Review Category : Local News

U.S. 224 Resurfacing Continues In Findlay This Week

9/28/15 – 5:26 A.M.

Road construction is the name of the game in Findlay again this week. The U.S 224 resurfacing project is currently taking place on the east side of the city. Occasional lane closures are expected in the work area. Asphalt work is taking place between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. Lane striping is happening between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

While the work is mostly taking place on Tiffin Avenue right now, it’s expected to spread to Main Street between Center Street and Trenton Avenue this week.

Elsewhere in the city; road work will continue to affect several Findlay streets this week. The city’s engineering office says you can expect to see closures and lane reductions on Sweetwater Road, Knollwood Drive, Candlewick Drive, Lexington Avenue, and Old Mill Road.

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Putnam County Water District Plan Not Supported By Community

9/28/15 – 5:16 A.M.

Plans to start a regional water and sewer district in Putnam County appear to have hit a wall. The Putnam County Sentinel reports three public meetings on the subject have been largely negative. One of the big issues brought up has been fear of another level of government without elected members on the board that would govern the district.

Putnam County Commissioners Vince Schroeder and Travis Jerwers have both come out against the plan. Shroeder said he believed townships and villages could work together to get grants for water systems without joining a new district.

Five villages and four townships had signed on to be petitioners for the district. Commissioner John Love said another meeting should be held with them, because they might not be on board if the entire county isn’t going to join a district.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Rawson Man Inured In Weekend Crash

9/28/15 – 5:00 A.M.

A one-car crash injured a Rawson man Saturday morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened north of Mount Cory, on County Road 54 near County Road 37.

Around 6:30 a.m. 25-year-old Anthony Ferguson was driving north on Road 54 when he went off the road and hit a tree. Ferguson had to be extricated from his car by emergency responders. He was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

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Cold Case Murder Trial To Begin In Wood County

9/28/15 – 4:26 A.M.

Trial is scheduled to begin today in Wood County for a man charged in a cold case murder. Russell Adkins is accused of killing Dana Rosendale in 1982. Prosecutors say Adkins gave Rosendale a ride home from a Toledo bar hours before she was found badly hurt along Tracy Road. Rosendale’s body was exhumed after new evidence pointed to foul play and her death reclassified as a homicide.

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Multiple Ohio Schools Receive Threats On Friday

9/25/2015    4:30pm

Two other Ohio high schools received bomb threats similar to the threat to Liberty-Benton on Friday. The Sandusky Register reports that Furry Elementary School in Perkins received a threat of a bomb at 11:30am Friday morning. The school was evacuated to the American Legion Hall where students were dismissed to their parents. The paper reported that similar threats were being made at other schools in Ohio and in other states.

The Columbus Dispatch also reported a similar threat made in Licking County around 11:30am at Licking Heights High School. After an evacuation of the school, it was determined that the threat was a hoax.

Authorities are investigating but at this time, there is no known connection among any of the incidents.

More: The Sandusky Register, The Columbus Dispatch

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Findlay Air Expo To Feature History Of The Red Tail Squadron

9/25/2015       4:00pm

The Findlay Air Expo returns to the Findlay Airport this Saturday. This year the main exhibit will feature the CAF Red Tail Squadron RISE ABOVE, which is a traveling exhibit, and will tell the story about the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II as well as following the war. Airport Manager Matt McVicker said that kids from county schools have been touring the exhibit all week.

Audio: Matt McVicker

On Saturday, the exhibit will be open to the public from 8am-5pm. Parking will be available at Cooper Tire due to limited parking at the airport. Shuttles will be able to bring people from Cooper to the airport.

Audio: Matt McVicker

The Findlay Air Expo will be from 8am till 5pm on Saturday and admission is free.

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Schedule Of Events For Findlay Komen Race For The Cure

9/25/2015      3:30pm

The Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure will kick off Saturday morning. The annual race will begin with Registration for runners and bikers from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.

The rest of the schedule is as follows;

Local Sponsor Tents: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Kids Zone: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Survivor Photo: 8:00 a.m.

Survivor Parade: 8:10 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Survivor Tent: 8:15 – 11:30 a.m.

5K Race Begins: 9:00 a.m, followed by 5K Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk

Race Results: 10:00 a.m.

Medal Distribution and Award Distribution: 10:30 a.m.

These events will occur rain or shine. The Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure reserves the right to cancel in extreme circumstances and there will be no refunds. The entry fee will be used as a donation.

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Old Medications Can Be Disposed Of Properly In Findlay Saturday

9/25/2015      2:40pm

If you have any unwanted, unused or expired medications and you don’t know what to do with them, you will be able to dispose of them in Findlay this weekend. The Hancock ADAMHS Board and The Kroger Company will be sponsoring two drop-off locations for unused and expired drugs in Findlay Saturday. People will be able to drop off unused drugs at the Findlay Municipal Building on West Crawford Street and at Kroger on Tiffin Avenue from 9am-1pm on Saturday.

You will also be able to dispose of Mercury at the Findlay Municipal Building as well. If you are unable to attend the collection, you can also drop off old medications at the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. If you have any questions about the drop-off, you can call the ADAMHS Board Offices at 419-424-1985.

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Liberty-Benton Schools Evacuated Following “Credible Threat”

9/25/15 – 12:10 P.M.

All Liberty-Benton school buildings have been evacuated following what school officials are calling a “credible threat.” Assistant High School Principal Ben Gerken tells us that safety protocols are being followed and that “the safety of our children is our number one priority.”

Gerken says the school received the threat around 11:15 a.m.

No other details are available at this time, we’ll have more information as it becomes available.

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Former Wood County Juvenile Court Officer Named In State Audit

9/25/15 – 7:30 A.M.

A report from the State Auditor’s Office shows the former fiscal officer for the Wood County Juvenile Court mishandled money from the office. The Sentinel-Tribune reports Christy Manley took court deposits home and used the money for personal loans for herself. An audit of the court was released by the state Thursday.

The report says Manley failed to make timely deposits for a total of more than $53,000. That includes more than $28,000 in cash deposits that weren’t made in time. A finding for recovery against Manley was issued for $727 for money that wasn’t replaced. She repaid the amount in August.

The case has been forwarded to the Wood County prosecutor.

MORE: Sentinel-Tribune

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