Review Category : Local News

Veterans Service Office Warning of a Potential iPhone App Scam

07/13/15     1:00 p.m.

The Hancock County Veterans Service Office is warning area veterans of a potential scam.

A post on the office’s Facebook page said a $5 iPhone application called “My VA Benefits” claims it will maximize a vet’s disability benefits. The office says the app contains misinformation about the VBA claims process as well as suggests veterans should self-diagnose without the VA seeing or reviewing medical or service treatment records.

The Veterans Service Office says you can get accurate information on VA websites or by contacting the Hancock County office at 419-424-7036.

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USA Women’s Softball Team Double Header in Findlay Postponed

07/13/15     12:15 p.m.

The USA Women’s National Softball Team’s double header in Findlay this week has been postponed.

The national team was scheduled to play the college all-stars Tuesday, but that game has been moved to Wednesday due to inclement weather resulting in poor field conditions. The games will still start at 6 p.m. at the Marathon Diamonds at 3530 North Main Street in Findlay.

Tickets are $15 and are for sale at the gate, Trends on Main, House of Awards and Shoes or Taylor Volkswagen.

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One Person Killed In Wood County Crash

7/13/15 – 10:08 A.M.

One person was killed in an accident involving a school bus in Wood County this morning. Media partner WTOL-11 reports the crash also involved a semi and two vans on U.S. 6 at Silverwood Road near Bowling Green. There were no passengers on the bus and the person killed was said to have been in one of the vans.

Fog is believed to have played a role in the crash.

MORE: WTOL

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MPLX Announces Merger With Colorado Company

7/13/15 – 8:51 A.M.

Findlay-based MPLX LP is growing. The pipeline company announced a merger agreement with MarkWest Energy Partners today. The deal will see MarkWest become a wholly-owned subsidiary of MPLX.

The terms of the merger include a one-time cash payment to MarkWest unit holders for $20 billion. That includes the assumption of the company’s $4.2 billion in debt.

A release from MPLX says the merger would combine the nation’s “second-largest processor of natural gas and largest processor and fractionator in the Marcellus and Utica shale.”

MarkWest will remain headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

MPLX is a master limited partnership of Marathon Petroleum.

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Monday Interview: Campaigns, Construction and More at the MCPA

07/13/15     5:30 a.m.

We are weeks away from membership availability, two months from the announcement of the performances and less than six months from opening night. That said, a lot is happening behind the scenes to get the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts ready for the spotlight.

Audio: Kathleen Stacy

MCPA Marketing Director Kathleen Stacy gave a little preview of what community members can expect to see from the first season at the center. The season will open Dec. 18 with a family-friendly holiday show.

Annual memberships, called Encore Memberships, will be for sale starting Aug. 1.

Audio: Kathleen Stacy

Stacy said members will be able to purchase tickets a week before the general public, they’ll be invited to VIP gatherings and more. Membership start at $50 per year and there is an individual and family plan.

Click play below to hear the full interview.

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Wet Weather Moves Softball Clinics Indoors

7/13/15 – 5:27 A.M.

The continuing threat of rain has moved a high-profile event in Findlay indoors. The Team USA softball clinics had been set to take place at the Marathon Diamonds at the Cube. However, organizers say wet conditions have moved the sessions to the Koehler Center at the University of Findlay.

The double header for the national team is still scheduled for tomorrow at the Marathon Diamonds.

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Gas Prices Up In The Region

7/13/15 – 5:21 A.M.

Gas prices jumped over the weekend, and as a result we’re paying more at the pump as we head back to work today. Ohiogasprices.com reports a gallon of regular in Findlay costs around $2.79 a gallon today. That’s an 18 cent increase since last Monday, and is 24 cents higher than last week’s low of $2.55 a gallon.

Ottawa drivers are paying $2.74 a gallon, up nine cents from a week ago.

Around Ohio, the average price is $2.75 a gallon. That up five cents from last Monday.

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Additional Road Work In Hancock County This Week

7/13/15 – 5:14 A.M.

You can expect to see plenty of orange barrels around Hancock County this week. ODOT reports State Route 15 from Findlay to State Route 37 will be restricted to one lane in each direction as a resurfacing project continues. That will take place for the rest of the summer.

State Route 37 between Route 15 and the Hardin County line will also see restrictions this week for a chip seal project.

You will also want to watch out for single-lane closures on State Route 103 west of Mount Blanchard to the Wyandot County line. a chip seal project will lead to some restrictions through the week.

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Two Findlay Women Injured In Weekend Crash

7/13/15 – 5:04 A.M.

A two-car crash injured two people in Findlay over the weekend.  The Findlay Police Department reports the crash happened in the 900 block of Tiffin Avenue around 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

58-year-old Anne Laureano of Findlay was stopped at a red light when she was hit from behind by 51-year-old Ginger Liep.  Both drivers suffered minor injuries and were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment.

Liep was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead.

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