Review Category : Local News

Findlay Church Organizations Holding A Back Yard Missions Trip

4/7/2016 – 8:07 pm

Instead of going to far away places, several churches in Findlay will once again come together to perform missions work in the city itself this month. The Back Yards Mission project has been an annual event in Findlay for the past six years, and Father Mike Homebrink says that there will be many ways for volunteers to get involved in missions work right here in the community.

Audio: Back Yard Missions

Organizer Becky Greeno said that the projects can be quite diverse, and volunteers can help and participate in a number of different kinds of projects.

Audio: Back Yard Missions

The missions event will be held on April 23rd and to volunteer and to register to help people can visit the Findlay Ministerial Association online. There are also applications available at City of Findlay Dorney Plaza, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, St. Michael Parish Office, Job and Family Services, The Family Center, Agency on Aging and the Findlay/Hancock Public Library.

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day Kickoff Event Slated For Friday

4/7/2016 – 4:58 pm

Hancock YMCA will be hosting Healthy Kids Day this week. The kickoff event is set for Friday at the Koehler Center at the University of Findlay. Stephanie Parsons with the YMCA said that this has become a popular annual event in the City of Findlay.

Audio: Stephanie Parsons

Parsons said that there will be a number of different events that will be held during the kickoff.

Audio: Stephanie Parsons

Altogether there will be around 42 events held throughout the evening at the Koehler Center. Jessica Siefker from Hancock Public Health also noted that there will be health resources availabe for people throughout the event.

Audio: Jessica Siefker

The Healthy Kids Day Kickoff will be held at the Koehler Center at UF on Friday starting at 5pm and running until 8pm. It is free and open to the public.

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Police Cadet Wounded At Gun Range

4/7/2016 – 2:42 pm

A police cadet was seriously wounded in what authorities say was an accidental shooting at a firing range in Henry County. The Sentinal-Tribune reports the shooting happened Tuesday night as the cadet was training with the Northwest State Law Enforcement Academy. They say he appeared to have been accidentally shot in the back by a classmate during gun-training exercises and was initially in critical condition.

A Henry County Sheriff’s dispatcher confirmed Thursday that the cadet, who was not identified, was awake, talking and is expected to survive. Henry County Sheriff Michael Bodenbender says authorities are investigating but initial reports indicate an accidental shooting. They say it looks like the shooter was cleaning or oiling a gun he thought wasn’t loaded when it discharged.

More: The Sentinal-Tribune.

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Findlay Police Detain Three Following Early Morning Standoff On Defiance Avenue

4/7/2016 – 12:41 pm

A standoff on Defiance Avenue early this morning caused the temporary lockdown of Findlay High School as well this morning. Officers were called to 504 Defiance Avenue shortly after 4:30 this morning due to reports of a man shooting at a female’s car. No one was injured in the incident, but the school was locked down starting before 7:30 am.

Officers found two females in a car in the 400 block of Defiance and they reported a fight inside 504 Defiance Avenue between them and a male. The male reportedly had thrown the two females out of the house, and when they tried to leave in their car, they heard multiple gunshots and one of their vehicles windows shattered.

After police arrived the house was cleared and the suspect was not located, nor did he cooperate with attempts to reach him by phone. Officers secured the perimeter and the Crisis Management Team was called at 5:18 this morning.

Around 7am, three men came out of the house and were detained by officers. No names have been released and the incident remains under investigation.

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Recent High Winds Damage Roof Of County-Owned Building

4/7/16 – 11:30 A.M.

Recent high winds have damaged the roof of a Hancock County-owned building. The county commissioners discussed how to handle the damage to the county home on Road 140 during their Thursday meeting. If the repair estimate is less than $100,000, then the commissioners can declare an emergency and contract for the job. If the estimate is above the $100,000 threshold, they would then have to go through a formal bid process.

A damage estimate is expected soon.

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OSP: Pay More Attention On Roadways And Don’t Text And Drive

4/7/2016 – 11:04 am

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Lima Post of the Ohio State Patrol is reminding drivers to keep their eyes and focus on the roadway. In a release, the OSP reports that last year over 13,000 crashes in Ohio were reported to have been caused by a distraction including 39 fatal crashes. That number rose 11% from 2014.

Sending or receiving a text message takes a driver’s eyes off the roadway for an average of 4.6 seconds which is the equivalent of driving the length of an entire football field when driving 55mph. Ohio law prohibits all cell phone usage for drivers under 18 and texting while driving is illegal for all drivers on the roadway.

Don’t text and drive and keep your eyes and focus on Ohio roadways.

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Tentative Deal In Place For BGSU Faculty

4/7/16 – 6:49 A.M.

Faculty at Bowling Green State University and the school’s administration have reached a tentative agreement on a new faculty contract. The new deal calls for a salary increase of 3 percent per year. Health care will remain the same. Issues like academic freedom and faculty review were also included in the deal. Both sides must vote on the contract before it can go into effect on July 1.

Interest-based bargaining was used to negotiate the deal. The process calls for negotiations to start with both parties first seeking to understand any issues or problems.

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Wood County Man Killed In Wednesday Crash

4/7/16 – 6:41 A.M.

A Wood County man was killed in a two-car crash in Sandusky County Wednesday morning. The State Highway Patrol reports 49-year-old Kenneth Saam of Bradner was driving west on U.S. 6 near milepost 12 around 6:30 a.m. when he went left of center. He hit a pickup truck driven by 58-year-old Alexander Winkler Jr. head-on.

Saam was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Winkler was buckled in and suffered minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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One Person Injured In Tuesday Crash In Findlay

4/7/16 – 5:21 A.M.

One person was hurt in a Tuesday morning crash in Findlay. The Findlay Police Department reports 19-year-old Taylor Showman of Fostoria tried to turn left from South River Road onto Broad Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when she pulled into the path of a pickup truck driven by 46-year-old Tammy Brewster of Findlay.

Brewster was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Showman was cited for failure to yield while making a left turn.

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Two Injured In Wednesday Crash

4/7/16 – 5:14 A.M.

A two-car crash injured a Findlay man and an infant Wednesday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports 35-year-old Angela Loudenslager of Findlay was driving south on Vincent Street around 1:30 p.m. when she tried to turn left onto North Blanchard Street. She pulled into the path of a car driven by 22-year-old Kyle Osborn, causing a collision.

Osborn and a passenger, 1-year-old Connor James, both suffered what were called “non-incapacitating injuries” and were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment. Laudenslager was not injured. She was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.

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