Review Category : Local News

Arlington Prepares For Next Round Of Snow

2/4/14 – 5:26 A.M.

The village of Arlington is bracing for another winter storm. The Courier reports that village council was told Monday night by street commissioner Kyle Crist that salt supplies for roads in the town are “tight.” Crist added that salt would be applied to the main roads and intersections this week as another storm makes its way this direction.

Crist also said that village workers may have to find another place to dump snow. The current site near Liberty Street is filling up quickly.

Residents in Arlington were also reminded to clear snow from fire hydrants once this latest storm moves out of the area.

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This Winter Has Been Bad, But Not Historically Bad – Yet

2/4/14 – 5:18 A.M.

While this winter will be one we remember for a long time, it hasn’t set any local records yet. The Courier reports 16.3 inches of snow fell in Findlay in January. While that was certainly more than any of us wanted to see, it fell short of the 1978 record of 37.7 inches.

However if things keep going the way they have been February’s records could be in jeopardy. With the unexpected snow over the past weekend, heavy snowfall in the forecast for tonight, and more snow possible this coming weekend, the 1910 record of 20.5 inches could be given a run for its money.

Snow records are kept by the Findlay Water Pollution Control Center.

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Marathon Petroleum Buys Biodiesel Plant In Cincinnati

2/4/14 – 5:10 A.M.

On the same day Marathon Petroleum announced its multimillion dollar investment into new facilities in Findlay, it also announced it was buying a facility in southern Ohio. A release from the company says a plant in Cincinnati will be bought from a Malaysian company for an undisclosed amount. The sale is expected to close in April.

The facility makes several products including biodiesel and glycerin. Senior Vice President of Supply Distribution and Planning Mike Palmer talked about the sale, saying, “this acquisition will broaden our renewable fuels portfolio with a quality asset.”

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Metrich Drug Task Force Receives Grant

2/3/14 4:15 p.m.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety announced that the multi-county METRICH Enforcement Unit will receive a sizable grant to fight drug crime. The Courier reports that METRICH will receive $112,500 from ODPS’s Edward R. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program. Metrich serves more than 550,000 people in ten counties including Hancock, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties.

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Mayor Talks About Impact Of Winter And Flood Mitigation

2/3/14 3:15 p.m.
Mayor Lydia Mihalik commented on the relentless winter weather that has a grip on the region and how much of a burden it places on the city’s budget. She commented on WFIN@Ten this morning..

Audio:  Lydia Mihalik

Mihalik said the winter hasn’t busted the budget yet but if the city continues to get pounded by winter weather it could be a problem. Mihalik also talked about a trip to Washington D.C. along with Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson and Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development Chief, Tony Iriti, to make a pitch once again for Blanchard River flood study money..

Audio:  Lydia Mihalik

The group will meet with the Army Corps of Engineers and different committee members within the House and the Senate to make sure the Blanchard River is part of that allocation and complete the last phase of the feasibility study.

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Findlay Reinventing Itself For New Young Professionals

2/3/14 2:40 p.m.
Courting and retaining young professionals in Findlay is something the city is working on developing. Economic Development Director, Tony Iriti talked about it on WFIN@Ten this morning..

Audio:  Tony Iriti

Work on developing housing in downtown Finday has already begun. Companies, such as Marathon, are attracting the young professionals and the Findlay community is working on developing the amenities they expect. Young professionals with their higher disposable income may also invest in small business to create the amenities they expect..

Audio:  Tony Iriti

Iriti also said that Findlay being a college town needs to make the city more attractive to students, making more things available for them to do.

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Fire Closes Tiffin Mall Sunday

2/3/14 – 5:32 A.M.

A fire closed the Tiffin Mall Sunday. The Review-Times reports firefighters were called to the mall around 4:30 a.m. Fire Chief Bill Ennis tells the newspaper the flames started in a store front near JC Penny. While the cause of the fire remains under investigation, it looks like it may have started where rubber mats are kept for Heidelberg University’s track team for indoor training.

A sprinkler system kept the flames from spreading, but it still took 40 minutes to put out the blaze. The mall was closed because of smoke and odors that filled other stores. It’s expected to be open today.

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One Killed In Wood County Crash

2/3/14 – 5:19 A.M.

A two-car head-on collision took the life of a Wood County man and injured two others Saturday. The State Highway Patrol reports 58-year-old David Kaseman was driving west on State Route 105 near Bowling Green around 10:30 a.m., when he went left of center and hit a car driven by 74-year-old William Beard Jr. of Pemberville.

Kaseman was pronounced dead at Wood County Hospital. Beard and his wife Judy were treated for non-life threatening injuries.


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Carey Duplex Damaged In Fire

2/3/14 – 5:06 A.M.

A Carey duplex was damaged by fire over the weekend. Firefighters were called to 232 E. South Street just before noon Saturday to battle the blaze. The fire damaged the living room and the porch area of the home.

No one was injured and no damage estimate has been made available yet.


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