Review Category : Local News

Pandora Council Debates Possible Loan For Community Center Upgrades

11/7/16 – 5:33 A.M.

Pandora officials are looking to take out a loan to pay to complete a project at the village’s community center. The Putnam County Sentinel reports community center board member Kevin Vance said it is going to cost nearly $200,000 to finish a restroom project. He said he’s been talking with First National Bank about repayment options.

Council had some concerns about how much debt they can assume for the project. No village funds pay for the center, but council has to approve loans for the building. Some council members expressed concern that if they signed on for this loan, they may not be able get funding for other projects.

Council delayed the first reading of an ordinance supporting the loan until they can get more information.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Findlay Woman Succumbs To Injuries Suffered In Thursday Night Crash

11/7/16 – 5:18 A.M.

A Thursday night crash took the life of a Findlay woman a day later. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports a car driven by 22-year-old Rachel DeWeese drove underneath a tractor-trailer on Hancock County Road 212 around 9:45 p.m. Thursday. DeWeese was driving east on Road 212 when she hit a semi turning onto the road from the Best Buy Distribution Center.

Emergency responders took DeWeese to Blanchard Valley Hospital. A medical helicopter took her from BVHS to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. DeWeese passed away at the hospital on Friday.

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I-75 Repaving Project Nearly Complete

11/7/16 – 5:09 A.M.

A highway project that has caused several delays in the area should wrap up this week. ODOT says crews are finishing the repaving project on I-75 between State Route 235 and the Hancock County Road 60 overpass. Crews are striping the road and placing pavement reflectors this week. That means the interstate remains reduced to one lane in both directions.

A release from ODOT says the project should be complete by the end of the week.

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McComb Police Reminds Residents To Lock Cars

11/7/16 – 5:04 A.M.

The McComb Police Department is reminding residents to take valuables out of cars. The department reports a resident called an officer to the area of Bond Preble and South Liberty Streets when she saw two people standing outside her car. They were shining flashlights into the car but ran away when the homeowner tried to get their attention.

An officer checked the surrounding area but didn’t find anyone suspicious.

You’re also reminded to lock your car when it’s parked in your driveway or along the road.

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Findlay Woman Hurt In Two Car Crash

11/04/16 – 6:21 P.M.

A Findlay woman was injured in a car accident Thursday evening on Hancock County 212. The Courier reports that the 22-year-old Rachel Deweese of Findlay was driving eastbound on 212 around 9:45 p.m. She hit the trailer of a semi-trailer turning westbound onto 212 from the BestBuy Distribution Center. Her vehicle went under the trailer and continued to drive north into a field where it stopped.

She was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital and then taken to Mercy st. Vincent’s Medical Center by medical helicopter. Her injuries are unknown.

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Motorcycle Accident Injures A Findlay Man On I-75 North

11/04/16 – 6:09 P.M.

Traffic was stopped on I-75 North in Findlay for a motorcycle accident that injured a Findlay man. The Courier reports the accident happened near County Road 99 around 12:30 p.m. According to the State Patrol 72-year-old James Loverridge of Findlay was riding his motorcycle on I-75 when he entered the construction zone. He veered out of the right lane and struck a concrete construction barrier. He was ejected from his motorcycle.

Loverridge was taken by LifeFlight to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. He was wearing a helmet and alcohol is not believed to be involved. The accident remains under investigation.

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Republican Lunch Features Speakers On The Hancock County Fair

11/04/16 – 5:46 P.M.

Local republicans got together for their First Friday Lunch and heard from members of the fair board. Operations Manager Dave Thomas said that he is proud that the show kids were able to sell $365,000 at auction this year.

Money Raised

He said that the fair is for the youth of the county. He added that kids that have been showing since they were little are able to save money back for college.

Thomas said that they are happy to work with the 4-H groups to allow kids to experience what interests them. They can then bring it to the fair to get graded.

Thomas also gave them an update on the new building that is going in.

New Building

The new building will be heated and air-conditioned. During the fair, it will serve as a place for 4-H booths and seminars so that kids and adults can learn about new things. When the fair is not in session it will serve as a rentable location for large gatherings.

The building will be completed by the time the fair starts next year.

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Event Coming Up To Help Fostoria Couple After Their House Exploded

11/04/16 – 4:57 P.M.

A Seneca County couple lost everything in a home explosion, including their wedding plans. Their friend Katie Brickner has come up with an event to help them get back on their feet.

Spaghetti Dinner

She said the event will have a big basket award and even an auction if donations are big enough. Also at the event will be several vendors. The money raised will go to help the couple.

Tickets are available at the door for $7 for adults and 5$ for kids 12 and under. Below is a link to the events gofundme page for more information.

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Veterans Day Parade Happening This Sunday In Findlay

11/04/16 – 4:11 P.M.

The Veteran’s Day Parade is happening this Sunday in Findlay. Bill Johns from the Veterans Service Center says it will be going on through downtown.


Johns added that there are several events happening throughout the week to celebrate our veterans. He said the reason that the parade is on Sunday is so that they don’t back up traffic on a work night.

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Accident Reported On I-75 North., Traffic At Standstill

11/04/16 – 1:36 P.M.

Waze users report that an accident has traffic at a standstill on I-75 north from exit 157 to exit 161. A caller reports that there was an accident involving a motorcycle and life flight was called in. To avoid this traffic jam get off at exit 156 and onto Lima Avenue. Take Lima Avenue onto Main Street and head north. This will take you to County Road 99 where you will want to head west. You will soon be able to hop back onto I-75 northbound.

You can avoid backups on the road by downloading the free Waze app.

This is brought to you by the Buffalo Trading Company / LaRiche Family of Dealerships traffic center.

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