Review Category : Local News

Ottawa Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash

08/26/16 – 5:28 P.M.

An Ottawa man was killed in a two-vehicle crash this morning. Jeremy Larson was riding his motorcycle southbound on State Route 15 when an SUV driven by Teddy McCoy of Kalida turned into his path. Larson struck the passenger side of the SUV around 11:45 am near milepost one. Larson Died at the scene due to his injuries. McCoy and his passenger Karen McCoy were taken to St. Rita’s Ambulatory Care in Ottawa for minor injuries.

Larson Was not wearing a DOT approved helmet at the time of the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

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Local Agency Awarded A Micro Business Development Grant

08/26/16 – 12:18 P.M.

The HHWP Community Action Commission received a Micro Business Development Grant. In a release, they say it will be used to fund training programs for new and current entrepreneurs. Micro Business Manager Tom Meyers says that the programs will help keep entrepreneurs in business.

Audio: Tom Meyers

The program consists of thirteen 3 hour sessions starting on September 15th. All sessions will be held on a Thursday in the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance Small Business Resource Center.

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United Way Of Hancock County And FamilyWize Saved Community Members Thousands

08/26/16 – 11:00 A.M

The United Way of Hancock County and FamilyWize have helped local community members save on prescriptions. The annual Health Impact Report showed that the partnership helped 6,580 people save over $760,800 since 2007.  Partnering with FamilyWize has allowed United Way to offer free resources to people. According to a release, the program is free. It saved participants an average of 43% off of their prescriptions in 2015.

You can sign up for the program at www.familywize.org or by visiting the United Way of Hancock County.

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Marijuana Seized From Seneca County Fields

8/26/16 – 7:29 A.M.

Officers with the Seneca County Drug Task Force METRICH Enforcement Unit seized 100 marijuana plants from fields across the county Thursday. Several law enforcement agencies participated in the effort. The estimated value of the plants was around $100,000.

The seizures were done in coordination with the annual State Marijuana Eradication program.

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Parent Companies Of Two Area Banks Merging

8/26/16 – 5:25 A.M.

The parent companies of two area banks are merging. First Federal Bank’s parent company, First Defiance Financial Corporation, is buying Commercial Bancshares of Upper Sandusky. Commercial Bancshares is the parent company of Commercial Savings Bank. The deal is worth around $63 million, and should close in the first quarter of 2017.

After the sale is completed Commercial Savings Bank will merge into First Federal Bank.

First Federal Bank has 34 full-service branches and 41 ATM locations in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Commercial Savings Bank has several offices in our region.

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ODOT Won’t Build Noise Wall Along Western Avenue In Findlay

8/26/16 – 4:59 A.M.

The Ohio Department of Transportation will not be building a noise wall along Western Avenue in Findlay. The agency released a statement Thursday that said there wasn’t enough support from the neighborhood. Around 70 residents in the area were surveyed over the summer. Less than 50 percent were in favor of the project.

The proposed wall would have been 16 feet high and stretched from the Western Avenue intersection with U6 68 / State Route 15 north to West Lake Court.

While some residents in the area had requested the wall, others wondered how it would affect their property values. Others didn’t like that it could have blocked their view of the horizon.

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University Of Findlay Named One Of Best In The Nation According To An Online List

08/25/16 – 5:30 P.M.

The University of Findlay was ranked as one of the best in the nation in the field of sonography. The program made it to the top 25 on the College Choice’s Best Ultrasound Technician Schools 2016 list. The list included schools such as Ohio State University and Rutgers.

The University of Findlay started their sonography program in the spring of 2015.

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Local Church To Send Aid To Baton Rouge

08/25/16 – 5:02 P.M.

A local church is taking donations to send to Baton Rouge to help families affected by the floods. Ministry Director Adam Borsay of Gateway church says they received a semi trailer. Now they are looking for more donations.

Audio: Adam Borsay

They are also taking volunteers to the areas to aid in cleaning. Borsay says you can check gatewayepc.com for donation times. They are leaving on Monday.

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U.S. Representative Shares News Of Devastating Drug Statistics

08/25/16 – 3:39 P.M.

A United States representative came to Findlay to discuss the new issues in drug use and overdose. Representative Robert Sprague said he was shocked by the news released by the Ohio Department of Health but won’t give up.

Audio: Robert Sprague

Sprague said that drug overdose deaths rose from about 2,530 in 2014 to 3,050 in 2015. He said he looks forward to the legislation being to passed to help prevent these deaths.

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Recent Storms Aren’t Unusual Says Meteorologist

08/25/16 – 2:48 P.M.

You may have noticed some intense storms roll through the area but that’s not unusual. That’s according to meteorologist Chris Vickers who says the transition to fall energizes the jet stream.

Audio: Chris Vickers

Vickers says that is about this time of year the region sees a spike in severe weather. So while it isn’t welcomed, this weather isn’t unusual for this time of year.

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