Review Category : Local News

Activity At Former Findlay Home Depot

4/29/14 – 10:54 A.M.

We know it won’t be a Target, but let the speculation begin about what will go in at the former Findlay Home Depot store. Construction crews have blocked off the parking lot around the building on Tiffin Avenue. Findlay-Hancock County Alliance Economic Development Director Tony Iriti says the owner of the building is splitting it into a multi-tenant facility.

Who those potential tenants might be has not been made public.

The Findlay Home Depot closed in 2008.

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Two Arrested For Breaking Into Cars In Fostoria

Fostoria police arrested two people this morning for breaking into cars in the city. Authorities say anyone living south of Lytle Street who has property missing out of unlocked cars should contact the police department. A post on the department’s Facebook page says the suspects were found with several stolen items on them.

No other details have been released.

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Findlay PD Using Facebook To Help Catch People Wanted For Outstanding Warrants

4/29/14 – 7:46 A.M.

You asked, and the Findlay Police Department has responded. The department announced Monday they would post people they are searching for on their Facebook page. Those posted are wanted on outstanding warrants.

The first person to be featured is 28-year-old Anna Hile of Findlay. She’s wanted for domestic violence. She also has several bench warrants for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

If you have information on where Hile is, you can call (419)424-7150.

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NORAD Training Flights To Be Held Over The Region This Morning

4/29/14 – 7:15 A.M.

NORAD will be conducting training flights over our area this morning. A release from the agency says that means fighter jets will be practicing intercept techniques. You might see low flying jets flying near each other during the exercise.

The drills will take place between 10 a.m. and noon. The flights will be north of Marion, between Mansfield and Lima. The time of the exercise could be moved if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

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UF Working To Secure Funding For New Stadium

4/29/14 – 6:42 A.M.

The University of Findlay is still working to put together financing for its new on-campus stadium. Athletic Director Steven Rackley tells the Courier the school hopes to make an announcement on the subject soon. The goal is to have work on the lacrosse/football complex start in July.

The university is about a month behind where they wanted to be in fundraising efforts. Rackley says he thinks they’ll meet the goal in May or June.

The stadium is estimated to cost between $7 to $8 million. It will be located behind the Koehler Center.

MORE: The Courier

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Don’t Count On A Target In Findlay

4/29/14 – 5:31 A.M.

If you’re hoping for a Target store to locate in Findlay anytime soon, you might not want to hold your breath. Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development Director Tony Iriti says it probably won’t happen for a long time.

Speaking at the Rotary Club meeting Monday, Iriti said household income is an issue. As a smaller city, Findlay has fewer homes bringing in more than $50,000 a year. Being within 40 miles of the Target in Rossford isn’t helping anything either.

Iriti says Marathon’s expansion promises to help numbers in the future. But Target officials are more concerned with the amount of retail business historically done in Findlay.

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ODOT Preparing To Widen I-75

4/29/14 – 4:55 A.M.

I-75 between Findlay and Perrysburg is being widened. The Ohio Department of Transportation says they will spend 250-million-dollars to make the Interstate three lanes in each direction. Construction is expected to start next month and will last about two-years.

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Another Findlay Business Hit By Phone Scam

4/28/14 – 10:12 A.M.

Another Findlay business has come forward as the victim of a phone forwarding scam. J&J’s Automart contacted the Findlay Hancock County Chamber of Commerce about their issue after hearing about the scam on WFIN radio. According to the email to the chamber, a man scammed the business on April 11. He asked to use the phone so he could call his daughter to come look at a car on the lot.

What the man actually did was forward the business phone to a cell phone number. A Toledo check cashing business called the number on the 11th to make sure J&J’s had the funds to cover a check the man wrote at the business. That caused a check from J&J’s to the check cashing business to come back with a non-sufficient fund notice.

A report has been filed on the incident. A Findlay barbershop was also victimized by the crime.

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Findlay Earns “Tree City” Designation

4/28/14 – 7:36 A.M.

Findlay has been named a “Tree City” again. The designation from the Arbor Day Foundation means the city is committed to effective urban forest management. The city must meet four requirements to earn the award. There has to be a tree department and a tree care ordinance. The city must also have a forestry budget of two dollars per capita and observe Arbor Day with a proclamation.

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Tiffin Man Arrested Following Chase In Fostoria

4/28/14 – 7:18 A.M.

Fostoria police arrested a Tiffin man following a foot chase in the city last week. The Review-Times reports 34-year-old Nathan Haskell is accused of pushing a woman down at an apartment complex on State Route 18. Police were called, and chased Haskell down several streets before they caught up to him. Haskell then allegedly tried to shove an officer down in an attempt to escape again. He also provided false identification.

Haskell now faces a variety of charges including assault, possession of cocaine, and resisting arrest.

MORE: Review-Times

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