12/31/14 – 5:30 A.M.
There were plenty of high-profile news stories in 2014, but only one that every single person you know talked about at some point. The unrelenting, brutal winter is our story of the year in Hancock County.
Findlay’s Water Pollution Control Center recorded more than 38 inches of snowfall from January through April. That’s more than three times the snow we saw in 2013.
On top of the snow, there was the bitter cold. Wind chills stayed below zero for long stretches of the first quarter of the year. For people heating their homes with propane, things got dicey at times…
Audio: Bob Latta
The propane shortages led Congressman Bob Latta to sponsor legislation that would make it easier to get the heating fuel to where it is needed during harsh winters.
The seemingly constant snowfall wasn’t cheap either. The harsh weather cost Findlay more than $130,000 for extra utility costs, vehicle repairs, and overtime.
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