Review Category : Local News

Gas Prices Up To Start The Week

11/2/15 – 5:10 A.M.

Gas prices have been volatile as of late. After starting last week at $2.05 a gallon in Findlay, prices jumped to $2.29 a gallon by midweek, fell under $2.10 a gallon over the weekend, and now have jumped to an average of $2.39 a gallon today.

Ohio gas prices.com reports Ottawa drivers are paying $2.29 for a gallon of regular today. That’s up 22 cents over the last seven days.

Local prices are following the statewide trend. The average for a gallon of regular in Ohio is $2.31 today, up 18 cents from last week.

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Dollar General Store Planned For Columbus Grove

11/2/15 – 4:53 A.M.

Columbus Grove could be getting a Dollar General store. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the village council gave first reading to an annexation agreement for six acres of land on the south edge of town during their most recent meeting. The project coordinator for the site said the location would be used for a Dollar General.

It’s the first time plans for the land have been mentioned in a public meeting. During a pre-annexation meeting in July council members were told the property owner did not have a plan for the site yet.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Lane Reductions Expected For Highway Projects This Week

11/2/15 – 4:47 A.M.

There will be a couple of trouble spots to watch out for on area highways this week. ODOT says the addition of rumble strips will continue on U.S. 68 between Findlay and Kenton. That will cause the highway to be reduced to one lane in spots.

Also, the section of I-75 south of Findlay that was reduced to one lane over summer will again be reduced to one lane in each direction this week. Crews will installing rumble strips along the interstate.

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Several Streets Affected By Construction This Week

11/2/2015 – 4:06 am

Road construction projects continue to be the norm in the City of Findlay this week. According to a release from the city engineering department, several streets will be closed this week.

• Clifton Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Main Street to Morey Avenue.

• Tiffin Avenue will be reduced to one lane eastbound from McManness Avenue to Woodworth Drive.

• Cory Street will be closed from West Main Cross to Front streets.

• Fostoria Avenue’s eastbound lane will be closed to allow work on a new storm sewer. The westbound lane will remain open.

• Elyria Street will be closed to through traffic from Lima to Bliss avenues.

• Blaine Street will be closed to through traffic from Lima to Bliss avenues.

• Sycamore Drive will be closed to through traffic from Woodworth Drive to Oakdale Drive for asphalt repair.

• Woodworth Drive will be closed to through traffic from Fostoria to Tiffin avenues for asphalt repair.

• Oakdale Drive will be closed to through traffic from Fostoria to Tiffin avenues for asphalt repair.

All work will take place during normal business hours. Motorists should avoid the areas, if possible, and expect delays when driving through the work zones.

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Teens Injured In Friday Night Accident

11/1/2015 – 9:01 pm

Two juveniles were injured in a two-car crash at Broad Avenue and College Street Saturday night. According to the Findlay police department, 39-year-old Alfred Treft of Findlay was driving southbound on Broad Avenue just before 10:30 pm when he ran a red light and struck another vehicle driven by 18-year-old John Demuth of Findlay as it was exiting the Findlay High School parking lot.

Neither driver was hurt however two passengers in Demuth’s vehicle, both juveniles, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for unspecified injuries. Their names were not released. Treft was cited for driving under suspension and for disobeying a traffic control device.

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Sylvania Teenager Injured In Crash

11/1/2015 – 9:00 pm

A Sylvania teenager was injured in a car crash on State Route 613 between McComb and Van Buren Saturday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports that 16-year-old Nicole George was driving eastbound on 613 shortly before 9:00 pm when she lost control of her vehicle and drove off the south side of the road striking a utility pole.

George was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for unspecified injuries. The accident remains under investigation.

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Christmas Tree Sought For Dorney Plaza

10/31/2015 – 4:10 am

Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik says the city is looking for a donation of a tree that will be displayed in Dorney Plaza during the Christmas season.

The tree should be at least 25 feet tall, cannot be near power lines, is preferably located in the front yard, and is away from any other trees or buildings. City workers will remove the tree with a crane and bucket truck, then haul it to Dorney Plaza on a flatbed trailer.

Anyone interested in donating a tree should contact Kathy Launder in the mayor’s office at 419-424-7137, or by email at klaunder@findlayohio.com.

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Two Injured In Friday Afternoon Crash

10/31/2015 – 4:00 am

Two people were injured in a crash at the intersection of Sixth and South Blanchard streets in Findlay Friday afternoon. According to Findlay Police, 62-year-old Karen E. Zimmerman of Kansas, Ohio was eastbound on Sixth street shortly after 4:00 pm Friday when she attempted to turn left on South Blanchard and turned in front of another vehicle driven by 31-year-old William Hollis of Findlay.

Zimmerman and a passenger in her car, 19-year-old Cinnamon Norris of Fostoria were both injured and taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital. Hollis was not injured. Zimmerman was cited for failure to yield from a left turn.

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Annual Youth Leadership Pumpkin Run Set For Saturday

10/30/2015 – 3:09 pm

The Annual Hancock Youth Leadership Pumpkin Run/Walk will be held this weekend. The event is a 5K race and is slated for Saturday at Riverside Park. If participants can catch the pumpkin runner they can be refunded their entry fee.

Hancock Youth Leadership gives students a behind the scenes look into the economy, industry and government in Hancock County as well as allows students to develop leadership skills. The fee to enter the race is $25.00 and registration will begin Saturday morning at 8am. The race will be at 9am.

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