Review Category : Local News

One Hurt In Attempted Suicide At Hardin Memorial Hospital In Kenton

4/18/2016 – 7:42 pm

One man attempted suicide at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton late Monday afternoon. According to Kenton Police officers on site, around 5:30 pm the department received a call of an attempted suicide and officers found one man who had been injured. The man was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to an unknown medical center for his injuries.

Last week, Hardin Memorial Hospital received a bomb threat which caused the evacuation of the hospital. Kenton Police indicated that there is no connection at all between the suicide attempt and the bomb threat from last week. No other individuals were hurt in either incident.

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Blanchard Valley Hospital Making Strides In Orthopedic Care

4/18/2016 – 3:22 pm

When it comes to orthopedic knee and hip surgery, Blanchard Valley Hospital is one of the best health care facilities around. That was the message the CEO Scott Malaney gave to the members of the Findlay Rotary Club Monday. Malaney said that improvements in care, coupled with better training for staff has reduced the length of time patients remain in the hospital following surgery.

Audio: Scott Malaney

Malaney said that strides in medical care and procedures are such that a patient who underwent hip or knee replacement surgery can be up and walking with ease in as little as four hours. Malaney said that the training and procedures instilled in the staff through the orthopedic care center are being used as a template to other departments throughout the hospital.

Audio: Scott Malaney

The strides through the orthopedic care center have greatly reduced the length of a hospital stay, as well as return complications. Malaney also noted that more patients are discharged to their homes today rather than extended care centers and nursing homes due to the strides in care and recovery at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

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Hancock Public Health Receives Naloxone Grant

4/18/2016 – 10:21 am

Hancock Public Health has been awarded a grant to help people recover from drug overdoses. The $24,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Health will help them purchase Naloxone kits and expand opiate overdose education.

The two-year grant will provide $24,000 each year and allow the health department to buy as many as 400 Naloxone kits. Additionally, the department will expand their community education programs and outreach.

Naloxone is a life-saving medication that is administered to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose.

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Update: Partial Train Derailment In Fostoria

4/18/16 – 8:08 A.M.
Update – 8:28 A.M.
Update – 10:01 A.M.

A partial train derailment in Fostoria is being cleaned up at this hour. The Fostoria Fire Department tells us 11 cars from a train derailed around 7:50 A.M. No one was injured and no hazardous materials were in the derailed cars.

There is only one blocked intersection in the city right now according to the Fostoria Fire Department, and that’s at Columbus Avenue. There are some other crossings blocked elsewhere in Seneca County as you head toward Bascom. Other rail traffic is being allowed through the area.

So far there’s no word on when the clean up might be completed.

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Gas Prices Flat To Start The Week

4/18/16 – 6:43 A.M.

Gas prices are entrenched above the $2 a gallon mark at the moment. Local prices stayed above that level all last week. It was the first time that happened since early last November. According to, Findlay drivers are paying $2.05 to start the work week. That’s the same price we were paying last Monday, but down 14 cents from last week’s high.

Ottawa drivers are paying $2.04 a gallon, which is the same price as last Monday.

The statewide average is $2.09 for a gallon of regular. A week ago it was seven cents cheaper.

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Pavement Repair Scheduled For State Route 103

4/18/16 – 5:25 A.M.

Warmer weather is here, and of course that means it’s time for road work. Aside from the ongoing construction on I-75 north of Findlay, you’ll see ODOT crews near Arlington this week. State Route 103 will be reduced to one lane at times for pavement repair between State Route 698 and the village of Arlington.

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Low-Income Putnam County Homes Eligible For Septic System Help

4/18/16 – 5:18 A.M.

Low-income households in Putnam County could be eligible for financial help in maintaining their septic tanks. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the county health department recently received $300,000 to help assist in repairing or replacing septic systems in the county. That’s in addition to $100,000 the department received in 2015 for the project.

To be eligible for funding, a household income must be under 300% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines. Homeowners can qualify for between 50 and 100 percent funding for their project.

For more information call (419)523-5608.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Arcadia Man Injured In Sunday Motorcycle Crash

4/18/16 – 5:07 A.M.

An Arcadia man was injured when a deer ran in front of his motorcycle this weekend. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 51-year-old Lonnie Moses was riding a Harley-Davidson south on Hancock County Road 330 around 5:40 a.m. Sunday when the incident happened. Moses swerved to avoid the deer and slid across Washington Township Road 211 and into a ditch.

Moses was taken by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. He was wearing a helmet.

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Two Injured In Findlay Motorcycle Crash

4/18/16 – 4:58 A.M.

Two Findlay residents were injured in a motorcycle crash over the weekend. The Findlay Police Department reports Lorenzo and Tiffene Ayala were riding a Harley-Davidson north on Broad Avenue just before 1 p.m. when a southbound car driven by 19-year-old Emily Zielinski of Pemberville turned in front of them. Zielinski was trying to turn left onto Howard Street and caused the collision.

The Ayala’s were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Zielinski was cited for failure to yield while turning left. Lorenzo Ayala was cited for driving under suspension and driving without a helmet. Ohio law requires beginning motorcyclists to wear a helmet.

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