Review Category : Local News

Water Crisis Like Toledo’s Not Likely in Findlay

8/5/14   3: 22 p.m.

The water crisis in Toledo has left some Findlay residents wondering if something of that nature could happen here.

The answer lies with Jeff Newcomer, superintendent of Findlay’s water treatment plant, who says it’s not likely.

Audio: Jeff Newcomer

Newcomer said Findlay’s water is consistent, which is very beneficial.

Audio: Jeff Newcomer

Findlay’s water comes from its reservoirs, which are pumped into from the Blanchard River in late fall or early spring after a rain event according to Newcomer.

Newcomer says both the river and the reservoirs are tested before and after pumping. Findlay also follows the EPA’s weekly testing schedule and runs additional voluntary testing for algal blooms, like that which affected Toledo.

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Mt. Blanchard Gets Big Grant To Boost Infrastructure

8/5/14 – 10:47 A.M.

Mt. Blanchard is getting a state grant to help make improvements to infrastructure in the village. Aleta Foust is with the Hancock Regional Planning Commission. She told the county commissioners today the $300,000 neighborhood revitalization grant will help pay for $420,000 worth of improvements…

Audio: Aleta Foust

Foust says this is the first neighborhood revitalization grant to come to Hancock County. She added only a few were given across the state…

Audio: Aleta Foust

It will probably be February of next year before the work begins.

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Findlay Police Investigating Hit-Skip Crash

8/5/14 – 10:33 A.M.

A hit-skip crash is under investigation in Findlay today. The Findlay Police Department reports the incident happened just after 6 a.m. on West Main Cross Street.

23-year-old Lindsey Casey was driving east when she was hit by another vehicle that merged into her lane. The other car did not stop, and entered I-75 southbound. Casey was not injured.

No description of the second car was available.

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UPDATE: Latta To Tour Blanchard River Flood Areas With U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers

8/5/14 – 5:06 A.M.
Update – 8:58 A.M.

Congressman Bob Latta has invited a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to tour the flood zone of the Blanchard River. The invitation was extended to Buffalo District Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Karl Jansen Monday. The two are expected to examine areas along the river in Findlay and Ottawa Wednesday afternoon.

A release from Latta’s office says the tour will, “build upon previous efforts to ensure continued progress on the Blanchard River Flood Risk Management Project.” Latta says he hopes the tour will help Jansen see how important the completion of the project first hand.

The public is invited.  If you want to be part of the Findlay portion of the tour, you need to meet in room 318 of the Findlay Municipal Building by 2:45 p.m.  The Ottawa portion of the tour will start at 5 p.m. at the I-9 bridge.

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Osborn Avenue Bridge Closed In Findlay Today

8/5/14 – 7:10 A.M.

The Hancock County Engineer’s Office will close the bridge on Osborn Avenue in Findlay today. A release from the department says the closure will allow equipment to be placed on the bridge to collect soil borings in the Blanchard River.

The bridge will be closed at 9 a.m. It’s expected to reopen by 5 p.m., weather permitting.

There will not be detours posted for the closure. Drivers are advised to find other routes around the area.


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Fostoria Man Steals His Own Truck

8/5/14 – 6:52 A.M.

A Fostoria man was arrested Monday after he tried to steal his own truck. The Fostoria Police Department reports 45-year-old Richard Kelley was taken into custody around 6 p.m. last night. He allegedly tried to take his truck from a North Countyline Street towing service.

Earlier in the day Kelley was arrested for OVI. As a result his truck was towed away. Kelley allegedly took the truck back before it could be impounded. Officers spotted it outside a South Main Street bar Monday evening.

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Dunkirk Man Arrested After Being Found Passed Out In Car

8/5/14 – 6:46 A.M.

A Hardin County man was arrested after he was found passed out in his car in a Kenton parking lot. Kentontoday.com reports police were called to Walmart Sunday for a report of a man who was possibly unconscious in his vehicle. That led to the arrest of Steve Grindell of Dunkirk on a drug possession charge.

Grindell is also charged with physical control of a vehicle while impaired, driving under suspension and possession of a drug abuse instrument.

MORE: Kenton Today

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Rib-Off Winners Named

8/5/14 – 6:41 A.M.

The winners from last weekend’s Rib-Off on Broadway in Findlay have been announced. A panel of judges named Wally’s Great American BBQ the best ribs at the event. Cheddar’s finished second, and Smokin’ Buckeye BBQ was third.

Miller’s Meats took home first in the People’s Choice and “Best Sauce” categories. The battle of the bands competition was won by Tree No Leaves.

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Prism Propane Will Do A Controlled Burn Starting Today

8/5/14 – 5:28 A.M.

A North Baltimore propane company is taking some precautions before moving its tanks. Prism Propane Services will flare it’s nearly empty, 30,000 gallon tanks starting this morning. The process will cause a 10 to 25 foot flame to rise from the tank’s relief valve.

Work will start around 9 a.m. today and will take several days to complete. The fire department has been alerted and the Prism’s driveway will be blocked to normal traffic.

The business is located at 1399 Business Park Drive South in North Baltimore.

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Findlay Home Damaged In Monday Fire

8/5/14 – 5:19 A.M.

A Findlay home was damaged by a fire Monday afternoon. Firefighters were called to 230 Monroe Avenue around 3:10 p.m. Nobody was injured and the flames were contained to a utility room in the house.

The owner of the home was working on an electrical panel when the fire started. The blaze caused around $10,000 worth of damage. The flames were extinguished in about 15 minutes.


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