff’s deputies to block off part of Caris Road between Devil’s Hole Road and State Route 582.

MORE: Sentinel-Tribune

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Findlay “Race For The Cure” Honors Nominations Being Taken

3/17/14 – 10:34 A.M.

If you want to honor someone during the 2nd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Findlay, now is the time to do so. The organization is taking nominations for “In Celebration” and “In Memory” honorees.

The deadline for nominations is May 21. For more information you can call (419)724-2873.

Findlay’s Race for the Cure will is set for September 27.

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