Review Category : Local News

Findlay Man Injured In Thursday Crash

9/26/14 – 5:24 A.M.

A Findlay man was injured in a Thursday night crash in downtown. The Findlay Police Department says the two-car crash happened at the intersection of South Main and Main Cross streets just after 8:30 p.m.

20-year-old Brandon Myers was driving east on Main Cross when 21-year-old Michael Becker of Wauseon ran a red light on South Main and hit Myers’ car. Myers suffered minor injuries and was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment. Becker was not injured. He was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device.


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Toledo Man Injured In Findlay Motorcycle Accident

9/26/14 – 5:16 A.M.

One person was injured in a motorcycle crash on Findlay’s north side Thursday afternoon. The State Highway Patrol reports the crash happened on County Road 99 near the intersection with County Road 220 around 4:30 p.m.

57-year-old Patrick Errington of Toledo was stopped at the intersection when his motorcycle was hit from behind by a pickup truck driven by 18-year-old Brody Frost of Weston. Errington was wearing a helmet and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Frost was cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance.


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Columbus Grove Man Wanted For Running From Police

9/26/14 – 5:05 A.M.

Authorities in Putnam County are looking for a man who ran away from police officers Thursday. The Columbus Grove Police Department reports officers approached Anthony Hutchinson at the Old Farm Village Apartments. As they did, Hutchinson took off running to the north.

It’s believed Hutchinson has an active warrant for failing to appear in court for a traffic offense. He’s now wanted for failing to comply with a police officer.

Hutchinson is described as a white man, in his early 30’s. He was last seen wearing white pants, a white shirt, and a white hat. If you see him you’re asked to call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at (419)523-3208. You’re advised not to interact with the suspect.


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Hancock County Engineer’s Garage Close To Opening

9/26/14 – 4:57 A.M.

The new Hancock County Engineer’s Office garage could be open by late October. That’s according to Commissioner Brian Robertson, who tells the Courier a water flow test is all that’s keeping them from moving in on a permanent basis.

A test in July showed the building had weak water pressure. State building inspectors won’t allow the building to fully open until that’s taken care of. However, a second test in August showed a looped water main should fix the problem. The city plans to install the new line by the end of the year.

As a result, the county has asked for a temporary permit so they can get moved into the new garage at 1900 Lima Avenue.

MORE: The Courier

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Traffic Enforcement Blitz On I-75 This Weekend

9/26/14 – 4:29 A.M.

The Ohio Highway Patrol will be out in full-force this weekend for the “I-75 Challenge.” The initiative spans from Florida to Michigan and aims to reduce the number traffic deaths along the interstate. Troopers will be looking in particular for speeders, intoxicated drivers and those not wearing seat belts.

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Findlay Fire Dept. to Distribute Smoke Alarms to All County Elementary Students

09/25/14     2:47 p.m.

In 2006, Findlay fire captain Jerry Greer responded to a home fire. Three people lost their lives because of that fire and since then, Greer has been passionate about providing smoke alarms to as many people as possible.

Last year 2,500 smoke alarms were given to elementary students in Findlay City Schools. Greer said this year the program is expanding to county schools, St. Michael’s and home school students in the area.

The Findlay Fire Department distributes the smoke alarms through a grant from the Community Foundation as well as donations from Hancock-Wood Electric and local Walmart stores.

Starting October 6 every kindergarten student in Findlay schools as well as every elementary student in the county schools will receive a smoke alarm.

Oct. 6: Whittier Primary 9:45 a.m., Wilson Vance 11:25 a.m. and Northview Primary 2:45 p.m.
Oct. 7: Jefferson Primary 9:30 a.m. and Bigelow Hill 2 p.m.
Oct. 8: Jacobs Primary 10 a.m. and Chamberlin Hill 2 p.m.
Oct. 9: Lincoln Elementary 10 a.m. and Vanlue Elementary 2 p.m.
Oct. 10: St. Michael’s Elementary 10 a.m. and Liberty-Benton Elementary 2 p.m.
Oct. 13: McComb Elementary 9 a.m. and Arcadia Elementary 1 p.m.
Oct. 14: Cory-Rawson Elementary 9 a.m. and Arlington Elementary 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 15: Riverdale Elementary 10 a.m. and Van Buren Elementary 1:30 p.m.

Distribution for local home school students will be held at Fire Station #4 in Findlay at a date and time to be announced.

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Crash On I-75 Backing Up Southbound Lanes In Findlay

9/25/14 – 7:58 A.M.

A crash on I-75 is backing up the southbound lanes of the interstate in Findlay this morning. A newstipper reports a semi was involved in a crash near the County Road 99 bridge. The State Patrol says troopers are on their way to the scene. The interstate is currently backed up from U.S. 224 to County Road 100.

We’ll have more details as they become available.

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Allen County Woman Pleads Guilty To Sex Crimes

9/25/14 – 5:15 A.M.

An Allen County woman has pleaded guilty to 30 sex crimes involving a child. The Lima News reports 43-year-old Tina Hill now faces up to 234 years in prison when she is sentenced. Hill pleaded guilty to rape, complicity to rape, and six counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor among other charges. 26 other counts were dropped as part of the plea deal.

An assistant Allen County prosecutor tells the newspaper the crimes took place between January and July of 2013.

MORE: Lima News

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Senator Brown To Stop in Carey Tomorrow

9/25/14 – 5:09 A.M.

Senator Sherrod Brown will be in Carey tomorrow afternoon. The Ohio Democrat will be talking about a recently passed jobs bill at Continental Structural Plastics.

Brown will meet with workers at the plant, and also talk about a bill he is co-sponsoring with Senator Roy Blount of Missouri. If passed, the legislation would establish a National Network of Manufacturing Innovation. The goal of the plan would be to bring businesses, higher education, and government agencies together to ramp up manufacturing innovation.

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