Review Category : Local News

Filing Deadline for Independent Candidates Passes Without Additions

05/04/15     4:33 p.m.

The 4 p.m. deadline came and went Monday afternoon for any independent candidates wanting to run for office.

71-year-old Jeffery Simon is the only independent running for office. He filed April 14. He will take on incumbent republican Lydia Mihalik for her seat as mayor in November. Mihalik is unopposed by fellow republicans in tomorrow’s primary election.

Simon ran for mayor in 1999 but dropped out of the race that September.

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First National Bank Donating $1,000 to Ottawa-Glandorf for Anniversary

05/04/15     2:00 p.m.

First National Bank has been in its Ottawa office for a year. To celebrate the occasion, the bank is giving back to the community.

First National Bank will be presenting a $1,000 check to be split between the Ottawa-Glandorf Athletics Department and Arts Program Tuesday, May 5 at 11 a.m.

The presentation will also be an anniversary celebration, with cake, a cookout, giveaways and more. More details are available at the Ottawa branch at 855 N. Locust Street.

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Findlay’s Freudenberg-NOK Facility Expanding and Adding Jobs

05/04/15     12:40 p.m.

A Findlay manufacturer is expanding its facility and workforce to meet increasing customer needs.

A press release from the German company Freudenberg-NOK says they will expand their Findlay facility at 555 Marathon Blvd. with a 43,000 square-foot addition and 25 new jobs. The $8.6 million investment is expected to be completed by this winter. The site plans for the expansion were approved by the Findlay City Planning Commission in November.

Freudenberg manufactures about 185 million automotive seals per year and says the expansion will increase production about 25 percent.

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Monday Interview: Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Week

05/04/15     7:25 a.m.

This week more than 9,000 helmets will be handed out to children across Ohio for Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Week. Dr. Sarah Denny works at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus and works to raise awareness of the need for helmets with the Ohio chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics every year.

Audio: Sarah Denny


Additionally, most of the head injuries sustained in a bike accident can be prevented if a helmet is worn.

Audio: Sarah Denny

Denny said in addition to making sure children have helmets, the best thing adults can do to promote safety is make sure they were one as well to set a good example.

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Gas Prices Lower To Start The Week

5/4/15 – 5:31 A.M.

Gas prices are lower as we start a new work week. reports prices in Findlay are averaging $2.43 per gallon today. That’s down 11 cents from last Monday. Prices in Ottawa have also dropped from last week. Ottawa drivers report prices around $2.39 a gallon today.

The local prices are following the statewide trend. Across Ohio the average price is $2.44 a gallon, which is down 16 cents from last Monday.

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Jenera Woman Injured In Weekend Crash

5/4/15 – 5:23 A.M.

A Jenera woman was injured in a crash west of Findlay over the weekend. The State Highway Patrol says the accident happened on Eagle Township Road 10 north of Hancock County Road 313 around 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

73-year-old Sandra Reel was driving south on Road 10 when she lost control and hit a utility pole. Reel was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. She was also cited for failure to control.

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Columbus Grove Council Talks About EMS Building Concerns

5/4/15 – 5:17 A.M.

Columbus Grove EMS workers are concerned about how the EMS building in the village is being used. The Putnam County Sentinel reports there are worries about the village storing items in the building, and unsecured access to EMS equipment.

The building in question is rented by Columbus Grove for both purposes. Council members agreed to see if a partition could be installed to separate EMS from storage.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Road Work Continues In Findlay

5/4/15 – 5:10 A.M.

There will be plenty of orange barrels around Findlay this week. The city’s engineering department says Lima Avenue will be closed between Western Avenue and South Main Street today through Wednesday. Asphalt trench repair will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. A detour will be posted and you’re advised to avoid the area if you can.

The resurfacing of Vincent Street and Brenda Court will continue today. The roads will be closed to through traffic from the blocks of Bernard Avenue to Parkside Place from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Short delays are expected in the area.

Curb replacement will also continue on Tiffin Avenue.

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Road Work In Hancock County This Week

5/4/14 – 4:58 A.M.

There are some spots you’ll want to avoid while driving around Hancock County this week. ODOT says U.S. 68 in Arlington will be restricted to one lane for pavement repair. State Route 37 south of Mount Blanchard to the Hardin County line will also be one lane for repair work.

Overnight lane restrictions are possible on I-75 from Hancock County Road 99 all the way to Perrysburg for the interstate widening project.

The pavement repair on State Route 12 east of Arcadia has been completed.

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Findlay Man Injured In Dirt Bike Crash

5/4/15 – 4:47 A.M.

A Findlay man was injured in a dirt bike crash Sunday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened in a field near Allen Township roads 99 and 230 around 7:40 p.m. last night.

30-year-old Dennis Craft Jr. was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

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