Review Category : Local News

State Auditor Candidate To Speak In Kenton

7/21/14 – 7:18 A.M.

Statewide offices are up for grabs in November, and with that in mind the midterm campaign season is underway. The Democratic candidate for Ohio Auditor, State Representative John Patrick Carney, will be in Kenton this weekend. Carney and State Representative Tracy Heard Maxwell will speak at the Hardin County Democrats Fall Campaign Kickoff Dinner and Rally on July 26.

The event will be held at the First United Methodist Church north of Kenton on state Route 68.

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Gas Prices Coming Back Down

7/21/14 – 6:51 A.M.

Gas prices spiked at the end of last week, but they are starting to come back down. Ohiogasprices.com reports the average price for regular in the state is around $3.49 a gallon. That’s three cents higher than a week ago but down from the $3.55 a gallon prices we saw over the weekend.

Locally, prices are below the state average in Findlay. Drivers report paying around $3.45 a gallon here. In Ottawa prices are around $3.49, and in Fostoria the average is about $3.44.

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70 MPH Speed Limit Doesn’t Impact Traffic In Hancock County

7/21/14 – 6:44 A.M.

We’ve been able to drive 70 mph on I-75 for a year now, and for the most part nothing much has changed. The Courier reports there were a few more accidents on the interstate in Hancock County since the limit was increased, but that’s mainly blamed on the brutal winter.

There were 38 more crashes during the 2013-2014 recording period. However, the 289 crashes reported in the county were only 8 more than during the 2011-2012 period.

Lt. Matthew Crow tells the newspaper the number of crashes has come back down since January and February.

MORE: The Courier

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Arcadia Man Injured In Weekend Car Crash

7/21/14 – 6:35 A.M.

A one-car crash injured an Arcadia man Saturday morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened on Hancock County Road 216 near Cass Township Road 247, west of Arcadia.

84-year-old Elden Bohn was driving east on Road 216 when he lost control of his Buick and drove into a ditch before hitting a power pole. Bohn was pinned in the car and had to be extricated. He was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.


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Seneca County Fair Starts Today

7/21/14 – 5:19 A.M.

The 172nd annual Seneca County Fair kicks off today. The fair will run through Sunday in Tiffin. As always, the fair will feature food, games, rides, and live music among other activities.

The live music will include performances by Singer/Songwriter Eric Sowers, Allie & The Rockers, Nashville Crush, and Connor Rose.

Today is Veterans Day at the fairgrounds. Any veteran who shows up to the fair either wearing or bringing a part of their uniform will get in free. The Junior Fair King & Queen Contest will be today as well.

MORE: Review-Times

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Road Resurfacing Continues In Findlay

7/21/14 – 5:12 A.M.

You can expect to see more orange barrels around Findlay this week. Resurfacing work will take place on five streets from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. today through Wednesday.

Defiance Avenue will be closed from Main to Howard, work will take place on Franklin Avenue from Defiance to Howard, South West Street will be repaved from Lima Avenue to Baldwin, Locust Street will be closed from Main to South West, and Hillcrest will be blocked from Main to NorthGate Boulevard.

Local residents will still have access to their homes.

 

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McComb Remains Under Boil Water Alert

7/21/14 – 5:06 A.M.

The entire village of McComb remains under a boil water alert today. A large leak drained the town’s water tower early Sunday morning. Village Administrator Kevin Siferd says the leak was repaired by around 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning and the tower was refilling. However a boil water alert will remain in place until further notice.

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North Baltimore Fire Remains Under Investigation

7/21/14 – 4:57 A.M.

A massive fire in North Baltimore last Thursday night remains under investigation today. Officials from the North Baltimore Fire Department say witnesses think they saw fireworks or flares shot into a plastic pallet yard before the fire broke out at HPJ Industries. The Review Times reports anyone who thinks they saw something suspicious is asked to call the village at (419)257-2394.

The fire got hot enough to melt siding at a nearby church and damage four homes. The blaze also knocked out power to part of North Baltimore because electric lines caught on fire.

MORE: Review-Times

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Fostoria Man Killed In Weekend Crash

7/21/14 – 4:44 A.M.

A Fostoria man was killed in a fiery crash over the weekend. The Hancock County Sheriff?s Office reports two SUV?s collided at the intersection of Hancock County Road 23 and Washington Township Road 218, south of Fostoria, around 6 p.m. Saturday.

54-year-old Richard Bailey was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The second driver, 39-year-old Jody Fruth of Alvada, was taken to Fostoria Community Hospital. Two children in her car were also hospitalized.

Deputies have not been able to determine which way the SUV’s were going when the accident happened. The crash remains under investigation.

 


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