Review Category : Local News

Findlay Halloween Parade Will Have New Route Through Findlay

10/02/14     1:58 p.m.

The date has been set and this year’s Halloween Parade will have a new route. The parade will take place in downtown Findlay on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.

The parade will start on E. Main Cross at East St., turning south onto Main St. and ending at Lincoln St. Staging for the parade will take place in various parking lots near Findlay Inn and Conference Center on E. Main Cross.

There will be seven awards for groups participating in this year’s parade. If your group, school or business is interested in participating, registration is open at hancockleadership.org/parade through Oct. 24 with discounted early bird registration until the 14th.

There are 20 available preferred placement groups. These groups will be placed in the first section of the parade, immediately following dignitaries and color guard.

Early Bird Registration Fees (through Oct. 14):
Business/For Profit – Float or Vehicle $85
Business/For Profit – Walkers ONLY (no floats or vehicles with this entry) $60
Non-Business/Non-Profit – Float or Vehicle  $15
Non-Business/Non-Profit – Walkers ONLY (no floats or vehicles with this entry) $15
Preferred Placement (20 Entries Only) $250

Registration after Oct. 14 will add $10 to each fee.

Staging Map

This year's Halloween Parade will still travel through downtown Findlay, but in a different direction. The parade will head south from East Main Cross and end at Lincoln St.

This year’s Halloween Parade will still travel through downtown Findlay, but in a different direction. The parade will head south from East Main Cross and end at Lincoln St.

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Number of Car Accidents Involving Deer in Ohio Down

10/02/14     11:04 a.m.

For most drivers, the biggest concern while driving in the fall and winter is poor weather, but the State Highway Patrol says between October and January deer are a big threat.

Last year there was over 20,000 accidents involving deer, with 968 injuries and eight fatalities. In Hancock County, there were 345 accidents. The number of collisions in Ohio is down almost 4 percent, but the Patrol says it’s important to stay aware. In Hancock County, the amount of crashes decreased by 8.5 percent.

The Patrol reports most crashes involving deer occur at dusk and dawn and peak in November. Drivers are urged to drive with extreme caution, especially in areas with deer crossing signs. If a collision with a deer seems probable, they suggest hitting the deer instead of swerving while braking firmly and staying in your lane.

2011-2013 Ohio Deer Vehicle Collisions by County

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Speed Limit Reduction Approved For Marion Township Road 212

10/2/14 – 11:23 A.M.

The speed limit on a short stretch of a road in Marion Township will be reduced soon. The Hancock County Commissioners approved lowering the limit to 45 mph on Township Road 212, between County Road 236 and State Route 12. The road sits on the northeast side of Findlay.

The Marion Township Trustees had asked for the limit to be reduced. The stretch of road includes a 90-degree turn and railroad tracks.

The state has to sign off on the reduction before the change takes place.

 

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Hancock County Budget Looks Good Through September

10/2/14 – 11:10 A.M.

Hancock County budget numbers are in through September and the county commissioners like what they see…

Audio: Mark Gazarek

Commissioner Mark Gazarek says even though numbers are trending up for the year, the county will still be conservative in putting together the budget for 2015…

Audio: Mark Gazarek

Through September, the county has only spent about 75 percent of the budget for 2014.

Budgeting for 2015 starts this month.

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“Drive-Thru” Flu Shot Clinic In Putnam County Today

10/2/14 – 6:46 A.M.

Putnam County residents who have a hard time getting around will have a chance to get their flu shots today. The Putnam County Health Department is holding a “drive-thru” flu clinic from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event at the health department will allow people to stay in their cars while they get their flu shots.

For more information, you can call (419)523-5608.

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Fostoria United Way Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign

10/2/14 – 6:40 A.M.

The United Way of Fostoria kicked off its fundraising campaign yesterday. The Review-Times reports the organization has set a goal of $179,000. That’s $10,000 less than last year’s goal.

In 2013, the organization raised a little more than $181,000.

The first reporting rally will be at noon on October 23 in the Geary Family YMCA Annex.

MORE: Review-Times

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Kids In Crisis: Seeing The Plan In Action

10/2/14 – 5:30 A.M.

This week we are taking a look at the effect the Strong Families grant will have on kids in crisis in the area. But the program will also affect local schools.

Findlay City Schools assistant superintendent Craig Kupferberg said this grant will get families, students and staff of the schools the help they need.

Audio: Craig Kupferberg

Kupferberg said students can be affected in small ways and will just act up or withdraw. But other times, the stress affects them to the point where they may threaten or attempt suicide. He said the new program gives staff the support and resources they need so the staff can focus on helping the students.

Tomorrow we will wrap up the kids in crisis series by figuring out when a child needs professional help or maybe just a break.

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Findlay Man Injured In Three-Car Crash

10/2/14 – 5:22 A.M.

One person was injured in a three-car crash in Findlay Wednesday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the accident happened just before 4 p.m. in the 900 block of Lima Avenue.

68-year-old Gary Meeks of Eglon, West Virginia was driving east when he stopped for a school bus. He was hit from behind by 36-year-old Matthew James of Findlay after James’ car was hit by a tractor-trailer driven by 30-year-old Luis Gonzalez.

James was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of injuries. Gonzalez was cited for failure to stop in the assured clear distance ahead.

 

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Speedway Completes Buyout Of Hess Stores

10/2/14 – 5:04 A.M.

It’s a done deal – Speedway has completed its buyout of Hess gas stations. Marathon Petroleum reports the Hess stores will be rebranded as Speedway stations over the next three years. Speedway is a subsidiary of Marathon.

Speedway will now have a footprint in 23 states. Hess stores are primarily located in the east and the south.

The deal cost Speedway more than $2.8 billion to complete.

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