Review Category : Local News

City Mission Expansion Continues To Address Needs Of Community

5/18/2016 – 4:45 pm

The expansion at City Mission in Findlay continues to help the mission provide services to those in need in Findlay and Hancock County. Executive Director Phil Arnold said for example that before, with limited dining room space, the mission could only provide food service 30-60 people at a given time. With increased need, the expanded facility will make meals more inviting for people.

Audio: Phil Arnold

Additionally, the mission has built upon existing facilities and has renovated others in order to offer the same types of programming and services to men, women and extended families as need be. Arnold says that the expanded facilities will allow the mission to operate and not turn away people in need.

Audio: Phil Arnold

Arnold says that now more people are utilizing the food services that the City Mission offers due to the rising food insecurity issues. If you’d like more information about the City Mission or would like to support their efforts, you can visit them online at Findlay Mission.org

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Iowa Woman Injured In Tuesday Crash On I-75

5/18/2016 – 1:11 pm

An Iowa woman was injured in a crash on I-75 near County Road 99 Tuesday morning. 25-year-old Sarah Korneisel of Cedar Rapids Iowa was stopped on the side of the southbound lane with car trouble when her vehicle was struck by a semitrailer driven by 58-year-old Anthony Greer of Ronda North Carolina. The Ohio State Patrol reports that Greer told troopers he didn’t see the car stopped on the side of the road.

Korneisel was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the accident remains under investigation. No citations have been issued.

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Putnam County Roads Closed Due To Upgrade Work

5/18/2016 – 11:25 am

Several roads will be closed over the next month in Putnam County for road construction and upgrades. The Putnam County Engineer states that the affected roads will be the west side of State Route 65 and should last for two to three weeks. Following that, Road M will be closed between State Route 65 and Old State Route 65 to begin the east approach.

At the same time, Putnam County is also working with the D, T, & I Railroad to improve their rail crossing and the county will be asphalt paving. Work is scheduled to be completed by the middle to the end of June, weather permitting. They ask drivers to avoid the areas if at all possible and expect delays when traveling through the work zone.

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Wood County Authorities Looking For Missing Man

5/18/2016 – 11:13 am

Wood County authorities are asking for help from the public in locating a missing man. The Wood County Sheriff reports that 35-year-old Joseph Stormbringer was last seen on May 13th at the Auto Zone store in Bowling Green. He told his family he was going fishing at several spots around Bowling Green.

Stormbringer does not have a vehicle and typically rides a motorized beach cruiser bicycle and generally wears camouflage clothing. He has a tattoo on the right side of his neck. There is no foul play expected at this time, however, anyone who might have information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Wood County Sheriff’s Office at 419-354-9001.

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Kenton’s Police Chief Injured In High Speed Chase

5/18/16 – 8:46 A.M.

Kenton’s police chief was injured in a high-speed chase Tuesday. The State Highway Patrol reports 28-year-old Nicholas Meeker of Lima led authorities on a two-county chase, eventually colliding with a cruiser driven by Kenton Police Chief Dennis Musser. Both Meeker and Musser suffered minor injuries in the crash.

The chase started on State Route 309 in Allen County around 1:15 p.m. A state trooper tried to pull over Meeker for speeding, but Meeker began driving faster and more erratic. Hardin County Sheriff’s deputies tried to use stop sticks to slow Meeker down, but they didn’t work. Meeker then tried to pass a semi and ended up hitting the front end of Musser’s patrol car.

Meeker now faces OVI, reckless operation, and failure to comply charges among others.

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Road Work Causing Slowdown On I-75 Southbound Near Van Buren

5/18/16 – 7:32 A.M.
Update – 8:11 A.M.

Another issue is causing a backup on I-75 southbound this morning. Waze users report the slowdown begins south of Van Buren and stretches back to just north of the village. ODOT reports roadwork in the area is causing the slowdown. Your best bet to get around the issue is to exit the interstate at State Route 613, head west to County Road 140 go south to Hancock County Road 99 and get back on 75 from there. That will save you around 10 minutes on your drive.

An early morning crash caused a slowdown in the same area of the interstate today.

5-18 75 Crash 2

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Clean-Up Day Set For Saturday In Fostoria

5/18/16 – 7:38 A.M.

“Clean-Up Day” is set for this Saturday in Fostoria. The project aims pick up trash in heavy traffic areas of the city. Mayor Eric Keckler says “We try to pick on areas that are pretty well traveled because it’s all about that image of cleanliness and friendliness.” However, anyone taking part will be free to roam wherever they would like to clean.

If you want to take part in the beautification project you should meet in front of the city building at 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information call (419)435-8282.

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Carey Gets Grant To Help Develop Commerce Park

5/18/16 – 6:51 A.M.

More steps are being taken to develop a commerce park in Carey. The Courier reports the village has been approved for a small government grant to install two sanitary sewer lift stations and a discharge sewer line for the Arrowhead Commerce Park. The grant is for $164,100. That will offset the total price tag of $274,000.

Upgrades are planned near the commerce park as well. A left turn lane has been proposed for State Route 103 and 199, which doubles as East Findlay Street in the Village. Elm Hill Road would also be widened and have a turn lane installed. The cost for that project is estimated to be $224,500. Carey officials are trying to get 50 percent of that funding from ODOT.

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Fostoria Hires Agency To Collect Back Taxes

5/18/16 – 6:41 A.M.

Fostoria is hiring an outside agency to collect back taxes owed to the city. The Courier reports the Regional Income Tax Agency will attempt to find people who haven’t paid or filed taxes in the past. Mayor Eric Keckler says finding some of the potentially missing money could help the city’s bottom line a little bit.

The RITA presented information to city council in March. A company representative said at the time it would cost Fostoria anywhere from $112,000 to $124,000 per year to contract with RITA.

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