About the author  ⁄ Doug Jenkins

2/10/14 – 12:11 P.M.

In what’s becoming somewhat of a weekly tradition; Findlay residents are once again being asked to clear snow from fire hydrants. The Fire Department asks you to clear a three foot diameter around a hydrant if there is one located on your property. Officials say the inability to get to the hydrants can delay the ability to fight a fire in the event of an emergency.

There are more than 2,300 fire hydrants in Findlay.

Read More →

2/10/14 – 12:00 P.M.

Hanco EMS has decided on a second location in Findlay. A release from Blanchard Valley Health System, the parent company of Hanco, says a lease has been finalized for a building at 1155 Croy Drive, near the Findlay Village Mall. Renovations to the facility have started and the new station is expected to open in May.

Rob Martin is the chief of Hanco EMS and says the location will, “be fully staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” Emergency runs will be distributed between the new location and the 6th Street station based on proximity and availability.

Hanco also has a back up unit at the Liberty Township Fire Department on County Road 140.

Read More →

2/10/14 – 11:39 A.M.

Northwest Ohio means business when it comes to flood mitigation, quite literally as the case may be. That’s according to Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson, who recapped his recent trip to Washington D.C. to lobby for flood mitigation funding while on WFINat10 this morning. Robertson says he gets the impression that elected officials and the Army Corps of Engineers are understanding the local commitment to find a solution…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Robertson added that it’s becoming increasingly clear that flooding in Hancock County affects business in a much more widespread area…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Robertson says that when flooding shuts down parts of I-75, as it did in December, it also stops goods from being transported from around the nation. That affects not the just the region, but also the business operations of companies like Honda, which is Ohio’s largest employer.

Listen to the full interview with Commissioner Robertson here:

Check this out on Chirbit

Read More →

2/10/14 – 6:43 A.M.

It’ll cost you much more to fill up your gas tank in Ohio today.  OhioGasPrices.com reports the average price of self-serve regular is up 13-cents this week to $3.41 a gallon.  Driving around the area, you’ll see pump prices right around $3.45 in Findlay.  Over the weekend Hardin County had some of the cheapest gas in the state, with prices around $3.09 a gallon.

Read More →

2/10/14 – 5:32 A.M.

The investigation continues into a gas leak in the Seneca County village of McCutchenville. The Advertiser-Tribune reports officials believe the leak started at the Clark gas station on State Route 53. Tests are being done to measure water and air for traces of contamination. Seneca County Public Information Officer Dean Henry tells the newspaper so far water tests have been negative.

The gas leak was discovered last Wednesday and caused the evacuation of several homes on the village’s southwest side. Crews are working to determine if the leak has been happening for a long time or happened suddenly.

MORE: Advertiser-Tribune

Read More →

2/10/14 – 5:24 A.M.

An incumbent Wyandot County Commissioner will face two challengers in the May primary. The Courier reports Ron Metzger is being challenged by Carey’s Ed Boutwell and Robin Shuster of Upper Sandusky.

Metzger was elected to complete an unexpired term in 2012. Boutwell is a retired vocational agriculture teacher for Carey and Riverdale schools and ran for a commissioners seat in 2000. Schuster is a florist in Upper Sandusky. He previously sought a commissioner’s seat in 2012.

MORE: The Courier

Read More →

2/10/14 – 5:15 A.M.

A Findlay woman is facing charges following a weekend stabbing. The Findlay Police Department reports officers were called to 919 West Lima Street just before 3 a.m. Saturday for a domestic violence complaint. Officers found a male victim had “superficial injuries consistent with his claim” that he had been stabbed. Wendy Martinez was arrested and faces a charge of felonious assault.

The incident remains under investigation.

View Stabbing Incident in a larger map

Read More →

2/10/14 – 5:07 A.M.

One person was injured in a three car crash in Arcadia Sunday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 32-year-old Jeremy Clark of Van Buren was driving northeast on West Fremont Street around 6 p.m. when he slowed to turn onto North Main Street. As he was slowing down, a car behind him driven by 24-year-old Kyle McConnell of Fostoria was hit by a car driven by 43-year-old Erika McGuire of Bluffton. The impact of the crash pushed McConnell’s car into Clark’s.

McConnell was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. McGuire was cited for failure to stop in the assured clear distance ahead.

View Arcadia Injury Crash in a larger map

Read More →

2/10/14 – 4:56 A.M.

One person was seriously injured in a snowmobile crash west of Findlay Sunday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 27-year-old Derol George of Van Buren was riding snowmobiles with two other men in a field off of County Road 140, north of Portage Township Road 107 just before 7:30 p.m. when the accident happened.

George went over a hill and was ejected from the snowmobile when he landed. While he was on the ground he was ran over by his brother, 33-year-old Derek George of Alvada. Derol was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo by medical helicopter. No information on his condition was available.

The third person in the group, 40-year-old Christopher Bowman of Findlay, was arrested for driving while under the influence.

View Snowmobile Crash in a larger map

Read More →