Review Category : Local News

Man Confined To Electric Scooter Severely Burned In Putnam County

10/10/16 – 4:53 P.M.

A Putnam County man confined to an electric scooter was severely burned after burning papers. 87-year-old Frank Taschler was found in his front yard with burns over a large amount of his body. According to a release from the Putnam County Sheriff’s office, his scooter was stuck in loose dirt when he was overcome by the flames. Life Flight took Taschler to Toledo to receive treatment.

His condition is unknown right now.

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Fire Reported In Fostoria

10/10/16 – 4:18 P.M.

A fire was reported in Fostoria around 3 p.m. today and Fostoria firefighters were on the scene. The Courier reported that all off-duty personnel were requested at 445 Town Street at 3:15 p.m to help. AEP Ohio was also requested at the scene to help with a downed live wire.

Firefighters at the scene had the blaze under control around 5:45 p.m. Nobody was hurt battling the fire and thankfully nobody was home at the time.

We’ll have more details as they become available.

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McManness Avenue Closed Today For Storm Sewer Work

10/10/16 – 10:57 A.M.

There is a road closure that might cause you some delays according to the City of Findlay’s Engineering Department. The northbound lane of McManness Avenue from East Main Cross to Center Street will be closed today. The road is expected to reopen tomorrow, contractor schedule and weather permitting. They will be working on storm sewers.

If you have any questions call the engineering department at 419-424-7121

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Bluffton Man Injured In Motorcycle Crash Late Last Week

10/10/16 – 8:37 A.M.

A motorcycle crash injured a Bluffton man late last week. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 50-year-old Gregory Gonzalez was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle northeast on Hancock County Road 313 around 5:15 p.m. He lost control and went into a ditch just west of Township Road 35 near Mount Cory.

Bluffton EMS took Gonzalez to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Investigators cited Gonzalez for OVI-refusal, no motorcycle endorsement, and operation without reasonable control.

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Two Killed In Crash West Of Findlay Late Last Week

10/10/16 – 7:38 A.M.

A two-car crash killed two people late last week in Liberty Township. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says the collision happened on U.S. 224 just east of County Road 139 around 1:46 p.m. Friday. 84-year-old Karl Kleman of Ottawa collided head-on with a car driven by 62-year-old John Kellenbarger of Columbus.

Investigators pronounced Kellenbarger dead at the scene of the crash. Kleman was pronounced dead after Life Flight flew him to Mercy St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. The accident report says Kellenbarger went left of center.

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Gas Prices Up To Start The Work Week

10/10/16 – 7:28 A.M.

Local gas prices are up as we begin a new work week. OhioGasPrices.com reports Findlay drivers are paying an average of $2.26 for a gallon of regular today. That’s up four cents from last Monday. Prices jumped to their highest local levels since mid-June last week.

Drivers in Ottawa report paying $2.24 a gallon today.

Around the state, the average is $2.28 for a gallon of regular. That’s up seven cents from a week ago.

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Sewer Projects Continue In Findlay, Could Cause Traffic Delays

10/10/16 – 7:19 A.M.

Road work will continue in some familiar locations in Findlay this week. The city’s engineering department says both lanes of traffic on Fostoria Avenue remain closed between Tiffin Avenue and Plaza Street during work hours. Woodworth and Oakdale drives are also closed in that area as a storm sewer installation project continues.

Crews will also be lining sewer lines in other areas of the city. You can expect delays on Church Hill, North Towne, and West Melrose near Broad today. Work continues Tuesday on South Blanchard by Emory Adams Park, and on Wednesday on South Blanchard as well as Greendale at Bristol.

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Resurfacing Continues On State Route 12 In Hancock County This Week

10/10/16 – 6:58 A.M.

There aren’t any new highway projects on ODOT’s agenda for our area this week. Work continues in some familiar places though. ODOT says crews will reduce State Route 12 from Findlay to Arcadia to one lane at time again this week for a resurfacing project. Work is also taking place from the southwest side of Fostoria to the Seneca County line.

You’re asked to avoid the work areas if possible.

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Three Injured In Crash On I-75 Near Van Buren Over The Weekend

10/10/16 – 5:35 A.M.

A three-car crash injured three people on I-75 in Findlay Saturday morning. The State Highway Patrol reports a disabled car had stopped in the left lane of the construction zone, just south of the State Route 613 interchange. Around 8:45 a.m. a second car stopped to try and help the disabled car. A third car hit the second car, causing a chain-reaction crash.

One driver was seriously hurt. Life Flight took the driver to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo for treatment. The other two drivers received treatment at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

The names of the drivers were not available over the weekend.

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Care Teams Make Patients Feel Special In Blanchard Valley Medical Practice

10/10/16 – 5:30 A.M.

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices has been using a different form of taking care of people. Director of the practices Brenda Sciranka says that they use care teams to make the visit more routine. Patients will see the same face when they walk and hear the same voice on the phone.

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices have pretty quick wait times as well. Sciranka says it’s because they get all the information the physician needs about a patient from the care team.

Patients of care teams also report that they feel like they spend more time with the provider. Sciranka says it’s not that they see more of the provider but that the time is more productive.

Care teams usually consist of a physician, a nurse, and a physician’s assistant surrounding a particular patient. Information about the patient’s visit is discussed before the actual appointment.

You can listen to the full interview with Sciranka below.

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