Review Category : Local News

Gas Prices Up To Start The Work Week

10/10/16 – 7:28 A.M.

Local gas prices are up as we begin a new work week. reports Findlay drivers are paying an average of $2.26 for a gallon of regular today. That’s up four cents from last Monday. Prices jumped to their highest local levels since mid-June last week.

Drivers in Ottawa report paying $2.24 a gallon today.

Around the state, the average is $2.28 for a gallon of regular. That’s up seven cents from a week ago.

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Sewer Projects Continue In Findlay, Could Cause Traffic Delays

10/10/16 – 7:19 A.M.

Road work will continue in some familiar locations in Findlay this week. The city’s engineering department says both lanes of traffic on Fostoria Avenue remain closed between Tiffin Avenue and Plaza Street during work hours. Woodworth and Oakdale drives are also closed in that area as a storm sewer installation project continues.

Crews will also be lining sewer lines in other areas of the city. You can expect delays on Church Hill, North Towne, and West Melrose near Broad today. Work continues Tuesday on South Blanchard by Emory Adams Park, and on Wednesday on South Blanchard as well as Greendale at Bristol.

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Resurfacing Continues On State Route 12 In Hancock County This Week

10/10/16 – 6:58 A.M.

There aren’t any new highway projects on ODOT’s agenda for our area this week. Work continues in some familiar places though. ODOT says crews will reduce State Route 12 from Findlay to Arcadia to one lane at time again this week for a resurfacing project. Work is also taking place from the southwest side of Fostoria to the Seneca County line.

You’re asked to avoid the work areas if possible.

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Three Injured In Crash On I-75 Near Van Buren Over The Weekend

10/10/16 – 5:35 A.M.

A three-car crash injured three people on I-75 in Findlay Saturday morning. The State Highway Patrol reports a disabled car had stopped in the left lane of the construction zone, just south of the State Route 613 interchange. Around 8:45 a.m. a second car stopped to try and help the disabled car. A third car hit the second car, causing a chain-reaction crash.

One driver was seriously hurt. Life Flight took the driver to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo for treatment. The other two drivers received treatment at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

The names of the drivers were not available over the weekend.

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Care Teams Make Patients Feel Special In Blanchard Valley Medical Practice

10/10/16 – 5:30 A.M.

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices has been using a different form of taking care of people. Director of the practices Brenda Sciranka says that they use care teams to make the visit more routine. Patients will see the same face when they walk and hear the same voice on the phone.

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices have pretty quick wait times as well. Sciranka says it’s because they get all the information the physician needs about a patient from the care team.

Patients of care teams also report that they feel like they spend more time with the provider. Sciranka says it’s not that they see more of the provider but that the time is more productive.

Care teams usually consist of a physician, a nurse, and a physician’s assistant surrounding a particular patient. Information about the patient’s visit is discussed before the actual appointment.

You can listen to the full interview with Sciranka below.

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Fostoria Man Arrested After Nearly Hitting Police Officer With Car

10/10/16 – 5:25 A.M.

A Fostoria man is facing charges after he nearly hit a police officer with a truck early Sunday morning. The Review-Times reports the incident started when a resident in the 100 block of North Countyline Street reported a man in his garage with a flashlight around 1 a.m. Sunday. An officer arrived and identified himself, but the suspect drove away, nearly running over the officer’s foot. Police identified the suspect as Rodney Hampton.

Hampton faces charges of failure to comply with an order of a police officer and for driving under suspension.

MORE: Review-Times

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Jenera Man Killed In Sunday Afternoon Crash

10/10/16 – 5:08 A.M.

A two-car crash killed a Jenera man Sunday afternoon. The State Highway Patrol reports the collision happened at the intersection of State Route 12 and Hancock County Road 16 just before 1 p.m. 46-year-old Babette Grieser was driving north on Road 16 when she hit the side of a Kia Soul driven by 36-year-old Jesse Richardson of Findlay. The crash took the life of 45-year-old Christopher Grieser, who was a passenger in Babette’s car.

A medical helicopter took another passenger from the Grieser’s car to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. The highway patrol says 21-year-old Ashley Carman suffered life-threatening injuries. She wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and the crash ejected her from the car. Life Flight also took 10-year-old Skylar Richardson of Findlay to Mercy St. Vincent. He was a passenger in Jesse Richardson’s car. EMS crews took Jesse Richardson to Lima Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. An ambulance took Babette Grieser to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Suspect Identified In Tiffin Armed Robbery Case.

10/07/16 – 6:45 P.M.

The FBI in Detroit has identified the suspect in Tiffin’s Friday morning armed robbery. The Courier reports that Todd Keith is wanted in connection of the armed robbery of Butt Hut of America around 9:50 a.m.  Aside from the Tiffin robbery he has been charged with two counts of bank robbery in Michigan.

According to a release, he was last seen heading east on Ohio 18 in a stolen vehicle. The vehicle is a black Lexus with gold trim around the doors. There is a Michigan rear license plate with the number BGQ815.

If you see this car please contact the local police department immediately. Police warn you that Keith is armed and dangerous and that you should not approach him.

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New Company Offers Jobs To Findlay During Worker Shortage

10/07/16 – 6:26 P.M.

A grocery distribution center held a hiring event on Friday and hundreds of job seekers filled their lobby. The Courier reports that McLane Co. is bringing 200-250 jobs to the city in January. By the end of December of 2017, it will have up to 425 employees earning an average of $57,000 a year.

Job seekers have been coming from areas as far away as Indianapolis and Detroit. Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development Director Tony Iriti said there are worries about a worker shortage in the area. He added that there are already 3,000 workers needed to fill open positions.

According to the newspaper, McLane has experience navigating through this. The economic boost promised by the company will remain unscathed.

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Artist Series Coming To Findlay Will Showcase Findlay Artist

10/07/16 – 6:06 P.M.

The Owens Findlay-Area Campus will be hosting an artist series by a graduate of Findlay College. Rebecca Romick is an abstract painter in Findlay. Her works can be found in private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe. You can see the series at the Owens Community College Findlay Campus Area fro  now until December 4. There will also be a free artists reception on October 13 in the series from 4-6 p.m. The public is welcome to join the artist reception.

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