Review Category : Local News

Faclons Hatch On Cam In BG

5/3/16 – 4:24 A.M.

People from all over the world are watching a live stream of an Ohio Peregrine Falcon family. On Sunday anyone with an Internet connection could have watched the Bowling Green State University falcon cam, where three baby falcons hatched in the clock tower of the Wood County Courthouse. For years there has been a webcam up there, but last year the university installed a 25-hundred-dollar webcam for optimal 24-hour-video. The Peregrine Falcon is the school’s mascot.

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Flood Control Study Is An Involved Process But Is Continuing Forward

5/2/2016 – 5:38 pm

The process of developing a flood mitigation plan for Hancock County continues. Project Manager Steve Wilson spoke at the Findlay Rotary Club Monday about the decision to move on from the US Army Corps study of the flooding issues on to the Maumee Conservancy District. Wilson said that a new project engineer will be able to expedite the process for developing the study.

Audio: Steve Wilson

Wilson noted that eight engineer firms submitted proposals for a flood study report and three of those firms were selected to be interviewed. A project engineer would be hired later this month.

It’s been noted that one of the benefits of moving ahead with a flood study and diversion channel project is that the timing for the project could line up with a proposed project with the Ohio Department of Transportation on I-75. Wilson said that it could potentially benefit both projects and save taxpayers money, but neither project is contingent upon the other.

Audio: Steve Wilson

Wilson said that ODOT, being an independent state-owned operation would need to submit bids on the contracting for its highway project as they would any other project. The bigger issue at the moment though is completing a study of a proposed diversion channel to determine the feasibility of the flood plan. Last week township trustees spoke to the county commissioners about concerns with a diversion channel plan. Among their concerns was making sure roadways which cross the channel would have bridges. Wilson said that any plan would account for local roadways that allow emergency crews access across the channel.

Audio: Steve Wilson

As far as who gets to decide to proceed with the plan once it is finalized, Wilson noted that if the Maumee Conservancy District is still overseeing it at that time, they will be empowered with that decision.

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Upper Sandusky Police Look To Identify Theft Suspects

5/2/2016 – 4:31 pm

The Upper Sandusky Police Department is on the lookout for two men who they say were involved in electronic thefts. On their Facebook page, the department has shared pictures of the pair and said that they were involved in electronic thefts at the Upper Sandusky Walmart and Marion area businesses.

Pictures of the two are above. If you know anything about the thefts or these two men, contact the Upper Sandusky Police at 419-294-2324.

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Bowling Green Police Investigate Theft Of iPhone At Gunpoint

5/2/2016 – 3:37 pm

The Bowling Green Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find an armed robber who stole a cell phone early Sunday. According to the police, they responded to a report of aggravated robbery in the 400 block of N. Main around 3:45am. A female victim reported that a short black male, around 5′-5’2″ approached her as she was walking and began a conversation with her. Then the male pulled out a silver handgun and pointed it at her. He demanded the victim’s iPhone. She gave him the phone and then she ran away. She noted he did not pursue her.

If you have any information related to this crime, you are asked to contact BGPD at 419-352-1131 or the Wood County Crime Stoppers at 419-352-0077.

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Boil Water Alert Issued For Several Homes On Findlay’s H Street

5/2/16 – 11:35 A.M.

Several homes on H Street in Findlay are under a boil water advisory until further notice.  The city’s engineering department says 38 homes in the 400, 500, 600, and 700 blocks are affected.  601 McConnell is also under the advisory.  Representatives from the water distribution plant say work on a water line in the area caused the advisory to be issued.

Affected H Street Homes:

416, 420, 424, 430, 428, 432, 433, 500, 501, 503, 505, 512, 513, 514, 516, 517, 518, 520, 521, 600, 601, 605, 606, 608, 612, 616, 621, 624, 625, 627, 628, 634, 700, 701, 703, 704, 715, 717

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Juveniles In Wood County Arson Case Will Not Be Named

5/2/16 – 7:23 A.M.

The names of five juveniles allegedly involved in a series of arsons will not be released. The Review-Times reports Wood County Judge David Woessner has not authorized the release of the names. The group is said to be involved in several fires set in the North Baltimore area in March.

The group, which includes four males and one female, are currently being held at the Wood County Juvenile Detention Center. They face charges of arson, aggravated arson, breaking and entering, and possession of criminal tools.

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Fostoria Airport Wins State Award

5/2/16 – 7:16 A.M.

Fostoria has one of the best run airports in Ohio. That’s according to the Ohio Aviation Association. The Review-Times reports the OAA presented the Fostoria Metropolitan Airport with the 2016 Airport of the Year award recently. The award is given each year to one of Ohio’s more than 100 airports.

A release from the city says, Fostoria’s airport is one of only three in the state to have fully complied with Federal Aviation Administration regulations and received an Unconditional Airport Operating Certificate.

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Gas Prices Continue Spring Climb

5/2/16 – 5:11 A.M.

Gas prices are continuing their Spring climb. The average price for a gallon of regular in Findlay today is around $2.31 as we start another work week. That’s up 12 cents from last Monday, but down eight cents from last Friday.

In Ottawa, the average is $2.29 this morning, up 15 cents over the last seven days.

The statewide average is also $2.29 a gallon. That a 13 cent jump since last Monday.

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Findlay Woman Injured In Sunday Crash

5/2/16 – 5:03 A.M.

A Findlay woman was injured in a two-car crash late Sunday morning. The Findlay Police Department reports 67-year-old Deborah Treier was driving north on South Main Street when she was cut off by a car driven by 72-year-old Jill Taber of Findlay around 11:30 a.m. Taber was trying to turn left onto Fairlawn Place.

Treier was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries to her hand and knee. Taber was cited for failure to yield while making a left turn.

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Findlay First Edition Places Third At National Event

5/2/16 – 4:54 A.M.

It was a hero’s welcome for Findlay First Edition as they returned to the high school Sunday afternoon. The show choir was greeted by a large crowd to celebrate the group’s third place at the FAME Show Choir National Finals. The event was held Saturday night at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois.

Director Kevin Manley said they went with the goal of finishing in the top three, which is the highest ever finish for FFE. High school principal Craig Kupferberg said the students involved in the show choir were great kids who had a lot to be proud of.

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