Review Category : Local News

Findlay City Schools Supports Fundraising Project For The Boot Security Measure

10/03/16 – 9:36 P.M.

Findlay City School Board received a demonstration from the Lockdown Company at their Monday meeting. Superintendent Ed Kurt says that paying for the boots won’t be an issue.

Ed Kurt

The goal of the initiative is to get the steel boot in every school in the county that needs it.

Kurt says it will help with security.

Ed Kurt

The project will be paid for by fundraising through PTO’s and by accepting donations. The company said it does not need to be paid up front and can be paid over time. All that matters is that the children are safe.

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Firefighters Called To Fertilizer Plant As A Precaution

10/03/16 – 3:00 P.M.

Spring Valley Fertilizer had firefighters come to their plant when a bin started steaming. EMA director Lee Swisher said that employees at the plant noticed steam coming off a bin that had organic fertilizer in it. They called in Washington Fire Department as a precaution while the situation was taken care off. Vanlue Fire was also called in since they have a thermal imaging camera. Swisher says that employees handled the situation by taking the fertilizer out of the bin and spreading it around to cool off.

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Findlay Police Looking Into Clown Reports Seriously

10/03/16 – 2:37 P.M.

The Findlay Police Department is taking the clown reports. seriously. According to a post on their Facebook page, there have been three incidents from residents involving clowns. The reports are harassing in nature but nobody has been assaulted. The post says the purpose of these incidents is to scare others and is copying similar incidents across the state. So far no suspects have been identified or arrested.

Police added a message to the suspects saying, “Your behavior is not a joke and is threatening in nature.” If you have any information or want to report an incident, you can call the Findlay Police Department at 419-424-7150.

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Crash Knocks Out Power To Dunkirk Friday

10/3/16 – 7:54 A.M.

A car crash in Dunkirk knocked out power to part of the village Friday night. WKTN radio reports the crash happened on South Main Street near the railroad tracks. A driver reportedly hit a parked car and then a utility pole. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.

MORE: WKTN Radio

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Man Arrested In Fostoria, Accused Of Having Sex With 13-Year-Old Girl

10/3/16 – 7:10 A.M.

Police arrested a man in Fostoria this weekend on a sex-crime charge. The Review-Times reports 42-year-old Bernard Chavous faces a count of sexual imposition for his alleged involvement with a 13-year-old girl.

The girl’s mother contacted police when she learned about the incident. She said it happened in the 500 block of Sandusky Street.

MORE: Review-Times

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Road Work Continues On Two Findlay Streets This Week

You’ll want to watch for road work on a couple of Findlay Street this week. The city’s engineering department says a project will close Woodsworth Drive to through traffic between Tiffin Avenue and Fostoria Avenue. Crews will also close Oakdale Drive to through traffic between Tiffin and Fostoria avenues.

You’re asked to avoid these areas if possible. The city engineering expects short traffic delays where work is taking place.

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Local Gas Prices Jump Over The Last Week

10/3/16 – 5:38 A.M.

Gas prices have jumped over the last seven days. OhioGasPrices.com reports the average price for a gallon of regular is $2.22 in Findlay today. That’s a 30 cent increase over the last seven days. Prices are still below what we were paying a year ago, when a gallon of regular cost $2.49.

In Ottawa, drivers are paying $2.19 per gallon.

The statewide average is $2.21 today.

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Highway Paving Continues In Hancock County

10/3/16 – 5:31 A.M.

Once again there aren’t any new highway projects going on in Hancock County this week, but work continues in several familiar locations. ODOT reports I-75 from State Route 235 to the Hancock County Road 60 overpass remains reduced to one lane in both directions. A repaving project in that area has caused delays over the last several weeks.

You’ll also want to avoid State Route 12 east of Findlay if possible. There will be restrictions in place through Arcadia as ODOT crews install curbs, sidewalks, and handicap ramps. Pavement joint repair is also taking place between Findlay and Fsotoria. In Findlay eastbound Route 12 remains closed during daytime hours between Tiffin Avenue and Bright Road. Crews are installing a storm sewer line there.

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Pierce’s Crew Will Have A Lego Building Contest For Kids And Adults

10/03/16 – 5:30 A.M.

Pierce’s Crew is hosting a lego building contest this Saturday that you can take part in. Heather Waite is a founding member and says that there will be plenty of themes to choose from.

Waite says that it costs $15 to enter a child’s lego build, $30 for an adult team of two. Waite added that you can drop off your build at the University of Findlay Alumni Memorial Union from 1-5 p.m. Then you are welcome to stick around for the fun and games that will be available.

The contest was thought up by Heather’s son, Pierce. She said that Pierce sat in on one of the meetings and said he had an idea.

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Teen Killed In Seneca County Crash Over The Weekend

10/3/16 – 5:18 A.M.

A teenager died in a car-truck collision in Seneca County Saturday afternoon. The State Highway Patrol says 16-year-old Emily Wagner of Clyde was a passenger in the car and died in the crash. 17-year-old Skylar Burroughs of Clyde was also in the car and was critically injured.

Investigators say the two were in a car driven by 16-year-old Tori Meggitt of Green Springs. Meggitt was driving west on County Road 34 when she ran a stop sign at the intersection of State Route 19 and hit a pickup truck driven by 28-year-old Jacob Lipstraw of Oak Harbor.

A medical helicopter took Burroghs to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo for treatment. Ambulances took Meggitt and Lipstraw to hospitals in Sandusky and Tiffin.

The State Patrol continued to investigate the crash over the weekend.

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