Review Category : Local News

Gas Prices Back Above $2

3/20/16 – 7:22 A.M.

It was fun while it lasted. Gas prices around the area moved back over the $2 a gallon mark Tuesday. It’s the first time local gas prices have been above $2 since the middle of last November. OhioGasPrices.com reports the average price in Findlay is now around $2.09 a gallon.

Ottawa drivers are paying $2.05 a gallon.

The statewide average is just below $2 today, sitting at $1.98 a gallon.

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Property Near Seneca County Airport Will Be Moved

3/30/16 – 7:16 A.M.

A building near the Seneca County Airport will be moved to allow airplanes safer access to a runway. The Review-Times reports the property had been scheduled for demolition, but that won’t be needed now. Commissioner Fred Zoeller says the property has been sold.

Zoeller says it wasn’t the home on the property that was the problem, but rather large trees in the backyard. He adds this option means the county won’t lose any tax revenue.

The county had previously been given a $30,000 grant from the FAA for the project.

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Mount Blanchard Crash Injures One

3/30/16 – 6:44 A.M.

An Arlington man was injured in a one-car crash in Mount Blanchard Tuesday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 22-year-old James Ward Jr. was driving north on Main Street in the village around 3:30 p.m. when he missed a curve in the road and hit a stone wall in front of a home at 324 North Main Street.

Ward was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was also cited for operating without reasonable control and for a seat belt violation.

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Arlington Shelter House Project To Begin In April

3/30/16 – 5:27 A.M.

A new shelter house will be built in Arlington’s park next month. The Courier reports the old shelter has to be torn down first though. Construction of the new facility will take about two months to complete. The goal is to have it built before the village’s summer festival.

The cost of the project is a little under $50,000. The Hancock Park District has awarded the village a grant worth $37,500 to help pay for the new shelter house. The Arlington Festival committee will help pay for part of the project. The village will get a loan to finance the rest of the costs.

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Findlay Green Waste Site Reopens Next Week

3/30/16 – 5:20 A.M.

It’s time to start mowing the yard again, and the Findlay green waste site is just about ready to reopen to take your grass clippings. The city says the facility at 350 West High Street will resume operation on April 5. You can bring things like leaves, brush, limbs and grass to the site, which is free to use for Findlay residents.

Hours of operation this year will be 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The site is also providing mulch for $15 per cubic yard and composted leaf garden dirt for $30 per cubic yard. Delivery is available for $30.

For more information call (419)424-7181.

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Tiffin Man Accused Of Causing Fatal Wrong-Way Crash In West Virginia

3/30/16 – 5:14 A.M.

Four people returning home from a trip to Disney World were killed in a wrong-way crash on the West Virginia Turnpike Monday, and investigators say a man from Tiffin caused the collision. The Associated Press reports 35-year-old Cory Sheward was driving south in the northbound lanes of the highway around 1:30 a.m. Monday near the city of Beckley. Sheward’s pickup truck hit an SUV carrying eight people. Police belive alcohol was a factor.

The crash victims include 6 and 9-year-old girls. The incident also took the lives of 27-year-old Maxine Wade and 29-year-old Carlisa Crowell of Grove City, Ohio. Sheward and the four other people in the SUV suffered non-life-threatening injuries. No one in either vehicle was wearing a seatbelt.

Sheward is expected to be charged with four counts each of driving under the influence causing death and causing bodily injury.

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ODOT Lays Out 2016 Road Project Plans

3/30/16 – 5:01 A.M.

Outside of the continuing widening of I-75 north of Findlay, most of ODOT’s construction plans for Hancock County this year will involve paving projects. The Courier reports three projects are planned. I-75 will be resurfaced between State Route 235 and the Hancock County Road 60 overpass. U.S. 30 will be resurfaced at the U.S. 68, State Route 37, and County Road 330 interchanges. Parts of State Route 12 from County Road 236 to the eastern edge of Arcadia, as well as from the western edge of Fostoria to the county line will be resurfaced as well.

The projects will cost around $7.7 million.

Other, smaller projects are also planned around the county this year. Pavement will be repaired in April and a chip seal will be applied in May or June to the westbound lanes of U.S. 30. A chip sealant will be applied in May or June to State Route 12, from the Putnam County line to Findlay.

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Findlay Police Investigate Reports Of Vandalism

3/29/2016 – 5:04 pm

The Findlay Police Department is investigating several cases of vandalism in the city. The cases themselves involve spray painting multiple areas of the city. The Courier reports that buildings, street signs, cars and other items have been spray painted in black graffiti with wording, symbols and other markings indicating the Latin Kings gang.

The department cannot determine if the vandalism is caused by members of the gang because it’s so spread out. Areas affected include the 300 and 400 blocks of Sterling Hill Drive, the 300 and 400 blocks of Cherry Street, the 400 block of Tiffin Avenue, the 600 block of Lynn Street, the 400 block of Eben Avenue and the 900 block of North Blanchard. Lt. Ring asks that if anyone sees anything suspicious to contact authorities at 419-425-8477.

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Conservancy District Unsure About Taking Over Flood Plan

3/29/2016 – 4:58 pm

The Maumee Watershed Conservancy District isn’t ready for a vote on taking control of the Blanchard River flood control plan for Findlay. The Courier reports that General Manager Clark Lynn Army said that nothing has been set in stone or confirmed. Army notes that there is still a lot to think about and consider.

An update on the project does appear on the district’s regular meeting agenda for April 5th. Army says that there is a “good probability” that the conservancy district will adopt the project but that decision won’t be made anytime soon. They are still trying to determine if the proposed channel is a “viable project”.

The district’s regular meeting will be at 10am at the conservancy offices at 1464 Pinehurst Drive in Defiance and is open to the public.

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Fostoria Woman Hit By Train

3/29/2016 – 4:46pm

A Fostoria woman was injured when she was struck by a train this afternoon in Fostoria. The Courier reports that 39-year-old Dawn Mullins of Fostoria was struck by the train at the East Fremont Street crossing. Emergency responders arrived at the scene around 12:15pm for a report of a pedestrian versus a train and found Mullins lying in the roadway with injuries from being struck by a southbound train engine.

Mullins was treated and transported to the hospital by EMS and later taken to Toledo Hospital. A preliminary investigation shows that the gates were down and lights were operating at the time of the incident.

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