Review Category : Local News

Fostoria Farmer’s Market To Move This Summer

3/21/16 – 6:47 A.M.

The Fostoria Garden Club’s summer Farmer’s Markets will be in a different location this year. The Review Times reports the events will now be held in a grassy lot at the corner of East Tiffin and South Main streets. A new location was needed after the former Key Bank at 133 West Tiffin Street was sold earlier this year.

Fostoria Garden Club member Lois Trumpler tells the newspaper “I don’t know of any other place that would have been accessible to the public.”

The first Farmer’s Market will be May 7 from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Chicago To Play Findlay

3/21/16 – 6:40 A.M.

The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts has landed the biggest act in its short history. Chicago, which will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year, will play in Findlay on May 22. Tickets went on sale to Encore members late last week. General public ticket sales will begin on March 29.

Ticket prices range between $50 and $250.

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Gas Prices Flat Compared To Last Week

3/21/16 – 5:29 A.M.

After several weeks of increases, gas prices are essentially flat to start the work week. OhioGasPrices.com reports many stations in Findlay are selling for $1.96 a gallon today, which is up a penny from last Monday. Prices spiked to $1.99 a gallon again late last week, but they are starting to fall from that point. Some Findlay gas stations are selling for around 10 cents less a gallon today.

In Ottawa, drivers are paying $1.94 a gallon, the same price as last Monday.

The statewide average is down a penny over the last week, sitting at $1.91 a gallon today.

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One Person Killed In Putnam County Crash

3/21/16 – 5:19 A.M.

A one-car crash in Putnam County killed one person and injured two others Friday night. The State Patrol reports 24-year-old Miles Gibson of Leipsic was driving south on State Route 65 near Road C when he fell asleep at the wheel around 6:15 p.m. The car went off the road and hit a utility pole. 24-year-old Sara Montgomery, a passenger in the back seat, was not wearing a seat belt and was killed.

Gibson and an infant in the back seat both suffered non-life-threatening injuries. They were taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Three-Car Crash Reported In Putnam County

3/21/16 – 5:10 A.M.

A three-car crash in Putnam County only resulted in minor injuries Sunday. The Lima News reports the collision happened north of Fort Jennings around 3:10 p.m.

Officers were at the scene of the crash at the intersection of U.S. 224 and State Route 634 for around an hour, but no one appeared to be seriously hurt. No other details were immediately available.

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Water & Sewer District Plans Moving Forward In Putnam County

3/21/16 – 5:03 A.M.

Plans are moving forward for the proposed Black Swamp Regional Water and Sewer District in Putnam County. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the board that got the ball rolling has now turned over control to the villages and townships taking part. Representatives of each entity will now draw up the final bylaws. Once that is done they will be presented to the common pleas court judge for review.

One of the goals of the district is to be able to leverage the size of the group to get water and sewer grants.

Six villages and five townships are taking part in the plan.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Monday Interview – Tornado Safety

3/21/2016 – 4:00 am

With Spring finally here and the warmer weather rolling in, the chance for tornados in our area is back. Captain Jerry Greer from the Findlay Fire Department says that Northwest Ohio always has a chance of being hit by tornados without warning in the Spring.

Audio: Jerry Greer

Greer compared Findlay to the City of Joplin Missouri which was hit by an EF5 tornado in 2011. Joplin is roughly the same size as Findlay and Greer says that if Findlay should ever be hit with a similar type of disaster, being prepared will go a long way towards reducing casualties in a similar event.

Audio: Jerry Greer

The Findlay Fire Department is working with local residents and business owners to help them develop emergency action plans for their homes and businesses. Greer said that in putting together a plan, be aware of water and electrical lines as well as other hazards which may be in the area that you designate as a shelter.

Audio: Jerry Greer

Greer says that the fire department would like to work with local businesses to develop emergency plans as that can help firefighters respond to emergency situations much more efficiently. If you would help in developing a plan or would like to file your plan with the fire department, contact Captain Greer at 419-424-7129. To hear the complete talk with Captain Greer as he discusses how to respond to tornados in homes and businesses, go to our Soundcloud Page below.

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Troopers Chase Suspect From North Main To A Field

3/18/2016 – 6:00 pm

A Findlay man reportedly fled from a State Highway Patrol trooper Thursday. The Courier reports that Trooper Kayla Ulinski attempted to stop a vehicle for a no headlight violation near North Main and Center Street just before noon on Thursday. The vehicle continued south on Main and turned west onto Sandusky where a female suspect exited the vehicle. She is identified as 21-year-old Shayan Mabe of Findlay and she identified the driver as 22-year-old Dale Lanagan of Findlay.

Lanagan continued onto OH 12 into Benton Ridge when he drove through a field off of 12 south of Jackson Road at which point the pursuit was discontinued. Lanagan was located later at this residence on Garfield Avenue where he was arrested for failure to comply with an order of a police officer. The case has been referred to the Hancock County Prosecutors Office.

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Carey Woman Injured In North Main Street Crash

3/18/2016 – 5:53 pm

A Carey woman was injured in a three-car crash on North Main Street Friday morning. Findlay Police report that 19-year-old Sierra Loper of Carey was stopped on North Main so another car could turn left. Her vehicle was hit from behind by a car, driven by 16-year-old Nachia McClease of Hoytville, which had been hit by another car, driven by 43-year-old Michelle Turner of Findlay.

The accident happened shortly before noon and Loper was transported by Hanco EMS to Blanchard Valley Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Turner was cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead.

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Blanchard Valley Center Celebrates DD Awareness Month

3/18/2016 – 12:44 pm

As a part of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the Blanchard Valley Center has been telling the stories of members to the public. Kelli Grisham, Superintendent of Blanchard Valley says that telling individual stories helps to build relationships between those who have developmental disabilities and the rest of the community.

Audio: Kelli Grisham

Next week, a local celebrity basketball game will be held to promote the work of Blanchard Valley Center and DD Awareness Month. Grisham says it will feature well-known individuals from the community.

Audio: Kelli Grisham

On Air personalities from WFIN and our sister station WKXA will be featured in the game as well. For more information about the game and the work of Blanchard Valley, contact the center at 419-422-6387.

 

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