Findlay Board Of Education Votes To Join NLL

The Findlay City Schools Board of Education voted to join the Northern Lakes League at its Monday night board meeting. The vote was unanimous.

The NLL made the offer to Findlay to join the league on April 9th.

Clay High School, Fremont Ross High School and Whitmer High School were also invited to join.

Findlay Athletic Director Nate Weihrauch says Findlay is honored to to join the Northern Lakes League with their long tradition of excellence, first class facilities, first class people and traditions.

It’s anticipated that Findlay will join the NLL beginning with the 2023-2024 season.

The NLL also said it is committed to exploring additional expansion in the future “to provide a more equitable competitive balance based on student enrollments.”

Findlay High School is currently a member of the Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC).

 

 

Man Charged With Inducing Panic Makes Court Appearance

The man charged with inducing panic for allegedly walking on the Bowling Green State University campus with a gun on Sunday made his first court appearance on Monday.

Daniel P. Seymour, 39, of Bowling Green, pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge during his video arraignment.

He was released from the Wood County Jail after posting bond with the condition that he not possess any weapons.

His next court date is set for May 3rd at 2 p.m.

On Sunday afternoon a little before 2 o’clock, BGSU sent an alert to the campus community to shelter in place when the BGSU Police Department was notified of a man with a firearm on campus.

The university said the individual was located within minutes, identified by BGSU police and taken into custody.

 

Wood County Jail

Hancock County ADAMHS To Administer $1.3 Million Grant

Hancock County has received a $1.3 million federal grant to continue services and programs for people with substance abuse problems.

The funds will be administered by the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS), of which Jennifer Swartzlander is Deputy Director.

 

 

She says five entities will receive funding, including Blanchard Valley Hospital for their MOMS program.

 

 

You can get more details on the grant by listening to Jennifer’s full conversation with WFIN’s Chris Oaks by clicking here and in the news release from ADAMHS below.

 

 

 

Hancock County has received a $1.3 million federal grant over two years to continue development of support services and programs for youth and adults with substance abuse problems.

The award, from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is being administered statewide by Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and locally by the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services.

The county had previously received funding in the first round of Ohio’s State Opioid Response (SOR) project grants.

Through SOR, individuals with opioid use disorder and/or stimulant use disorders will have access to family supports, primary care, recovery supports, treatment, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and workforce innovations.

In Hancock County, the $1,334,892 grant will allow for the continuing advancement of its recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) network, which began to take shape in 2013 and addresses both substance abuse and mental health issues in the county.

With the latest grant, five entities, Blanchard Valley Health System, FOCUS, Family Resource Center, A Renewed Mind (ARM), and Habitat for Humanity will receive funding.

The grant breakdowns are as follows: Blanchard Valley Health System, (Maternal Opiate Medical Support program), $143,505; FOCUS, (Wellness and Recovery Support Center), $127,307; Family Resource Center, $869,430; A Renewed Mind (ARM), $199,751; Habitat for Humanity, $50,000.

Among other things, the grant will allow for growth of the MOMS program, which started in 2018. The new funding will help increase engagement in the program through a collaborative effort with the BVHS, ARM, and Hancock Public Health.

ARM will also use SOR funds to increase capacity related to peer support, MAT prescribing and residential treatment.

FOCUS will apply grant dollars to costs of its lease at the new location of the LOFT, a support network for youth; replace needed furnishings at the recovery home and center locations, and pay to train facilitators for the CRAFT program.

The Family Resource Center, the county’s largest certified agency, will use funding to pay for MAT; hire a full-time contract prescriber; and purchase the Nurturing Families curriculum and associated program expenses. To engage and maintain clients in available services, an additional peer support position will be added.

In addition, the agency will sub-contract with a local employment service to provide employment services to clients in need. A jail-based care coordinator will be hired to help inmates connect to community-based services, including treatment and recovery supports.

The Habitat for Humanity will use funds to support the newly established Financial Opportunity Center, which will provide financial coaching through connections to workforce for residents in need. A director has been hired and the Center is beginning to accept clients. Funds from the SOR grant will also assist with staff costs associated with the FOC and provide financial counseling, education and support to individuals struggling with addiction

Colder Temperatures And Snow On The Way

Some area counties will be under a Freeze Warning and others a Freeze Watch midweek.

Findlay and Hancock County will be under a Freeze Watch on Wednesday from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Temperatures as low as 30 will be possible.

Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

Putnam County and other counties will be under a Freeze Warning from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Thursday.

Overnight temps could dip as low as 23 degrees.

In addition to the cold temperatures, accumulating snow is expected late Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service as of Monday afternoon was calling for 1-3 inches of snow Tuesday night in Findlay and 1-2 inches on Wednesday.

Last April Findlay was treated to some April snow, which you can read about here. 

 

Dayton Mayor Running For Governor

(ONN) – The mayor of Dayton has announced that she is running for Ohio Governor.

Nan Whaley, a 45-year-old Democrat, launched her campaign on Monday.

Whaley is running on a theme of toughness by drawing on her experience in leading Dayton through a mass shooting and tornadoes that devastated parts of the city, while taking swipes at scandals within the Ohio GOP.

Whaley says the same politicians have been in charge for 30 years and that it’s time for change.

 

Congressman Stivers Resigning To Pursue Other Opportunity

(ONN) – A Congressman from central Ohio is stepping down from his position in the U.S. House of Representatives to lead the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

Steve Stivers, of Upper Arlington, announced Monday morning that he will leave his position as Representative of Ohio’s 15th congressional district on May 16th to become the president of the state’s chamber of commerce.

Stivers was among names being floated as contenders for the U.S. Senate seat that Rob Portman will vacate at the end of his term, next year.

The Republican Stivers raised $1.4 million as part of an exploratory campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Stivers was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010.

(pic courtesy of the Congressman’s Facebook page)

 

 

Medication Collection Event To Be Held In Findlay

You can safely get rid of your old, unused medications at an event in Findlay on Saturday.

There will be a medication collection event at the Findlay Municipal Building parking lot off of West Crawford Street from 8 to noon.

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

People can simply drive in, drop off their old medications for safe disposal and go on their way.

The Findlay Police Department says, not only will you be cleaning out those cluttered cabinets but you’ll be doing so in a safe manner.

Many people flush their medications, leading to environmental concerns.

Others dispose of medications in the trash or leave them in their house enabling people to find them and abuse them.

People who can’t make it to the medication collection on Saturday can drop off their medications anytime in the medication collection drop-boxes available in the lobby of the police department and sheriff’s office.

People with a question can call 419-424-1985.

 

BGSU: Man Who Walked On Campus With Gun Will Be Charged

Bowling Green State University says a man will be criminally charged after walking around campus with a gun.

BGSU sent an alert to the campus community around 2 p.m. Sunday to shelter in place when the BGSU Police Department was notified of a man with a firearm on campus.

White male on BGSU campus with a fire arm. In area of Kohl & Carillon at time of call. Was wearing black hoodie with american flag on back, jeans, black hat. Do not approach. Shelter in place at this time!

The university says the individual was located within minutes and identified by BGSU police and is in police custody.

The individual is not a BGSU student or staff member.

BGSU points out that no shots were fired and this was not an active shooter situation.

The university says the man will be charged with inducing panic.

 

 

1 Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash In Findlay

The Findlay Police Department says a teenager was issued citations after causing a crash that left a woman injured.

The crash happened at the intersection of Tiffin Avenue and North Blanchard Street at 8:53 Friday night.

The Findlay Police Department says Logan P. Owens, 19, of Findlay, was eastbound on Tiffin Avenue when he went to turn left onto North Blanchard.

Police say Logan turned in front of a car being driven by Chloe I. Hardy, 20, of Pandora that was westbound on Tiffin Avenue and the cars collided.

Chloe sustained minor injuries in the crash.

Both cars had disabling damage and were towed from the scene.

Police say Logan was issued citations for failure to yield, disobeying a traffic control device-no left turn sign, and distracted driving.

 

BVH Getting New Inpatient & Community Pharmacy

Blanchard Valley Health System has announced the construction of a new inpatient and community pharmacy at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

Full details are in the following news release from BVHS.

 

The Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) inpatient pharmacy, along with the Center for Medication Management, the outpatient pharmacy for our community members, are currently under construction. They are being moved to a more convenient location within BVH, located at 1900 South Main Street in Findlay, on the main floor adjacent to the Healing Grounds coffee shop. The innovative project will offer more convenience to customers as well as additional services.

“This project aligns with our mission of ‘Caring for a lifetime.’ We strive to bring the very best service and quality to our community, and the new state-of-the-art pharmacy will keep the program strong long into the future,” said Myron D. Lewis, president and chief executive officer of BVHS.

BVHS associates also had the opportunity to provide input into the development of the layout and design of the pharmacy. The team, comprised of subject matter experts from across the health system, used a mock 3D layout to evaluate workflow and processes.

“This has been part of our long-term space planning efforts,” shared Ryan Shoemaker, the director of facility and support services. “Patients will begin to see the construction mobilize on-site and the new pharmacy should be operational by fall.”

Another part of the innovative project will be sizeable sterile compounding rooms for hazardous and non-hazardous medications. As regulations for pharmacies have changed, the way medications need to be handled have also changed. The new compounding rooms will allow for best practices.

“We look forward to the opportunities the new pharmacy will bring to BVHS,” concluded Mark Johannigman, the director of pharmacy. “We hope this new venture will improve quality and service for both associates and patients when they visit the Center for Medication Management and BVH inpatient pharmacy.”

For more information, please call 419.429.7002 or visit bvhealthsystem.org.