Review Category : Local News

Barn Damaged By Fire Near Carey

5/26/15 – 6:40 A.M.

A barn near Carey was damaged by a fire over the weekend. The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reports the blaze happened at 11711 Crawford Township Road 29 around 10:20 a.m. Sunday. No one was injured and the extent of the damage was not known.

Tractors and other equipment were reportedly in the barn at the time of fire. Four fire departments responded to the blaze.

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Teens Injured In Monday Night Crash

5/26/15 – 5:32 A.M.

Two teenagers were injured in a one-car crash in southern Hancock County Monday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened around 9:45 p.m. in the 16000 block of County Road 16.

17-year-old Ivy Benroth of Mount Cory was driving north when she swerved to avoid a deer. The car went off the road and overturned. Benroth and her passenger, 16-year-old Zoe Benroth, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

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Five Injured In Tiffin Avenue Crash

5/26/15 – 5:24 A.M.

A two-car crash hurt five people Monday night in Findlay. The Findlay Police Department reports the accident happened around 6:20 p.m. in the 2100 block of Tiffin Avenue.

27-year-old Phillip Allen was driving east on Tiffin when he tried to turn into the Meijer store parking lot. Allen pulled into the path of a car driven by 23-year-old Lina Johnston of Findlay, causing the collision. Both drivers and their passengers were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Allen was cited for failure to yield.

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Neighbors Save Family From House Fire

5/26/15 – 5:14 A.M.

Two brothers are being credited for saving a Biglick Township family from a house fire over the weekend. The Courier reports the blaze was noticed around 2:30 a.m. Monday at 19246 Township Road 295. Joseph and Samuel Wagner were at a campfire around two miles away when they noticed a glow coming from the house. They drove to the home and alerted two people inside. The brothers also called 911.

Vanlue Fire Chief Bill Drown said if the Wagner’s hadn’t acted the family in the home wouldn’t be here today.

The fire heavily damaged the house and a small shed. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. The home was insured by the owner, but the family living there did not have renters insurance. They are being assisted by the Red Cross.

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UPDATE: Fatal Crash Reported Near Vanlue

5/26/15 – 5:00 A.M.

More details have been released for yesterday’s fatal crash on State Route 15 near Vanlue. The State Highway Patrol says a rollover accident happened around 5:50 p.m. on State Route 15 east of County Road 197.

19-year-old Erin Lynch of Maumee was driving eastbound when she went off the left side of the road and crossed into the westbound lanes of traffic. Her car struck a vehicle driven by 64-year-old Dale Addington of Findlay. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Lynch and a passenger in Addington’s car, 63-year-old Mary Addington, were taken by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent’s hospital in Toledo. They were last listed in critical condition.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Findlay Police Investigating Restaurant Credit Card System Hack

05/22/15     2:45 p.m.

The Findlay Police Department is investigating a credit card system hack.

Josh Miller owner of The Landing Pad said an outside source compromised the restaurant’s credit card system. The hack began in February or March but wasn’t discovered until the system crashed April 6. Police Lt. Robert Ring said they believe the system was hacked electronically.

The Landing Pad has secured its system and is looking into a new card processing company to prevent future issues.

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Riverside Pool Opening for Memorial Day Weekend

05/22/15     11:30 a.m.

In addition to being a holiday weekend, this weekend is also the opening of Findlay’s Riverside pool.

The pool will be open Saturday, May 23 for the first time this season. Riverside will be open through Monday and then full time starting Saturday, May 30. Day passes for the pool are $1.75 for kids 17 and under and $3.50 for adults. Season passes are available at the downtown Findlay YMCA.

Riverside pool hours are noon to 7 p.m.

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Specials for Veterans at Cedar Point, Put-in-Bay This Weekend

05/22/15     11:15 p.m.

In honor of those who have served our country, some regional getaways have specials for veterans this weekend.

Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky is offering one free admission ticket to active, retired or honorably discharged members of the U.S. military today through Monday.

Also along Lake Erie, the Jet Express is offering a free ride to Put-in-Bay or Kelley’s Island Monday. Miller Boat Line is giving free rides to vets to Put-in-Bay Saturday through Monday.

All offers require a valid military ID.

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Memorial Day Services Set For Monday

5/22/15 – 8:46 A.M.

Memorial Day activities are set for Monday morning in Findlay. The Hancock County Veteran’s Council will hold a parade and memorial service. Line-up for the parade will start at 9:30 a.m. in front of the American Legion on West Front Street.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. and will travel east to South Main Street, south to West Main Cross, and then out to the Maple Grove Cemetery. Services will take place there to honor veterans.

For more information you can call (419)721-7275. For a look at other services taking place around the area go to our website.


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Part Of County Road 180 Closed Next Week

5/22/15 – 7:18 A.M.

You’ll have to watch for another road closure when we return to work following the long holiday weekend. The Hancock County Engineer’s Office reports County Road 180 will be closed between State Routes 15 and 37 starting Tuesday. The resurfacing project is expected to take four days.

Access to local residences will be maintained. You’re advised to find a different route if possible.

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