Review Category : Local News

OSU Extension Educator Talks About Farmers’ Safety

10/12/16 – 5:28 P.M.

It’s almost time for farmers to start harvesting and there are precautions that they should take. OSU extension educator Ed Lentz said that farmers should be careful moving around equipment

Safety Hazards

Lentz said that farmers should have 3 points of contact whenever they are moving around their equipment. This means that they should have at least two feet and one hand or two hands and one foot on the equipment at al times.

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Medical Condition Causes Findlay Crash

10/12/16 – 8:49 A.M.

A medical condition caused a crash in Findlay Tuesday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports 59-year-old Thomas Rider was driving in the 500 block of Howard Street around 12:30 p.m. when he passed out. Rider’s car hit the back of a parked pickup truck.

Hanco Ambulance took Rider to Blanchard Valley Hospital for an evaluation.

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Toledo Woman Injured In Crash Near Findlay

10/12/16 – 7:35 A.M.

A two-car crash injured a Toledo woman near Findlay late Tuesday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the collision happened just before 6 p.m. on State Route 37 at the State Route 15 exit ramp. 56-year-old Marie Moeck of Toledo tried to drive from the offramp back on to Route 15 when she hit a pickup truck driven by 60-year-old Thomas Klein of Findlay.

Hanco Ambulance took Moeck to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Deputies cited her for failure to yield at a stop sign.

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Boil Water Advisory Remains In Place On Woodworth And Countryside Drives In Findlay

10/12/16 – 7:28 A.M.

Several homes on Woodworth and Countryside drives in Findlay are under a boil water advisory today. The city’s water distribution department says residences in the 1000 block of both streets are affected. We have a complete list of homes under the advisory on our website.

Residents in the affected area are reminded to boil their water for at least a minute before using it.

Repair work on a water main in the area led the city to issue the advisory.

Affected Homes:

Woodworth: 1031, 1036, 1037, 1042, 1043, and 1100
Countryside: 1101, 1104, 1108, 1112, 1116, 1117, 1120, 1125, 1125, 1128, 1131, 1132, 1135, 1136, 1140 and 1147

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Gunshots Heard Near Hancock County Sheriff Deputy During Traffic Stop

10/12/16 – 5:27 A.M.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of gunshots fired near a deputy while he made a traffic stop Monday night. The Courier reports Deputy Kris Otto stopped a car for speeding on County Road 313, near State Route 698 around 9:30 p.m. Otto reportedly heard three or four shots in his direction. Lt. Cris Bell says there were no other cars or people on the road at the time.

Capt. Roger Treece tells the newspaper they aren’t sure if Otto was being shot at. The incident remains under investigation. If you have any information, you’re urged to call (419)424-7097.

MORE: The Courier

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Stantec Looking At Ways To Improve Blanchard River Flow In Findlay

10/12/16 – 5:14 A.M.

The engineering firm investigating flood mitigation options in Hancock County is looking at more than just a diversion channel. The Courier reports a representative of Stantec gave the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District an update Tuesday. Adam Hoff says removing dams in the river and cutting retention “benches” into the river bank are options the company is considering. Those measures would not replace am Eagle Creek diversion channel though.

The retention benches would widen the river in parts of Findlay. There are five low-head dams in the river, including one in Riverside Park. Hoff says there would have to be a discussion with the city about removing that dam.

Hoff added Stantec is looking at other ways to improve river flow. He did say dredging the river would not fix the flooding problem. Hoff says a cross-section of the river shows the bottom is bedrock. He added that means the river does a “good job of cleaning itself every time it floods.”

MORE: The Courier

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Marathon Suing BP Over Texas City Refinery Issues

10/12/16 – 4:36 A.M.

BP is claiming in court that Findlay-based Marathon Petroleum had plenty of time to kick the tires before it purchased its Texas City refinery. Marathon is suing BP, alleging the 82-year-old refinery was in an unacceptable state of disrepair when purchased four years ago. Marathon claims that BP failed to perform critical maintenance and repair work before handing over control of the facility. The Texas City refinery has a long history of explosions and toxic leaks.

Via MetroNews

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Forum To Be Offered At University Of Findlay About Network Security

10/11/16 – 7:54 P.M.

The Information Assurance forum is coming up on October 26th and you could learn about cyber security. Centuracomm’s Jay Yeater says that hackers target susceptible employees.


Yeater says that criminals know our day to day work habits and try to exploit them.


This forum is designed to help address these issues for businesses. The forum will be held in the Winebrenner Seminary at the University of Findlay from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s open to the public but does cost $45 dollar for non-chamber members. It’s only $30 for those who are in the chamber.

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