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Ohio Northern University named “Tuition Hero”

8/28/14  4:34 p.m. Ohio Northern University in Ada has been awarded the title of “Tuition Hero” by tuitionhereoes.com, which tracks tuition rates for universities nationwide. To be named a tuition hero, a school must have a compound annual growth rate of 2.5 or less and have a fixed rate tuition policy. The information on tuition heroes’ website includes tuition as well as required fees for full-time undergraduate students by

University of Findlay Enrollment Still Climbing

8/28/14   4:25 p.m. The University of Findlay is increasing in popularity. Enrollment at the university increased 8.5 percent from last year, making it the fourth consecutive year of growth. The international student community played a big role in the increase, with its enrollment alone going up by 46 percent. As of today Findlay has a total of 3,956 students enrolled. by

Long-time Lucky Horseshoes Advisor Denise Tebbe’s Memory Honored at this Year’s Fair

8/28/14   1:38 p.m. For years 60-year-old Denise Tebbe was a fixture at the Hancock County Fair. Denise passed away in May of this year, and her absence has been felt by her Lucky Horseshoes and Above the Bar 4-H clubs. Audio: Michelle Dukes Michelle Dukes, whose daughter is in the Lucky Horseshoes club, said Denise didn’t tell the kids she was battling breast cancer and many were shocked when she passed. Dukes said a memorial scholarship has been created in Tebbe’s honor to keep her legacy alive. Audio: Michelle Dukes Dukes said few of the kids in the 4-H clubs knew she was sick, making her passing even more difficult. To raise awareness for breast cancer, the horse barn has been decorated in pink and silver. There will also be a tribute in Denise’s memory after the horse freestyle show Friday at 7 p.m. where the winner of her memorial scholarship will be announced. Click on the image to see a larger version. by

Longtime Manager At Diestch Brothers Retires After 41 Years

8/28/14 – 12:27 A.M. If you’re a fan of Dietsch Brothers, chances are you’re pretty familiar with their staff. And a long time member of the Dietsch family, Dave Sharrer, retired yesterday after working for the company for 41 years. His longevity as a manager for the east store location drew many well wishes and compliments, including one from Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson… Audio: Brian Robertson A retirement party was held in honor of Sharrer’s work Wednesday afternoon. by

Wood County Bridge Can’t Be Repaired Due To Conflict With I-75 Widening

8/28/14 – 5:29 A.M. A bridge over I-75 just south of Bowling Green will be closed the rest of the year. The Sentinel-Tribune reports the Gypsy Lane Road Bridge was damaged when a semi crashed on I-75 and damaged the bridge supports earlier this summer. Construction crews can’t fix the bridge right now because of a conflict with the I-75 widening project going on in that area. ODOT officials tell the newspaper they won’t be able to start repair work until sometime in November. It should take about a month to fix once work begins. MORE: Sentinel-Tribune by

Tiffin School Bus Driver Under Investigation

8/28/14 – 5:22 A.M. A bus driver in the Tiffin school district is under investigation after a parent complained that children weren’t allowed to put bus windows down Tuesday. Jodi Roszman tells media partner WTOL 11 that the bus driver wouldn’t let kids put the windows down as a punishment for not putting them back up the day before. Roszman said she became aware of the issue when her son got off the bus drenched in sweat and feeling sick. Temperatures were near 90 Tuesday. Representatives for the Tiffin City School District say the situation is being looked into. The driver is still on the job because she didn’t break any rules. MORE: WTOL 11 by

Ag Program Offered To Women In Putnam County

8/28/14 – 5:14 A.M. An agricultural program aimed at women is coming to Putnam County. The Lima News reports the program, known as “Annie’s Project,” helps women get the tools they need to improve their farm and risk management skills. It also helps farm women network, and teaches how to organize critical information. Annie’s Project will be offered through the Putnam County OSU Extension Office. It runs September 22 through October 27. MORE: Lima News by

Fostoria Man Convicted On Sex Crime Charge

8/28/14 – 5:08 A.M. A Fostoria man was found guilty of a sex crime this week. The Review-Times reports a jury found 51-year-old William Pritt guilty of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance. The verdict came at the end of a two day trial. Pritt was indicted in March. The indictment said Pritt recorded a child in his care in a state of nudity last August for the purposes of sexual gratification. He’ll be sentenced at a later date. MORE: Review-Times by

Hancock County Fair Day 2 Schedule

8/28/14 – 5:02 A.M. The second day of the Hancock County Fair will be a busy day for both the junior and senior fair. Junior Fair events include the sheep and horse shows this morning, with the goat show this afternoon. In the Senior Fair the antiques and canning judging will take place. Other events will include harness racing in the south grandstand starting at 5:30 p.m. and a calf scramble tonight in the north grandstand. Full Schedule: 7:30 a.m. — Open class lamb carcass, south show arena. 8 a.m. — Junior Fair sheep show, south show arena. 8 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show, north grandstand. 9 a.m. — Poultry showmanship, poultry barn. 9 a.m. — Judging of antiques and canning, Grange Building. 10 a.m. — Open class poultry and waterfowl, poultry barn. 12:30 p.m. — Dairy feeder show, north show arena. 1 p.m. — Theme basket, Grange Building. 1 p.m. — Junior Fair draft horse decorating, staging area, followed by Junior Fair draft horse show, north grandstand. 1…

Fair Gallery: Fairgrounds 75th Anniversary Parade

8/27/14  10:00 p.m. The Hancock County fair opened tonight with a parade celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Old Millstream Fairgrounds. Though the fairgrounds are 75 years old only 74 fairs have been held, once being cancelled in 1941 due to World War II. After the parade, junior fair royalty was crowned. Aubrey Brown and Brent Warrent were named 2014 queen and king while Aubry VonStein and Logan Young were named princess and prince. The fair will continue until Monday. Click on each image to see a larger version. by

Fair Gallery: Junior Fair Participants Hard At Work

8/27/14 – 12:20 P.M. To the naked eye, mornings at the Hancock County Fair can seem pretty slow. Rides aren’t running, games are closed, and the food vendors are just prepping for the day. However, Junior Fair participants know that’s not the real story. Area kids are getting up early… Audio: Junior Fair members talk about what time they get started… …and taking care of their animals… Audio: Junior Fair members talk about the work they do… Junior Fair events run through out the day. Many of the county schools are off for the week so that their students can participate in the fair events. Gallery: by

Property Line Scam Affecting Area Homeowners

8/27/14   11:00 a.m. A scam is making its way around area counties and Hancock County Sheriff Mike Heldman wants Hancock residents to be prepared. Deputies from adjoining counties have reported males subjects approach homeowners to inspect their property lines, some claimed they were from a government agency. In one instance the subject claimed the homeowner’s neighbors were putting up a fence and used a cellphone to call his boss, saying he and the homeowner were in the backyard. During this process, the home was entered by another party and money stolen. Sheriff Heldman said anyone working for a government agency or utility company will have identification with them. Anyone with information on these individuals should call the sheriff’s office at 419-422-2424. by

Nationwide Time Warner Outage Affects Local Internet Customers

8/27/14 – 8:12 A.M. If you had problems, or are having problems with your internet service today, you’re not alone. The website Mashable.com reports Time Warner Cable is suffering a nationwide outage. The company’s customer service Twitter account said there is no estimated time of restoration. An outage map shows a large portion of Ohio is affected. The biggest trouble spots appear to be in northeast and southwest Ohio. However, parts of our listening area are on the fringes of the outage region. The east coast, North Carolina, and Los Angeles all appear to be affected as well. MORE: Mashable by

Trailer Fire Reported Near Mt. Blanchard

8/26/14 – 5:19 A.M. Firefighters battled a blaze in an unoccupied mobile home in Hancock County Tuesday night. A fire was reported near Mt. Blanchard at 16250 County Road 8 just before 10 p.m. Delaware Township firefighters were called to the scene. No other details were available. View Trailer Fire Reported In Hancock County in a larger map by

Hancock County Fair Kicks Off Today

8/26/14 – 5:09 A.M. The Hancock County Fair opens today. Some of the featured events will include a parade in honor of the Old Millstream Fairgrounds 75th anniversary. That will take place on the south part of the fairgrounds at 5:30 p.m., and will be followed by the opening ceremonies and the crowning of the Junior Fair king and queen. In other events a horseshoe pitching contest for Hancock County residents will take place at 10 a.m. There will also be a baked goods auction in the Grange Building at 5 p.m. Admission will be $2 for senior citizens and veterans today. Full Schedule: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. — Gates open for livestock. 8 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show, north grandstand. 9 a.m. on — Open class judging in Grange Building: farm products, horticulture, woodworking, domestic arts and crafts, hobbies and collections, Granges, and baking department. 9 a.m. — Junior Fair booth judging, youth building. 9 a.m. — Judging of Junior Fair FFA and home economics, education building….