Review Category : Local News

Owens Community College Names New Findlay-Area Campus Executive Director

08/15/16 – 4:29 P.M.

Owens Community college has a new executive director for the Findlay-area campus. Julie Baker will take the position where she will oversee all aspects related to administrative leadership. She will also seek to enhance educational opportunities for students. She was recognized at the Findlay Rotary Club meeting earlier today.

Baker steps into the role after serving as the campus director for Browne Mackie College.

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State Requires Meningitis Vaccine For 7th Graders And Seniors Heading Back To School

08/15/16 – 4:06 P.M.

Hancock Public Health’s shot clinic has been busy administering vaccines to students heading back to school. Karim Baroudi is the department’s and commissioner and he says that this is because of new state legislation.

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The vaccine is available at the  Hancock Public Health shot clinic. You can call them at 419-424-7441 between 8 am and 4:30 pm.

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New Health Commissioner Talks About The Transition Of Merging Two Health Departments

08/15/16 -3:27 P.M.

Hancock Public Health had some struggles merging Hancock County Health Department and the Findlay City Health Department but it is now looking ahead. That’s the message from Karim Baroudi who is now the department’s health commissioner.

Audio: Karim Baroudi

The two departments merged in the beginning of the year to save on costs and to aid in communication.

Now that they are merged Baroudi wants to make some minor changes. He says the department’s goal is to serve the county the best they can.

Audio: Karim Baroudi

Baroudi says that he wants everything under one roof and for all records to be publicly available. He was the guest speaker at the Findlay Rotary Club meeting today.



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OSU Extension Educator Says Weather Will Remain Hot And Dry Despite Current Rain

08/15/16 – 10:30 A.M.

Though you might have seen the downpours this past weekend, the weather is still supposed to be hot and dry for the rest of the summer. That’s according to OSU extension educator Ed Lentz who says the weather hasn’t changed much.

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz says that the rain wasn’t enough for crops. He adds that the water is about 16 inches under the soil.

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Construction To Start Soon On New Bluffton Bike Path

8/15/16 – 7:21 A.M.

Construction on a new bike path in Bluffton will start soon. The Courier reports The Bluffton Lions Foundation presented a check to village council for more than $16,000 last month to help pay for the path. In total, the organization donated more than $24,000 to the $244,000 project.

The path will connect Augsberger Road to the Riverbend residential housing subdivision, the Maple Crest retirement community, and Bluffton University’s nature center.

The new path should be finished by late October.

MORE: The Courier

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Gas Prices Falling In The Region

8/15/16 – 6:51 A.M.

Local gas prices are down to start the new work week. reports the average price for a gallon of regular in Findlay is $1.95 a gallon today. That’s down 12 cents from last Monday.

Prices in Ottawa are down 10 cents, falling from $2.09 last Monday to $1.99 today.

The statewide average is still above $2. Around Ohio, the average price is $2.08 per gallon, a seven cent drop over the last seven days.

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Second Fatality Reported From Friday Crash In Allen County

8/15/16 – 5:31 A.M.

A fatal crash in Allen County has claimed a second victim. The Lima News reports 16-year-old Drew Duhlebohn of Elida was pronounced dead over the weekend at St. Rita’s Medical Center. The crash on Elida Road near Lima happened Friday afternoon. 15-year-old Jakob Sexton was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Four other teenagers were also involved in the one-car accident. Duhlebohn, Sexton, and three of the others hurt in the crash were all listed on the Elida football roster for 2016.

The high school was open to students and parents Sunday night to offer support.

MORE: Lima News

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School Buses Are Announced Safe After State Troopers Inspect Them

08/15/16 – 5:30 A.M.

You don’t have to worry about school buses running on faulty parts thanks to the state patrol. Officer Will Ogden from the Findlay post said that buses are inspected on a regular basis.

With the school year starting officers inspected the buses to ensure safety. Ogden says that all the Findlay City School buses were in great condition

Despite the buses being safe, Ogden adds that kids should still be mindful when riding the bus.

Check out the full interview below.

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Seneca County Community Emergency Response Team Looking For Volunteers

8/15/16 – 5:20 A.M.

The Seneca County Community Emergency Response Team is looking for more volunteers in the Fostoria area. The Courier reports the organization is hoping to bolster its numbers during an upcoming training session. Right now there are only 15 active members for the group that assists local safety forces during times of an emergency.

CERT coordinator Suzanne Black says the group also helps out at non-emergencies, like traffic control for large events.

A nine-week training session will start on September 15 in Fostoria. For more information, you can call Black at (419)937-5599.

MORE: The Courier

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Road Work Set For Putnam County Highways

8/15/16 – 5:11 A.M.

Highway work continues in Putnam County this week. ODOT says State Route 189 between Road 20-S and Road 20 will be closed for culvert replacement starting today. The project should take around five days.

State Route 65 is being resurfaced between Columbus Grove and Leipsic. There will be lane restrictions on some areas of the road. The work in Ottawa has been completed though.

Another project in Columbus Grove to look out for is on State Route 12. The highway will be restricted to one lane for repaving.

State Route 696 from State Route 12 and the Allen County line will have traffic maintained while a drainage repair project continues.

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