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Candidate Profile: Anne Spence Running For Findlay Auditor

4/28/15 – 5:30 A.M. Our look at the upcoming May primary election focuses on the Findlay city auditor race today. The challenger in the race, Councilwoman-at-large Anne Spence, says she has the experience to do the job… Audio: Anne Spence Spence says that as the Director of Special Kids Therapy she also handles budget responsibilities. She adds that while the budget amounts are very different the fundamentals are the same. Spence says when it comes to city budgeting, there’s one thing she would like to do differently if elected… Audio: Anne Spence Spence also says she is in favor of allowing some businesses to defer tax payments because it allows for more accurate projections of revenue. by

Findlay Man Granted Early Prison Release

4/28/15 – 5:22 A.M. A Findlay man convicted on aggravated burglary charges is getting an early release from prison. 22-year-old Nicholas Rarey has been held at the North Central Correctional Institution in Marion for the last six months. Hancock County Common Pleas Court Judge Joseph Niemeyer has granted him a transfer to the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation Center in Lima. Rarey will stay in prison until a bed opens up a the WORTH facility. Rarey and three other men forced their way into a Findlay home on March 24 of 2014. by

Vanlue Hires New Superintendent

4/28/15 – 5:10 A.M. The Vanlue school board didn’t have to go far to find a new superintendent. The Courier reports Traci Conley was named to the position Monday. She currently serves as the high school principal in the district. Conley will start in her new role on August 1 and was given a three-year contract. She’ll initially be paid $85,000 a year. Once she completes work to get her superintendent’s license, she’ll earn an additional $3,000 a year. Conley will take the place of Rod Russell. He’s been the superintendent in Vanlue since 2007, and will retire at the end of July. MORE: The Courier by

McComb Council Focuses On Street Repairs

4/28/15 – 5:00 A.M. McComb officials are tackling the subject of street repair. The Courier reports village council discussed filling potholes and fixing curbs during their Monday meeting. Village Administrator Kevin Siferd told council pothole repair will start once patching material arrives next week. The village is also working to get quotes to repair deteriorating curbs on Bond Street. MORE: The Courier by

Handbags that Help Donates $38,000 to Local Literacy Coalition

04/27/15     4:35 p.m. A local women’s giving circle is giving back to the community. Handbags that Help is a local group that donates every dollar of their $500 memberships to the community through a grant. This year, the circle had 76 memberships and chose to donate their $38,000 to the Literacy Coalition of Hancock County to enroll 1,000 preschoolers in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. In the last eight years, Handbags that Help has generated $336,100 to give to 18 local non-profit organizations: Hancock County ADAHMS Board, Arts Partnership of Hancock County, Hancock Center for Safe and Healthy Children, Habitat for Humanity, Camp Fire, Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services, Hancock Christian Clearing House, Caughman Health Center, Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Findlay YMCA, Family Resource Center, Cancer Patient Services, American Red Cross of Hancock County, Owens Community College Foundation, Read for L.I.F.E., Hancock County Saves, Century Health and the Literacy Coalition of Hancock County. HTH is currently accepting memberships for 2014-2015. For more…

Steelworkers Union Planning Another Strike At Marathon in Findlay

04/27/15     4:20 p.m. Union workers will be protesting at the Marathon Petroleum headquarters in downtown Findlay again Wednesday morning. United Steelworkers says it will rally at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Marathon before the company’s annual shareholders meeting. Leaders and members of the USW Local 13-1 in Texas will be in attendance. They have been on strike at Marathon’s Galveston Bay refinery and Houston plant since February, protesting what they call unfair labor practices. USW ended its strike at Marathon’s Kentucky refinery April 3 after a new contract was approved. by

Former Congressman Michael Oxley Speaks to Findlay Rotary Club

04/27/15     2:50 p.m. Former Congressman Michael Oxley visited the Findlay Rotary Club today. Oxley reflected on his 26 years in office and his time in Findlay, noting how progressive and successful Findlay has been. Audio: Michael Oxley Oxley referenced the creation of the Findlay Airport and the collaboration it took between the city and the state to do so. He said that model has become an iconic part of Findlay’s history.   And even though Findlay has been booming for the past year, Oxley said that success didn’t come overnight. Audio: Michael Oxley Oxley also made some predictions about next year’s presidential race. He said he thinks that Ohio Governor John Kasich will run for president and would make a good candidate. As far as how the race will play out, Oxley said he has no idea. Oxley is now working for Baker Hostetler Law firm in Washington D.C. by

Rumors About ADAMHS Board Property Purchase Untrue

04/27/15     2:30 p.m. Rumors have been floating around about the possible purchase of property for the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services’ recovery home on Findlay’s east side. ADAMHS Executive Director Precia Stuby said they are simply rumors. Stuby said the board did receive an offer to purchase from the homeowners, but because there was no board meeting scheduled the board did not consider the offer and the owners rescinded. Stuby said the board is still searching for locations for two separate men and women’s recovery homes. by