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Hancock Co. Sheriff Talks About Public Interaction With Law Enforcement

8/5/15 – 11:18 A.M. Police interaction with the public has been a hot national topic for the last several months. Hancock County Sheriff Mike Heldman talked about the issue Tuesday. He said some there are common mistakes people make that can sometimes escalate a situation… Audio: Mike Heldman Heldman said getting out of your car also puts you at risk to be hit by passing traffic. On the flip side, Heldman says if an officer orders you out of your car, you must comply. If you are asked to leave your car it doesn’t mean it will be searched. Many […]

Deshler Propane Company Sold

8/4/15 – 10:52 A.M. A Deshler propane business has been sold. The Troy-based R.W. Earhart Company announced Tuesday it had bought Franz Petroleum Products. Dan Dixon is the president of Earhart and says the deal will help his business gain a foothold in northwest Ohio. Dixon says Earhart will serve all former Franz customers in the area. The sale means Earhart will also add bulk propane plants in Deshler, Holgate, and Bascom to its portfolio. …read more      

Public Input Meeting For Findlay Police Department To Be Held Next Week

8/4/15 – 10:41 A.M. The Findlay Police Department is seeking a professional accreditation, and part of the process calls for community input. A release from the department says a public meeting on the topic will be held on August 12 at 7 p.m. in the city council chambers. If you can’t make the meeting, comments can also be left on a voicemail system that day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The number to call will be (419)722-2342. Comments must address Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA standards. According to the organization’s website, those standards include law […]

UF To Offer Free Political Science Class To Community This Fall

8/4/15 – 10:27 A.M. A free class is being offered this fall for people interested in learning more about the government and politics, or who want to discuss those topics. The University of Findlay is offering the class for community members to survey. The school says the class will cover things like national politics, the U.S. Constitution, and civil liberties. The class will meet every Tuesday night from 6-8 p.m. in Old Main Room 305. The fall semester runs August 17 through December 3. No enrollment paperwork is needed for community members planning to take part in the class. …read […]

Findlay Woman Injured In Broad Avenue Crash

8/4/15 – 5:20 A.M. A Findlay woman was injured in a two-car crash Monday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the crash happened at the intersection of Broad Avenue and Howard Street. 26-year-old Xu Fan was driving west on Howard when she entered the intersection at Broad. Her car was hit by a southbound car driven by 23-year-old Scott Ricard of Findlay. Fan was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Ricard was not hurt. He was cited for disobeying a traffic control device. …read more      

Lima Woman Sentenced For Putnam County Parole Violation

8/4/15 – 5:13 A.M. A Lima woman will spend three years in prison for violating her parole in Putnam County. The Lima News reports 2-year-old Catherine Wilson was sentenced in Putnam County Common Pleas Court Monday. Wilson was recently found in Florida after being named a person of interest in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Lima. Wilson was convicted in a Putnam County burglary case last year. As for the fatal crash in Lima, Wilson said she was a passenger in a car driven by another person who hit a Aaron Ehrnsberger on May 31. The car investigators believe was […]

Modular Classrooms Should Be Ready For Start Of School Year

8/4/15 – 5:02 A.M. School starts in two weeks, and new modular units should be ready in time for use at Jefferson Primary and Chamberlin Hill Intermediate schools. The Courier reports the school board talked about the ongoing installation process during their Monday meeting. The project has faced some delays but should be finished on time. Director of Operations Dennis McPheron told the board it took longer than expected to get electricity hooked up to the units. Furniture has been bought for the modular classrooms as well. McPheron admitted it would be a “tight” timetable for teachers to get in […]

Apartment Plans Worry Liberty Township Neighborhood

8/4/15 – 4:46 A.M. A potential apartment development on Findlay’s west side has neighbors concerned. The Courier reports developers are planning a seven building complex with 92 two-bedroom suites on Thimbleberry Drive. A small housing development currently sits on the road just off of State Route 12. Andrew Yates of YRI Properties says he’s still uncertain if the apartments will be built. That’s not easing anxiety for area neighbors, who tell the newspaper they dread the day when 180 extra cars could be using their small road. Many wondered why the Liberty Township Trustees approved the plan for the apartments. […]

Area Colleges Rank High On BestColleges.com 2015 Lists

8/3/15 – 12:55 P.M. Two area schools were ranked as some of the best “small town” colleges in the nation. Bestcolleges.com ranks Tiffin University 10th in its top 50 list. Ohio Northern ranked 45th. The University of Findlay was featured on the website’s top 50 4-year colleges in Ohio list for 2015, coming in 12th. The lists were compiled using each school’s acceptance rate, retention rate, graduation rate, and enrollment rate. MORE: Bestcolleges.com …read more      

Area Colleges Rank High On BestColleges.com 2015 Lists

8/3/15 – 12:55 P.M. Two area schools were ranked as some of the best “small town” colleges in the nation. Bestcolleges.com ranks Tiffin University 10th in its top 50 list. Ohio Northern ranked 45th. The University of Findlay was featured on the website’s top 50 4-year colleges in Ohio list for 2015, coming in 12th. The lists were compiled using each school’s acceptance rate, retention rate, graduation rate, and enrollment rate. MORE: Bestcolleges.com …read more