Review Category : Local News

Two Fostoria Residents Facing Drug Trafficking Charges

2/23/15 – 7:38 A.M.

Two Fostoria residents are facing drug charges following a raid over the weekend. The Fostoria Police Department reports the bust took place at 130 Elm Street Saturday. Both 24-year-old Dateaka Sherman and 33-year-old Taneel Lee are facing several charges.

Officers report finding suspected crack cocaine, suspected marijuana, cash, criminal tools, and evidence of drug trafficking in the home.

 

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Gas Prices Continue Steady Climb

2/23/15 – 7:24 A.M.

Gas prices are continuing a steady increase. Findlay drivers report average prices around $2.38 a gallon as we start another work week. That’s up seven cents from last Monday. A month ago we were paying around $1.97 a gallon in Findlay.

Ottawa drivers are paying $2.29 a gallon. That’s the same price as it was a week ago.

According to Ohiogasprices.com, the average price for regular across the state is $2.33 a gallon. A week ago we were paying $2.27 a gallon.

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Findlay Teens Injured In Weekend Crash

A Saturday afternoon crash injured two teenagers in Findlay. The Findlay Police Department reports the accident happened at the corner of McManness Avenue and Country Club Drive around 3:30 p.m.

A car driven by 18-year-old Amy Dube slid into a utility pole at the intersection. She and 16-year-old Bryanna Vela were both taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Dube was cited for failure to control.

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One Injured In I-75 Crash Near Van Buren

2/23/15 – 5:31 A.M.

A three-car crash injured a Toledo man on I-75 in Hancock County Saturday afternoon. The State Highway Patrol reports the accident happened around 2:15 p.m. a mile north of Van Buren.

30-year-old Pablo Losoya Jr. was driving north as he approached other cars stopped for another accident. Losoya’s car hit a vehicle driven by 45-year-old Jill Morehart of Findlay. Losoya’s car then hit a truck driven by 57-year-old Jimmy Postlethwaite.

Losoya was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital to be treated for his injuries. The other drivers were not hurt. Losoya was also cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance.

 

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Monday Interview: New City Website to Launch in the Next Few Weeks

02/23/15     5:30 a.m.

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A project two years in the making is about to come to fruition for the City of Findlay. A team of citizen volunteers headed by Councilman Grant Russel and city logo designer Jay Yeater will launch a new city website in the next two weeks.

Audio: Lydia Mihalik

Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik said this is one of many ways the city is trying to communicate more effectively with its residents. She said the current website launched in about 2006 and the information is outdated and difficult to find. The new site will be easy to update and user-friendly.

Audio: Lydia Mihalik

Mihalik said there are a number of new communication tools, including integrated social media feeds and the utilization of filesharing application Dropbox for files and forms. Some of her favorite new features are the logo integration, as well as the inviting new look.

Because of budget cuts, the city eliminated its communication director position a few years ago. Mihalik said despite this, the city’s administration will maintain the website and do their best to keep it as up to date and fresh as possible.

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Findlay Police Looking For Hit & Run Driver

2/23/15 – 5:20 A.M.

Findlay police are still looking for a driver in a hit-and-run accident that injured a 16-year-old late Friday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department says the incident happened around 5:10 p.m. in the crosswalk at West Trenton and Broad avenues.

The teenager was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of a leg injury. He was in town with a group for a school-related event.

Police are looking for a red, four-door vehicle driven by a white woman. Anyone with information should call (419)424-7150.

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New Rules In Place For Lot Plats In Putnam County

2/23/15 – 5:13 A.M.

Putnam County’s Health Department is changing some policies to keep people from buying lots of land too small to build a home on. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the department is requiring soil analysis for sewage treatment systems and private water systems before lots are created. In the past the analysis was done after the lot was made. That could mean someone could buy a lot that may not be able to meet the requirements for a sewage system.

The move was made after the Putnam County Commissioners rejected a proposed two-acre minimum for lots created in unincorporated areas.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Ministerial Association To Hold Recovery House Meeting Monday

2/23/15 – 5:02 A.M.

Another meeting about a proposed addiction recovery home in Findlay will take place today. The Findlay Ministerial Association will hold a press conference at Howard United Methodist Church on Cherry Street at 12:30 p.m. Reverand Larry Kreps says the meeting will discuss the results of previous public meetings, and the “possibilities moving forward.”

The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services’ plans to put a recovery home for women at 1900 Greendale Avenue has been controversial. Opponents of the plan say the house doesn’t belong near two elementary schools. Those in favor of it say it’s something that Findlay needs and won’t be a burden to the neighborhood.

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Cardiac Arrests on the Rise, Use and Knowledge of AEDs Needed

02/20/15     12:08 p.m.

If the person at the cubicle next to yours were to go into cardiac arrest right now, what would you do? If you were enjoying a meal at a restaurant and a person a few tables away fell to the ground, would you help?

Audio: Brett Van Bourgondien

Brett Van Bourgondien is the owner of Olympic AED and says statistically only 32% of people do help. But with the growing presence of automated external defibrillators, saving a life can be as easy as pushing a button.

Audio: Brett Van Bourgondien

There is no requirement for having an AED in a building. But Van Bourgondien said early intervention like CPR or the use of an AED can improve a victim’s chance of survival four times. While AEDs can be used by anyone, Van Bourgondien said he recommends a CPR/AED training class, as it is a life skill you won’t soon forget.

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