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5/20/14 – 5:26 A.M.

Mental Health professionals will be in Findlay City School District buildings more next year. The Courier reports the policy was discussed at last night’s school board meeting. Clinicians from the Family Resource Center and Century Health will be available on a weekly or monthly basis. They’ll meet with students before or after school. Superintendent Dean Wittwer says they’ve had parents who say they can’t get their children assessed.

The assessments will be free to the families. Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services board picking up the tab.

The school is making the move to better address students thought to have behavioral issues or at risk of suicide. Last September the principals at two schools expressed concerns about poor student behavior and alleged suicide pacts. An 11-year-old Bigelow Hill student committed suicide in March.

MORE: The Courier

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5/20/14 – 5:10 A.M.

Five people were hurt in a series of crashes that made I-75 a parking lot in Findlay Monday. The State Patrol reports the accidents started just before 11:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes near U.S. 224. 23-year-old Emily Hayward of Waterville lost control of her car and hit a semi driven by 39-year-old Todd Harsh of Elida. As traffic slowed, a semi driven by 43-year-old Barrett Hassel of Plain City hit several cars and other semi-trucks.

Two people on a motorcycle suffered severe head injuries when they failed to stop for the backed-up traffic and hit a tractor-trailer. 72-year-old Richard Hautau and 74-year-old Sharron Hautau were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment.

The crashes closed the interstate for about two hours. Traffic was routed off of I-75 using State Route 15.

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5/19/14 – 11:48 A.M.

Two accidents are tying up traffic on I-75 in Findlay. One crash has been reported in the northbound lanes of the interstate near the County Road 95 overpass. A second accident in the northbound lanes is reported at the U.S. 224 exit. Traffic is backed up from 95 all the way to the State Route 15 / U.S. 68 interchange. The back up extends into the westbound lanes of U.S 68 and State Route 15 as well.

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5/19/14 – 11:36 A.M.

We now know who will be building a grocery distribution center on Findlay’s north side. The Courier reports McLane Company is on the agenda for tomorrow’s State Tax Credit Authority meeting. No details are available on what incentives the company is looking to get from the state.

McLane supplies convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants. The company is planning a $38 million distribution center across from the Lowe’s distribution center. The facility is expected to open in 2016. The business could employ up to 425 people.

MORE: The Courier

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5/19/14 – 10:05 A.M.
Update – 10:27 A.M.

The newest ambulance station in Findlay will be on display this weekend. Hanco EMS will host an open house at the new Hanco Station 2 on May 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The new station is located at 1155 Croy Drive.

Once the facility is completely operational it will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will work in connection to Hanco Station 1 on 6th Street. Hanco also has a back-up unit at the Liberty Township Fire Department on County Road 140.

Saturday’s open house will feature tours, as well as games for children and refreshments.

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5/19/14 – 9:51 A.M.

If you have something to say about city of Findlay operations, you’ll have plenty of chances to do so over the next few weeks. Mayor Lydia Mihalik will hold meetings in each of the city’s seven wards starting Wednesday. The first meeting will be for sixth ward residents. It will be held May 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building in council chambers.

A meeting for seventh ward residents will be held Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Cube. The city council representative for each ward will be in attendance at the meetings as well.

Meetings will be held in the second and third wards next week. The full list of meetings can be found online at WFIN.com

1st Ward: June 5 at 5:30pm at Ede Park, 175 Rutherford, parking is available on Rutherford.
2nd Ward: May 28 at 5:30pm at Fire Station 4, 7047 County Road 236
3rd Ward: May 27 at 5:30pm at Riverside Park Bandshell, 219 McManness Avenue
4th Ward: June 12 at 5:30pm at Millstream Art Plaza, corner of South Main and East Sandusky
5th Ward: June 11 at 5:30pm at West Park, 1425 Byal Avenue
6th Ward: May 21 at 5:30pm at the Municipal Building in Council Chambers
7th Ward: May 22 at 5:30pm at The Cube, 3430 North Main Street

For more information call (419)424-7137.

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5/19/14 – 8:11 A.M.

The week heading into Memorial Day weekend usually brings higher gas prices with it. Right now things aren’t too much more expensive compared to last week. Ohiogasprices.com reports the statewide average for a gallon of regular is $3.70. That’s up two cents from last Monday, but down a penny from yesterday. Last year at this time we were paying about 10 cents more a gallon.

The average price in Findlay was $3.67 a gallon this morning. Ottawa drivers are paying around $3.69.

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5/19/14 – 7:40 A.M.
Update – 7:43 A.M.

The man responsible for a knife attack in Tiffin this winter will spend a decade in prison. 32-year-old Bobby Moore of Fostoria was sentenced on two felonious assault charges last week. Moore stabbed three people in Tiffin during a fight at an apartment complex.

The incident happened February 8 on Miami Street. Several people got into a fight in that area, leading Moore to attack three people with a knife.

His sentence for the incident will run concurrent to a 2013 possession of cocaine conviction.

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5/19/14 – 6:38 A.M.

Thieves took items from a Fostoria church this weekend. The Review-Times reports the incident took place at the First Baptist Church of Fostoria at 534 Lynn Street. Police Chief Keith Loreno tells the newspaper the suspects took audio-visual equipment. They also rummaged through the church office and then left.

The break-in was reported Saturday morning. It remains under investigation.

MORE: Review-Times


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