Review Category : Local News

Monday Interview: Hancock Park District Seeking Volunteers for Events

05/11/15     5:30 a.m.

The next few months will be very busy for the Hancock Park District having added a number of new activities. HPD Marketing Manager Tifani Boltz highlighted some of the events you’ll see this summer.

Audio: Tifani Boltz

Because the parks are expanding their events they’re also in need of additional volunteers. Boltz said they’ll accept volunteers of any age and skill level and will work around your schedule.

Audio: Tifani Boltz

For information on the events or to sign up to volunteer you can call 419-425-PARK of see hancockparks.com.

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Findlay Parents Sentenced For Allowing Kids To Miss Too Much School

5/11/15 – 5:28 A.M.

Three Findlay parents recently made appearances in the Hancock County Common Pleas Court Juvenile Division for allowing children to have too many unexcused absences from school. Kelly Johnson, Tom Boyd and Raquel Boyd all faced one count of contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a minor. They received a suspended sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Johnson pleaded no contest while the Boyd’s pleaded guilty. Johnson will avoid jail if she has no similar convictions for two years. The Boyd’s will avoid jail as long as the child is in school every day, on time, unless there is a valid excuse.

According to court documents, Johnson allowed a 12-year-old to have 11 unexcused absences between January 9 and January 28. The Boyd’s had allowed an 11-year-old to have 14 unexcused absences between October 20 of last year and January 21.

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Taylor Volkswagen Brings New Jobs To Findlay

5/11/15 – 5:15 A.M.

A new car dealership is set to open in Findlay today. The Taylor Automotive Group will open the doors to its Volkswagen Dealership on County Road 99, just off of I-75. The new business is expected to create more than 40 jobs.

The Taylor group owns seven dealerships, with three in the Findlay area.

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Three Injured When Car Hits Porch In Findlay

5/11/15 – 5:03 A.M.

Three people were injured when a car hit the porch of a Findlay home Sunday night. The Findlay Police Department says the crash happened just after 8:30 p.m. at 721 Tiffin Avenue.

26-year-old Randall Rayle of Findlay was driving east on Tiffin when his car left the road and struck the porch. Rayle and two passengers, 7-year-old Kalei Davidson and 4-year-old Bella Rayle, were all taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Randall Rayle may have suffered a medical condition at the time of the crash.

The house sustained minor damages. No one was at home at the time of the accident.

Rayle was cited for failure to control.

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Findlay Woman Injured In Weekend Motorcycle Crash

5/11/15 – 4:53 A.M.

A weekend motorcycle crash injured a Findlay woman. The Findlay Police Department says the crash happened around 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Morey and Madison avenues.

54-year-old Connie McCabe was riding her motorcycle west on Madison Avenue when she reportedly mistook a two-way stop for a four-way stop. McCabe pulled into the path of a truck driven by 61-year-old Michael Shumaker of Findlay.

McCabe suffered serious injuries and was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment. She was also cited for failure to yield. Shumaker was not hurt.

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Wood County Exotic Animal Farm Owner Fighting To Get Animals Back

5/11/15 – 4:21 A.M.

The owners of a northwest Ohio exotic animal farm will be in court today, fighting to get their animals back. WTVG-TV reports the Hetrick family is appealing a hearing officer’s ruling that the Ohio Department of Agriculture was right to take their big cats away because they didn’t have a permit. At issue, however, is the granting of exotic animal permits to other people who applied late or not at all. The Hetricks claim they’re being singled out.

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Bike Rodeo at the Hancock County Fairgrounds Saturday.

05/08/15     1:20 p.m.

The Findlay Police Department’s annual Bike Rodeo is taking place Saturday in a new location.

Because of construction at Marathon Petroleum, the rodeo will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hancock County fairgrounds this year. There will be bike and helmet inspections, an obstacle course and safety lessons for third through sixth graders accompanied by a parent.

Those interested should bring a bike and helmet. Helmets will be available for those without one.

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Hancock County Road Closing Monday for Resurfacing Work

05/08/15     1:15 p.m.

Starting Monday May 11, part of Hancock County Road 698 will be closed for paving work.

A release from County Engineer Chris Long says 698 will be closed from County Road 304 to State Route 103 for resurfacing weather permitting.

The road will be closed during work hours and reopened at the end of the day. The work is expected to take four days.

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Longtime WFIN Radio Personality Signs Off

05/08/15     1:10 p.m.

kelly-greene300Since 1994, Kelly Greene has been hosting the Phone Club show in the mornings on WFIN. Today Kelly hosted her last show before moving south with her husband, John.

Audio: Kelly Greene

Even though Kelly and the show are leaving us, the recipes for phone club will remain on the website at wfinphoneclub.com. To listen to past shows you can visit the archives.

We’ll miss you, Kelly!

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Minivan And Semi Collide On U.S. 68 In Hardin County

5/8/15 – 7:17 A.M.

A drowsy driver appears to be the cause of a collision between a minivan and a semi in Hardin County. Kentontoday.com reports the crash happened on U.S. 68 just south of Dunkirk Thursday morning.

Sheriff Keith Everhart says the driver of a northbound minivan fell asleep and drifted left of center. The driver of a semi swerved to avoid a head-on crash, and both vehicles ended up on their side. The drivers were taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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