Review Category : Local News

Arlington Council Talks About Deadlines For Smaller Contracts

4/4/17 – 5:35 A.M.

Arlington officials want to speed up how long it takes to complete projects in the village. The Courier reports village council talked about adding time frames on smaller contracts. Normally council applies time limits to contracts worth more than $50,000 and go through the bid process.

Street Commissioner Dean Glick told council the small projects can drag on since there is no deadline for contractors to meet. Village Solicitor Don Rasmussen said he would add language to contracts for these jobs.

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Early Morning Crash Closes I-75 Southbound In Findlay

4/4/17 – 5:19 A.M.

An early morning crash closed the southbound lanes of I-75 in Findlay. The State Highway Patrol reports a semi went into the median near the U.S. 224 interchange. The truck became stuck, and emergency responders had to close the interstate so a tow truck could pull the semi back onto the road.

A dispatcher says the median barrier and the truck weren’t damaged. The truck driver was also okay.

The incident closed the southbound lanes of the interstate for around 30 minutes starting around 4:45 a.m.

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Westbound Lima Street In Findlay Closed Tomorrow

04/03/17 – 6:23 P.M.

The westbound lane of Lima Street will be closed Tuesday between Lima Avenue and Mani Street. The city of Findlay will be installing new waterline between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for the Main Street Reconstruction Project.

You are urged to avoid Lima Street id possible. The engineering department will continue to release updates as information becomes available. If you have any questions you can call the Engineering department at 419-424-7121.

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Findlay Mayor Says Findlay Is Doing Well Even With A Deficit Budget

04/03/17 – 6:17 P.M.

Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik expanded on her State of the City Address. She said that Findlay is doing very well and will continue to grow.

Lydia Mihalik

Mihalik explained that the city is in a good position despite having a deficit budget this year. Mihalik said that the city can cover the shortfall. She added that this keeps the burden off of the city’s departments and the taxpayers.

Lydia Mihalik

She added that it is good that the city can invest in itself and remains financially capable of supporting itself. She said that they will continue to monitor the budget to make sure that the deficitisn’t part of a trend.

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Tiffin Avenue Bank Robbed Today, Findlay Police Searching For Robber

04/03/17 – 5:36 P.M.

The Findlay Police Department is looking for a woman who robbed a bank on Tiffin Avenue on Monday. Police say an unidentified black woman entered Key Bank around 2 p.m. and pulled out a large knife. She robbed the bank of an undetermined amount of cash.

The suspect is overweight and about 5 feet, 4 inches tall. She was wearing a black sweatshirt, a white hat, and had something covering her mouth. After the robbery, she ran out of the bank and is believed to have gotten in a small black car. Police don’t know where she went to afterward.

Nobody was injured in the robbery and witnesses report only seeing the one suspect. We have a picture of the suspect on our website. If you have any information contact the Findlay Police Department at 419-424-7150.

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Tax Season Can Bring More Scams But You Can Be Ready

04/03/17 – 4:52 P.M.

Tax season means that there will be scammers out posing as the IRS to get your money. Crime Victim Services of Putnam County’s Becca Peckinpaugh said that scams tend to target the elderly.

Becca Peckinpaugh

Peckinpaugh said that there are ways to tell if you’re being scammed.

Becca Peckinpaugh

Peckinpaugh said that if you do fall for a scam then you should contact your local law enforcement. You can also contact the Crime Victim Services for your county and the Better business Bureau. This will help develop a pattern of behavior for the scammer and hopefully lead to a quicker arrest.

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Findlay Woman Hurt In Two-Car Crash

04/03/17 – 3:27 P.M.

A Findlay woman was hurt in a two-car crash in Findlay this morning. The Courier reports that the crash happened around 6:50 a.m. at Howard and Bolton Streets. 82-year-old Patricia Miles of Findlay failed to stop at a stop signon Bolton. She hit a car driven by 19-year-old Hailey Oldford-Ostrowski of Massachusetts.

Miles suffered minor injuries in the crash. Police cited her for failure to yield from a stop sign.

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Now Is The Time For Farmers To Start Checking Spreaders

04/03/17 – 3:12 P.M.

Spring is here and farmers should make sure they’re prepared for a nice day. OSU extension educator Ed Lentz said that farmers should check they’re spreaders before they take care of the fields.

Ed Lentz

Lentz said that farmers should check every piece of the equipment and run water through it to make sure it’s working. He added that farmers should run calculations of what they need so that they are most effective when they get in the fields.

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Suspected Overdose At A Findlay Speedway

04/03/17 – 1:07 P.M.

Findlay Police and Hanco EMS worked to save a man at the Speedway at the intersection of South Main and Sixth Streets. Sgt. Walters said that it was a suspected overdose and Hanco EMS gave him Narcan. They did not find any drug-related paraphernalia so there was nothing to charge him with.

He was released to Hanco EMS, who took the man to Blanchard Valley Hospital. Walters said they received a call saying he was fine and was able to walk out of the hospital.

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Ada Man Investigated For Inappropriate Communication With Minor

4/3/17 – 7:20 A.M.

Authorities are investigating an Ada man for alleged inappropriate contact with a minor. The Lima News reports the Ada Police Department is investigating 68-year-old Dennis Dellifield for possible charges of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.

The newspaper reports the investigation started after a 16-year-old boy and his parents reported the former Allen East band teacher texted the boy asking for inappropriate pictures.

The alleged text messages to the boy happened after Dellifield resigned from Allen East. Police say Dellifield sent similar messages to an 18-year-old former student as well.

Dellifield stepped down in March of 2016 after a female student reported he inappropriately touched her. The investigation into that incident is ongoing as well.

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