Review Category : Local News

Findlay Woman Injured In Broad Avenue Crash

8/4/15 – 5:20 A.M.

A Findlay woman was injured in a two-car crash Monday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the crash happened at the intersection of Broad Avenue and Howard Street.

26-year-old Xu Fan was driving west on Howard when she entered the intersection at Broad. Her car was hit by a southbound car driven by 23-year-old Scott Ricard of Findlay. Fan was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Ricard was not hurt. He was cited for disobeying a traffic control device.

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Lima Woman Sentenced For Putnam County Parole Violation

8/4/15 – 5:13 A.M.

A Lima woman will spend three years in prison for violating her parole in Putnam County. The Lima News reports 26-year-old Catherine Wilson was sentenced in Putnam County Common Pleas Court Monday. Wilson was recently found in Florida after being named a person of interest in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Lima.

Wilson was convicted in a Putnam County burglary case last year.

As for the fatal crash in Lima, Wilson said she was a passenger in a car driven by another person who hit a Aaron Ehrnsberger on May 31. The car investigators believe was involved in the crash was owned by Wilson. She has not been charged in the case.

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Modular Classrooms Should Be Ready For Start Of School Year

8/4/15 – 5:02 A.M.

School starts in two weeks, and new modular units should be ready in time for use at Jefferson Primary and Chamberlin Hill Intermediate schools. The Courier reports the school board talked about the ongoing installation process during their Monday meeting. The project has faced some delays but should be finished on time.

Director of Operations Dennis McPheron told the board it took longer than expected to get electricity hooked up to the units. Furniture has been bought for the modular classrooms as well. McPheron admitted it would be a “tight” timetable for teachers to get in and get the rooms ready for students.

The modulars were bought to help reduce class sizes. Superintendent Ed Kurt said kindergarten classes were averaging 25 children. With the modulars in place that will drop to around 20.

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Apartment Plans Worry Liberty Township Neighborhood

8/4/15 – 4:46 A.M.

A potential apartment development on Findlay’s west side has neighbors concerned. The Courier reports developers are planning a seven building complex with 92 two-bedroom suites on Thimbleberry Drive. A small housing development currently sits on the road just off of State Route 12.

Andrew Yates of YRI Properties says he’s still uncertain if the apartments will be built. That’s not easing anxiety for area neighbors, who tell the newspaper they dread the day when 180 extra cars could be using their small road.

Many wondered why the Liberty Township Trustees approved the plan for the apartments. Zoning Commission Chairman Gary Lieb said essentially they were powerless to deny the development. The plans met all the zoning requirements for the area.

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Area Colleges Rank High On 2015 Lists

8/3/15 – 12:55 P.M.

Two area schools were ranked as some of the best “small town” colleges in the nation. ranks Tiffin University 10th in its top 50 list. Ohio Northern ranked 45th.

The University of Findlay was featured on the website’s top 50 4-year colleges in Ohio list for 2015, coming in 12th.

The lists were compiled using each school’s acceptance rate, retention rate, graduation rate, and enrollment rate.


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Flag City BalloonFest On The Way This Weekend

8/3/15 – 12:39 P.M.

Summer is winding down, but a marquee summer event in Findlay is yet to come. The 16th annual Flag City BalloonFest is set for this weekend at Emory Adams Park. Organizers say while the balloons typically fly in the morning and evening, there’s always something going on throughout the weekend…

Audio: Rich Daugherty

Rich Daugherty said the Saturday morning 5k provides a unique view, as balloons are typically taking off and flying over the race route.

This year will also include Knocker Ball soccer and civil war demonstrations.

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Gallery: Miracle League of Findlay to Build Miracle Field at The Cube

8/3/15 – 11:26 A.M.

Work continues to bring a baseball field to Findlay that will be suitable for adults and children with special needs.  Cindy Bregel is a board member for the Miracle League, and says the Findlay project is different from others…

Audio: Cindy Bregel

Bregel says the Miracle playground will be for children of all abilities and their families.

Fundraising for the $1.2 million project at the Marathon Diamonds continues. Bregel says you can still help out…

Audio: Cindy Bregel

To learn more about donating to the project, you can go to

As of the beginning of July, about $400,000 had been raised.  That accounts for roughly 33% of the $1.2 million project.

Click on each image to see a larger version.

Click play below to watch a video concept of what the field will look like.

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Marathon Reacts To EPA’s Proposed Power Plan

8/3/15 – 9:43 A.M.

Marathon Petroleum is outlining its issues with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The Findlay-based company issued a release Monday morning that calls attention to a few areas.

Marathon argues the Renewable Fuel Standards create uncertainty in the industry, saying they don’t know how much biofuel they’ll be required to blend. For instance, the requirements for 2014 still haven’t been finalized. The company also says the law requires refiners to blend more biofuel into gas even if demand is decreasing. That can be an issue for cars not designed to use fuel with higher blends of biofuel.

Marathon also took aim at the proposed Clean Power Rule. The EPA is proposing rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The agency estimates it could increase utility costs for homes and businesses by 6-7 percent, and even up to 12 percent in some locations. Marathon officials say they spend $450 million on electricity in 2014, so an extra 6-12 percent would be quite costly.

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Wood County Fair Kicks Off Today

8/3/15 – 7:12 A.M.

Fair season marches on in the area this week. The Wood County Fair starts today and runs through next Monday. Today will be Veteran’s Day on the fairgrounds in Bowling Green. Opening ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. in the grandstand.

Other notable events for the week include harness racing Tuesday starting at 5 p.m., a pick-up truck & semi truck pull Thursday night, and concerts by the Oak Ridge Boys and Night Ranger Friday and Saturday night.

We have a link to the complete schedule on our website.

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Arlington Park Festival Set For This Weekend

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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