Review Category : Local News

Findlay Home Damaged By Tuesday Fire

7/16/15 – 6:45 A.M.

A Findlay home was damaged by a fire Tuesday night. The Findlay Fire Department reports firefighters were called to 536 West Lima Street just after 7 p.m. The blaze caused around $6,000 in total damage to the home and its contents.

No one was injured in the fire. So far there’s no word on what sparked the flames.

The Red Cross assisted two adults and three children with temporary housing, food, laundry detergent, and transportation.

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Arcadia School Board Names Co-Athletic Directors

7/16/15 – 6:37 A.M.

The Arcadia school district will have co-athletic directors for the coming school year. The Courier reports Derek Uitto and Paul Dunn were appointed to the positions this week. They’ll take the place of David Golden, who resigned from the position last month.

Uitto is a former athletic director and is currently Arcadia’s baseball coach. Dunn serves as the basketball coach for the Redskins.

MORE: The Courier

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Sewer Line Work Will Affect Broad Avenue Traffic In Findlay

7/16/15 – 5:31 A.M.

Work on a sewer line will cause some lane closures on a busy Findlay road today. The city’s engineering department says a sanitary sewer tie in at Trenton and Broad avenues will lead to restrictions on Broad. Westbound and eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane between Rockwell Street and Foulke Avenue.

The lane restrictions will be in place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. You’re asked to avoid the area if possible.

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South Korean Company To Open Fostoria Location

7/16/15 – 5:23 A.M.

An empty Fostoria factory will see signs of life soon. The Courier reports South Korean vinyl tile maker Nox Corporation is moving into the former Atlas Crankshaft building. The company is hiring 50 people to start off with. The plan is to have 150 people on the payroll within two or three years.

Joshua Clark is a human resource manager for Nox. He tells the newspaper production will start in mid-to-late fall. The Fostoria factory will be the company’s first U.S. location.

Nox also plans to build a more than 16,000 square foot addition onto the existing building on U.S. 23 on the city’s south side.

MORE: The Courier

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Four Hancock County Teenagers Injured In Crash

7/16/15 – 5:14 A.M.

Four Hancock County teenagers were injured in a one-car crash near Mount Blanchard Wednesday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened on State Route 37, east of Amanda Township Road 191, around 8:10 p.m.

17-year-old Brett Brown of Mount Blanchard was driving an SUV west on Route 37 when he went off the road, causing the vehicle to roll over. Two passengers, 18-year-old Ashlynn Murray of Wharton and 15-year-old Kaylyn Hutton of Mount Blanchard, were ejected. They were taken by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo for treatment of serious injuries.

Brown and another passenger, 17-year-old Caitlin Shoemaker of Mount Blanchard, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Columbus Grove Council Tables Land Annexation Issue

7/16/15 – 5:07 A.M.

The annexation of property into Columbus Grove has been tabled for now. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the village council debated the issue at their meeting this week. Travis Munn wants to annex six acres into the southwest side of the village. However, council members wanted more details on how the land is going to be used before they move forward.

A representative for Munn said there is no specific plans for use yet. Council member Skylar Mayberry wanted the land classified as commercial or industrial, not both.

Council agreed to take up the issue again at their July 27 meeting.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Drowsy Driver Causes Two-Car Crash East Of Findlay

7/16/15 – 4:56 A.M.

A drowsy driver is being blamed for a two-car crash that injured two people Wednesday night on Findlay’s east side. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened on County Road 180 south of State Route 568 just before 11 p.m.

25-year-old Cody Minard of Fostoria was driving his pickup truck north on Road 180 when he fell asleep at the wheel. His truck drifted left of center and hit a car driven by 26-year-old Joshuah Breitigam of Findlay. Both men were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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Video: U.S.A Women’s Softball Team Back in Findlay for Double Header

07/15/15     10:59 p.m.

The Women’s National Softball team was in Findlay this week. The main event was a double header against the Ohio College All-Stars at the Marathon Diamonds Wednesday evening.

Audio: Jim Welch

Jim Welch, President of the Findlay Girls Fast Pitch Softball Club, helped organize the team’s stop in Findlay. At the game Wednesday team U.S.A defeated the all-stars 12-0 in game one and 11-0 in game two.

On Monday, the team hosted a softball clinic at the University of Findlay. Welch said this was a unique opportunity for local softball players.

Audio: Jim Welch

The WNT will now head to Toronto for the Pan American Games.

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