Review Category : Local News

One Person Injured In Findlay Crash Saturday

10/27/14 – 6:48 A.M.

A Hancock County woman was injured in a Saturday afternoon crash. The Findlay Police Department reports the collision happened in the 400 block of Bright Road around 4:15 p.m.

67-year-old Sharon Robson was driving north when another car driven by 17-year-old Zoe Houdeshell of Findlay turned left in front of her. Robson was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Houdeshell was cited for failing to yield while making a left turn.


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Findlay Man Injured In Sunday Morning Crash

10/27/14 – 5:26 A.M.

A Findlay man was injured when his car hit a deer Sunday morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened just after 7 a.m. on State Route 15 near County Road 240.

62-year-old William Jones was driving west on Route 15 when a deer ran in front of him. EMS personnel checked out Jones at the scene of the crash for any possible injuries.


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Election Preview: Arlington Fire Levies On The Ballot

10/27/14 – 4:48 A.M.

In just over a week, voters will head to the polls on election day. Today we continue our election preview series with a look at two levies Arlington voters will decide on next Tuesday.

The first levy is a 2.5 mill, 5-year renewal, which would raise $51,000 for the day-to-day operations of the Arlington Fire Department. The second is 1 mill for 5 years to raise $20,000 for new fire equipment.

Audio: Al Latta

Arlington Fire Chief Al Latta says in his 43 years at the department, he’s seen great improvement in operations because of voter support. Latta says supporting the levies will help keep the community safe…

Audio:  Al Latta

Latta said the safety of the community depends on the support of the levies. The first levy is a 2.5 mill, 5-year renewal, which would raise $51,000 for the day-to-day operations of the department. The second is 1 mill for 5 years to raise $20,000 for new fire equipment.

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U.S. 224 Bridge Work Could Be Completed This Week

10/27/14 – 5:21 A.M.

The reconstruction of the U.S. 224 bridge over I-75 in Findlay could be completed by the end of this week. But before that happens there’s plenty of work to be done.

By the middle of this week, U.S. 224 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Hancock County Road 300 and Broad Avenue. That will allow for the final paving of the asphalt surface and lane painting.

On Friday and possibly Saturday, the final layer of asphalt will be paved on all four ramps of the interchange. There may be some short-term closures of the ramps while this takes place.

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Park Proposed For Putnam County Community

10/27/14 – 5:10 A.M.

A Putnam County village could have a new park in time for a big festival next year. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Kalida Village Council members heard about plans for a new facility downtown during a recent meeting. “Pioneer Park” would be built where a stone parking lot currently stands. If all goes according to plan, the park could be in place by Pioneer Days in 2015.

The park could include tables so people could gather there to eat lunch during the week.

So far no dollar amount has been put on the project.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Fostoria Woman Charged Following Stabbing

10/27/14 – 5:01 A.M.

A Fostoria woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend over the weekend. The Fostoria Police Department reports the incident happened behind a bar at 440 South Main Street late Friday night.

43-year-old Catherine Tate has been charged with domestic violence. Tate allegedly stabbed 48-year-old Stacey Graham in the left shoulder with what was called a “silver-object.” The weapon has not been recovered yet.

Graham was able to walk to the police department and file a complaint. EMS personnel treated him at the police station for a minor wound.

Tate was charged with a felony because of her involvement in a previous domestic violence case.


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Leipsic Woman Injured In Crash

10/27/14 – 4:45 A.M.

A one car-crash injured a Leipsic teenager Sunday afternoon. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened on Road Z just after 4 p.m. Columbus Grove.

19-year-old Sonvia Delarosa was driving east when she lost control on a curve and hit a tree. She was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.


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Two Inmates Who Escaped From a Lima Prison Will Not Be Charged

10/24/14     3:52 p.m.

Two of the three inmates who escaped from a Lima prison will not be charged with escape. The Lima News reports Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane and fellow inmate Lindsey Bruce will not be charged. Lane and Bruce along with fellow inmate Clifford Opperud used a ladder to escape from Oakwood Prison in Lima on Sept. 11 but were all captured within hours.

Prosecutor Juergen Waldick said additional years cannot be added to Lane’s triple life sentence. Waldick added it would be a waste of taxpayer money to charge Lane, as well as a security risk to transport him for court hearings. Waldick said he spoke with the families of Lane’s victims and they agreed with his decision.

Opperud will be charged with escape and faces an additional 8 years on top of his 12-year sentence for robbery.

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Play Defense Campaign Raising Money for Breast Cancer with Selfies

10/24/14     11:43 a.m.

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A new campaign to raise money for breast cancer awareness is as easy as taking a selfie.

Imaging Consultants of Findlay Radiology is donating $1 for every selfie posted to their Facebook page, with the person in the picture wearing their “Play Defense” breast cancer button.

All donations will be split between Susan G. Komen and Cancer Patient Services. “Play Defense” buttons are available at Coffee Amici in downtown Findlay.

The “Play Defense” campaign encourages women and men to be proactive about their health by getting annual mammograms, doing self-checks and seeing a doctor if there are any changes or concerns.

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Special Kids Therapy Holding Trunk-or-Treat Monday

10/24/14     11:25 a.m.

Special Kids Therapy will once again be offering Halloween Trunk-or-Treat for the special needs community. SKT will be partnering with University of Findlay occupational therapy students to host the event in the Blanchard Valley Center parking lot Monday Oct. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The goal of the events is to provide a safe and fun environment for special needs children and their families to go trick-or-treating.

UF’s OT students are also planning games, pumpkin decorating and other Halloween activities.

SKT invites any interested community agencies to decorate a car and hand out candy on Monday. In case of rain, all activities will be moved into BVC’s gym. For more information, call 419-422-5607.

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