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Area Parades And Ceremonies Slated For Memorial Day

5/27/2016 – 3:23 pm Many area communities and Findlay have parades and services scheduled for this Memorial Day Monday. In Fostoria, the American Legion will be holding ceremonies at Fountain Cemetery Monday starting at 10am. The American Legion Hall will then be open to the public for the remainder of the day. Elsewhere, in McComb, a parade will be held, moving through the downtown area. That will start at 10am and will proceed to the cemetery where services will be held following the parade. The community swimming pool will also be officially opened following the parade and ceremonies. The Village […]

Memorial Day Weekend Weather Expected To Be Sunny And Warm

5/27/2016 – 10:50 am Caption: The view behind our offices this morning on Lake Cascade In looking ahead to Memorial Day weekend, it appears that summer will be here early this year. Meteorologist Chris Vickers from media partner WTOL in Toledo says that people can expect temperatures typically reserved for later in the summer throughout the weekend. Audio: Chris Vickers Vickers says that there is a slight chance of showers throughout the weekend as well, with a greater chance in the late afternoon hours, typically 3pm-7pm, but for the most part, it will be a sunny and warm weekend. Looking […]

Cooper Names New VP Of North American Marketing

5/24/2016 – 10:24 am Cooper Tire & Rubber announced today that Bryan Hesse has been named as the Vice President of Marketing for North America Tire Operations. According to a statement, in this role, Hesse will be responsible for Cooper’s marketing programs in the US and Canada, including branding, product, management, pricing and all programs which support Cooper’s distribution partners. Hesse has worked in marketing for more than 25 years, for companies such as Armstrong World Industries, Valspar Corporation, and Proctor & Gamble. He has a BS from the Southern Connecticut State University and an MBS in Management of Technology […]

Seneca County Commissioner To Refile Complaint With OEC

5/27/16 – 6:56 A.M. Seneca County Commissioner Holy Stacy will refile her complaint about the activities of a political action committee with the Ohio Elections Commission. The Review-Times reports the OEC rejected a complaint filed last week because it included an item about alleged false statements made by the Citizens for Seneca County PAC. Representatives for the OEC said the organization doesn’t have the authority to rule on that item. Stacy says she’ll refile her complaint minus that item. Stacy believes that there was coordination between Citizens for Seneca County and her primary opponent last year, Richard Focht. Financial reports […]

Latta Appointed To Conference Committee On Energy Policy

5/27/16 – 6:44 A.M. Congressman Bob Latta will serve on a bipartisan conference committee that will negotiate a final comprehensive energy package. The 5th District Republican was appointed to the committee by House Speaker Paul Ryan. The group will work to include things like electric infrastructure security and promoting energy efficient appliances into the final bill. Latta said, “I look forward to working with my House and Senate colleagues on comprehensive energy reform. Energy policy in the United States is decades old, and our country needs an energy policy that reflects the abundant energy supply that we are so fortunate […]

Findlay Police Department Getting New Portable Radios

5/27/16 – 5:25 A.M. A grant will help Findlay police officers communicate better in the field. The state is providing $100,000 to the city to buy portable radios. The police department needs the new equipment because the radios they are currently using are no longer made. The city is working to get more grant money to buy radios for police cruisers. …read more      

FHS Graduation Set For This Weekend

5/27/16 – 5:18 A.M. More than 300 Findlay High School seniors will get their diplomas this weekend. The school says there are 338 people in the class of 2016. The valedictorian is Luke Taylor, and the salutatorian is Allison Kreinbrink. The commencement ceremony for FHS will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Koehler Center on the University of Findlay campus. …read more      

Putnam County Commissioners Will Not Appeal Judge’s Ruling

5/27/16 – 5:11 A.M. The Putnam County Commissioners will not appeal a judge’s decision against the county. The Putnam County Sentinel reports all three commissioners voted in favor of a resolution that agreed not to challenge a ruling that the county pay more than $611,000 in attorney fees. The fees stemmed from lawsuits regarding the Road 5 widening project. The resolution says that while the commissioners don’t agree with visiting Judge Dale Crawford’s ruling, they recognize appealing it would mean more expenses for the county. Commissioner John Love said they will meet with elected officials and department heads to decide […]

Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Adding Dispatchers

5/27/16 – 4:57 A.M. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is expanding its dispatching staff by three. The Courier reports that by the end of the year there will be 10 people on staff in the communications center for the Sheriff’s Office. At the same time, a new supervisor is running the center. Sgt. Mark Price took that role near the beginning of the year. Sheriff Mike Heldman says the department had planned to hire three new dispatchers, but after two people resigned they needed to hire five. So far four people have hired and officials are in the process of […]

State Treasurer Calls Out Findlay Auditor For No Progress On Open Checkbook

5/26/2016 – 3:09 pm While in Findlay Thursday to announce Hancock County and Fostoria have joined the State’s Open Checkbook website, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel commented on the City of Findlay’s absence from the site, as well as City Auditor Jim Staschiak’s issues in getting the city finances posted on the website. Mandel said that he’s not had similar issues with any city government elsewhere in the State of Ohio. Audio: Josh Mandel It was mentioned that Mandel’s office has been working with the City of Findlay for the past ten months, taking all phone calls and answering all questions […]