Review Category : Local News

Local Gas Prices Drop Sharply

5/11/15 – 7:30 A.M.

Local gas prices are falling as we start a new work week. According to, the majority of Findlay gas stations are selling a gallon of regular for around $2.39. That’s down four cents from last Monday and 20 cents lower than last week’s high of $2.59 a gallon.

Prices in Ottawa are also down from last week’s high but are still higher than last Monday. Ottawa drivers are paying $2.45 a gallon to start the week.

Around the state, the average price for a gallon of regular is $2.48 a gallon, up four cents from last Monday.

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Pest Could Affect Area Fruit Farms

5/11/15 – 7:21 A.M.

Area fruit farmers are being urged to be on the lookout for a new pest. The Lima News reports the spotted wing drosophila has been found in several counties in the state, including Hancock County. It was first found in Ohio in 2011.

The fly can cave in a fruit’s skin and cause mold to grow. It affects several types of fruits including blackberries, cherries, and raspberries.

Hardin County OSU extension educator Mark Badertscher says the fly can be controlled. A spray program can keep the fly in check. Farmers are also urged to pick their fruit as soon as it is ripe, and not to discard any fruit on the ground.

MORE: Lima News

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Road Work Will Alter Traffic On Area Highways This Week

5/11/15 – 6:46 A.M.

There’s only a couple of new areas for road work on highways in our region this week. In Hancock County, I-75 southbound will be reduced to one lane Tuesday so inspectors can evaluate the pavement. The lane restrictions will start just south of the U.S. 68 interchange and stretch six miles.

In Putnam County State Route 114 northwest of Kalida will be closed for around five days for the replacement of a culvert.

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Monday Interview: Hancock Park District Seeking Volunteers for Events

05/11/15     5:30 a.m.

The next few months will be very busy for the Hancock Park District having added a number of new activities. HPD Marketing Manager Tifani Boltz highlighted some of the events you’ll see this summer.

Audio: Tifani Boltz

Because the parks are expanding their events they’re also in need of additional volunteers. Boltz said they’ll accept volunteers of any age and skill level and will work around your schedule.

Audio: Tifani Boltz

For information on the events or to sign up to volunteer you can call 419-425-PARK of see

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Findlay Parents Sentenced For Allowing Kids To Miss Too Much School

5/11/15 – 5:28 A.M.

Three Findlay parents recently made appearances in the Hancock County Common Pleas Court Juvenile Division for allowing children to have too many unexcused absences from school. Kelly Johnson, Tom Boyd and Raquel Boyd all faced one count of contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a minor. They received a suspended sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Johnson pleaded no contest while the Boyd’s pleaded guilty. Johnson will avoid jail if she has no similar convictions for two years. The Boyd’s will avoid jail as long as the child is in school every day, on time, unless there is a valid excuse.

According to court documents, Johnson allowed a 12-year-old to have 11 unexcused absences between January 9 and January 28. The Boyd’s had allowed an 11-year-old to have 14 unexcused absences between October 20 of last year and January 21.

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Taylor Volkswagen Brings New Jobs To Findlay

5/11/15 – 5:15 A.M.

A new car dealership is set to open in Findlay today. The Taylor Automotive Group will open the doors to its Volkswagen Dealership on County Road 99, just off of I-75. The new business is expected to create more than 40 jobs.

The Taylor group owns seven dealerships, with three in the Findlay area.

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Three Injured When Car Hits Porch In Findlay

5/11/15 – 5:03 A.M.

Three people were injured when a car hit the porch of a Findlay home Sunday night. The Findlay Police Department says the crash happened just after 8:30 p.m. at 721 Tiffin Avenue.

26-year-old Randall Rayle of Findlay was driving east on Tiffin when his car left the road and struck the porch. Rayle and two passengers, 7-year-old Kalei Davidson and 4-year-old Bella Rayle, were all taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Randall Rayle may have suffered a medical condition at the time of the crash.

The house sustained minor damages. No one was at home at the time of the accident.

Rayle was cited for failure to control.

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Findlay Woman Injured In Weekend Motorcycle Crash

5/11/15 – 4:53 A.M.

A weekend motorcycle crash injured a Findlay woman. The Findlay Police Department says the crash happened around 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Morey and Madison avenues.

54-year-old Connie McCabe was riding her motorcycle west on Madison Avenue when she reportedly mistook a two-way stop for a four-way stop. McCabe pulled into the path of a truck driven by 61-year-old Michael Shumaker of Findlay.

McCabe suffered serious injuries and was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment. She was also cited for failure to yield. Shumaker was not hurt.

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Wood County Exotic Animal Farm Owner Fighting To Get Animals Back

5/11/15 – 4:21 A.M.

The owners of a northwest Ohio exotic animal farm will be in court today, fighting to get their animals back. WTVG-TV reports the Hetrick family is appealing a hearing officer’s ruling that the Ohio Department of Agriculture was right to take their big cats away because they didn’t have a permit. At issue, however, is the granting of exotic animal permits to other people who applied late or not at all. The Hetricks claim they’re being singled out.

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