Review Category : Local News

Findlay Business Robbed Monday Evening

10/13/15 – 4:56 A.M.

Findlay police are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery that happened early Monday evening. A report from the police department says a man entered Wolfies Roasted Nuts and Deli at 340 Glessner Avenue just before 6 p.m. and brandished a handgun. The man demanded money and was given an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot to the northwest.

The suspect was described as a white man between 20 and 30-years-old. He had a thin build and stood around 5’8″ tall. The man was described as having blond or reddish hair and a full beard. He was wearing dark clothing and a red bandana over his face.

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American Cancer Society Featured At Rotary

10/12/2015 – 3:48 pm

The American Cancer Society is the second largest contributor to cancer research and treatment in the United States, second only to the federal government. Karla Batt with the society, herself a cancer survivor, says that everyone should be screened for cancer because early detection allows for greater chances to overcome it.

Audio: Karla Batt

Batt spoke to members of the Findlay Rotary Club on Monday about the work of the American Cancer Society in Findlay and Hancock County. One of the largest events that the American Cancer Society holds in Findlay each year is the Festival of Trees event at the Findlay Country Club. Beth Stutler with the organization says that this year’s event will take place on Saturday, November 7th.

Audio: Beth Stutler

Stutler said that the live auction will include many of the same items plus jewelry, trips and other larger items. Funds will support the work of the American Cancer Society.

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American Red Cross To Host Zombie Run

10/12/2015 – 2:31 pm

The Findlay community will be under attack by zombies next weekend. That’s because they’re coming out for the American Red Cross 5K Zombie Run. The run will be a 5K race but the difference is that runners will need to get away from obstacles by way of zombies, ghosts and other creatures throughout the run. Todd James with the Red Cross encouraged participants to come out, and dress up themselves if they’d wish.

Audio: Todd James

James say that the run will be covered with zombie and ghosts to run around while participants run the 5K. James said that the Red Cross Youth Council has spearheaded the event.

Audio: Todd James

The run is open to everyone. Cost is $20.00 in advance and $25 the day of the race. It will be held at Findlay High School on Saturday, October 24th at 6:00 pm. If you’d like more information, you can find it on the Red Cross website at

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Be Aware Of Running Deer On County Roadways In The Fall

10/12/2015 – 10:35 am

Given the fall weather and harvest season, it is a good reminder for drivers to pay more attention while driving on the roadways. While Hancock County isn’t a major hub for car/deer crashes, it still happens. According to ODOT District 1, U.S. 224 between Township Road 123 and Mile Post 6 is the hardest hit section of roadway in the county for the crashes with 14 recorded in that area this year alone.

Deer are running and will continue to do so over the next few months, especially at night. So pay attention to county roadways and watch out for deer.

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Fostoria Man Injured In Saturday Motorcycle Crash

10/12/15 – 5:25 A.M.

A Fostoria man and a passenger on his motorcycle were injured in a Saturday crash in Wood County. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office reports Raymond Baumer Jr. and his passenger were both taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo by medical helicopter following a collision with a car.

The crash happened on U.S. Route 6 between U.S. Route 23 and Bradner Road around 6:50 p.m. The driver of the car, an Indiana man, was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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No Injuries Reported Following Fostoria Crash

10/12/15 – 5:16 A.M.

No injuries were reported following a crash in Fostoria over the weekend. The Fostoria Police Department reports that the collision happened just after noon Saturday on North Countyline Street.

A minivan driven by 41-year-old Aaron Hollinger was traveling south when he tried to turn left into a parking lot. Hollinger turned in front of a northbound car driven by 35-year-old Justin Ward of Fostoria. Hollinger was cited for causing the crash.

No injuries were reported.

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Ottawa-Glandorf Students Learn About Manufacturing

10/12/15 – 5:10 A.M.

Ottawa-Glandorf High School students had a chance to learn more about manufacturing opportunities last week. The Putnam County Sentinel reports tours of the Whirlpool plant in Ottawa were given as part of National Manufacturing Day. Alan Inkrott is the Human Resource Leader at the plant. He told the newspaper the goal of the day was to inform teenagers about the opportunities in a manufacturing career.

Inkrott added that they wanted to show kids that manufacturing jobs aren’t necessarily dark and dingy jobs in unsafe places. He said many are high-tech and innovative.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Gas Prices Up From Last Monday, But Down From Last Week’s Highs

10/12/15 – 5:02 A.M.

Maintenance at midwest refineries has led to higher prices at the pump to start the week again. Ohio gas reports Findlay drivers are paying $2.47 a gallon today. That’s up 12 cents from last Monday, but down 10 cents from last Friday.

Ottawa drivers are paying $2.39 a gallon, up five cents from a week ago.

Around the state, the average price for a gallon of gas is running $2.47. That’s an eight cent increase from last Monday. A month ago the statewide average was $2.22 a gallon.

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Road Work Continues In Findlay This Week

10/12/15 – 4:55 A.M.

Road work will continue on several Findlay streets today. The most noticeable work will be on U.S. 224 through the city. Traffic will be restricted in areas from Trenton Avenue to County Road 212 once again this week. The repaving of Tiffin Avenue at Center Street is nearly complete. Work will also take place on Main Street between Center Street and Trenton Avenue over the next few days. The paving project should wrap up in the next two weeks.

Another area to watch out for is Fostoria Avenue. The eastbound lane will be closed at times to allow for the installation of new storm sewer lines.

Elsewhere road construction will be taking place on Sweetwater Road, Old Mill Drive, Madison Avenue, Woodworth Drive, Oakdale, and Sycamore Drive over the next five days.

You can get around the trouble spots caused by these projects by downloading the free Waze app on your smartphone and joining the WFIN driving team.

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Monday Interview: City Of Findlay Conducts Quality Of Life Survey

10/12/2015 – 4:00 am

What is it like to live in the city of Findlay? What is going great, what isn’t and what can be improved upon? The city recently put out a quality of life survey to find out what residents really think about life in this community. Don Essex, the Director of Human Resources & Performance Excellence for the City of Findlay said that the survey was a way for the administration to get some feedback on how the city is doing.

Audio: Don Essex

There are a number of areas which are covered in the survey, which Essex says will be able to give city planners a wide picture of the different areas that are important to people in the community.

Audio: Don Essex

The results of the survey are being collected now. After that has finished, Essex says that city planners will be able to put together a plan to build upon work that has already been done in The City of Findlay.

Audio: Don Essex

The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce assisted the city in distributing the survey.

Listen to the entire interview here.

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