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8/3/15 – 6:45 A.M.

A dormant summer celebration will return to Arlington this coming weekend. The Arlington Village Festival will take place Friday and Saturday in the village park. In the past, the event had been known as the village homecoming festival.

Things will kick off on Friday night with a parade on Main Street at 6:30 p.m. 98-year-old Ruth Rinehart will serve as the grand marshal.

Saturday will play host to a 5k in the morning and a Nashville Crush concert that night.

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8/3/15 – 5:34 A.M.

Findlay drivers are reminded a railroad crossing will close part of a busy road on the city’s north side. The city’s engineering office says the CSX tracks across County Road 99 will be closed for two weeks starting today. Drivers will still be able to get to homes and businesses in the area, but won’t be able to cross the tracks at any time.

You’re asked to avoid the area between Main Street and County Road 18 if possible.

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8/3/15 – 5:30 A.M.

Gas prices are continuing to slide as we enter a new work week. Ohiogasprices.com reports the average price for a gallon of regular in Findlay is $2.29, down 20 cents from seven days ago. Prices have dropped 50 cents over the last three weeks.

Ottawa drivers are paying $2.19 a gallon, a 14 cent decline from a week ago.

The statewide average continues to fall as well. Around Ohio the average is $2.31 a gallon, down 14 cents from last Monday.

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8/3/15 – 5:19 A.M.

A three-car crash on I-75 injured two people this weekend. The State Highway Patrol reports the accident happened around 10:15 p.m. Saturday just north of County Road 99.

23-year-old Christopher Robbins of Hudson, Michigan was was parked in the right lane of the interstate because of a blown tire. A car driven by 47-year-old Lauri Thomas veered into the left lane to try and avoid Robbins’ car. However, she hit the side of the stopped car and then hit the side of a semi driven by Jeffery Hebert.

Thomas and Bradford were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Thomas was cited for failing to maintain an assured clear distance. The accident remains under investigation.

 

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8/3/15 – 5:09 A.M.

A high-speed motorcycle chase led to the arrest of a Findlay man early Sunday morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident started around 1:30 a.m. when an officer tried to stop a motorcycle on South Blanchard Street near Lincoln Street. Kevin Misamore instead took off at a high rate of speed.

Misamore ran a stop sign at Blanchard Avenue and tried to turn west onto 6th Street. He didn’t make the turn and ended up sliding through the intersection and through a few yards before coming to a stop.

Misamore refused medical treatment for minor injuries and was arrested. He is facing charges of failure to comply with orders of a police officer, no motorcycle endorsement, speeding, expired licensed plates, failure to control, and running a stop sign.

 

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8/3/15 – 5:00 A.M.

As the flood mitigation process continues in Hancock County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say they believe they’ll turn up historical artifacts while surveying land. The Courier reports part of the process before any ground is broken is to document any “cultural resources.” The surveys must be done to comply with the National Historic Preservation Act.

Jan Hemberger is an archaeologist with the Corps. She tells the newspaper “cultural resources” can include any prehistoric or historic district, site, building, structure or object that shows evidence of human occupation or activity and that is important in the history, architecture or archaeology of a community or region. Hemberger says few investigations have been done in Hancock County.

The archaeological survey won’t happen until the mitigation project is handed over to the local sponsor, which will likely be the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District.

MORE: The Courier

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7/31/15 – 10:37 A.M.

A summertime tradition in Findlay gets underway again Saturday afternoon. The Rib-Off on Broadway will take place starting at 3 p.m. Organizers say there won’t be any shortage in selections this year…

Audio: Zach Huber

Zach Huber says that’s a full slate of contestants. Bands will play throughout the day, and Nashville Crush will headline the event Saturday night.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

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7/31/15 – 10:26 A.M.

Toledo residents have been keeping a close eye on their water quality thanks to a growing algal bloom in Lake Erie. Hancock County Extension Educator says the despite increased efforts to reduce runoff, the wet summer weather has made things worse…

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz adds that if temperatures don’t get very hot in August the algae bloom might not get as big as predicted. He added that wind direction will also play a role in determining if Toledo has another water crisis.

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7/31/15 – 9:55 A.M.

A drunk driving checkpoint will take place in Findlay tonight. The State Highway Patrol says the checkpoint will take place on South Blanchard Street from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m.

The OVI enforcement effort is paid for with federal grant money. The State Patrol, Findlay Police Department, and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office will all take part.

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