Review Category : Local News

Resurfacing Work To Continue In Putnam County This Week

8/8/16 – 5:24 A.M.

ODOT has a couple of projects planned in Putnam County this week. The agency reports State Route 65 from Columbus Grove to Leipsic will be restricted to one lane at times for resurfacing. The work will not take place in Ottawa, where the work is essentially already finished. The work between Ottawa and Columbus Grove is already underway.

Elsewhere in the county, State Route 696 from State Route 12 to the Allen County line will see a drainage project taking place. Traffic will be maintained through the work area.

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Findlay Road Crews Remain Busy This Week

8/8/16 – 5:11 A.M.

It’s another week of road work in Findlay. The city’s engineering office says you’ll see closures or delays in the following locations:

Broad Avenue is still reduced to one lane in each direction between Trenton Avenue and Howard Street as that stretch of road is repaved. Davis Street also remains closed between Morey Avenue and Cory Street for a waterline installation project.

Curb replacement is taking place on Harmon Street between Crystal Avenue and Parskide Place; Windsor Place between Bright and Old Mill Roads; Hollybrook Drive from Beecher Street to Edinborough Drive, Avalone Terrace between Woodworth and the dead end; Greendale Avenue from Woodworth to the dead end and between Londonderry and Sutton; and Osborn Avenue between Wedgewood and Sandusky streets.

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ODOT Doing Plenty Of Work In Hancock County This Week

8/8/16 – 5:05 A.M.

There will be plenty of orange barrels on highways in Hancock County this week. ODOT reports I-75 from just south of State Route 235 to an area just south of Hancock County Road 60 near Findlay will be reduced to one lane in each direction again this week. Crews will be resurfacing the interstate in that area.

U.S. 68 from the U.S. 30 interchange south to the Hardin County line will also be reduced to one lane for a resurfacing project.

Ramps from U.S. 30 connecting to U.S. 68 and State Route 37 will be closed at times. Pavement repair began on the U.S. 68 interchanges last Thursday. Work will start on the Route 37 interchanges this Thursday.

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Shed Fire Reported In Liberty Township Over The Weekend

8/8/16 – 4:50 A.M.

A shed fire also damaged a nearby home over the weekend. The Liberty Township Fire Department reports firefighters were called to 8189 Parkwood Drive around 10:40 p.m. Saturday night. They remained on scene until nearly 3 a.m. Sunday.

The flames caused up to $16,000 worth of damage to the shed and the outside of the home at the property. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

No one was injured battling the blaze.

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Saturday Is Busy With Events At Wood County Fair

08/05/16 – 3:14 P.M.

Saturday is filled with fun events at the Wood County Fair. at noon there is the Junior Fair horse show championship versatility class in the horse arena. At 1 pm Kathie VanNess will be in the fine arts building.

Starting at 4 pm in the horse arena will be the open horse speed show. You can buy some pie at the pie auction in the annex building at 5 pm.

Finally, the showcase event is the Martina McBride concert in the grandstand at 8:30 pm.

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Events Happening Tonight At The Wood County Fair

08/05/16 – 2:15 P.M.

There are some big events happening at the Wood County Fair this evening. At 6 pm there is the kiddie pedal tractor pull in the sheep show arena. At 6:30 pm in the beef show arena is the 4-H bake-off auction. And the final event for this evening is the Monster Truck Throwdown. That will take place at 7:30 pm in the grandstand.

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No Sales Tax This Weekend For Back To School Shopping

08/05/16 – 1:19 P.M.

This weekend marks your chance to save some money on back to school shopping. The Findlay Courier reports the state’s sales tax-free weekend will last until 11:59 pm this Sunday. During this period you can buy school supplies and instructional materials up to $20 an item without being charged tax. You can also buy Clothing for up to $75 without being taxed.

Frequently asked questions are on the Ohio Department of Taxation’s website.

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Local Kroger’s To Take Part In Nation

08/05/16 – 10:28 P.M.

For those looking for a job, Kroger is hosting a hiring event. According to a release, on August 9th Kroger will take part in a nationwide hiring event. You can send your application through your smartphone or tablet at Then go to a Kroger on August 9th between 3 pm and 8 pm., no appointment is necessary.

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UF Names New Choir Director

8/5/16 – 6:52 A.M.

The University of Findlay has named a new choir director. SeaHwa Jung will direct the Concert-Chorale and University Singers, and also teach voice and music appreciation. A release from the university says Jung comes to the university from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. He directed choral ensembles, orchestra, and taught music appreciation.

Jung takes the place of Michael Anders, who retired earlier this year.

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