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County Commissioner Candidates Spar Over Differences

2/10/2016 – 11:02 pm Photo Caption: Candidates Brian Robertson and John Harrington with WFIN News Director Doug Jenkins during the forum at The University of Findlay. There are differences between both Republican candidates for Hancock County Commissioner, and that was apparent at the Commissioners Forum at the University of Findlay Wednesday night. Current Commissioner Brian Robertson and challenger, Findlay City Councilman John Harrington each presented their views on the role of a County Commissioner in Hancock County. The main topic of the evening was flood mitigation. Both noted that in their mind it was the biggest issue facing Hancock County. Robertson cited his experience in business and talked about work he’s done on the issue since taking office including traveling to Washington DC to meet with the Army Corps of Engineers and elected officials. Audio: Brian Robertson Harrington said while the Army Corps has been frustrating at times they still have the expertise to properly manage flood mitigation in Hancock County. Audio: John Harrington While there was much talk about flood mitigation,…

Sign Up Today For Children’s Mentoring Connection Bowling For Kids

2/10/2016 – 3:26 pm If you like having fun and want to support kids you need to get signed up for the Children’s Mentoring Connections Bowling For Kids event. Executive Director Jennifer Swartzlander says that teams are signing up today for the event, slated for March 12-13th. Audio: Jennifer Swartzlander The event will be held at AMF Sportsmans Lanes in Findlay and Swartzlander says that teams around four or five people can sign up to participate. Swartzlander said that the Children’s Mentoring Connection pairs kids with community volunteers to help build relationships. Audio: Jennifer Swartzlander You can register your team today online through Hancock Mentors.org or you can contact the program at 419-424-9752.

Findlay Mall Car Show Begins On Friday

2/10/2016 – 3:00 pm Forecasters are predicting single digit temperatures this weekend. So if you’re looking for something fun to do indoors, stop by the Findlay Village Mall for the annual Findlay Mall Car Show. Organizer John LaRiche says that there will be more cars showcased this year than ever before. Audio: John LaRiche LaRiche says that there will be sixteen different franchises represented at the show and unlike the major car shows in Detroit and Columbus, this show will give people are more hands on view on the cars showcased. Audio: John LaRiche LaRiche says that the cars will be moved in late Thursday evening and the show itself runs during regular mall hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While they won’t sell cars on the spot, reps will be on hand to answer any questions that people may have about the cars themselves.

Fostoria Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty To OVI Charge

2/10/16 – 7:20 A.M. A Fostoria police officer has pleaded not guilty to an OVI charge. The Review-Times reports Justin Kiser submitted the plea through his attorney Tuesday. His arraignment hearing will be held at a later time. Kiser was pulled over early Saturday morning for a speed violation. Kiser refused to take a breathalyser and was arrested. MORE: Review-Times

Cooper Tire Appoints New Member To Board Of Directors

2/10/16 – 7:07 A.M. Cooper Tire & Rubber has appointed a new member to its board of directors. Susan Davis, the executive vice president of the Asia-Pacific region for Johnson Controls, was appointed to the board Tuesday. Johnson Controls is a global technology and industrial company. Davis is based in China, where she is the lead officer for the company in the region.

Fire Reported At Fostoria Mobile Home Park Tuesday

2/10/16 – 6:58 A.M. Fostoria firefighters battled flames in a vacant mobile home Tuesday. The Review-Times reports the fire broke out around 5 a.m. in lot 109 at Nye’s Trailer Park on North Countyline Street. People living in nearby homes were evacuated and no one was injured. An investigation into the blaze showed that utilities to the trailer had been turned off. The case has been handed over to the Fostoria Police Department. MORE: Review-Times

Hancock Parks District Website To Get Upgrades

2/10/16 – 6:51 A.M. The Hancock Park District’s website will get an upgrade this year. The Courier reports the park board approved paying Watchtower Consulting IT Services to design and host hancockparks.com. The contract is worth $7,500 and includes a year of website hosting. The new site is expected to launch by October. It will allow people to register for programs and pay registration fees online. MORE: The Courier

Brief Phone Outage Scheduled For Fostoria City Offices Today

2/10/16 – 6:43 A.M. Telephone communication into Fostoria city offices will be cut off for about 30 minutes this afternoon. A release from the city says a scheduled outage will take place starting at noon. During the downtime a server will be replaced. The hardware has been blamed for causing previous phone system failures. 911 services and the police non-emergency line at (419)435-8573 will still be working during the outage.