Review Category : Local News

Mount Blanchard Will Be Flushing Fire Hydrants

09/06/16 – 6:49 P.M.

Mount Blanchard will be flushing fire hydrants tomorrow from 8:30 am to 2 pm. Village Administrator Ron Polen said people can expect a loss of pressure during that time. There may also be air in the water lines afterwards. He asks that you refrain from washing clothes during that time.

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September Is Safe Driving Awareness Month

09/06/16 – 5:07 P.M.

September is Safe Driving Awareness Month and the State Highway Patrol reminds you to be safe. Sargeant Gonzales of the Findlay post says they’ll be watching for signs of distracted driving.

Sargeant Gonzales

These kinds of violations include anything that is indicative that attention is somewhere away from the road.

Sargeant Gonzales says this year could be the year that sets a record low in the number of fatalities from car accidents.

Sargeant Gonzales

He added that last year there was a rise in fatalities but not enough to stop the record low period the state has been in.

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The United Way Of Hancock County Could Use Your Help

09/06/16 – 3:53 P.M.

It’s too late to take part in the United Way of Hancock County’s annual fundraiser kickoff campaign event. But Resource Development Director Michael Momany says there are other ways to help the organization.

Momany

The United Way prefers hand delivering packets to add a personal touch. Aside from volunteering you can also donate money or purchase Cedar Point tickets through United Way.

Momany says that United Way gets money for every ticket purchased from them for September 23-25th.

Momany

You can get discounted tickets by clicking the cedar point link at the United Way of Hancock County’s homepage

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Hardin County Fair Kicks Off Today

9/6/16 – 7:31 A.M.

The Hardin County Fair kicks off today in Kenton. The headline event for the fair will be a concert from country artist Chase Bryant Saturday night. Track seat tickets are available for $15, and the price is $10 for general admission seats.

Tonight’s grandstand entertainment will be the annual high school marching band show. The swing choir and Society Singers will have a show in the grandstands tomorrow. That will be followed by harness racing Thursday and Friday. The fair will close with a demolition derby Sunday evening.

Daily admission is $8 for people 9-years-old and older. Veterans are admitted free today and people 60-years-old and older can get in free Friday.

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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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