6/13/14 – 5:28 A.M.
A Tiffin man was indicted this week for allegedly assaulting a Fostoria police officer. 43-year-old Nathan Haskell faces charges of possession of cocaine and assault. The alleged incident happened on April 23.by Read More →
6/13/14 – 5:24 A.M.
The old Swifty gas station on Trenton Avenue won’t sit vacant very long. An Indiana company will turn the property into a Marathon service plaza. The Findlay City Planning Commission approved the project Thursday.
A 2,600 square foot building will be built to replace the 476 square foot Swifty building. The fuel pumps will be replaced as part of the renovation.
The new building should be completed by November.by Read More →
6/13/14 – 5:17 A.M.
When you need insight on technology, there aren’t too many organizations better than NASA to talk too. That’s just what members of Cooper Tire & Rubber’s technology team did Thursday. The group met with NASA scientists and engineers Thursday at the University of Toledo to talk about technical challenges and opportunities in the future.
The free consultations are being offered by NASA to manufacturing companies. Cooper Tire qualified to receive help with two projects. One focused on development of a coating for tire molds. The other focused on radio-frequency identification technology.by Read More →
6/13/14 – 5:09 A.M.
A Findlay man will spend nearly a year-and-a-half in jail after he was convicted of drunk driving for a sixth time. The Courier reports 47-year-old Stacy Johnson was sentenced to 17 months behind bars Thursday. The charges stemmed from a traffic stop made on February 19 near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and North Blanchard Street in Findlay.
Johnson’s driver’s licence will be suspended for five years. He’ll be eligible for early release after 12 months.
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6/13/14 – 5:02 A.M.
Pay raises are in store for employees in the Hancock County Job and Family Services office. The Hancock County Commissioners approved the increases Thursday to try and stop employee turnover in the department.
The 1.5 percent pay bumps will be effective June 22 for 28 positions in the agency. Routine raises have also been built into the pay scale.
Wages in the office didn’t change between 2006 and 2012. A 2.8% pay increase was given last year.by Read More →
6/13/14 – 4:55 A.M.
Marathon Petroleum’s plans to expand a service building in downtown Findlay were approved by the city’s Planning Commission Thursday. An existing 19,000 square foot building will add a little more than 15,000 square feet. The current service building is near the corner of East Sandusky Street and Beech Avenue.
The expansion will also add a third floor walkway to the new parking garage being built in the area.by Read More →
6/13/14 – 4:33 A.M.
Ohio is changing the way state-run universities are funded. Governor John Kasich signed a bill in Bowling Green yesterday to create a new higher education funding formula. Graduation and course completion rates will be factored into state universities’ funding, in addition to attendance.by Read More →
6/12/14 – 11:34 A.M.
A water main break has closed part of Park Street in Findlay today. Crews have blocked off the street between Second and Third Street while repair work is done. There’s no word on when the street will reopen or if water services will be disrupted.
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6/12/14 – 10:11 A.M.
Another flood prone property has been bought by Hancock County. The commissioners approved a resolution today to pay a little more $31,000 for a home at 210 Washington Street in Findlay. Commissioner Phil Riegle said the home has suffered fire damage in the past so they made the owners an offer before they started to renovate.
The commissioners have been buying properties in the flood zone since the 2007 flood. Riegle says they’re always keeping an eye out for other homes that are often damaged during flooding…
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Rielge says they also look for homes that go up for sale to potentially buy. The homes in the problems areas are demolished to prevent further flood damage in the future.by Read More →
6/12/14 – 7:16 A.M.
A Seneca County man will spend 17 years in prison for setting his house on fire last year. The Blade reports 73-year-old Lloyd Hicks of Bellevue was convicted Tuesday on charges of felonious assault, abduction, and aggravated arson.
The incident in question happened last September. Hicks tried to drag his wife back into the house he had set on fire. He also fired a gun at a deputy who responded to the scene.
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