Review Category : Local News

Water Slides To Be Installed At Riverside Park Pool

3/25/14 – 11:54 A.M.

One day, it will get warmer. The Findlay YMCA is already thinking about those warmer temperatures, and how you might be able to enjoy them. With that in mind the organization has announced it will install two water slides at the Riverside Park pool this summer…

Audio: Brent Finlay

Findlay YMCA CEO Brent Finlay says the city is working on getting the permits for the slides. He hopes to have them ready to go by Memorial Day weekend.

Finlay adds they’ll also make improvements to water quality…

Audio: Brent Finlay

According to Finlay there will be plenty of family activities at the pool again this summer.

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Dirt From I-75 Widening Will Be Used At Hancock County Landfill

3/25/14 – 10:42 A.M.

The widening of I-75 in Findlay will create a lot of excess dirt. Moving it from the construction area can be a big job, but it looks like construction crews won’t have to move it that far. The Hancock County Commissioners agreed to a deal today that will see the dirt used to cover trash at the county landfill.

The contract is with Miller Brothers Construction. The company will be doing the work on I-75, and will supply the landfill with the dirt from July of 2014 to August of 2016. It’s estimated Miller Brothers will supply the landfill with 160,000 to 200,000 cubic yards of fill dirt.

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McComb Water Tower Construction Delayed

3/25/14 – 8:16 A.M.

It’s going to take longer to build McComb’s new water tower, and we can blame the extreme winter for that. The frozen ground has delayed construction. Originally village officials thought the new tower would be ready for operation this fall. It could take until next summer now.

Trucks will start bringing in steel for the new water tower in the coming months. Water pipe installation will also begin this summer.

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Four Arrested Following Findlay Burglary

3/25/14 – 7:38 A.M.

Four Findlay residents are facing burglary charges following their arrests Monday morning.

Residents at 1000 Crystal Meadow Court reported a burglary to police around 3:45 a.m. Later in the morning a police officer stopped a car at the Imperial Marathon gas station on West Main Cross. Officers found four suspects inside.

19-year-old Cayd Burton and 19-year-old Zachary Montogmery are both facing charges of aggravated burglary. 21-year-old Nicholas Rarey and 21-year-old Adrian Castillo face second-degree burglary charges.

Police recovered some of the items allegedly stolen from the home. The investigation continues.

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Disabled Semi Blocking U.S. 224 Bridge In Findlay

3/24/14 – 7:12 A.M.

A disabled semi is blocking traffic on the U.S. 224 bridge over I-75 this morning.  The State Highway Patrol reports traffic is backed up in both directions.  Troopers have called a wrecker to the scene, but there’s no word on how long the backup is expected to last.  It’s a good idea to avoid the area for the time being.

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Fostoria Narrows Police Chief Search

3/25/14 – 6:39 A.M.

Fostoria has narrowed its search for a new police chief. The Review Times reports the finalists include Fostoria Fire Chief Keith Loreno, interim police chief Captain Patrick Brooks and Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Donald Joseph.

Loreno has served as fire chief since 2010. Brooks has been the acting police chief in the city since July of 2012. Joseph serves as an adjunct professor at Tiffin University. He teaches criminal justice classes.

A committee will make their pick for the new chief at a later date. The selection will then face approval from city council.

MORE: Review-Times

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Findlay High School Entrance To Get $2.5 Million Upgrade

3/25/14 – 5:26 A.M.

The entrance to Findlay High School is getting a $2.5 million upgrade. The school board approved a contract with Thomas & Marker Construction of Bellefontaine at their Monday meeting. The Courier reports the project isn’t a cosmetic issue. The upgrades will focus on security; including a security door, cameras, and a new office. Anyone coming into the school after the day has started will have to come through the office.

Construction will start this summer and last into the next school year. Students will enter the building through the back of the school through the freshman wing during construction.

MORE: The Courier

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Ottawa Will Get More Flood Mitigation Money

3/25/14 – 5:08 A.M.

Ottawa is getting more money for flood mitigation. State Senator Cliff Hite and Representative Robert Sprague announced Monday the state has earmarked $4 million for flood-control construction projects there. That will be on top of the $3 million already committed to relief efforts in Ottawa.

Initial recommendations from the Army Corps of Engineers call for the modification of the I-9 bridge. The embankment of the bridge causes it to act like a dam during floods. The Corps has also suggested a diversion channel in that area to get water out of the area faster.

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Part Of Jennifer Lane Closed In Findlay This Week

3/24/14 – 9:36 A.M.

Construction crews are closing off part of a Findlay road this week to replace a failing sewer line. The engineering department says Jennifer Lane will be closed for a one-block area between Gayle Lane and Charles Avenue from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. today through Friday.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible. If you need to get to a home in the closed block you can talk to an on-site representative to make sure you can get through the area safe.

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Gas Prices Lower To Start Off The Week

3/24/14 – 8:53 A.M.

The week is starting with lower gas prices. Ohiogasprices.com reports the statewide average for regular was $3.49 a gallon. That’s down 13 cents from the same time last week. A year ago prices were 20 cents higher.

Around our area, the average price for regular in Findlay was under the state average at $3.47 this morning. In Ottawa prices were $3.48 a gallon. Prices of $3.21 a gallon were reported in Bowling Green.

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