Review Category : Local News

Good Samaritan Law Goes Into Effect Tomorrow And Will Save Lives

09/12/16 – 3:45 P.M.

Most substance abuse isn’t done alone but most of the overdose deaths are reported to be alone because people flee. That’s according to State Representative Robert Sprague who says that the Good Samaritan law will help solve this issue.

Immunity

The new law goes into effect tomorrow and is designed to help save lives.

Law saves lives

 

Sprague adds that the immunity does come at a cost.

Immunity stipulation

Sprague added that the law helps break the barrier between EMS, fire, and police departments. This helps to keep track of the people involved so checkups can be made.

The new law will not be able to help drug dealers.

Sprague says this immunity will not help drug dealers.

Drug dealers

The law was made in hopes of putting a dent in the overdose death epidemic that has plagued Ohio.

 

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Part Of Lincoln Street In Findlay Closed This Week

9/12/16 – 10:12 A.M.

Part of Lincoln Street in Findlay will be closed this week. The city’s engineering department says the road will be shut down between Main Street and Beech Avenue through Friday. Marathon is installing a sewer manhole cover for the Hancock Hotel project.

You’re asked to avoid the area if possible.

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Tiffin Woman Found “Huffing” In Walmart Restroom, Had Small Child With Her

9/12/16 – 7:43 A.M.

A recent incident in Tiffin serves as another example of the drug epidemic gripping the midwest. The Review-Times reports police officers were called to the city’s Walmart location after a woman was reportedly found in a restroom “huffing” duster spray. The woman had a small child with her at the time.

Brittany Brittigar of Tiffin has been charged with possession of an intoxicating inhalant, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The child was turned over to male adult according to the Tiffin Police Department.

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Wyandot County Fair Starts Tuesday

9/12/16 – 7:35 A.M.

The last county fair in our area kicks off Tuesday. The Wyandot County Fair in Upper Sandusky will run through Sunday. Featured grandstand events include a high school marching band show Tuesday night at 7 p.m. A truck pull takes place Friday night followed by a tractor pull Saturday. The demolition derby will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.

Harness racing will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

County show choirs will perform Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Masters Building.

General admission is $7 per day. Children 7-years-old and under get in for free. Military veterans will be admitted free all day Tuesday. Senior citizens, at least 62 years old, will be admitted for $3 each on Thursday.

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Actor Tim Daly To Campaign For Hillary Clinton In Findlay Today

9/12/16 – 7:24 A.M.

Actor Tim Daly will be in Findlay to stump for Hillary Clinton today. The Hancock County Democratic Party says Daly will stop by their headquarters at 830 North Main Street at 1:45 p.m. for a voter registration event. The plan is to talk about the importance of the election for young people.

Daly is a series regular in “Madame Secretary” on CBS. He’s also appeared in “Hot in Cleveland,” “Private Practice” and “Wings.”

Daly is planning a stop at the Democratic Party headquarters in Lima earlier in the day.

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Local Gas Prices Continue To Fall

9/12/16 – 6:56 A.M.

Local gas prices are continuing to fall. OhioGasPrices.com reports Findlay drivers are paying an average of $1.93 for a gallon of regular today. That’s down from $2.05 a gallon a week ago. Prices one year ago today were at $2.26.

Ottawa drivers report prices are at $1.99 a gallon. That’s down 10 cents from a week ago.

The statewide average is $2.06, down eight cents over the last seven days.

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Road Work Continues In Hancock County This Week

9/12/16 – 5:31 A.M.

Only one new highway project will take place in Hancock County this week. ODOT reports the northbound exit ramp to State Route 235 will be closed for two days starting Thursday for pavement joint repairs.

Several projects will continue in the area this week. The north and southbound lanes of I-75 between Route 235 and the County Road 60 overpass will be reduced to one lane as a repaving project continues. That project has caused several delays so it’s a good idea to check out our traffic map if you’ll be driving on that stretch of the interstate.

Elsewhere State Route 12 is reduced to one lane between Findlay and Arcadia and from the southwest side of Fostoria to the Seneca County line. Crews are repaving that stretch of road as well.

The eastbound lane of Route 12 is closed in Findlay from Tiffin Avenue to Bright Road for the installation of a storm sewer line. The road is only closed from 7 am. until 6 p.m. during the project.

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Nurses Can Be Recruited At Event This Week

09/12/16 – 5:30 A.M.

Blanchard Valley Health Systems is having a nurse recruitment event on Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. Kate Sutter says that the event at Independence House in Fostoria doesn’t create an obligation.

The recruitment is for BVHS’ Independence House which is a nursing home. Human resources manager Tricia Woodland says that the event will give people a true perspective of being a part of the team.

There is no obligation but Woodand says there will be a 5,000 dollar sign on bonus for those that are hired from the event.

Woodland says that the job is more complex than retirement homes are made out to be.

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Mobile Home Damaged By Weekend Fire

9/12/16 – 5:19 A.M.

A mobile home in the Riverview Terrace trailer park was damaged by a weekend fire. Firefighters from Liberty and Blanchard Township were called to 8210 Meadowood Drive around 3:40 a.m. Saturday. Everyone inside the home was able to get out safely.

Liberty Township Fire Chief Gene Stump said the fire started in a clothes dryer vent. Damage was estimated to be between $8,000 and $10,000. The owner of the home was not insured. According to Stump, the family had another place to stay.

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Local Superintendents Hope New Federal Standards Mean More Local Control Of Education

9/12/16 – 5:10 A.M.

New federal rules will give state officials more control of education standards, and a group of area superintendents hopes that trickles down one step further. The Courier reports the Ohio Department of Education and the State Legislature have until July 1 of next year to figure out how to make the law work for Ohio. They’ll be taking public input as they work to put the plan together.

The Northwest/West Central Ohio Public School Advocacy Network will be watching the proceedings closely. The group is calling for local control on things like student testing, funding, and teacher evaluations. Liberty-Benton Superintendent Jim Knable is a member of the group. He tells the newspaper “it’s a good time for us to get our opinion out there.”

Cory-Rawson Superintendent Bob Hlasko says, “local control is much more responsive to our needs and it can be individualized.” He added the current way things are done has districts, “chasing our tails” trying to keep up with always changing standards and testing.

Both Hlasko and Knable say because districts are evaluated mostly by test scores, teachers are forced to teach to tests. They say that eliminates time for things like art and consumer science education.

The “Every Student Succeeds Act” was signed by President Barrack Obama last December. According to the Ohio Department of Education the law “represents a shift from broad federal oversight of primary and secondary education to greater flexibility and decision-making at the state and local levels.”

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