Review Category : Local News

Video: U.S.A Women’s Softball Team Back in Findlay for Double Header

07/15/15     10:59 p.m.

The Women’s National Softball team was in Findlay this week. The main event was a double header against the Ohio College All-Stars at the Marathon Diamonds Wednesday evening.

Audio: Jim Welch

Jim Welch, President of the Findlay Girls Fast Pitch Softball Club, helped organize the team’s stop in Findlay. At the game Wednesday team U.S.A defeated the all-stars 12-0 in game one and 11-0 in game two.

On Monday, the team hosted a softball clinic at the University of Findlay. Welch said this was a unique opportunity for local softball players.

Audio: Jim Welch

The WNT will now head to Toronto for the Pan American Games.

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Rail Crossings Closed In Fostoria

7/15/15 – 6:50 A.M.

A pair of rail crossings in Fostoria will be closed starting today. CSX is shutting down the crossings at Culbertson and North Streets for “emergency maintenance and track leveling.” The closures are expected to last several days.

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Four Injured In Monday Crash

7/15/15 – 6:44 A.M.

Four people were sent to the hospital following a two-car collision in Hancock County’s Amanda Township Monday morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened at the intersection of County roads 197 and 4 around 10:15 a.m.

50-year-old Sandra Hall of Wharton was driving south on Road 197 when she failed to stop for a stop sign and pulled into the path of a car driven by 22-year-old Leah Ludwig. Both vehicles suffered moderate damage.

Hall and Ludwig along with their juvenile passengers were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Hall was cited for failing to yield the right-of-way.

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One Injured In Three Car Crash

7/15/15 – 6:35 A.M.

A three-car crash injured a Findlay man Tuesday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the collision happened at the intersection of East Melrose Avenue and Candlewick Drive around 12:15 p.m.

Christopher Aliapoulious of Ann Arbor, Michigan was stopped at the intersection when he was hit from behind by 50-year-old Jeffery Wittenmyer of Findlay. A third car, driven by 44-year-old David McKeon of Findlay, then hit Wittenmyer’s car.

Wittenmyer was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The other drivers were not hurt.

Both McKeon and Wittenmyer were cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance. Wittenmyer also was cited for driving under suspension.

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Four People Injured In Tuesday Crash In Findlay

7/15/15 – 5:22 A.M.

A one car crash injured four people in Findlay Tuesday night. The Findlay Police Department reports the accident happened on Lima Avenue under the State Route 15 overpass around 10:30 p.m.

34-year-old Jason Peace was driving south when he lost control on a curve. His car hit a guardrail and then went into a field. Peace and his three passengers were all taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Peace was cited for operating a motor vehicle without reasonable control.

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Findlay Home Damaged In Late Monday Fire

7/15/15 – 5:13 A.M.

A Findlay home was damaged by a fire late Monday night. The Findlay Fire Department reports firefighters were called to 315 Allen Avenue around 11:25 p.m. They remained on scene for nearly three hours.

The blaze reportedly started on the second floor of the home. The cause of the fire has not been identified yet. No damage estimate has been released.

Two adults and three children received help from the American Red Cross in the form of temporary housing, home cleanup kits, and comfort kits.

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Former Findlay Restaurant Manager Indicted For Theft

7/15/15 – 5:07 A.M.

A former manager of a Findlay restaurant has been indicted for allegedly stealing from the business. The Courier reports 30-year-old Janelle Cantu of Findlay is accused of stealing nearly $11,000 from the Landing Pad on Trenton Avenue. Cantu faces a grand theft charge.

She allegedly took the money between November 1 of last year up to May 25.

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Tires Made In China Subject To Tariffs

7/15/15 – 5:00 A.M.

Chinese-made tires sold in the U.S. will be subject to tariffs soon. The Courier reports the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that imports of underpriced tires from China have unfairly stolen U.S. customers and have cost U.S. tire makers their jobs. The Commerce Department will issue its final orders soon.

The ruling is being celebrated by unionized workers at Findlay’s Cooper Tire & Rubber plant. USW Local 207L President Rod Nelson tells the newspaper the decision means, “we’re going to ensure jobs at the Findlay plant and receive capital investments.”

The ruling could affect Cooper. Tires made by the company in a Chinese facility will be subject to the tariffs. A release from Cooper said, “Cooper will continue to monitor the market, remaining focused on the overall goal of keeping Cooper and our customers competitive.”

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