Review Category : Local News

Monday Interview: Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Week

05/04/15     7:25 a.m.

This week more than 9,000 helmets will be handed out to children across Ohio for Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Week. Dr. Sarah Denny works at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus and works to raise awareness of the need for helmets with the Ohio chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics every year.

Audio: Sarah Denny

 

Additionally, most of the head injuries sustained in a bike accident can be prevented if a helmet is worn.

Audio: Sarah Denny

Denny said in addition to making sure children have helmets, the best thing adults can do to promote safety is make sure they were one as well to set a good example.

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Gas Prices Lower To Start The Week

5/4/15 – 5:31 A.M.

Gas prices are lower as we start a new work week. Ohiogasprices.com reports prices in Findlay are averaging $2.43 per gallon today. That’s down 11 cents from last Monday. Prices in Ottawa have also dropped from last week. Ottawa drivers report prices around $2.39 a gallon today.

The local prices are following the statewide trend. Across Ohio the average price is $2.44 a gallon, which is down 16 cents from last Monday.

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Jenera Woman Injured In Weekend Crash

5/4/15 – 5:23 A.M.

A Jenera woman was injured in a crash west of Findlay over the weekend. The State Highway Patrol says the accident happened on Eagle Township Road 10 north of Hancock County Road 313 around 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

73-year-old Sandra Reel was driving south on Road 10 when she lost control and hit a utility pole. Reel was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. She was also cited for failure to control.

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Columbus Grove Council Talks About EMS Building Concerns

5/4/15 – 5:17 A.M.

Columbus Grove EMS workers are concerned about how the EMS building in the village is being used. The Putnam County Sentinel reports there are worries about the village storing items in the building, and unsecured access to EMS equipment.

The building in question is rented by Columbus Grove for both purposes. Council members agreed to see if a partition could be installed to separate EMS from storage.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Road Work Continues In Findlay

5/4/15 – 5:10 A.M.

There will be plenty of orange barrels around Findlay this week. The city’s engineering department says Lima Avenue will be closed between Western Avenue and South Main Street today through Wednesday. Asphalt trench repair will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. A detour will be posted and you’re advised to avoid the area if you can.

The resurfacing of Vincent Street and Brenda Court will continue today. The roads will be closed to through traffic from the blocks of Bernard Avenue to Parkside Place from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Short delays are expected in the area.

Curb replacement will also continue on Tiffin Avenue.

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Road Work In Hancock County This Week

5/4/14 – 4:58 A.M.

There are some spots you’ll want to avoid while driving around Hancock County this week. ODOT says U.S. 68 in Arlington will be restricted to one lane for pavement repair. State Route 37 south of Mount Blanchard to the Hardin County line will also be one lane for repair work.

Overnight lane restrictions are possible on I-75 from Hancock County Road 99 all the way to Perrysburg for the interstate widening project.

The pavement repair on State Route 12 east of Arcadia has been completed.

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Findlay Man Injured In Dirt Bike Crash

5/4/15 – 4:47 A.M.

A Findlay man was injured in a dirt bike crash Sunday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened in a field near Allen Township roads 99 and 230 around 7:40 p.m. last night.

30-year-old Dennis Craft Jr. was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

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Agriculture Strong and Prosperous In Hancock County

05/01/15     1:00 p.m.

The results of the 2012 agriculture census have been released and numbers in Hancock County are looking up. Ed Lentz from the Hancock County OSU Extension Office said if he had to pick a word to describe the state of agriculture in the county it would be “strong” with $160 million of ag products sold in 2012.

Audio: Ed Lentz

That $160 million is a 59 percent increase from the 2007 census. The 2012 numbers also show farmers average income jumping 118 percent from $37,000 in 2007 to $81,000 in 2012.

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz said though the total amount of farmland in the county dropped by seven percent, the average farm size increased three percent to 277 acres per farm.

 

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University of Findlay to Graduate 949 Saturday

05/01/15     9:33 a.m.

The University of Findlay will celebrate its graduating students with a commencement ceremony Saturday.

A total of 949 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees in two ceremonies Saturday, the graduates at 9 a.m. and undergraduates at 2 pm. They represent 54 bachelor’s degree options, 10 master’s and three doctoral programs.

Terry Terhark is 2006 UF College of Business graduate who founded The RightThing and will speak to graduate students at the morning ceremony. Veronika Scott founded the Empowerment Plan for Detroit’s homeless shelters, as well as developed a winter coat that converts into a sleeping bag and carrying sack for the homeless. Scott will speak to undergraduate students in the afternoon.

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Nepalese Students Contacting Family, Worried About Economy of Country

05/01/15     8:55 a.m.

With the death toll still climbing and devastation all around, the people in Nepal are still working to get back on their feet following last weekend’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Bishal Pandey is an MBA student at the University of Findlay from the Kathmandu area. He’s now worried about the country’s frail economy because of the impact on the tourism industry.

Audio: Bishal Pandey

Thankfully, Pandey said he was able to get ahold of all of his friends any family though it did take some time. He said most of that contact came through Facebook.

Audio: Bishal Pandey

Pandey said he and the other Nepalese students are grateful for the work the university has done setting up locations for students to donate around campus. Today is the last day for donations and then the university will send the money collected to the Red Cross.

A candlelight vigil is being held in recognition of the earthquake victims at the University of Findlay tonight at 8 p.m. between the Church of God and Croy Gymnasium on UF’s campus.

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