Review Category : Local News

Owens Offers Free Job Training Classes For Older Hancock County Residents

3/19/14 – 10:34 A.M.

The older you get the harder it can be to change jobs. Owens Community College is trying to combat that with a series of free classes in Findlay. The ten week course will include technology and communication training. It will also give students a crash course in time management and people skills.

The classes are available for anyone over 50 in Hancock County. They start April 4 and run from 9 a.m. until noon every Friday. For more information call (567)661-7357

A grant from the Handbags That Help giving circle is paying for the costs of the class.

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Findlay Woman Sentenced On Theft And Forgery Charges

3/19/14 – 10:00 A.M.

A Findlay woman will spend two months in jail after she was found guilty of forgery and theft. The Ohio Department of Insurance says Charity Hensley stole more than $73,000 from her former employer, Golden Key Title. Hensley will have to repay her former employer. She also surrendered her insurance licence.

Investigators found Hensley misappropriated the money from Golden Key’s operating account. The stolen funds were use for her own personal use.

Hensley will also spend five years on community control.

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Fostoria Looks To Install Longer Boat Ramp On Reservoir

3/19/14 – 9:16 A.M.

Fostoria officials want to make the city’s reservoirs boat-friendly. On Tuesday city council approved an ordinance to allow Mayor Eric Keckler to apply for a $118,000 state grant. If approved the money will pay for the installation of a longer boat ramp at Reservoir 3 and place a floating dock beside it.

The grant application is due next month.

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Gun Used In Fostoria Shooting Found

3/19/14 – 8:13 A.M.

A search warrant may have turned up a key piece of evidence in a Fostoria shooting. Police Captain Patrick Brooks tells the Review-Times officers found the gun they believe was used to shoot 19-year-old Thomas Breitigam Jr.

Breitigam suffered a leg wound in the 1200 block of Beier Drive early Saturday morning.

At first witnesses were not cooperating. Brooks says that’s starting to change, and more people are coming forward with information.

The investigation is ongoing.

MORE: Review-Times

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Putnam County Elections Board Dispute Settled

3/9/14 – 7:38 A.M.

The Putnam County Board of Elections has settled a dispute. The Courier reports the board voted 3-1 Tuesday to name Rebecca Hermiller the new deputy director of the board. Last week the board split a vote on Republican Shelly Burkhart’s nomination to be the deputy director.

The board requested Secretary of State Jon Husted intervene and break the tie. But Husted’s office said they prefer local officials settle disputes like this on their own.

MORE: The Courier

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Injury Crash Reported Between Dunkirk And Kenton

3/18/14 – 10:36 A.M.
Update – 3/19/14 – 7:15 A.M.

A two car crash injured six people, including four children, north of Kenton Tuesday morning. The State Patrol reports the accident happened at the intersection of U.S. 68 and Township Road 80 just before 7:30 a.m.

36-year-old Tasa Henry of Kenton was driving a Ford Escort north on 68 when she slowed to turn onto Road 80. 24-year-old Cory Burnow of Dunkirk was behind her and didn’t stop in time.

Three children in the Escort were treated for serious injuries. Two of them were taken by medical helicopter to Columbus Children’s Hospital. Henry, Burnow, and a teenager in the Escort were all taken to local hospitals. The three children suffering serious injuries were sitting in the back of the Escort. They were not wearing seatbelts.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Hancock County Arts Projects Could Get State Funding

3/19/14 – 6:44 A.M.

Two Hancock County projects could get state funding. Governor John Kasich’s $2.4 billion construction budget sets aside $33 million for arts and culture projects. That includes $800,000 for the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, and $300,000 for the Kan Du Community Art Center project.

The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts will use the old Central Middle School auditorium. A new addition will include a box offices and other amenities.

The Kan Du Community Art Center houses an art studio. It offers people with developmental disabilities an opportunity to work and earn a living as an artist.

The Governor announced the plan Tuesday. Quick action is expected on the bill.

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Findlay City Council Hears Second Reading On Riparian Corridor Project

3/19/14 – 5:28 A.M.

Findlay City Council gave a second reading Tuesday night to an ordinance that has been a sticking point for some residents in a neighborhood near Lye Creek. If approved the measure would allow government owned land bordering the creek to return to a more natural state. The project is known as a riparian corridor.

Over the past few months residents in the area have objected to the project. Last night saw a change of pace as Kurt Ramthen of Hawthorne Road argued in favor of the plan. He said the corridor would help fill in empty lots where flood-damaged homes once stood.

Council will have a third and final reading of the plan on April 1.

MORE: The Courier

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Development Group To Sell Flood Damaged Building In Downtown Findlay

3/18/14 – 11:01 A.M.

It looks like a developer is showing interest in a flood damaged building in downtown Findlay. Today the Hancock County Commissioners waived their “first right to purchase” agreement on a building at 326 S. Main St.

The commissioners sold the building last year. The sale included a provision that the county had the first option to use the property. Commissioner Brian Robertson says the county has no use for the building.

The property was part of a package of buildings sold from the county to a development group headed by Jim Heck. That group is now looking to sell the structure.

There’s no word on what may go into the building.

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