Council Legislation

Aug. 5, 2014 Public Attendance: 10 ORDINANCES • 2014-43, lifted from the table, third reading, rezoning Eastern Woods Office Park from C1 local commercial to O1 office institution. Ordinance approved 9-0, with 5th Ward Councilman John Harrington absent. • 2014-44,...

Ottawa to push ahead with flood project

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Ottawa officials said Tuesday they plan to move forward with flood-control construction in their part of the Blanchard River watershed, using state money to fund the work. Jason Phillips, Ottawa’s assistant municipal director,...

Gilboa man gets 28 years for sex crimes with minors

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Gary Badertscher will likely serve the rest of his life in prison after again being convicted of committing sex crimes involving minors. Badertscher, 53, of Gilboa, was sentenced Tuesday in Putnam County Common Pleas Court to 28 years of...

Ex-Carey teacher admits sexual relationship with student

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A former Carey teacher and girls basketball coach at Columbian High School in Tiffin has been sentenced to 17 months in prison for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old Carey student. Katie Fazekas, 32, of Tiffin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to...

City considers purchasing new fire truck

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER The city of Findlay may consider purchasing an aerial truck for its Fire Department to replace a combined ladder and pumper truck built in 1996. Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer told City Council on Tuesday that the five-year capital plan...

County grand jury indicts 10 people

By RYAN DUNN staff writer A Findlay man charged with aggravated burglary was among 10 people indicted Tuesday by a Hancock County grand jury. John E. Orahood, 41, was charged with trespassing to commit assault on July 29. Orahood allegedly entered 742 Davis St., Apt. 2, while the...

Officials praise firefighting efforts

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Fire and rescue matters drew much of North Baltimore Council’s attention Tuesday. Village officials praised the efforts of firefighters, emergency medical service workers and police who responded to a huge conflagration...

Fostoria Council approves state paving projects

FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday to enter into agreements with the Ohio Department of Transportation for paving work on a couple of city streets. The paving and milling work will be done on the following streets: • Ohio 18/Ohio 613 (Van...
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