Review Category : Local News

Four Hurt In Weekend Crash East Of Findlay

4/3/17 – 5:31 A.M.

A two-car crash injured four people in Hancock County Saturday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the collision happened around 5:30 p.m. on Hancock County Road 180 near State Route 37.

20-year-old Taylir Schiewe was driving north on Road 180 when she hit the back of a car driven by 69-year-old Mary Pfeiffer of Forest. Pfeiffer had slowed to turn on to Route 37.

EMS crews took both drivers and their passengers to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

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Pavement Work Continues On I-75 North Of Findlay This Week

4/3/17 – 5:22 A.M.

ODOT crews will continue pavement work on I-75 in our area this week. The paving project will reduce the interstate to two lanes between Hancock County Road 99 and Oil Center Road in North Baltimore.

Crews may reduce I-75 down to one lane between Findlay and Perrysburg at times over the next few months to finish the expansion project in that area.

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United Way Of Hancock County Issues $1.7 Million In Grants

4/3/17 – 5:15 A.M.

The United Way of Hancock County approved $1.7 million in grants for 27 programs late last week. The money comes from the 2016 United Way fundraising campaign. Before the agency doled out the grants, 38 community members reviewed requests for the money. The groups evaluated programs by their past results and the most pressing needs of the community.

The largest single grant went to Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services for $305,000. Findlay Hope House and the HHWP Community Action Commission both received more than $200,000.

You can find a full list of the agencies receiving grants on our website.

MORE: Full List Of Grant Recipients

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Investigation Continues After Findlay Woman’s Body Found In Lima

4/3/17 – 5:04 A.M.

The investigation continues today after police found the body of a Findlay woman in an alley in Lima Friday afternoon. The Lima Police Department reports officers found 23-year-old Shae Dickerson near the 700 block of Franklin Avenue late last week. The Lucas County Coroner’s Office is investigating the cause of death.

Investigators say it appeared someone left Dickerson’s body in the alley after she was already dead.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the Lima Police Department at (419)227-4444.

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United Way Seeking Volunteers For Days Of Caring Event

03/31/17 – 5:30 P.M.

The United Way Days of Caring will be held from may 1-5 and focus on doing projects for nonprofit organizations. The event asks for local companies and organizations to form teams and complete projects for local nonprofits. United Way is encouraging volunteers to set aside at least 4 hours of a workday to complete a project.

Past projects included doing things from taking inventory and painting to mulching trails and cleaning kennels. Deadline for team registration is 5 p.m. on April 13. The deadline for agency projects is 5 p.m. on April 21. You can register at liveunitedhancockcounty.org

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Lima Street in FindlayClosed On Monday

03/31/17 – 5:17 P.M.

The westbound lane of Lima Street in Findlay will be closed on Monday between Lima Avenue and Main Street. The street will be closed between 8 a.m. and 4 p.am. for the installation of a new waterline. You’re asked to avoid the area if possible.

If you have any questions you can call the engineering department at 419-424-7121.

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Fire On Sandusky Street Not Suspicious

03/31/17 – 4:38 P.M.

The Findlay Fire Department is not investigating a Wednesday house fire on Sandusky Street as suspicious. The courier reports that firefighters believe the fire started in front of the home at 8:10 West Sandusky street.

The Fire department received an alarm about the fighter around 8:45 p.m. and firefighterswere on scene within minutes. Fifteen fighters initially responded and the blaze was under control around 9:30 p.m.

The home had heavy fire, smoke, and water damage to its structure and contents. The Red Cross assisted the family displaced by the fire.

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Race For The Cure Early Registration Starts This Weekend

03/31/17 – 4:35 P.M.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is coming back to Findlay this September but you can register now. Race chair Sandy Franks said that you can get early bird deals starting tomorrow.

Sandy Franks

Three-quarters of the funds raised will go back into the community as grants for support services. The other 25% will help fund research for a cure. You can register at www.komennwohio.org

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Hancock County Assistant Prosecutor Sentenced In Hit-Skip Crash Case

03/31/17 – 2:15 P.M.

39-year-old Alex Treece was put on probation for one year and will spend 2 days in jail. Visiting Judge Michael Burkett sentenced Treece to 90 days in jail but suspended 88 so long as he completes a driver intervention program. He must also attend a victims impact panel.

Treece was also fined $800 for leaving the scene of an accident and making an improper left turn. His license has been suspended for one year. He will have to pay restitution of $1,700 to the owner of the car he struck as well.

Treece was apologetic before sentencing but agreed he had to take responsibility. He admitted that he had consumed alcohol the evening of the accident.

He remains on unpaid administrative leave.

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Despite Getting Lots Of Rain There’s Isn’t Much Chance Of Major Flooding

03/31/17 – 1:10 P.M.

The area saw some heavy rain Thursday and going into Friday but there’s no need to worry about the Blanchard River. The National Weather Service predicts that the river will reach about 5 feet in Hancock County Saturday morning. The action stage for Hancock County is 11 feet.

Downriver, in Ottawa, the river is much higher but still below the action stage. Water gauges show that the river could be at 19.5 feet by Sunday morning. The action stage for Ottawa is 20 feet.

The National Weather Service predicts the water will start receding by Sunday evening.

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