Review Category : Local News

Findlay Duplex Damaged In Friday Fire

3/31/14 – 5:14 A.M.

Fire damaged a Findlay duplex Friday night. The fire department was called to 105 S. Cory Street around 9:20 p.m. Friday. The fire department says no one was injured and the flames were out within about 20 minutes of firefighters arriving on the scene.

The fire caused around $29,000 of damage and started in the upstairs unit. The cause of the blaze is unknown.


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Fostoria Robbery Suspect Makes Court Appearance

3/31/14 – 5:03 A.M.

The man accused of robbing a Fostoria convenience store at gunpoint made a court appearance last week. The Review-Times reports 19-year-old Dakota Sharninghouse pleaded not guilty during his arraignment. Judge Michael Kelbley set bond at $50,000 with 10% allowed.

Sharninghouse faces a charge of aggravated robbery.

Investigators say Sharninghouse robbed the Circle K on East Lytle Street on February 27. He turned himself in the next day.

MORE: Review-Times

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ODOT Spends Millions In The Area To Keep Roads Clear

3/31/14 – 4:55 A.M.

You’re happy the brutal winter is starting to fade, but probably not as happy as the people in charge of budgets at ODOT. The agency recently released the final numbers for keeping the roads clear in District 1. For Hancock County alone ODOT spent more than $1.3 million to plow and salt area highways.

Putnam, Allen, and Wyandot Counties were also over the million dollar mark.

If you’re keeping score at home, that’s more than $4 million on just four counties in the eight county district. Last winter ODOT spend $4.4 million for the entire area.

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Early Voting For May Primary Starts Next Week

3/28/14 – 8:36 A.M.

You can vote early for the May primary election starting next week. The early voting period starts Tuesday. Early voting hours will be uniform throughout the state. County elections boards will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through May 2. The boards will stay open until 9 p.m. on April 7, and early voting will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon on May 3

April 7 is the final day you can register to vote for the primary election.

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Farm Building Destroyed In Wednesday Fire

3/28/14 – 8:14 A.M.

A fire destroyed a building at a hog farm west of Kenton this week. Kentontoday.com reports the fire broke out Wednesday night at a farm located in the 8000 block of State Route 67. The blaze destroyed the building.

No one was injured and there were no animals in the building. Investigators are working to find out what caused the fire.

MORE: Kentontoday.com

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Findlay Family Welcomes Identical Triplets To The World

3/28/14 – 7:51 A.M.

A Findlay family welcomed identical triplets to the world Monday. The Courier reports David Flick and Haley Hassan had the babies delivered by cesarean section at 30 weeks. Haley’s fluid levels were dropping to dangerous levels and doctors determined the surgery would be necessary.

Kiley Christine was born at 10:49 a.m., weighing 2 pounds, 2 ounces. Keeley Ann was born a minute later and also weighed 2 pounds, 2 ounces. Cami Nichol came into the world at 10:51 a.m., weighing 1 pound, 1 ounce. Kiley and Keeley’s heart valves did not close properly, but doctors will give it a few weeks to see if they close on their own. If not, the infants may need open-heart surgery.

Identical triplets are extremely rare, especially when conceived naturally. Experts put the odds at over a one in a million.

MORE: The Courier

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Fostoria Man Receives Polite Death Threat

3/28/14 – 7:33 A.M.

Suffice it to say, death threats aren’t a cordial exchange. But that wasn’t the case in Seneca County this week. The Review-Times reports a Fostoria man got a creepy phone call late Wednesday night. The caller said, “You’ll die in eight days and I’m going to kill you.”

The man who received the call simply said, “Gee, thank you for letting me know.” The caller responded by saying, “You’re welcome.”

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the call.

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CSX Upgrading Two Rail Crossings In The Region

3/28/14 – 6:58 A.M.

CSX will upgrade rail crossings in Seneca and Wood Counties. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio reports the rail company will install flashing lights and roadway gates in two locations.

In Seneca County, the equipment will be installed at the Green Road/Township Road 108 rail crossing south of Fostoria. In Wood County, CSX will upgrade the Reitz Road/Township Road 101 crossing south of Perrysburg.

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New Riegel Sewer Rates Going Up

3/28/14 – 6:34 A.M.

New Riegel residents will pay higher sewer rates on their next bill. The Courier reports the Seneca County commissioners approved a $20-a-month increase Thursday. That will bring the quarterly bill up to $264, for an increase of $60. That’s lower than the original estimates of a $100 quarterly increase.

The rates are going up because it’s getting more expensive to treat the water at the Fostoria treatment plant.

MORE: The Courier

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Names Of Fallen Findlay Firefighters Submitted To National Memorial

3/28/14 – 5:24 A.M.

Three fallen Findlay firefighters could be honored on a national memorial. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation plans extend a recognition wall at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park. The memorial sits in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Fire Chief Tom Lonyo has submitted the names of Roland Smith, William VanAtta and Richard Shively.

Smith and VanAtta died on April 24, 1978, while attempting a water rescue at the Riverside Park dam. Shively died on April 26, 1983, while battling a fire.

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