Review Category : Local News

Income Tax Filing Notices have Been Mailed To Hancock County Taxpayers

12/05/16 – 5:53 P.M.

The Findlay Tax Department has mailed calender-year 2016 income tax filing notices to 25,000 taxpayers in Hancock County. In a release, the department says that the notice serves as a reminder to taxpayers to file income tax returns. If you receive the notice you are expected to file a 2016 municipal income tax return or show why you’re not required to do so.

The Tax Department is no longer issuing tax form packages. After the first of the year, you can pick them up at the Municipal Building, or at findlaytaxforms.com. The forms are also available at the Main and Arlington Branches of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.

Payments and income tax returns can be dropped off at the Municipal building. It will go in a dropbox in the curbed island of the building’s West Crawford Street parking lot.

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Green Waste Site In Findlay Open For One More Week

12/05/16 – 5:28 P.M.

The Green Waste Site will be open for one more week to accommodate late falling leaves. The site will remain open until December 9 from 7am to 3 pm. Before heading to the site you will need to stop at the Street Department office on North Cory Street. They will be able to unlock the gate to the site.

The Green Waste Site will also be open the first two weeks in January for Christmas Tree drop off. The site is intended for residential use only.

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Week Long Deer-Gun Season Numbers Down From Last Year

12/05/16 – 4:53 P.M.

The Ohio Department of natural Resources said numbers of deer checked by hunters are down from last year. In a release, the department said that hunters checked just under 66,760 white-tailed deer during the weeklong gun season this year. That compares to over 73,390 checked during the same week last year. There are still two days left of the deer-gun season. They are December 17 and 18. Muzzleloader season is from January 7-10 and archery season will continue until February 5.

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Head Start Preschool Taking Applications In Area Classrooms

12/05/16 – 1:39 P.M.

The HHWP Community Action Commission’s Head Start preschool has openings in area classrooms. Locations include Findlay, Kenton, and Ottawa. Head start is a free family-focused, preschool program for low-to-moderate income families. Children from the age of 3 to kindergarten age qualify for the program. You can start the application process by calling the locations.

  • For the Findlay location call 419-423-3147 ext. 307 or 309
  • For the Kenton location call 419-674-4433 ext. 22
  • For the Ottawa location call 419-523-3228.
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Fire Relief Foundation Working With Volunteers To Deliver Donations To Tennessee Wildfire Victims

12/05/16 – 11:40 A.M.

Volunteers are working with the Fire Relief Foundation to get donations to people affected by the wildfires in Tennessee. Kimberly Curtis is organizing the effort. She says that there are things they are looking for.

Kimberly Curtis

Curtis says that there a few ways to get them your donations.

Kimberly Curtis

She adds that dropping off items at the warehouse is done by appointment. You can call 567-674-2807 to set up the appointment.

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Funding Secured For Military Vehicles Made In Lima

12/5/16 – 7:15 A.M.

Production of two military vehicles will continue in Lima. The Associated Press reports Congress recently passed a $1.2 billion spending measure for production of the Abrams tank and Stryker armored vehicle. The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima builds both vehicles.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman says it’s good news for employees at the plant. Three years ago funding was in doubt due to cuts in federal funding.

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Gas Prices Up To Start The Work Week

12/6/16 – 7:07 A.M.

Local gas prices are up as we start a new work week. OhioGasPrices.com reports the average price around Findlay is $2.10 for a gallon of regular. That’s up 13 cents from last Monday, but down 14 cents from last week’s high of $2.24. A year ago we were paying around $1.96 for a gallon of regular.

Ottawa drivers are paying $2.09 today, up 10 cents from last Monday.

The statewide average is up 13 cents from a week ago. Around Ohio the average is $2.15, compared to $2.02 last Monday.

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Rawson Woman Injured In Saturday Night Crash

12/5/16 – 6:54 A.M.

A two-car crash in Findlay injured a Rawson woman Saturday night. The Findlay Police Department says 54-year-old Rebecca Dillard was driving west on Center Street around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when she collided with a car driven by 29-year-old Derrick Mares of Port Clinton. Mares tied to make a left-hand turn into an alley and pulled in front of Dillard.

Hanco Ambulance took Dillard to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Police cited Mares for failure to yield while making a left turn.

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