Review Category : Local News

McLane Company To Open Distribution Center In Findlay

5/19/14 – 11:36 A.M.

We now know who will be building a grocery distribution center on Findlay’s north side. The Courier reports McLane Company is on the agenda for tomorrow’s State Tax Credit Authority meeting. No details are available on what incentives the company is looking to get from the state.

McLane supplies convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants. The company is planning a $38 million distribution center across from the Lowe’s distribution center. The facility is expected to open in 2016. The business could employ up to 425 people.

MORE: The Courier

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Newest Findlay Ambulance Station To Hold Open House

5/19/14 – 10:05 A.M.
Update – 10:27 A.M.

The newest ambulance station in Findlay will be on display this weekend. Hanco EMS will host an open house at the new Hanco Station 2 on May 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The new station is located at 1155 Croy Drive.

Once the facility is completely operational it will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will work in connection to Hanco Station 1 on 6th Street. Hanco also has a back-up unit at the Liberty Township Fire Department on County Road 140.

Saturday’s open house will feature tours, as well as games for children and refreshments.

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Findlay Mayor To Hold Public Meetings In Each City Ward

5/19/14 – 9:51 A.M.

If you have something to say about city of Findlay operations, you’ll have plenty of chances to do so over the next few weeks. Mayor Lydia Mihalik will hold meetings in each of the city’s seven wards starting Wednesday. The first meeting will be for sixth ward residents. It will be held May 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building in council chambers.

A meeting for seventh ward residents will be held Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Cube. The city council representative for each ward will be in attendance at the meetings as well.

Meetings will be held in the second and third wards next week. The full list of meetings can be found online at WFIN.com

1st Ward: June 5 at 5:30pm at Ede Park, 175 Rutherford, parking is available on Rutherford.
2nd Ward: May 28 at 5:30pm at Fire Station 4, 7047 County Road 236
3rd Ward: May 27 at 5:30pm at Riverside Park Bandshell, 219 McManness Avenue
4th Ward: June 12 at 5:30pm at Millstream Art Plaza, corner of South Main and East Sandusky
5th Ward: June 11 at 5:30pm at West Park, 1425 Byal Avenue
6th Ward: May 21 at 5:30pm at the Municipal Building in Council Chambers
7th Ward: May 22 at 5:30pm at The Cube, 3430 North Main Street

For more information call (419)424-7137.

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Gas Prices Up Slightly To Start The Week

5/19/14 – 8:11 A.M.

The week heading into Memorial Day weekend usually brings higher gas prices with it. Right now things aren’t too much more expensive compared to last week. Ohiogasprices.com reports the statewide average for a gallon of regular is $3.70. That’s up two cents from last Monday, but down a penny from yesterday. Last year at this time we were paying about 10 cents more a gallon.

The average price in Findlay was $3.67 a gallon this morning. Ottawa drivers are paying around $3.69.

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Fostoria Man Sentenced For February Stabbings In Tiffin

5/19/14 – 7:40 A.M.
Update – 7:43 A.M.

The man responsible for a knife attack in Tiffin this winter will spend a decade in prison. 32-year-old Bobby Moore of Fostoria was sentenced on two felonious assault charges last week. Moore stabbed three people in Tiffin during a fight at an apartment complex.

The incident happened February 8 on Miami Street. Several people got into a fight in that area, leading Moore to attack three people with a knife.

His sentence for the incident will run concurrent to a 2013 possession of cocaine conviction.

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Fostoria Church Robbed Over The Weekend

5/19/14 – 6:38 A.M.

Thieves took items from a Fostoria church this weekend. The Review-Times reports the incident took place at the First Baptist Church of Fostoria at 534 Lynn Street. Police Chief Keith Loreno tells the newspaper the suspects took audio-visual equipment. They also rummaged through the church office and then left.

The break-in was reported Saturday morning. It remains under investigation.

MORE: Review-Times


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Busy Findlay Intersection Closed This Week

5/19/14 – 5:27 A.M.

Just a reminder a busy intersection in Findlay will be closed this week. Two Norfolk Southern rail lines are being upgraded at Western Avenue and West Sandusky Street. The intersection of the two roads will be closed all week as a result.

The rail intersections that were closed in Findlay last week are now open again.

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Ottawa-Glandorf Names New Superintendent

5/19/14 – 5:20 A.M.

The Ottawa-Glandorf school district has named a new superintendent. Don Horstman, who is currently the superintendent in Kailda, will take the reigns at OG on August 1. He’ll take over for Kevin Brinkman, who is retiring. Eighteen people applied for the job and six were interviewed.

Horstman is an Ottawa native, and graduated from Ottawa-Glandorf High School in 1988. Over the course of his career he was the assistant principal at Glenwood Middle School in Findlay. Horstman was also the principal at Kalida High School before becoming superintendent.

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Findlay Man Injured In Weekend Stabbing

5/19/14 – 5:07 A.M.

A Findlay man was stabbed four times in an early Saturday morning incident. Police officers were called to a parking lot at 2231 Jennifer Lane around 1 a.m. They found 22-year-old Thomas Wise at that location. Wise was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Investigators say Wise was in the parking lot when he got in an argument with three black men. A fight started, and Wise was stabbed. The other men fled in a white vehicle.

Wise’s condition has not been released. Anyone with information on the case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 419-425-TIPS.


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Cygnet Woman Injured In Northwest Ohio Motorcycle Crash

5/19/14 – 4:57 A.M.
Update – 5:02 A.M.

One person was killed, and a Cygnet woman was injured in a motorcycle Crash Sunday night. The State Highway Patrol says the collision happened around 6:20 p.m. on U.S. 20 in Williams County. A motorcycle driven by 66-year-old Craig Parliament was rear-ended by a pickup truck.

Parliament was pronounced dead at the scene. 35-year-old Connie Shope of Cygnet was injured. She was taken to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne by medical helicopter.

The crash remains under investigation.

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