Review Category : Local News

Flood Warning Issued for Auglaize River in Putnam and Allen Counties

07/09/15     4:12 p.m.

Recent heavy rainfall has caused minor flooding along area rivers.

The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued a flood warning for the Auglaize River in Putnam and Allen Counties until Saturday evening. Minor flooding is forecasted with flood stage is 13 feet. The crest is expected above 14 feet early Friday.

The Auglaize will fall below flood stage around 10 p.m. Friday.

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Real Estate Taxes Due Friday

07/09/15     2:54 p.m.

For those who own property in Hancock County Friday, July 10 is the last day to pay real estate taxes.

Payments for the last half of 2014 can be made at the Hancock County Treasurer’s Office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Those paying by check can drop their payment off in the drop box at the courthouse. Anyone mailing a payment should note that the envelope must be postmarked by July 10 as well.

For more information or questions, call the treasurer’s office at 419-424-7213.

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Video: Marathon Gas Station Site To Be Redeveloped

7/9/15 – 1:26 P.M.

The Campbell Oil Company recently bought the former Imperial Marathon gas station on West Main Cross Street. The company, which operates the BellStores convenience store brand, outlined their future plans to the Findlay City Planning Commission Thursday…

Audio: Bob Engel

Bob Engel is the Vice President of Operations for Campbell Oil. He says the former Gas America location next door will be converted to a parking lot and car wash for the renovated facility.

Engel says with any luck, the project could be done by the end of the year…

Audio: Bob Engel

The project isn’t a done deal yet. The commission had questions about how many access points the store would have from West Main Cross. Part of the new store is located in the 100-year flood plane, which means additional permiting from FEMA would be required.

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U.S. DOT Funding Design Phase of New Findlay Airport Runway Project

07/09/15     1:05 p.m.

The Findlay Airport will be getting a helping hand from the federal government to improve its facilities.

Today U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced the U.S. Department of Transportation will be giving the airport more than $151,000 for the design phase of runway repairs to Runway 18/36.

Brown said the government’s investment for the improvements will enhance safety and help maintain travel for local residents and businesses.

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New Video Series Advertising Hancock County Debuts

07/09/15     12:40 p.m.

A new video series more than a year in the making is hoping to attract people and business to Hancock County.

There are six videos in the series, focusing on economic development, events, education, quality of life and real estate and relocation. The videos were produced by eLocalLink, who creates free videos for municipalities nationwide.

Click play below to watch all six videos.

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McComb Warning Sirens Malfunction Thursday Morning

7/9/15 – 5:28 A.M.

McComb residents had a bit of a rude awakening early this morning. The village’s emergency warning sirens began sounding before 5 a.m. The McComb Police Department reports there was no emergency. A malfunction triggered the sirens.

Village officials are working to see what caused the issue.

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Seneca County Opportunity Center Levy Will Be On November Ballot

7/9/15 – 5:24 A.M.

The Seneca County Commissioners have approved putting a levy for the Seneca County Opportunity Center on the ballot this fall.  The Courier reports the center is asking voters to approve a $2.5-mill continuing levy.  The tax would raise around $2.75 million a year for the organization.

If approved it would cost the owner of a $100,000 house around $87.50 per year.

MORE: The Courier

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Investigation Into Fostoria Arsons Continues

7/9/15 – 5:12 A.M.

The investigation continues into suspicious fires in the Fostoria area. The Review-Times reports investigators have people of interest in the case. Police Chief Keith Loreno says officers are looking for people who might be connected to the Monday morning incidents.

The first fire was reported at 265 East Crocker Street around 6 a.m. A car in the warehouse at that location was stolen, wrecked, and then set on fire at the intersection of Township Road 35 and Township Road 63 north of Fostoria.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the police at (419)435-8573 or the fire marshal’s office at (800)589-2728.

MORE: Review-Times

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June Was Wet In Findlay, But Not Historically Wet

7/9/15 – 5:04 A.M.

June was certainly a wet month, but it fell well short of setting any records in Findlay. The city’s Water Pollution Control Center measured a little more than 7.8 inches of rain last month. The wettest June on record in Findlay was in 1981 when more than 10.2 inches of rain fell.

Last month was the sixth-highest amount of rain for a June in Findlay.

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