Review Category : Local News

Update: Accidents Reported On I-75 Between Bluffton And Lima

3/3/15 – 8:11 A.M.
UPDATE: 9:38 A.M.

Listeners tell us I-75 is very slick between Bluffton and Lima. Several slide off accidents are reported on that stretch of the interstate, and traffic is backed up or even stopped in spots in both the north and southbound lanes.

You’re urged to drive with caution as freezing rain is expected to make roads across the entire region slick this morning.

UPDATE: All accidents have cleared and the interstate is running smoothly in the area.

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Carey Looks To Buy Former Bosserman Property

3/3/15 – 5:14 A.M.

Carey village council has approved moving forward with buying property just west of the village. The Courier reports the village will make an offer on the former Bosserman Aviation Equipment Property at 2327 State Route 568. Council also approved an emergency authorization to fund the deal.

If the sale goes through the village will move the electric and public works department into one building at that location.

The Bosserman property was appraised for more than $989,000. The village has negotiated the sale price down to $740,000.

MORE: The Courier

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Arlington Council Reminds Residents About Snow Removal Policies

3/3/15 – 4:58 A.M.

Arlington Village Council reviewed its snow removal policies during their Monday meeting. Residents are being urged not to shovel snow into the streets. The Courier reports Street Commissioner Kyle Crist said the snow freezes and can damage snow plows. Crist added, “it’s like hitting manhole covers.”

Arlington residents were also asked to clear their sidewalks and areas around fire hydrants.

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Greendale Avenue Homes Under Boil Water Advisory.

3/3/15 – 4:52 A.M.

More than 25 homes in Findlay remain under a boil water advisory today. A waterline break on Greendale Avenue Monday afternoon led to the alert being issued. The advisory includes homes in the 1700, 1800, and 1900 blocks of Greendale. A home at 700 Sutton Place is also included.

Residents in the affected area are asked to boil their water for at least one minute before use.

The advisory affects homes at: 1724, 1725, 1728, 1731, 1732, 1735, 1800, 1801, 1806, 1807, 1812, 1813, 1818, 1819, 1825, 1826, 1830, 1900, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1912, 1913 and 1917 Greendale.

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Hancock County DAC Unanimously Approved Health Department Contract

03/02/15     8:10 p.m.

In a unanimous decision, the Hancock County District Advisory Council approved the merger of the county and City of Findlay health departments at their annual meeting Monday. Commission Phil Riegle said the decision was a big step in the right direction.

Audio: Phil Riegle

After approving the contract, the DAC also unanimously appointed six board members for the new health department.

From the DAC’s suggested list of five they chose: Dr. Michael Lindamood, Karen Jones and Robin Spoors. From the city’s suggested five they chose Nancy Moody Russo, Bill Alge and Barb Pasztor. The final member of the board will be Larry Lovell Jr., who was appointed by the District Licensing Council

Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik said the unanimous decision demonstrates a united dedication to the future of public health in the area.

Audio: Lydia Mihalik

The contract was signed and went into effect today. The two departments will operate as separate, parallel entities through the end of the year before merging on Jan. 1, 2016.

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Childrens Mentoring Connections Hosting 32nd Bowling for Kids

03/02/15     3:05 p.m.

For the 32nd year, Childrens Mentoring Connection of Hancock County will be hosting the annual Bowling for Kids. CMC Executive Director Jennifer Swartzlander said for the organization, it’s more than a day of fun and games.

Audio: Jennifer Swartzlander

Bowling for Kids will take place March 14 and 15 at AMF Sportsman Lanes in Findlay. Bowlers can take 90-minute shifts from noon to 4:30 p.m. either day. Teams of 4 or 5 bowlers simply sign up and raise pledges for CMC. There will also be food and door prizes for participants.

Sign up information

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CSX North Baltimore Facility Completed $40 million Expansion Project

03/02/15     2:28 p.m.

Just three years after opening their North Baltimore facility, CSX Intermodal has completed its first expansion. With the commissioning of their seventh wide span crane on Thursday, the more than $40 million expansion was officially complete.

Audio: Duke Acors

Hub Manager Duke Acors said they aren’t expecting more trains to come to the facility, just a higher volume of cargo on each train.

Audio: Duke Acors

At Monday’s Findlay Rotary Club meeting, Acors said the expansion project included eight straight line extensions in the processing yard, one 1,000-foot extension in the support yard and two more wide-span cranes, the last of which was put in commission last Thursday.

So far, Acors said a dozen jobs have been added with the expansion and they will continue to add as volume grows.

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Findlay Ranked First of Micropolitan Communities in the U.S.

03/02/15     10:53 a.m.

Findlay is first in the country when it comes to micropolitan communities. Site Selection magazine named Findlay number 1 of 576 communities of 10 to 50,000 people.

The Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development Office submitted 20 projects for Site Selection, including the McLane project, Cooper Tire and Rubber’s Global Technology Center and the Marathon Petroleum headquarters expansion.

Findlay has been ranked well in the magazine for many years and moved up from number 4 in 2013. Mayor Lydia Mihalik said this honor, “demonstrates that collaborative efforts are paying off.”

The 20 projects submitted totaled more than $280 million in local investment, 1,597 news jobs and more than 1.6 million square feet of news space.

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Fostoria Trailer Damaged By Fire

3/2/15 – 6:49 A.M.

A Fostoria family lost their home in a fire last Friday. The Review-Times reports the Fostoria fire department was called to a trailer at Nye’s Trailer Park a little after 7 p.m. No one was home at the time of the blaze.

Investigators say the fire was caused by an electric heater that fell over on a couch and blankets.

One adult and two children were displaced by the fire. They are being assisted by the Red Cross.

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Gas Prices Continue To Climb

3/2/15 – 6:48 A.M.

Gas prices are continuing their slow climb. Prices jumped over the weekend and the statewide average is now $2.43 per gallon for regular. A week ago the state average was $2.33 a gallon, but that had slid to $2.29 by Friday. A month ago prices were closer to $2.04 a gallon.

In Findlay drivers were reporting prices around $2.48 a gallon Monday morning. Ottawa drivers are paying around $2.39.

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