Review Category : Local News

Congressman Latta Talks International Issues While In Findlay

10/5/15 – 2:17 P.M.

Congressman Bob Latta discussed international issues while in Findlay Monday. Latta said he believes a nuclear Iran will lead to a nuclear build-up in the entire Middle East…

Audio: Bob Latta

Latta also talked about the situation in Ukraine, saying that the country needs defensive supplements from the U.S…

Audio: Bob Latta

Latta was in Findlay to talk to the Findlay Rotary Club

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Local Partnership To Be Featured At National Conference To Combat Poverty

10/5/2015 – 1:30 pm

Two local residents will present at a national conference Tuesday on how a local partnership is working to eliminate poverty in Hancock County. Julie Brown, program director of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and Angela Crist, CEO of Findlay Hope House will present at the Aha! Process annual conference in Cincinnati.

The session will be “Agency and Funder” and will feature the partnership between the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and the Findlay Hope House in bringing out the Bridges Out of Poverty program in Hancock County.

The Aha! Process annual Addressing the Challenges of Poverty conference brings together local and national groups to explore best ways to alleviate poverty.

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Findlay Will Resume Leaf Pick-Up In November

10/5/15 – 10:36 A.M.

It’s been seven years since the city of Findlay held a leaf pick-up. That will change this year. The city announced the leaf pick-up schedule for 2015 Monday. A release from Mayor Lydia Mihalik says city crews will start picking up leaves on November 23.

Leaves must be raked into biodegradable bags, as regular plastic bags will not be collected. Bags must be put next to the curb by 7 a.m. November 23.

You may also continue to drop off leaves at the green waste site at 350 West High Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. The site is also open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The green waste site is only for residential use.

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Burglar Brandishing Machete Forces Way Inside Findlay Home

10/5/15 – 7:16 A.M.

Findlay police are investigating an early morning burglary. A release from the department says a man brandishing a machete broke into a home in the 1600 block of South Blanchard Street around 5 a.m. Monday.

The person living in the home says a man forced his way inside the house, knocking the victim to the floor. The suspect fled on foot after taking undisclosed items from the home. The victim sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention.

The suspect is described as a white man with bad breath and poor hygiene. He was wearing a bandanna over his face.

The case remains under investigation.

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Fostoria’s Safety-Service Director Stepping Down

10/5/15 – 5:15 a.m.

Fostoria’s Safety-Service Director is leaving her post. Allyson Murray announced her resignation Friday. At the end of the month Murray will become the village administrator for North Baltimore. Murray has served as the Safety-Service Director in Fostoria since March of 2012.

She’ll be replacing Donna Dettling in North Baltimore, who is leaving to take a similar position in Archbold.

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Gas Prices Fall Locally

10/5/15 – 5:10 A.M.

Gas prices are falling as we enter the new work week.  Ohio gas reports Findlay drivers are paying around $2.35 for a gallon of regular, down four cents from a week ago.  A month ago Findlay drivers were paying around $2.05 a gallon, but a year ago prices were closer to $3.11 in Findlay.

Ottawa drivers are reporting an average price of $2.34 a gallon today.

The statewide average is $2.39 a gallon.  That’s up five cents from last Monday.

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Two Injured In Putnam County Motorcycle Crash

10/5/15 – 5:03 A.M.

Two Putnam County residents were injured in a Sunday evening motorcycle crash. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports the collision took place on State Route 12 around 6:05 p.m.

A motorcycle ridden by Matthew Kuhlman of Ft. Jennings and a passenger, Stacy Huepenbecker of Columbus Grove, hit a car that turned in front of them into a private driveway. The car was driven by Breanne Halker of Columbus Grove.

Kuhlman and Huepenbecker were taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima for treatment of their injuries. Halker was not hurt. The crash remains under investigation.

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Delphos Man Arrested Following Putnam County Break-In

10/5/15 – 5:01 A.M.

A Delphos man was arrested for a burglary attempt in Putnam County last week. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the incident happened on Sugar Street in the village of Continental on October 1.

43-year-old Steve Kelley allegedly forced his way into the home and confronted the resident. The owner of the home left the house and called 911. A short time later Kelley was found hiding under a bed in the home. He was arrested without further incident.

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Man Injured In Dump Truck Crash On I-75 Near Van Buren

10/5/15 – 4:44 A.M.

A one-car crash injured a Clyde man on I-75 near Van Buren last Friday afternoon. The State Highway Patrol reports the crash happened in the northbound lanes of the interstate around 1:45 p.m. that day.

58-year-old Oakford Leiter of Clyde was driving a dump truck in the right lane when the tire tread came off the left front tire. The truck then went across the left lane and hit the concrete median barrier. The crash caused the dump truck to spill 15 tons of gravel on the interstate, as well as around 20 gallons of diesel fuel.

Leiter was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

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Monday Interview: Laurie Collins From HATS Transportation

10/5/2015 – 4:00 am

HATS Transportation is a public transport service provided in Hancock County. Operated by the Hancock Hardin Wyandot Putnam Community Action Commission, HATS Transportation is a service that is open to anyone. Laurie Collins, the Director of the transportation services says that while many people believe you need a medical condition or some other requirement to use the service, the truth is anyone can call and schedule a ride somewhere with HATS.

Audio: Laurie Collins

HATS Transportation is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration and ODOT. Collins says that people can call and schedule rides for any reason.

Audio: Laurie Collins

While HATS Transportation is a public service, there is a cost to use that service. Collins said that rates are reasonable, and that HATS will work with any individuals that need help in paying for the service.

Audio: Laurie Collins

If you would like more information on HATS Transportation or would like to schedule a ride, you can call them at 1-800-750-0750. They are also located at 440 Scott Avenue in Findlay and are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am-4:30 pm.

Listen to the complete interview with Laurie Collins here.

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