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Appropriations Committee Prepares Appropriations Report Of 2017 For Findlay City Council

01/10/17 – 8:22 P.M.

Findlay City Appropriations Committee heard from all of the department heads about incoming projects on Tuesday. Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer said that there could be some big projects coming to Findlay.

Paul Schmelzer

He also mentioned some of the less glamorous projects such as improving roadways and neighborhoods. He also said that there will be several sewer related projects on the agenda this year.

The committee report will be put in front of city council next week. Schmelzer said that once council approves the report, appropriations can start.

Paul Schmelzer

He added that some of the vehicle requests will probably be added to the ordinance right away. It takes awhile for the vehicles to be built so it is best to get them funded as soon as possible.

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City Dry Cleaning Collecting Coats For The Needy

11/28/16 – 5:30 P.M.

City Dry Cleaning is holding it’s 29th Coat Drive this week and you can help. Paul Kramer from City Dry Cleaning says that there’s plenty of ways for you to drop off coats.

Paul Kramer

He added that they are in need of coats for children.

Paul Kramer

The coats will be distributed next weekend at Glenwood Schools. You can pick up a coat on the 10th from 9am -3 pm and on the 11th from 1-3 pm.

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Local Unemployment Rates Continue To Decline

11/23/16 – 5:12 A.M.

Unemployment rates remain low in the area. Numbers released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services show Hancock County’s jobless rate dropped to 3.4 percent in October. That’s down slightly from 3.6 percent in September.

Only Putnam County has a lower rate locally. The unemployment rate in Putnam County stands at 3.3 percent, down from 3.5 in September.

Rates for other counties: (September numbers in parenthesis.)

Allen, 4.7 percent (5 percent); Hardin, 4.7 (5); Henry, 4 (4.4); Putnam, 3.3 (3.5); Seneca, 4.3 (4.6); Wood, 4 (4.3); and Wyandot, 3.4 (3.6).

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Veterans Day Parade Happening This Sunday In Findlay

11/04/16 – 4:11 P.M.

The Veteran’s Day Parade is happening this Sunday in Findlay. Bill Johns from the Veterans Service Center says it will be going on through downtown.

Parade

Johns added that there are several events happening throughout the week to celebrate our veterans. He said the reason that the parade is on Sunday is so that they don’t back up traffic on a work night.

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Fire Prevention Bureau Says To Operate Heaters Safely As The Cold Weather Settles In

10/27/16 – 3:13 P.m.

It’s starting to get cold out and that means that heaters might start getting turned on. Kevin Shinise from the Fire Prevention Bureau said it’s a good idea to check your heater before turning it on.

Heater Safety

He added that external or plug-in heaters should have their own space.

Safe Space

He also advocated checking the batteries of fire and carbon monoxide detectors. Shinise said that every now and then the fire department is called to stop a fire caused by a heater.

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Marathon Quarterly Profits Fall By 85%

10/27/16 – 10:54 A.M.

Profits fell this quarter for Marathon Petroleum Corporation to $145 million due to lower fuel prices. The Courier reports that profits fell 85% or 27 cents per share. The company’s revenue declined 12% to just short of $16.5 billion. The refining and market operating profit also took a hit, falling 79% from last year to $306 million. Chairman and CEO Gary Heminger said that despite the refining profit decline, Marathon has success in continuing to grow in more stable profit areas.

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Kiwanis Hosts 5K And Fun Run On November 5th

10/21/16 – 10:15 A.M.

The Findlay Kiwanis is hosting the Kiwanis Shuffle Walk and Fun Run on November 5th. Denise Roush from the Findlay Kiwanis says the money raised will support the Kiwanis Closet Project.

Closet Project

The run will be held in the Emory Adams park at 10 a.m. Registration is done online at runsignup.com for $20 until the 28th. Afterward, it will cost $25 to register.

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Anthony Iriti WIll Leave Findlay For New Position In Kentucky

10/19/16- 12:50 P.M.

Findlay will be losing a prominent figure as he moves into a new position in Kentucky. Economic Development Director Anthony Iriti will be moving to Henderson, Kentucky. He will be the president and CEO of the Kentucky Network for Development, Leadership, and Engagement or Kyndle. President and CEO of the Findlay-Hancock Alliance, John Haywood says he is happy for Iriti.

Iriti Success

In his new position, Iriti will oversee the chamber of commerce for Henderson County. He will also help support the chambers of McLean, Union and Webster Counties. The job will focus on business retention and creation, workforce development and Business attraction.

Haywood said that Iriti will remain in his current position until mid-November.

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