Review Category : Local News

Peak Demand Energy Alerts Expected Again This Week

7/19/16 – 5:14 A.M.

A heat wave is expected to settle in over the area by the end of the week, and along with it increased demand for electricity. The Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative says it expects to issue more peak demand alerts as a result. During these alerts, customers are asked to conserve energy to keep electric rates lower.

Alerts are usually issued in the afternoon on days where high energy use is expected.

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Findlay Man Arrested Following Monday Night Chase

7/19/16 – 5:01 A.M.

A Findlay man is facing a fleeing and eluding charge following a high-speed chase in the city Monday night. The Findlay Police Department reports an officer tried to pull over 37-year-old Deven Treft for a traffic violation around 8:42 p.m. in the 600 block of East Foulke Avenue. Treft took off at speeds near 80 miles-per-hour along Crystal Avenue.

After around three minutes, Treft jumped out of his moving car in the 300 block of Taylor Street. His car rolled into a police cruiser, causing minor injuries to an officer. Officers chased Treft to the corner of Center and Jefferson streets, where he tried to hide in a bush near the Salavation Army. Officers used a Taser on him when he refused to follow orders to show his hands. Treft suffered minor injuries as a result.

A second officer was injured when he fell while chasing Treft. He was treated and released at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

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Wood County Woman Accused Of Threatening Murder Victim’s Daughter

7/19/16 – 4:25 A.M.

A Wood County woman will be in court today, accused of threatening a murder victim’s daughter. Prosecutors say Roberta Axtell threatened the life of Dana Rosendale’s daughter on Facebook yesterday, hours after Russell Adkins was sent to prison for the 33-year-old murder. Axtell is charged with intimidation and retaliation. Adkins received a 15-years to life sentence for beating Rosendale to death and dumping her body in 1982.

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The Courier’s Max Filby Provides Information On Day One Of RNC

7/18/16 – 2:30 P.M.

Day One of the Republican National Convention is lively with delegates talking on various topics. The Courier’s Max Filby is at the convention and he says that while there was some concern for security, no threats have been made and all is well. This morning Filby attended a breakfast with State Treasurer Josh Mandel and US Senator Tom Cotton from Arkansas.

Audio: Max Filby

Filby will be talking to other delegates later today. You can read his story about day one of the RNC in the Tuesday edition of the Courier.

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U.S Congressman Posthumously Recognized During Chamber Golf Tournament In August

7/18/16 – 12:45 P.M.

U.S Congressman Michael G. Oxley is being recognized posthumously as the honorary chairman of a golf tournament. The Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Annual Chamber Golf Tournament will be held August 29th and has selected Oxley to honor his political legacy.

Oxley died at the age of 71 after a long struggle with lung cancer. During the annual Chamber Golf Tournaments Crowning of Champions, a proclamation will be presented to his family.

For more information or to register, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 419-422-3313.

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University of Findlay Class of 1966 Wants To Honor Veteran Alumni

7/18/16 – 12:35 P.M.

The University of Findlay Class of 1966 is seeking names of veteran alumni to be included on the Veterans’ Honor Wall.  There is an online form asking which branch of the military the former student served in, when they served, and when they attended the university.

A.R Charnes, a graduate of the Class of 1966 and chairman of the University of Findlay Board of Trustees says the class is aware of what men and women sacrifice when they serve in our armed forces.

The Veterans’ Honor Wall will go the Center for Student Life and College of Business. The building is currently under construction and is expected to be open for the fall 2017 semester.

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Construction Map: More Roadwork To Take Place In Findlay This Week

7/18/16 – 8:59 A.M.

Road work will continue in several locations in Findlay this week. The city’s engineering office says you’ll see closures or delays in the following locations:

Blanchard Street will be reduced to one southbound lane between Jacobs and Lesa avenues Monday and Tuesday for the installation of a fiber optic line.

Broad Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Trenton Avenue and Howard Street. There will be temporary lane closures on East Melrose Avenue between Crystal Avenue and Bright Road. Gas line installation will take place on Carnahan Avenue between Hemphill and Center Streets. There will be waterline installation on Davis Street from Morey Avenue to Cory Street.

Installation of a new gas line will also take place on Center Street between Carnahan and McManness avenues starting Tuesday.

Curb replacement is taking place on Harmon Street between Crystal Avenue and Parskide Place; Windsor Place between Bright and Old Mill Roads; Clinton Court from Central Parkway to Blanchard Street, and on Hollybrook Drive from Beecher Street to Edinborough Drive.

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Huntington Bank And Habitat For Humanity Work Together to Enrich Community Thursday

7/18/16 – 11:39 A.M.

Habitat for Humanity will help Huntington Bank celebrate 150 years of community engagement. Thursday, volunteers from Huntington will join Habitat for Humanity to complete home repairs. Over 40 Huntington employees volunteered for a first-time event called Rock the Block. The volunteers will do exterior work on houses in the 500-600 Block of West Front Street.

The Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity, Wendy McCormick, says the project is about neighborhood beautification. She says the event is supposed to help neighbors help each other. It is also supposed to build neighborhood cohesiveness.

This local project is part of a six-state initiative by Huntington Bank to complete 150 home preservation projects across the country served with a $250,000 donation.

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Gas Prices Up As New Week Begins

7/18/16 – 9:07 A.M.

After more than a month of steady declines, gas prices are up as we start the new work week. reports the average price in Findlay is $2.18 for a gallon of regular. That’s up 22 cents from last week. Last year at this time we were paying $2.65 per gallon.

The average price in Ottawa is $2.21 a gallon, up from $1.99 last Monday.

The statewide average stands at $2.17 per gallon. That’s up eight cents over the past seven days.

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