Review Category : Local News

BG Police Break Up Two Fights Downtown

9/21/15 – 6:44 A.M.

Bowling Green Police had a busy morning Sunday. The Sentinel-Tribune reports officers were called to break up two fights within minutes of each other in downtown early in the morning.

The first fight was reported around 2:15 a.m. in the 200 block of North Main Street. Officers saw people punching a man, who was also kicked in the head. Pepper spray was used to break up the fight, and two men were arrested.

Just four minutes later officers were called to a fight one block south. Several women were involved in a physical altercation in the street. Pepper spray was again used to break up the fight. No arrests were made stemming from that altercation.

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Weekend Fire At Lima Oil Refinery

9/21/15 – 6:35 A.M.

A fire was reported at the Husky Energy refinery in Lima over the weekend. The Lima News says the blaze was contained within an hour and no one was injured. Several workers were evacuated but nearby residents were able to stay in their homes.

The fire started in what’s called the “penthouse” area of the facility. That’s where the end product of the refining process is kept. The drums that hold the product had been down for maintenance. When they were reactivated they heated up and ignited the blaze.

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Road Work Continues In Findlay This Week

9/21/15 – 5:24 A.M.

Road work will continue to affect several Findlay streets this week. The city’s engineering office says you can expect to see closures and lane reductions on Sweetwater Road, Knollwood Drive, Candlewick Drive, Lexington Avenue, Old Mill Road, East Street, Lima Avenue, Tiffin Avenue, and Fostoria Avenue.

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Ottawa VFW Post To Celebrate 50 Years

9/21/15 – 5:17 A.M.

VFW Post 9142 in Ottawa will celebrate its 50th anniversary next month. The Putnam County Sentinel reports a Golden Anniversary Award Citation will be presented to the post on October 3.

The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is John Biedrzycki Jr. He commended the Ottawa VFW, saying, “I send my sincere thanks and appreciation to the members of VFW Post 9142 for the outstanding record of service to the community, veterans and to the nation over the past 50 years.”\

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Gas Prices Up As New Week Begins

9/21/15 – 5:10 A.M.

A jump in gas prices at the end of last week means we’re paying more at the pump today than we were a week ago. Most gas stations in Findlay are selling a gallon of regular for $2.35 today, up six cents from last Monday. Prices are up 30 cents over the last two weeks in Findlay.

In Ottawa, the average price is $2.29 a gallon today. That’s up 10 cents from last week.

Around the state reports the average price is $2.29 for a gallon of regular. That’s a seven cent increase over the last seven days.

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Findlay City Schools Staff Members Take In Trauma Training

Teachers in the Findlay City School District are better prepared to deal with trauma in their students lives this school year. The Courier reports more than 800 employees went through training to learn how traumatic events effect how students act.

Kelly Glick is an assistant principal at Donnell Middle School and helped lead the training. She tells the newspaper the goals was to help staff members identify problems and be able to help students get through them.

The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services provided $17,500 to pay for the training, which took place earlier this month.

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One Killed In Crash In Eastern Hancock County

9/21/15 – 4:45 A.M.

One person was killed in a three-car crash in Cass Township Sunday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the collision happened at the intersection of State Route 12 and Township Road 215 around 12:30 p.m.

19-year-old Mimi Green of Fostoria was driving southwest on Route 12 when she hit a car driven by 50-year-old Stacey LaFountaine of Fostoria. LaFountaine had stopped to turn at the intersection. Her car was pushed into the path of a vehicle driven by 42-year-old Robert Sasse of Findlay.

A passenger in LaFountaine’s car, 77-year-old Jane Fishpaw, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Green was taken from the scene of the crash by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent’s hospital in Toledo. The rest of the people involved in the crash suffered minor injuries.

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Annual Walk To End Alzheimer’s Set For Saturday At UF

9/18/2015    3:51pm

If the rains keep you indoors, but you’d still like to walk this weekend, head over to the Koehler Center at the University of Findlay. On Saturday, the Annual Walk to End Alzheimers will be held at the center beginning with registration at 9:30am.

Audio: Marty Williman

Event Coordinator Marty Williman says that funds continue to be needed to help researchers get close to the causes of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Audio: Marty Williman

The walk will officially begin at 10:30am, and in addition to the walk, there will be many other activities such as door prizes, a silent auction and a raffle to help raise funds for Alzheimer’s research.

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Members Turn Down Proposed Merger Of Cooperatives.

9/18/2015    1:30pm

A proposed merger between two area agricultural cooperatives will not happen. According to the Heritage and Legacy Cooperatives websites, the merger of the farmers’ cooperatives was voted down. Heritage Cooperative members approved the merger while Legacy Cooperative members did not when votes were counted earlier today.

The merger agreement required 60 percent approval by each cooperative’s voting members for passage.
“At this time merger discussions been Heritage and Legacy Cooperative has been discontinued,” according to each website.

Earlier it was reported that a letter sent to members said the deal would help provide more than $1.2 million in operational and financial benefits in the first year. By the fifth year, more than $3 million could be realized.

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Owens Findlay Campus To Host Ready.Set.Go! 5K Run And Walk Saturday.

9/18/2015    12:24pm

Area residents are invited to participate in the Owens Community College Ready. Set. Go! 5K Run & Walk this Saturday. Proceeds from the event will benefit a newly established Emergency Assistance Program, which will support the Findlay-area campus students who encounter unexpected financial burden that threatens to impede their ability to continue their education.

The event will start at 9am, with a fun run at 8:30am, on the College’s Findlay-Area Campus, which is located at 3200 Bright Road in Findlay. The cost is $20 in advance which includes a t-shirt while race-day registrants will pay $25 which doesn’t include a shirt. People can begin picking up their registration packets today until 4pm, at the Student Services office at the Owens Community College Findlay Campus.

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