Review Category : Local News

Fostoria Residents Pitch In To Help Toledo Relief Effort

8/4/14 – 4:58 A.M.

Fostoria residents pitched in to help give people who live in Toledo some help. The Review-Times reports more than 230 cases of bottled water were dropped off at the Fostoria Fire Department Sunday. People also dropped off wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and food that doesn’t need water to eat.

Volunteers from the New Life Family Worship Center helped organize the drive. Items were collected from 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday. Mayor Eric Keckler told the newspaper he was impressed with the turnout because the event was only publicized on social media starting Saturday night.

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Findlay Water Safe, Bottled Water Supplies Increasing At Local Stores

8/4/14 – 4:49 A.M.

Area officials are reminding Findlay residents the water is safe here. The reminders come after Toledo residents haven’t been able to use their water because of an algae bloom on Lake Erie near the city’s water intake. Findlay gets its water from above ground reservoirs east of the city. Smaller towns in Hancock County either use wells or their own reservoirs.

The inability to get safe drinking water led to Toledo residents fanning out across the region and buying up bottled water supplies in Findlay and beyond. More stocks of bottled water were brought to area stores Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik offered help to Toledo Saturday morning. However, the National Guard was able to truck in water from Columbus and Akron.

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Long Winter Leads to Rough Allergy Season

08/01/14  4:50 p.m.

A long winter has led to a tough allergy season for local sufferers.

Dr. Evan McBeath of Findlay Ear, Nose and Throat said winter is once again to blame.

Audio: Evan McBeath

Allergies can be treated with medication, shots or in severe cases surgery. McBeath said the best thing to do is seek a professional opinion to get an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate course of action.

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Rib-Off on Broadway Returns to Downtown Findlay Tomorrow

08/01/14  4:05 p.m.

If you’re looking for good food and good music tomorrow afternoon you’re going to want to be in downtown Findlay. The annual Rib-Off on Broadway will begin at 3 p.m. and run until 11. There will be a Battle of the Bands throughout the day as well as a headlining show at 9 by Findlay favorite The Athen Ry.

Arts Partnership Marketing Director Lindsay Diller said the event may be a lot of fun, but it benefits a greater cause.

Audio: Lindsay Diller

There will be ribs from Cheddar’s, Miller’s Meats, Rocked Pizza, Smokin’ Buckeye BBQ, Waldo Peppers and Wally’s Great American BBQ as well as hot dogs from Flag City Hot Dogs and tacos from Amy May’s Rockin’ Taco. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. For parking maps or other information, see artspartnership.com.

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Woman Injured In Upper Sandusky Crash

8/1/14 – 6:53 A.M.

A one car crash injured an Upper Sandusky woman Thursday afternoon. The Upper Sandusky Police Department reports the crash happened around 1 p.m. on North Third Street.

44-year-old Amy Moor was driving north when she hit a guardrail near Wyandot Avenue. Moor was taken by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. She was also cited for failure to yield.

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Seneca County Communities Mull Ambulance District Options

8/1/14 – 6:47 A.M.

Three communities in Seneca County are trying to decide what to do with the future of their emergency services. The Courier reports officials from Bettsville, Liberty Township and Jackson Township will either join an existing ambulance district or create a new one.

Ambulance districts are nothing new in Seneca County. Attica, Venice and Reed townships have formed an ambulance district. New Riegel, Big Springs and Seneca townships are currently forming a district. Bloomville and Bloom Township are also in talks to start their own district.

County emergency medical service director Ken Majors says the best option is to join an existing district. If that happens residents in Bettsville, Liberty Township and Jackson Township would help pay an existing 1.2 mill levy to help run ambulance services.

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No Pot Plants Found During Seneca County Field Inspections

8/1/14 – 5:29 A.M.

Investigators in Seneca County noticed something odd as they flew over fields, looking for marijuana plants this year. They didn’t find any pot. It’s the first time that’s happened since at least the 1990’s according to the Review-Times. Seneca County Detective Sgt. Don Joseph tells the newspaper they usually find around 300 plants during the annual flyover examination.

Joseph added that he wasn’t sure what the reasons could be for the sudden decrease in the numbers.

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Three Teens Injured In Three Car Crash West Of Findlay

8/1/14 – 5:19 A.M.

Three teenagers were hurt in a three-car crash east of Findlay Thursday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says the collision happened around 4 p.m. near the intersection of U.S. 224 and Township Road 237.

Investigators say 16-year-old Kendra Konecny of Findlay turned her car from Road 237 onto U.S. 224. She then slowed down to make a left hand turn. As she did, a pickup truck driven by 34-year-old Alexander McKee of Findlay slowed down to stop behind the first car. A third car driven by 17-year-old Saffron Florea of Tiffin failed to stop, causing a chain reaction crash.

Florea and her passenger, 16-year-old Olivia Fenton of Findlay, were both taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Konecny was also hospitalized. McKee avoided injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.


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Missing Putnam County Teen Found Safe

8/1/14 – 5:09 A.M.

A missing Putnam County teenager has been found, and is safe. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reported around 6:45 p.m. Thursday that Brittany Cross had been located and was speaking with investigators.

Cross had gone missing Tuesday night. Investigators say an unknown man picked her up at her home.

No other details have been released.

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