Review Category : Local News

Historic Wood County Schoolhouse To Be Moved

11/16/16 – 4:32 A.M.

An historic school building in Bowling Green will be on the move today. Wood County Park District officials say the one-room Zimmerman schoolhouse will be rolled a half-mile down Carter Road from its current site. The nearly 125-year-old building is being moved to a new foundation that will be more accessible to programs and educational opportunities.

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Councilman Jeff Wobser Named To Raise The Bar’s Board As Representative Of City Council

11/16/16 – 12:45 A.M.

Findlay City Council has appointed Councilman Jeff Wobser as a representation on the board for Raise The Bar. Wobser said that, while he didn’t support funding the program with taxpayer dollars, he does think it will do a lot of good.


 Wobser said he is interested in how they will make use of their funding. He said that he is very much in favor of what the group plans to do for the city.

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City Council Passes Energy District

11/16/16 – 12:30 A.M.

Findlay City Council passed the new energy district at their Tuesday meeting. Service Safety Director Paul Schmelzer said that the district uses an ESID grant to make buildings more energy efficient.

Energy District

Schmelzer said that this won’t cost the city at all.

No Cost to City

Schmelzer said the money will gradually be paid back with the money saved on the energy bill.

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Rape Trial Of Arlington Teen Continued Tuesday With Prosecution Witnesses Testimonies

11/15/16 – 6:23 P.M.

The rape trial of Arlington teenager Kyle McDowell continued Tuesday with testimonies from prosecution witnesses. The Courier reports that the 19-year-old had sent the girl Snapchat messages three days after the 2014 assault. The girl forwarded all McDowell’s messages to Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Cortez who provided the messages in court Tuesday.

A lengthy message from McDowell to the girl expressed remorse and he asked what he could do to make it right. Cortez said there were more messages from that day saying that he wanted to talk to the girl in person.

McDowell said that if she ignored him he would show up to her house. When he did the girl’s family called the sheriff’s office and Det. Shane Heckman came to the girl’s home. He gave McDowell a criminal trespass warning. Heckman said, “He really wanted to talk to her. That’s Basically what (he) said over and over.”


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50 North Preparing For Holiday Season

11/15/16 – 5:46 P.M.

50 North is getting ready to put people in the holiday spirit next month but that’s not all. Community Relations Director Beth Wilkins said they will also be offering classes.


The classes start December 1 in the evenings. The organization will also be hosting a toys for tots party.


50 North will be providing snacks and refreshments for the event.

The organization will also be providing a live radio performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Radio Play

The show will allow people to see how radio plays used to be performed while telling a story.

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Man Arrested In South Blanchard Street Family Video Robbery

11/15/16 – 3:32 P.M.

A man has been arrested for the Sunday robbery of a Family Video in Findlay. The Courier reports that the Findlay Police arrested 28-year-old Paul Porter for the robbery on South Blanchard Street. He is being held at the Hancock County Justice Center on a robbery charge.

An additional investigation is ongoing. The Hancock County Grand Jury will be presented the case later today.

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Judge Joseph Niemeyer To Retire

11/15/16 – 12:03 P.M.

A long-serving Hancock County Judge is stepping down at the end of the year. The Courier reports Common Pleas Court Judge Joseph Niemeyer will retire effective December 31. His current term doesn’t expire until the end of 2020. Because Niemeyer is a Republican, the Central Committee of the Hancock County Republican Party can pick candidates for his replacement. Governor John Kasich will ultimately decide who finishes the term.

Niemeyer has been a judge since 1991. Before that, he was a county prosecutor.

A visiting judge will handle Niemeyer’s responsibilities on the court beginning in January. Meanwhile, Common Pleas Court Judge Reginald Routson will assume Niemeyer’s duties on the county’s drug court.

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Carey School Board Approves Summer “Activity-Free” Period

11/15/16 – 5:19 A.M.

Families in Carey can start planning their summer vacations. The Courier reports the Carey school board approved a summer “activity-free” period during their Monday meeting. As a result, no school related activities or practices can take place between June 24 and July 9.

There is basketball activity in June and football and volleyball activity in July.

Junior/Senior high school Principal Peter Cole said other area schools allow various amounts of time off for family vacations. Superintendent Mike Wank added, “Summers should be for families.”

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McComb Will Post Tax Forms Online

11/15/16 – 5:04 A.M.

McComb will save some money by no longer mailing village tax forms. The Courier reports village council announced they’ll post the forms on the village’s website for download starting in January. Council expects the move to save the village $1,500 in postage.

The municipal building and McComb Public Library will still have paper copies of the forms. Elderly residents can contact the village to have the forms mailed out.

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