Review Category : Local News

Red Cross Offering Gift Wrapping Services At Findlay Village Mall

11/25/16 – 3:23 P.M.

You can spare yourself from wrapping presents this year thanks to the Red Cross. According to a release, the Red Cross will set be wrapping presents for people in the Findlay Village Mall. The Red Cross Holiday Gift Wrapping Booth will be open on weekends beginning Friday, December 2. They will also be open every day in the week leading up to December 25. They will have a selection of wrapping papers and coordinating bows to pick from. The service is offered for a donation to benefit America Red Cross Services.

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer visit redcross.org/NCOhio or call 419-422-9322.

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Crime Victim Services Is Offering Free Credit Checks In Lima And Ottawa

11/25/16 – 3:08 P.M.

Crime Victim Services is offering free credit checks at their offices in Lima and Ottawa next Wednesday. In a release, CVS said that following black Friday and Cyber Monday there is potential to spot identity theft. The free credit checks are available to people that stop by their offices between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday. You must be able to provide a photo ID and answer personally identifying information for the system to work.

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Michigan Man Injured In Wyandot County Accident

11/25/16 – 2:56 P.M.

A Michigan truck driver was injured Thursday according to the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office. 46-year-old Demetrius Brown was driving a tractor-trailer northbound on U.S. 23 onto the off-ramp near Ohio 103 around 6 a.m. Brown failed to stop at 103 and his vehicle jackknifed in the intersection. Carey Ambulance took Brown to Wyandot Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Officers cited Brown for failure to yield at a stop sign.

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Nursing Students Holding 12th Annual Toy Drive For Hospitalized Children

11/23/16 – 4:21 P.M.

The Owens Community College Student Nursing Association is holding its 12th Annual Toy Drive. They are accepting toys through December 9 at their nursing lab on Bright Road. Nursing students will wrap the toys and send them for distribution on December 12. All of the toys will go to benefit children staying in area hospitals.

In the past 11 years, people have donated over 1000 toys to children in the hospitals.

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Findlay’s Yearly Budget Has Been Sent To The State Auditor’s Office To Be Reviewed

11/23/16 – 3:19 P.M.

It’s the time of year when the city’s budget gets reviewed. Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik said that the budget is in the hands of the state auditor’s office now.

Lydia Mihalik

Mihalik said that there might be an issue coming up but there is no need for concern.

Lydia Mihalik

She added that the strong financial position has allowed the city to provide the tools and training needed for its employees.

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Mayor Mihalik Elected To The Board Of New Organization

11/23/16 – 1:32 P.M.

Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik was recently elected to the board of the Ohio Mayors Alliance. She said the alliance brings mayors together to talk about the struggles and benefits of cities.

Lydia Mihalik

She said that the bipartisan coalition wants to build stronger relationships with policy makers.

Lydia Mihalik

Mihalik said that they will discuss the benefits and struggles that cities are facing. Thirty mayors from Ohio’s 30 biggest cities make up the new coalition.

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Local Law Enforcement Trying To Combat Rising Fatal Crash Numbers

11/23/16 – 11:27 A.M.

Local law enforcement officials are stepping up efforts to reduce fatal crashes in the area, but they say they need your help. Lt. Matt Crow is with the State Highway Patrol and says distracted driving continues to be a big issue…

Audio: Matt Crow

Crow says law enforcement is seeing an increase in people driving off the road and rear-ending people. He adds those types of crashes are usually caused by a distraction.

With the holidays approaching, local law enforcement agencies are working together to try and keep people safe on area roadways…

Audio: Matt Crow

Lt. Matt Crow is with the State Highway Patrol and says officers are also looking for impaired and distracted drivers.

There have been 15 fatal crashes on roads in Hancock County this year. That’s compared to 10 last year and eight in 2014.

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Hardin County Commissioners Race Decided By Two Votes

11/23/16 – 5:46 A.M.

If you think your vote doesn’t matter, a political race in Hardin County might change your mind. WKTN Radio reports Roger Crowe defeated Robert Carder by two votes in a county commissioners contest. The Hardin County Board of Elections met Monday to count 215 provisional votes and 35 absentee ballots.

The newly announced two vote margin triggers an automatic recount.

MORE: WKTN Radio

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Fire Damages Upper Sandusky Home

11/23/16 – 5:32 A.M.

A Tuesday morning fire severely damaged an Upper Sandusky home. The Upper Sandusky Fire Department reports firefighters saw flames coming from a garage at 410 West Spring Street as they arrived around 9:45 a.m. One person was home and was able to escape safely.

The fire department says an electrical issue likely sparked the blaze.

Upper Sandusky EMS took one firefighter to Wyandot Memorial Hospital for treatment of health issues.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family who lived in the home.

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One Person Injured In Crash South Of Findlay

11/23/16 – 5:23 A.M.

A two-car crash south of Findlay injured a Rossford woman late Tuesday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the collision happened near the intersection of U.S. 68 and Eagle Township Road 168 around 5:45 p.m. Investigators say 43-year-old Malia Homer was driving on U.S. 68 when she hit the back of an SUV driven by 33-year-old Shelby Bower of Findlay. Bower had stopped for traffic.

Hanco Ambulance took Homer to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Deputies cited her for an assured clear distance violation.

Bower was not injured.

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