Review Category : Local News

One Person Injured In Sunday Crash In Findlay

9/6/16 – 7:20 A.M.

A three-car crash in Findlay injured a Mount Cory woman over the weekend. The Findlay Police Department reports 21-year-old Sara Stubbs of Findlay was driving west in the 500 block of Tiffin Avenue around 3:50 p.m. Sunday when she failed to slow down for stopped traffic. Stubbs hit the back of a car driven by 61-year-old Edward Bader of Findlay, which hit an SUV driven by 43-year-old Beth McGough of Findlay.

55-year-old Ellen Melick was a passenger in one of the cars and was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Stubbs was cited for an assured clear distance violation.

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Local Gas Prices Down Following Labor Day Holiday Weekend

9/6/16 – 5:33 A.M.

Local gas prices are coming down following the extended Labor Day weekend. OhioGasPrices.com reports the average price in Findlay is $2.05 for a gallon of regular today. That’s down 12 cents from last Tuesday. Local prices are roughly the same as they were coming out of the holiday weekend in 2015.

Prices are down in Ottawa as well. Drivers there report an average price of $2.09 per gallon. That’s down six cents over the last seven days.

The statewide average is $2.14 today, down five cents from last week.

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More Highway Projects Starting As Summer Travel Season Ends

9/6/16 – 5:23 A.M.

The summer travel season is over for the most part, but construction continues on major roads in Hancock County. As a result, you can expect to see delays in some areas. ODOT reports the north and southbound lanes of I-75 between State Route 235 and County Road 60 will be reduced to one lane for road resurfacing. This phase of the project will likely last until late October.

Elsewhere State Route 12 from Findlay to Arcadia and from the southwest side of Fostoria to the Seneca County line will be reduced to one lane for resurfacing. That project will take around two months to complete.

Eastbound State Route 12 in Findlay will also be closed from Tiffin Avenue to Bright Road for the installation of a storm sewer line. That project will also take two months to finish.

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Hancock County Fair Attendance Soars

9/6/16 – 5:05 A.M.

The Hancock County Fair wrapped up Monday, but not before thousands of people poured through the gates. The Courier reports the estimated attendance for the six-day event was around 115,500 people this year. That’s up 19,000 from last year’s attendance figure of 96,500.

Ticket chairman Aaron Smith believes last week’s weather was a big factor in getting more people to the fair this year. Moderate temperatures and low humidity held through the week. The lack of rain didn’t hurt anything either. Smith told the newspaper, “I can’t remember having a fair without one bad day.”

MORE: The Courier

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Findlay Mayor Will Ask Council To Ban Medicinal Marijuana In The City

9/6/16 – 4:53 A.M.

Findlay City Council could decide the future of medical marijuana in the city during their meeting tonight. The Courier reports Mayor Lydia Mihalik is asking council to pass a ban on growing, processing, and selling medical marijuana in the city. In a letter to council, Mihalik has asked for the ordinance to be passed on an emergency so that she could sign the bill before Ohio’s medical marijuana law goes into effect Thursday.

Ohio’s new law governing marijuana allows cities to prohibit the sale of medical pot. Other aspects of the law aren’t as clear, such as when rules for prescribing marijuana will be put in place. Mihalik’s letter cites this in the request for the ban, saying, “only then will we be able to make a truly informed decision whether to permit medical marijuana in some form or the other.”

The proposed ban would change Findlay’s zoning code. The state law set to go into effect prevents dispensaries from opening within 500 feet of a school, library, church, public playground or park.

MORE: The Courier

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Dog-A-Pawlooza Is Coming To Findlay And Offering Lots Of Fun With Man’s Best Friend

09/05/16 – 5:30 A.M.

Dogs will be out and about at the Riverbend Park on September 10-11. The Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock county will hold it’s annual Dog-A-Pawlooza Dog Walk on September 10th. Executive Director Paula Krugh says it’s an event for everyone.

Registration for the dog walk is at 8:30 am and the walk starts at 9 am. It only costs $20 for a family and one dog. It is an extra $5 per dog. Day of event registration is $25.

LaRiche Subaru will be there for the Stuff the Subaru event. Krugh says they need all sorts of things.

The Ultimate Air Dogs are coming to help celebrate Dog-A-Pawlooza as well. According to Krugh, it’s big to have them in Findlay.

The dogs will jump into a large tank of water from a dock. There will also be diving and retrieval contests. Dogs from the area can join in for just $5.

A new golf cart will be given away at the event as well.

The money earned at the event will help pay for operation costs of the Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County.

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Weekend Events At The Hancock County Fair

09/02/16 – 5:08 P.M.

There are plenty of events happening this weekend at the Hancock County Fair. HCAS Ninja Warrior youth qualifying will be 6-8 pm with adult qualifying from 8-10 pm on Saturday.  Also on Saturday is the junior fair beef obstacle course in the north show arena at 6 pm. The Broken Horse Rodeo will be in the south grandstand at 7 pm.

On Sunday there will be tractor pulls at noon in the south grandstand. The modified tractor and truck pulls will be in the same location at 6 pm. The finals for the HCAS Ninja Warrior youth division will be at 6 pm. The adult division will follow at 8 pm.

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Triple T Ranch Is Offering Horseback Guided Trail Rides

09/02/16 – 4:52 P.M.

Triple T Ranch is offering guided trail rides on Saturday mornings in September and October. You can go see the color change of the leaves on horseback. The rides will start at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday starting tomorrow and lasting until October 29th. You can register for the rides at the Hancock Park District office located at 1424 East Main Cross street. It’s only $30 but there is a 200 lbs weight limit.

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Service Project At The Oakwoods Nature Preserve

09/02/16 – 4:41 P.M.

There is a service project available tomorrow from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The Oakwoods Nature Preserve is overrun with non-native, invasive plant species. You are welcome to join in their efforts to restore the native habitat to the park. They say you should bring work gloves and dress for the weather. Tools will be provided at the event. For more information, you can call 419-425-7275.

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