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Valfilm Officially Opens Findlay Plant

04/24/15     12:38 p.m. When Dow Chemical announced that it would be leaving Findlay in December, Findlay officials were nervous about the economic loss. But Valfim, who was looking for a plant in the U.S. at the time, heard about the opening and said that upon visiting Findlay they were convinced. Valfilm officially took ownership of the plant at 3441 N. Main Street on February 2 and celebrated the opening with local and state leaders, company owners and employees. The company recently received a 55 percent eight-year Job Creation Tax credit from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority for that expansion. Valfilm will add 80 full-time positions and $2.5 million in annual payroll to the already existing $3.5 million. by

Candidate Profile: Christina Muryn for Findlay City Council’s Sixth Ward

04/24/15     5:30 a.m. As we approach election day, today we share our interview with political newcomer Christina Muryn, who is running for Findlay’s sixth ward city council seat. Muryn said her focus will be on residential needs. Audio: Christina Muryn Additionally, Muryn said she’d like to look into other services Findlay may be able to provide its residents by researching best practices from other cities. Some of the other issues she is looking to tackle are use of land and property clean-up. Audio: Christina Muryn Muryn is running against incumbent Jim Niemeyer, who was appointed to council when sixth ward representative Andy Douglas took a job elsewhere in the state. by

Western and Broad Avenues Reduced to One Lane for Road Work

04/24/15     5:10 a.m. Road work continues through Findlay and so will lane reductions. A release from the city says sidewalk and curb restoration on Western and Broad Avenues continues between West Main Cross and Howard Streets. As a result, each road will be reduced to one lane in each direction. The city asks that you avoid the block if possible. Short traffic delays are expected as work continue on the streets over the next week. by

Nelson Packaging Company Expanding Allen County Facility, Adding Jobs

04/24/15     5:08 a.m. An Allen County company is planning a big expansion. The Lima News says Nelson Packaging Company will be doubling its facility with an $11 million investment and 140 new full-time jobs. The company will receive a 10-year, 50 percent tax abatement as part of an enterprise zone agreement with Bath Township and Allen County commissioners. More: The Lima News by

Two Arrests Made Following Home Raids in Allen County

04/24/15     5:03 a.m. Two arrests were made following raids at Lima residences Wednesday. The Lima News reports a small amount of cocaine and several crack pipes were confiscated at 429 Nye St. following a raid by the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force and the Allen County Sheriff Office’s SWAT team. No arrests were made. The teams then raided Apartment 29 at 531 Bower Road. 18-year-old resident Chassidy Oard was arrested and her one-month-old son was removed by children’s services after marijuana, a syringe and spoon with burn marks and heroin residue were found. 19-year-old Kylie Craft, who was visiting the residence, was arrested as well. Felony charges for both women are pending. More: The Lima News by

Columbus Grove Halting State Testing for the Time Being

04/24/15     4:55 a.m. The Columbus Grove School Board has officially stopped state testing at least for the time being. The Putnam Sentinel reports the board passed a resolution at their Monday meeting to stop the use of PARCC and AIR assessments until a state study of the testing is complete. The resolution said decisions regarding student instruction should be in the hands of local school districts who know what is best for their students. More: Putnam County Sentinel by

Tire Thefts Continue in Wood County

04/24/15     4:53 a.m. A spree of tire thefts continued in Wood County this week. According to the Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune, Rouen Chrysler Plymouth reported thefts Tuesday for the second time. Thayer dealerships in BG reported tire stealing Thursday morning as well. Tire and rim thefts have been reported in Wood County for the last month, totaling more than $40,000 in losses. More: Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune by

Former Hardin County Officer Arraigned on Sexual Assault Charges

04/24/15     4:40 a.m. A former Hardin County probation officer was arraigned in Hardin County Common Pleas Court this week on nine sexual assault charges. The Courier reports 47-year-old Donald Castle of Ada pleaded not guilty seven counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition. According to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, the crimes occurred between 1995 and 2014 and involved one child and three adults, two of whom have developmental disabilities. None of the crimes were associated with Castle’s work as a probation officer. Castle’s jury trial will begin Aug. 18. by