Review Category : Local News

Alcohol Blamed In Weekend Crash

1/4/16 – 5:27 A.M.

Two people were injured in a New Years Day crash on Hancock County Road 97. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the one-car incident happened around 4:30 a.m. near Pleasant Township Road 131.

30-year-old German Reyesdeleon of Hazlehurst, Mississippi, was driving east on Road 97 when he went off the road and hit a utility pole. Reyesdeleon and a passenger were both treated at the scene of the crash.

Reyesdeleon was cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and failure to control.

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Findlay Man Injured In Weekend Crash

1/4/16 – 5:16 A.M.

A two-car crash injured a Findlay man over the weekend. The Findlay Police Department reports the crash happened at the intersection of South Main Street and Orchard Lane around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

72-year-old John Heilshorn attempted to turn left onto South Main Street from Orchard and pulled into the path of a car driven by 20-year-old Wayne Green of Findlay. Heilshorn suffered minor injuries and was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment. Green was not hurt.

Heilshorn was cited for an improper left turn and for failure to wear a seatbelt.

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Findlay Home Damaged By Electrical Fire

1/4/16 – 5:08 A.M.

A Findlay home was damaged by an electrical fire on the first day of the new year. The Findlay Fire Department was called to a house at 1531 Tiffin Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Friday. The flames were contained to an electrical panel in the laundry room.

At least one person was at home at the time and called the fire department before escaping. No one was injured, and the blaze did around $8,000 worth of damage.

The local chapter of the American Red Cross offered the family housing and cleanup kits.

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Local Gas Prices Largely Unchanged Over Last Week

1/4/16 – 5:00 A.M.

Gas prices are largely unchanged over the last week. Ohio gas prices.com reports Findlay drivers are paying $1.87 for a gallon of regular at most stations in the city today. That’s the same price we were paying a week ago. A few stations are selling for a couple cents cheaper.

In Ottawa, drivers are paying the same as they were a week ago at $1.89 a gallon.

The statewide average is down a penny from last Monday, to $1.88 a gallon.

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Memorial Services For Mike Oxley Begin Today In Virginia

1/4/16 – 4:53 A.M.

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Mike Oxley. The Money & King Funeral Home in Viena, Virginia will hold a viewing tonight from 6 until 8 p.m. for the late Congressman from Findlay. Another viewing will take place tomorrow at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in McLean, Virginia before the funeral mass, which will be held at 2 p.m.

So far there’s no official word on a local memorial ceremony.

Oxley passed away on January 1 at the age of 71. Oxley represented Ohio’s Fourth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for 25 years. He had had been suffering from a non-small cell lung cancer, generally seen in non-smokers.

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Safe Ride Home Offering Rides This New Years

12/31/2015 – 8:52 am

Safe Ride Home will provide free rides to people who are inebriated from a party or bar to their homes or hotels in Hancock County and Findlay tonight. Safe Ride Home will be available all day today and tomorrow 24 hours a day.

If you need the service you can call 419-425-3908 or download the IRideHome app by searching for it on a smartphone. Safe Ride Home is not a transport service from one party or bar to the next one.

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Putnam County YMCA To Offer Diabetes Prevention Program

12/31/2015 – 4:56 am

The Putnam County YMCA announced this week it is establishing a program to help prevent diabetes through educating at-risk individuals about diet and exercise. The Lima News reports the program will be delivered in a classroom setting over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions that will be followed by three bi-monthly sessions and six monthly sessions.

The first diabetes prevention class is at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at St. Rita’s Ambulatory Care Center in Glandorf. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For details, call 419-523-5233.

More: The Lima News

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Grant To Help Victims Of Sexual Assault On College Campuses

12/31/2015 – 4:51 am

Crime Victim Services of Lima has received a $69,000 grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s office to help assist victims of sexual assault on Lima-area college campuses. The Lima News reports the grant is part of a $1.2 million grant initiative from the Attorney General’s office to address campus sexual assault statewide. Crime Victim Services plans to use the funds to add a dedicated campus sexual assault victim to its staff, working with Bluffton University, Ohio State University-Lima, University of Northwestern Ohio and Rhodes State College.

More: The Lima News

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Fostoria Residents Can Recycle Live Christmas Trees

12/31/2015 – 4:47 am

Those who are getting tired of stepping on Christmas tree needles in Fostoria can now turn them into the city to be recycled. The Review-Times reports that trees can be taken to either the Fostoria street department’s garage through Jan. 16 or the city’s compost area at Foundation Park. Trees can be brought in “day or night” and the street department’s garage can easily be found, as Christmas trees are already piling up in it.

The street department will take trees in any condition, but Fostoria residents are encouraged to clean ornaments and tinsel off their trees as some of the trees are being given to Pheasants Forever for use as places for the birds to roost during the winter.

For more information, the street department can be reached at 419-435-4115.

More: The Review Times

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Tiffin University President Resigns

12/31/2015 – 4:42 am

The Tiffin University Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that it has accepted the resignation of President Curtis B. Charles. A news release from the university said that Charles’ departure was the result of a difference in views on strategic vision. However, the board recognized his efforts and commitment to the university and its staff, faculty and students.

Charles, who was the fifth president of the university, led the university in the adoption of a strategic plan with the singular focus of “student success,” established the Veteran and Military Resource Center.

An interim president will be named shortly and a full search for a successor will begin immediately.

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