Review Category : Local News

Ada Woman Injured In Tiffin Avenue Crash

5/22/17 – 6:52 A.M.

A two-car crash injured an Ada woman in Findlay Sunday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the collision happened in the 1400 block of Tiffin Avenue around 4:45 p.m.

34-year-old Bradley Drexler of Wapakoneta was driving his pickup truck west when he hit the back of a car driven by 20-year-old Brianna Miller. Miller had stopped for traffic.

Hanco Ambulance took Miller to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Officers cited Drexler for failure to stop in the assured clear distance ahead.

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Medical Issue Leads To Rawson Crash

5/22/17 – 6:44 A.M.

A medical problem resulted in a two-car crash in Rawson Sunday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened at 153 Powell Lane around 7:15 p.m.

44-year-old Tinika Boyken was driving west when she suffered a medical problem and hit a parked car. Boyken’s car ended up hitting a porch at the Powell Lane home before it stopped.

Hanco Ambulance took Boyken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

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ODOT Continues Work On A Pair Of Area Bridges

5/22/17 – 5:32 A.M.

A pair of bridges in Hancock County remain closed this week. ODOT says crews continue to work on a bridge over the Moffitt Ditch on State Route 12 west of Benton Ridge. The exit ramp from State Route 15 to U.S. 68 south of Findlay is also closed for bridge repair.

Elsewhere State Route 12 between Western Avenue and Glessner Street in Findlay remains closed during daytime hours through early June. Crews are repairing curbs in the area.

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Toledo Man Facing Drug Charges In Findlay

5/22/17 – 5:25 A.M.

A Toledo man is facing charges for allegedly selling heroin in Findlay. The Courier reports the Hancock County grand jury handed up a secret indictment against 31-year-old Terrell Evans last week. Evans faces three counts of trafficking less than a gram of heroin.

Investigators say Evans sold the drugs on three different dates in 2015.

MORE: The Courier

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Fostoria Teen Killed In Crash Near Findlay

5/22/17 – 5:18 A.M.

A one-car crash took the life of a Fostoria teen in Hancock County Sunday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened on Marion Township Road 205, east of State Route 37 around 2:30 p.m.

17-year-old Tesslyne Terell was riding in a car driven by 20-year-old Amber King of Findlay when King lost control on a curve in the road. Her car went off the right side of the road and hit a fence.

Terell died at the scene of the crash. Hanco Ambulance took King to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.

A release from the Sheriff’s Office didn’t specify any citations at this point.

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Volunteers Help Clean Up Area Near Blanchard River In Ottawa

5/22/17 – 5:10 A.M.

Ottawa residents did their part to clean up an area near the Blanchard River over the weekend. The Lima News reports volunteers teamed up with the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership to clear a stretch of the river’s bank near the west side of Ottawa.

The group planned to remove trash along the river, but ended up clearing overgrown areas after Friday night’s heavy rains.

Village councilman Tim Macke told the newspaper, “we’re just hitting a little percentage of what needs to be done.” He added that the area needs more widespread use of things like cover crops to protect the river’s water quality.

MORE: Lima News

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New Findlay Police Chief To Be Named Next Month

5/22/17 – 5:02 A.M.

The Findlay Police Department could have a new chief this time next month. The Courier reports Lt. Ryan Doe or acting Chief John Dunbar are both in the running. Both officers took the civil service exam for the position last month.

A promotions board will consider the test results as one of the factors in their decision when they meet the week of June 12. The board consists of Mayor Lydia Mihalik, Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer, a union representative, a police chief of a community with a population of 30,000 or more, and an arbitrator. They have the final decision on the issue.

Findlay has had an acting police chief since January 7 when former Chief Greg Horne retired.

MORE: The Courier

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Hydrant Flushing Announced For Next Monday

05/19/17 – 5:33 P.M.

Findlay will continue to flush fire hydrants next week. The Water Distribution Department announced the hydrants being flushed for Monday. The work will be done from McManness Ave east to County Road 236 and from Tiffin Avenue north to Fostoria Avenue.

You can call the Water Distribution Department at 419-424-7192 if you have any questions.

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Click It Or Ticket Campaign Starts Monday

05/19/17 – 5:07 P.M.

With Memorial Day weekend coming up and families heading off on vacation, officers will be out and about. Sheriff Mike Heldman said that you should buckle up.

Mike Heldman

He added that there is no reason to not wear your seatbelt.

Mike Heldman

The Click It or Ticket Campaign starts Monday and will last through June 4th. Heldman said that there will be extra patrols on the road.

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Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Warns Against Underage Drinking

05/19/17 – 4:33 P.M.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind you not to provide alcohol to minors. In a release, the department says that teen drinking can have dangerous and lasting consequences. Aside from drinking and driving they say that alcohol plays a role in sexual assault, violence, property damage, and injury accidents.

To keep teens safe make sure you communicate your expectations with them. You should also talk with them about the dangers of underage drinking. You should never serve or allow teens alcohol at any party you are hosting.

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