Review Category : Local News

Train And Semi Collide In Putnam County

2/16/15 – 6:48 A.M.

A semi was involved in a crash with a train in Putnam County over the weekend. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports the collision happened just before 1 p.m. Saturday on County Road 5, north of State Route 613 east of Leipsic.

The semi slid into an eastbound train, damaging the semi, train cars, and the rail crossing. The driver of the semi, Shawn Keele of Illinois, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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Gas Prices Continue To Climb

2/16/15 – 6:43 A.M.

Filling up your tank is a little more expensive as we start another work week. reports the average price for regular is $2.27 around the state. That’s up from $2.23 last Monday, but down from midweek prices around $2.33.

In Findlay, drivers are reporting prices around $2.31. That’s up from last Monday’s $2.25 a gallon.

Ottawa drivers are paying $2.29 a gallon this morning.

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Monday Interview: Anti-Vax Movement Spreading to Pets

02/16/15     5:30 a.m.

With the recent outbreak of measles in the country, the vaccination debate is at the forefront again. But vaccinations are not just an issue for children or even humans. Veterinarians are now seeing the anti-vaccination movement spread to animals as well.

Audio: Linda Peck

Dr. Linda Peck in the director of the pre-veterinary program at the University of Findlay. She said pets have a standard set of shots just like humans and there are some pet parents that opt out of them. But often times with pet parents, once everything is explained to them by a vet professional they decide to go with the immunization.

Audio: Linda Peck

Peck said in cats the common virus vets see that is treatable by vaccination is feline leukemia. In dogs, it’s parvovirus. One thing most animal owners don’t understand according to Peck is that animals need vaccinated for more than just their health, but also to create a barrier between the disease in the wild and humans.

Audio: Linda Peck

For all animals, Peck said to only vaccinate them against diseases they are susceptible to or at risk for. She said like most human vaccinations, all of them carry risks, but most are minor and easily treatable like swelling, hives and possibly vomiting. In every case, Peck says to consult a veterinarian to determine which immunizations you pet will or will not need.

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Findlay Mobile Home Damaged In Weekend Fire

2/16/15 – 5:16 A.M.

A house trailer was damaged by an electrical fire over the weekend. The Findlay Fire Department was called to 1323 Chateau Circle around 2:45 a.m. Saturday to battle the flames.

Two people were inside when the fire started. They were woken up by a fire alarm and escaped safely.

The flames started in the living room and did about $3,000 worth of damage.

The residents of the home were assisted by the Red Cross with housing and comfort kits.

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Hancock County Residents Targeted By Jury Duty Scam

2/16/15 – 5:10 A.M.

Hancock County residents were targeted by a phone scam over the weekend. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports several people received suspicious calls Saturday. The caller would tell potential victims a warrant had been issued for their arrest for missing jury duty. The caller would then attempt to get the target to pay their so-called fine with cash, money orders, or green dot cards.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office issues arrest warrants in person, not over the phone.

If you think you were targeted by the scam, you’re urged to call the sheriff’s office at (419)424-7079.

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Findlay Restaurant Robbed Sunday Night

2/16/15 – 5:00 A.M.

Findlay police are investigating a Sunday night robbery. The Police Department reports the Subway on Trenton Avenue was robbed around 8:40 p.m. A man entered the store and handed an employee a note demanding all the money in the cash register. The man then fled the store to the south.

The suspect was described as white and around 5-feet 10-inches tall. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. He kept his hand in the inside pocket of the sweatshirt the entire time to indicate he had a weapon but never displayed a gun.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call the Findlay Police Department.


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Helping Hands Celebrating Anniversary with Home Matters Collaboration

02/13/15     5:10 p.m.

Helping Hands will be celebrating their one year anniversary this month and will be holding a celebration Feb. 24. Lauren Staley is with Home Matters, a local housing movement which will be helping host the event.

Audio: Lauren Staley

Staley said 30 local agencies have been invited. They will offer  housing assistance, health services, veteran services, legal aid, job and family services, mental health services, adult basic literacy education, rehabilitation services and crisis services.

Audio: Lauren Staley

The Helping Hands one year celebration will take place Feb. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Dock at St. Mark’s Church in Findlay. Cake and punch will be provided and there will also be raffles.

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Injury Accident Near Arcadia, Traffic on State Route 12 Stopped

02/13/15     4:50 p.m.

Traffic on State Route 12 west of Arcadia is stopped due to an injury accident.

Scanner traffic indicates a vehicle hit a tree just before 4 p.m. on the edge of the village at 18663 State Route 12.

The Washington Township Fire Department and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office are on the scene where a woman is reportedly trapped in the vehicle. Listeners have reported traffic is at a standstill. No other details are available at this time.

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Findlay New Auto Show in the Findlay Village Mall This Weekend

02/13/15     12:58 p.m.

You can expect to see more cars than normal outside and inside the Findlay Village Mall this weekend. The annual Findlay New Auto Show starts today and runs through Sunday.

Audio: John LaRiche

John LaRiche from LaRiche Chevrolet Cadillac says if you’re looking for a new car it’s a great way to see all your options in one place.

Audio: John LaRiche

Each participating Findlay dealership will bring eight new cars to the show. Almost all of the 64 cars will be open to climb in and experience up close and personal. There will also be representatives from the different dealerships to answer questions.

The cars will be on display during mall hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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