Review Category : Local News

Highway Work Continues In Hancock County

8/15/16 – 5:03 A.M.

There isn’t any new road work planned on highways in Hancock County this week, but there are still some ongoing projects to watch out for. I-75 between State Route 235 and the County Road 60 overpass will be reduced to one lane for resurfacing work. That project is expected to last through Labor Day.

U.S. 68 from U.S. 30 to the Hardin County line will be restricted to one lane again for pavement repair.

The entrance and exit ramps from U.S. 30 to State Route 37 will be closed for repair work.

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Less Road Work In Findlay This Week

8/15/16 – 4:53 A.M.

There will be less road work in Findlay this week. The city’s engineering department says you can look for one lane to be closed in each direction on Broad Avenue. A paving project is wrapping up between Trenton Avenue and Howard Street. Davis Street remains closed between Morey Avenue and Cory Street for a waterline installation project.

Elsewhere Osborn Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Wedgewood and Sandusky streets for curb replacement.

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BalloonFest: No Flight Saturday Morning

8/13/16 – 7:41 A.M.

The Saturday morning balloon flight for Flag City BalloonFest was cancelled.  Organizers say that much like Friday morning, winds were too strong at higher altitudes.  Events will continue in Emory Adams Park today with another flight scheduled for 6:30 p.m., weather permitting.

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High School Girl’s Water Polo Team Involved In Fatal Crash

08/12/16 – 8:24 P.M.

A van carrying a high school water polo team crashed into a semi killing one and injuring 5. WTOL-11 reports that a passenger van driving west on State Route 281 was struck on the passenger side by a semi heading south on State Route 65. The van driven by Vicki Fisher of Columbus failed to yield the right away and drove into the path of the semi being driven by Dillin Choiw of Anna. Worthington Kilbourne High School girl’s water polo team and some family members were inside the van.

WTOL says first responders report that Courtney Fisher was pronounced dead at the scene. The other passengers were taken to Toledo area hospitals by five helicopters for treatment of severe injuries.

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Balloons Stuck On Ground But Still Fun Activities At Balloonfest

08/12/16 – 7:47 P.M.

The Balloonfest has struggled with the weather in being able to get balloons in the air but there are more events. The much-needed rain has caused the balloons to be grounded twice. Luckily, there will be several events aside from the balloons over the weekend including a kid’s fair, a 5K run, and K-9 demonstrations. There will also be a concert performed by Jana Kramer.

The events are subject to the weather and can be cancelled.

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Balloonfest Opening Ceremony Had Rough Start But Strong Finish

08/12/16 – 7:39 P.M.

The opening ceremony for the 17th Annual Balloonfest suffered from technical difficulty but eventually got underway. The ceremony was delayed about 30 minutes as cables were retrieved to fix the audio. Once sound was up and running Alice Magoto sang the national anthem.

Audio: {ZZ-Miss Ohio 3} :15.8 OUT: Brave (applause)

The ceremony was supposed to be held at 5:30 but was unable to get started until about 6 p.m.

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Events Coming Up On The Weekend If The Weather Permits

08/12/16 – 3:34 P.M.

There are a few events happening in Findlay over the weekend. Saturday at 4:30 pm Jana Kramer will hit the stage for the Balloonfest at Emory Adams Park if the weather holds up. Tickets are just $20 and are available at Great Scot.

At 8 am on Sunday there will be the Hancock Sports Hall of Fame Golf Outing. This event costs $75 or $300 dollars for a team of four. As long as the weather permits this event will be held at the Fostoria Country Club

Also on Sunday is the Monarchs: Open House being held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve’s discovery center. This free event is from 1-4 pm  and you can learn about the monarch butterfly.

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Flag City BalloonFest Organizers Keeping Close Eye On Weekend Forecast

8/12/16 – 2:00 P.M.

Much needed rain is in the forecast for the weekend, but unfortunately it happens to be the same weekend as Flag City BalloonFest. Todd Fisher is the weather officer for the event says the rain greatly affects the balloons, but maybe not how you would think…

Audio: Todd Fisher

Fisher says if those conditions exist within around 20 miles of where balloons are flying it’s a problem.

High winds at 500 feet caused the cancellation of Friday morning’s flights.

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Miss Ohio Promoting Realistic Beauty Standards While In Findlay

8/12/16 – 11:46 A.M.

An annual guest of Flag City BalloonFest is Miss Ohio, and 2016 is no different.  Alice Magoto was on hand for Friday morning’s festivities…

Audio:  Alice Magoto

Magoto is scheduled to sing the national anthem at tonight’s opening ceremony.  She’s also promoting her cause, which is to encourage teenage girls not to buy into media stereotypes about beauty…

Audio: Alice Magoto

You can find out more about the effort at

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