Review Category : Local News

Findlay Motorcyclist Injured After Hitting Guardrail

10/04/16 – 11:46 P.M.

A Findlay motorcyclist was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital Tuesday afternoon by Hanco Ambulance. The Courier reports that Andrew Wells suffered a head laceration and other upper body injuries when he hit a guardrail. Wells was riding his motorcycle west on Main Cross when he neared the closed underpass beneath the Osborn Avenue Bridge. He laid down the bike, which hit the guardrail on the east side of Osborn Avenue around 1:45 p.m.

Wells was cited for operating without reasonable control. He was also cited for not wearing a helmet during his first year as a rider.

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Findlay Woman Injured In Putnam County Crash

10/04/16 – 11:31 P.M.

A Findlay woman was injured on Tuesday after she rear-ended a garbage truck on Ohio 613, east of Putnam County 5. The Courier reports that Courtney Rhodes was driving east on the road around 11:15 a.m. She rear-ended the truck owned by Laubenthal Refuse of Leipsic. Rhodes was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital after the accident.

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City Council Voted To Give Findlay Fire Station #3 A New Roof

10/04/16 – 11:20 P.M.

Findlay City Council voted in favor of giving the funds needed to repair the roof of Fire Station #3. The fire station has had its roof repaired nine times between 2006 and 2014. Council was told that a total replacement is needed to avoid spending more dollars on temporary repairs. The project received $40,000 to get the roof rebuilt. The Fire Station is on Tiffin Avenue near McManness Avenue.

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Council Still Torn About Medical Marijuana Ban, Table The Decision While Legislation Is Ironed Out

10/04/16 – 11:06 P.M.

Findlay City Council still hasn’t been able to decide on the medical marijuana ban. At their Tuesday meeting, they decided to table the decision until they meet again. Councilman Grant Russell said that there is still some confusion in the written legislature.


Council discussed the wording of the legislation and how long the ban would last. Councilman Tim Kleine mentioned adding a time period to the legislation. There was also confusion on why zoning was in the ordinance and as a separate legislation.

Due to the confusion, city council put up a vote to table the decision. They voted 5-5 and Council President Jim Slough broke the tie by voting in favor of tabling the legislation.

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United Way Has Successful Start To Fundraising Campaign

10/04/16 – 10:40 P.M.

The United Way of Hancock County is in the middle of its fundraising campaign. So far the organization has raised over 2 million dollars. Director John Urbanski says that the money will be helpful to the organizations that United Way of Hancock County supports.


Urbanski said they use the money to support worthwhile initiatives from other organizations.


According to Urbanski, the organizations that they provide funds for work to better the community. Before they get funded, United Way looks at what the organization is doing for the community.

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Investigations To Be Done On Properties Affected By The Blanchard River Flood Mitigation Project

10/04/16 – 5:49 P.M.

Property owners will be notified to open their parcels this week to conduct investigations. The investigations are required by the permitting process for the Blanchard River Flood Mitigation study. Stantec and their subcontractor, Mannik and Smith, will start conducting the investigations on October 17th.

During the investigations, they will be looking for endangered species such as mussels. They will also look for wetland delineation and cultural resources. Property owners will receive a follow notice a week before the contractors intend to be on their property.

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VIDEO: Eight-Grade Students Learn About Modern Manufacturing

10/4/16 – 1:10 P.M.

Over the next several days nearly 1,000 area junior high school students will get a look at modern manufacturing careers. Cooper Tire & Rubber is hosting “Manufacturing Days” this week at its Findlay plant. Cooper Mechanical Engineer Luke Schroeder says the event gives kids a look at what a manufacturing job looks like in 2016…

Audio: Luke Schroeder

Schroeder says the event is a good opportunity for students from all over the county to learn more about modern manufacturing…

Audio: Luke Schroeder

Schroeder adds the goal is to change what young people think about manufacturing careers as a possibility for their future…

Audio: Luke Schroeder

The students are able to take part in eight interactive stations at the event. The stations range from demonstrations of handling raw materials to tire design and robotics.

Glenwood Middle School teacher Marcus Tuttle says the event also shows real-world applications for what students learn in school…

Audio: Marcus Tuttle

“Manufacturing Day” is part of the national “Dream It. Do It.” program. The goal of the initiative is to change the impression many people have about manufacturing jobs.

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Carey Village Council To Apply For Grant For New Fire Truck

10/4/16 – 7:20 A.M.

Carey village council is looking for more funding sources to buy a new fire truck. The Courier reports the village will apply for an Assistance for Firefighters grant. The grant can provide between $100,000 and $500,000 for fire departments.

Carey has already received a grant for more than $104,000 to buy an aerial pumper truck. The village plans to borrow around $858,000 to pay for the truck, which council ordered in August. Officials expect to get the truck in around 14 months.

JustWrite Solutions will help the village apply for the grant. Council approved a $3,500 contract with the company during their Monday meeting.

MORE: The Courier

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Repaving Work Begins In Two Liberty Township Subdivisions

10/4/16 – 6:54 A.M.

Crews will be repaving roads in two Liberty Township subdivisions starting today. The township trustees say work will take place in the Western Meadows and Palm areas. Milling work starts today, with repaving to follow.

To make way for the project, parking isn’t allowed on streets in those areas between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. You might not have access to the street in front of your home at times during the project.

For more information, you can call the township building at (419)422-1330.

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Debate Heats Up Over Sewer Line Connections In Columbus Grove

10/4/16 – 5:33 A.M.

Connections to sewer lines led to some heated discussion at Monday’s Columbus Grove village council meeting. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Albert Morales Jr. had issues with how the village handled inspecting connections he made for himself and other family members.

Morales said a village employee inspected the hook-ups while Village Administrator Jeff Vance was on vacation. The employee approved the connections, but Vance did not pass one of them when he returned.

Council voted to test the line in question. If it passes the test Vance will approve the connection.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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