Review Category : Local News

Hunting Permit Lottery Coming Up In August

7/24/15 – 6:45 A.M.

An annual lottery for area hunters is coming up. The Hancock Park District will hold the “hunting with permission” lottery meeting August 6 at 7 p.m. at the Litzenberg Memorial Woods activity barn. The meeting reviews the rules for hunting in the area of the heritage trail center on the south side of U.S. 224.

After the meeting hunters can enter the lottery for up to six categories of permits. They include deer/gun, deer/muzzleloader, small game, deer/archery, and trapping. Five youth hunting permits will also be available.

Five daily permits per week will also be available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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New Riegel Woman Injured In Findlay Crash Thursday

7/24/15 – 6:31 A.M.

A Thursday morning crash in Findlay injured a New Riegel woman. The Findlay Police Department reports the two-car collision happened at the intersection of Tiffin Avenue and County Road 236 around 8:30 a.m.

24-year-old Brittany Cummings was driving on Road 236 when she was hit by a car driven by 28-year-old Brandon Quinn of Maumee. The crash report says Quinn ran a red light at the intersection.

Cummings was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Quinn wasn’t hurt. He was cited for disobeying a traffic control device.

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Edgar Avenue Rail Crossing Repair Work Continues

7/24/15 – 5:24 A.M.

Rail crossing repair work will take a little longer on one Findlay street. The city’s engineering department says the Edgar Avenue crossing will remain closed through Wednesday. It had been scheduled to reopen Thursday night.

You’ll still be able to get to homes and businesses in the area, but the crossing will remain completely closed until the repair work is finished.

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Sewage Regulation Meeting To Be Held In Ottawa

7/24/15 – 5:19 A.M.

A discussion about sewage regulations will take place in Ottawa next week. The Putnam County Sentinel reports representatives from the Ohio Department of Health will be on hand a the Putnam County Educational Service Center. The topic of the meeting will be lot splits and new sewage rules.

If you want more information about the meeting beforehand, you can call the Putnam County Health Department at (419)523-5608.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Future Of Doreny Plaza In Findlay Discussed

7/24/15 – 5:14 A.M.

Turning Dorney Plaza in downtown Findlay into a community gathering place might not mix well with being right next to the county courthouse. That was the opinion of some who attended a Thursday meeting to talk about the future of the plaza. The Courier reports Judge Reginald Routson said combative prisoners are often removed from the court by force and have to be taken through the plaza to the jail. He added that distraught family members are also routinely coming through the plaza on their way out of court.

The group is trying to balance public safety with the desire to have a downtown gathering space. Findlay Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer said and changes to the area around the courthouse could be designed to work with the courts. He added it would be worth having an architect design the space to get a better idea of what options they have.

The group is expected to meet again in a few weeks.

MORE: The Courier

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Findlay Business Signs May Have To Change

7/24/15 – 4:57 A.M.

Rules that govern what types of signs Findlay business owners can use could change in the future. The Courier reports potential zoning changes were discussed during a Thursday meeting. City officials and the planning commission talked about requiring businesses to switch from signs on top of poles, also known as pylon signs, to lower profile signs. The goal of the potential change would be to make Tiffin Avenue more aesthetically pleasing to encourage more business development and shopping.

The committee talked about ways to put the plan in place if the rule changes are made. One idea would use a “sunset” method, which would see changes made over a number of years. The other option would be to grandfather in the signs of existing businesses, and require new signage to follow the new rules.

Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik says these types of changes have been made around Columbus over the past few years. Reynoldsburg has even buried power lines to further clear up the skyline.

More meetings will take place and public opinion will be taken before a decision is made. City Council would have the final say on if the regulations were put in place.

MORE: The Courier

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Stuff-The-Bus Campaign Underway In Findlay

7/23/15 – 1:31  P.M.

It’s almost back-to-school season, and with that in mind an annual effort to make sure kids have all they need to hit the books is underway in Findlay. The Stuff-the-Bus campaign aims to collect a bus load of school supplies in three days…

Audio: Jane Stout

Jane Stout is with Hancock County Christian Clearing House and added many area families simply can’t afford that price tag…

Audio: Jane Stout

Still, Stout says every little bit helps make back-to-school a little easier for local families in need.

Supplies are being collected until 7 p.m. Thursday, from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tiffin Avenue McDonald’s in Findlay.

If you are interested in receiving the donations, applications can be picked up at the Hancock County Christian Clearing House.

MORE: Stuff The Bus

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Lane Restrictions On Cory Street In Findlay

7/23/15 – 5:20 A.M.

A curb replacement project will restrict traffic on part of Cory Street in Findlay today and tomorrow. The city’s engineering department says the road will be reduced to one lane between West Main Cross and Front Street between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day.

The library and parking lot will still have access. You’re asked to avoid the area if possible as short delays are expected.

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