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Findlay High School Music: The Mattis Touch

Join us each Sunday at 11am beginning May 3rd for a six part series as we spotlight the Findlay High School music under the direction of Tim Mattis with background information and interesting stories about the music from Mattis himself each and every week.

tim-mattis-directingTim Mattis will finish a 20-plus year career in the Findlay School system when he retires at the end of this school year. Mattis had taught instrumental and vocal music for nine years before accepting a position with the Findlay City Schools in 1994. Over the years, he has served as band director and band department chair as well as director of the school’s steel drum band Pantasia.

During his tenure, he has been awarded the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Education, the Teacher Who Made A Difference Award and has been nominated for Disney’s Teacher of the Year Award. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Bluffton College and his Master of Music in Percussion Performance from Bowling Green State University. Mattis has been adjunct instructor of percussion at Ohio Northern University and at Bluffton College. His performance credits include the Lima Symphony Orchestra, the Lima Marimba Ensemble, and a variety of community theater performances, both onstage and in the pit.


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Low Turnout At Polls For Primary Election

5/5/15 – 10:35 P.M.

The vast majority of registered voters in Hancock County stayed home Tuesday. Just under 13 percent of people registered to vote cast a ballot. Board of Elections chairman David Spahr says turnout was what they expected…

Audio: David Spahr

The only big draws to the polls were the contested Findlay races and a couple of county wide levy renewals. There were no state issues on the ballot.

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Mihalik Discusses Issues Findlay Faces Following State of the City Address

04/29/15     3:20 p.m.

Following Tuesday’s state of the city address, Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik talked about some of the pressing issues the city is facing. One of those being the county Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services board working to open two addiction recovery homes. Mihalik said she met with ADAMHS Executive Director Precia Stuby and urged them to be more inclusive in the process.

Audio: Lydia Mihalik

One of the other issues the mayor said the city is continuing to work is flood mitigation. Mihalik said the focus should now be on what happens once the Army Corps releases the final report next spring.

Audio: Lydia Mihalik

Mihalik said the community should let the leaders they voted into office decide where to go with the plan the Corps presents.

Full audio from the mayor’s Good Morning’s Interview below:

Lydia Mihalik

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Candidate Profile: John Kovach

4/21/15 – 5:30 A.M.

We continue our look at candidates running for Findlay council-at-large seats today.  John Kovach is seeking office for the first time since running for county commissioner in 2010.  He says it was the recent dust-up about the addiction recovery home that got him interested in running…

Audio: John Kovach

Kovach says while he believes there is room for a recovery house in Findlay, he doesn’t believe it should go in areas zoned for single family residences.

On the topic of flood control, Kovach says he thinks money spent on mitigation studies could have been used differently…

Audio: John Kovach

Kovach says from his experience as a developer, anytime you deal with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the EPA, you’re going to spend a lot of time and money for a result you don’t like.

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The video demonstrates how flooding is reduced during a 100 year storm event, with water falling evenly across the Blanchard River Watershed.The combined flow of water in the Blanchard River and Eagle and Lye creek that results in flooding within the Blanchard River Watershed study area.The main components of the recommended plan include a levee installed from the Findlay Reservoir to Route 15 to prevent water in the Blanchard River from flowing into Lye Creek during high water events. Another component is a diversion channel that will reduce the amount of water flowing down Eagle Creek.The combined flows are reduced because of the recommended plan.

Posted by US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Findlay Man Arrested Following Easter Bar Assault

34/6/15 – 7:27 A.M.

A Findlay man was arrested following an Easter assault at an area bar. The Findlay Police Department reports the victim of the assault reported the incident around 11:40 p.m. Sunday night. The man walked into the police station and told officers he had been attacked at Nicki’s Bar at 139 North Main Street.

The victim had multiple injuries to his face and body and was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment. He also had money taken during the assault in the bar.

Officers arrested 30-year-old Antonio Johnson at a different location a short time later. He is facing a robbery charge and was lodged in the Hancock County Jail.

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Candle Light Vigil to be Held for Missing Tiffin Teen Tonight

03/29/15     8:44 a.m.


Madalyn Hiser, missing since Monday


There will be a candle light vigil and prayer for missing Tiffin teen Madalyn Hiser tonight. Hiser went missing last Monday and has not been seen or heard from since.

Those who wish to attend d are asked to meet at the September 11th memorial in Tiffin at 7 p.m. tonight.

Anyone who has any information on Hiser’s disappearance or her whereabouts should call Tiffin Police at 419-447-2323.

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Girls Basketball: O-G’s Yant leaning on McGlaughlin


OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf girls basketball head coach Troy Yant is glad he has Tyson McGlaughlin to ask for advice in preparing for the Division III state tournament in Columbus.

McGlaughlin, O-G’s boys basketball coach and athletic director, is no stranger to coaching in big games in his fourth season as the Titans’ coach. He led them to a state semifinal appearance in 2012, a state championship in 2013, a regional final last season and with a win on Wednesday against Lima Central Catholic, another regional final.

However, with O-G’s girls team advancing to state for the first time in school history after Saturday’s 43-30 regional final win over Richwood North Union, McGlaughlin’s advice has been much appreciated.

“Tyson has been a great resource,” Yant said during a teleconference with coaches and media on Monday. “Being down there recently and as the athletic director, he’s kind of taken a lot of things off my plate so we can just get started on scouting. That’s been a huge help to us.”

McGlaughlin’s record in tournament play as O-G’s coach, including this season, is a staggering 19-2. He also took Miller City’s boys basketball team to the regional semifinals in 2010 in his first of two seasons as the Wildcats’ head coach.

His experience making deep tournament runs, especially down in Columbus, is something Yant can use to his advantage, considering the fact that O-G’s girls’ opponent, Proctorville Fairland, is back in the state tournament after falling in the state semifinals last season.

“We know that they’re a quality team, obviously going down to state and making it to the final four last year,” Yant said of Fairland. “So they got a little bit of experience, and obviously getting beat in the semifinal game last year, they’re also probably quite hungry to get into that championship game.

“So it’s going to be a test, but it’s something that we’ll spend the next two days preparing for.”

Along with McGlaughlin’s help and support, the basketball-crazed O-G community is behind the girls team. The Titans held a reception on Saturday night at the high school for the girls team after the boys team’s 88-58 district final win over Delta in Whitehouse.

“Obviously, Ottawa-Glandorf has been down at the state championships a couple of times, state runners-up and three championships in boys basketball and the Titan faithful have always come out to support the team,” Yant said.

“It’s kind of a new test for the girls, but they came out in the regionals, even though we traveled for two hours, and we had the boys playing on the same day, we had a nice crowd there.

“And obviously, we had a lot of support when we got home, so we’re looking forward to getting down to Columbus and letting the Titans faithful follow us down there and I think it will be a nice following.”

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Nissan squeezes every last drop from the GT-R with the 45th Anniversary Gold Edition

Nissan has officially unveiled the 2016 GT-R, which features a five-horsepower bump and a few styling enhancements. The brand also revealed the 45th Anniversary Gold Edition, which wears a Silica Brass exterior finish.

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Prep Schedule & Updates: 03-18-18

A pair of University of Findlay teams are in action on a light Tuesday night local sports schedule.
The UF softball team travels to Cedarville for a 3 p.m. nonconference doubleheader.
The UF women’s lacrosse team will have a home game under the lights at Donnell Stadium as the Oilers host Urbana in a 7 p.m. contest.
We’ll also have previews of Ottawa-Glandorf and St. Wendelin’s state semifinal girls basketball games in Wednesday’s print edition.
You’ll get the best local sports coverage in the region in the daily print edition of The Courier and online at

Tuesday’s Events
College Athletics
BASEBALL – Bluffton at Albion, 4:15
SOFTBALL — Findlay at Cedarville, DH, 3
WOMEN’S LACROSSE — Urbana at Findlay, 7
Tuesday’s Regional Semifinals
Division IV
Plymouth vs. Wayne Trace, 6:15
Delphos St. John’s vs. Cardinal Stritch, 8
Marion Local vs. Jackson Center, 8

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