Review Category : Local News

City Warns Direct Energy Sales Associates Are Not Affiliated With Findlay

1/30/17 – 6:56 A.M.

Findlay officials say representatives of an energy aggregation company are impersonating city employees. A release from Mayor Lydia Mihalik says representatives from Direct Energy are going door-to-door and telling people they represent Findlay. The company has permission to sell in Findlay. They don’t have permission to represent themselves as acting on the city’s behalf.

First Energy is Findlay’s only provider of governmental electric aggregation. Volunteer Energy Services is the city’s governmental gas aggregation partner.

Mihalik says if you’re having an issue with the sales people, call the police at (419)424-7150.

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Four Injured In Findlay Crash Sunday Night

1/30/17 – 6:46 A.M.

A two-car crash injured four people in Findlay Sunday night. The Findlay Police Department reports the collision happened at the intersection of Trenton and Broad Avenues just before 6:30 p.m. 24-year-old Shawn Burkmier was driving east on Trenton when he tried to turn left onto Broad. He ended up hitting a car driven by 23-year-old Micah Tewers of Findlay.

Hanco Ambulance took Tewers, Burkmier, Burkmier’s 22-year-old wife Serina, and their 4-month-old child to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Police cited Burkmier for failing to yield while making a left turn.

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Federal Rules Affect Volunteer Numbers At 50 North

1/30/17 – 5:41 A.M.

While leadership at 50 North doesn’t agree with it, they are complying with federal regulations that drastically cut the number of volunteers they can use. The Courier reports 50 North reported revenue above $500,000 in 2015. That means the agency can’t use volunteers in what the government classifies as “commercial activity.” That includes the cafe, which formerly had 57 volunteers.

50 North Attorney Bill Beach tells the newspaper the government considers the cafe competition to area restaurants. Because of that, they aren’t allowed to have an unfair advantage with unpaid labor. Executive Director Carolyn Copus disputes the cafe is competing with area residents. She says the cafe isn’t about making money, but having a place for seniors to be social.

MORE: The Courier

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Fostoria Man Arrested After Lengthy High-Speed Chase

1/30/17 – 5:25 A.M.

A police chase that started in Findlay late Friday night ended near Tiffin early Saturday morning. The Findlay Police Department says an officer tried to pull over 36-year-old Sir Lawrence Payne of Fostoria just before midnight Friday at the intersections of Tiffin and Fostoria Avenues. Payne decided to speed away, leading officers on a chase that hit speeds of more than 100 miles per hour and lasted nearly 30 minutes.

Payne eventually crashed on County Road 15 near Township Road 148, northeast of Tiffin. He tried to run away but officers were able to catch him a short time later.

Payne suffered minor injuries in the crash.

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Weekend Armed Robberies Remain Under Investigation

1/30/17 – 5:07 A.M.

Findlay police officers are continuing to investigate two armed robberies from over the weekend. The first incident happened at 2453 Grace Boulevard Apartment B around 1:20 a.m. Saturday. A cab driver reported the second incident just before 4:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Larkins Street.

The victim in the apartment told officers two black men pulled the screen out of her bedroom window and held a handgun through it. The suspects demanded drugs and money. The victim was not hurt.

A Trinity Cab driver reports he picked up two black men and a white woman at the Town Place Suites on Tiffin Avenue. On their way to Larkins Street one of the men pulled a knife on the victim. The woman took money from the driver’s pocket. When they got to Larkins Street the suspects ran away.

Police say the suspects in the cab driver robbery were a light-skinned black man with a mustache and a dark-skinned black man. The driver only described the woman as skinny.

Police haven’t said if there are any connections between the robberies.

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AEP Reminds You That The Outages In Northern Findlay Are Planned

01/28/17 – 8 A.M.

We would like to remind you that if you live on the north side of Findlay you could lose your power today. American Electric Power says it has a planned outage set for today that started at 8 a.m. AEP crews will be working on a new substation on Hancock County Road 99.

Inside the city, the outage will stretch to Hancock County Road 216 to the north, Melrose Avenue to the south, I-75 to the west, and Jennifer Lane and France Street to the east. Addresses south of 2900 North Main street won’t have power for around 20 minutes. Homes and businesses north of there could be without electricity for between one and four hours.

The outage will affect traffic signals. You’re reminded to treat them as four way stops.

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Findlay Not Affiliated With Direct Energy

01/27/17 – 5:21 P.M.
The City of Findlay wants you to know that Direct Energy is not affiliated with the city. According to a release, Findlay issued peddler’s licenses to several representatives of Direct Energy. This does not allow them to act on the city’s behalf or to request to see your utility bills. First Energy remains the city’s only governmental electric aggregation utility and Volunteer Energy is the only gas aggregation utility.
 
Findlay will not be sending representatives to your door. They communicate through the US Mail. If you feel harassed by Direct Energy you can call the police department at 419-424-7150 or the Mayor’s Office at 419-424-7137
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Marathon Declares Dividend On Common Stock

01/27/17 – 5:04 P.M.

Marathon Petroleum corporation announced the dividend on common stock. The Courier reports that the board of directors declared a dividend of 36 cents per share. It will be payable March 10 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 16.

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Physicians Plus Urgent Care Changing Operating Hours Saturday

01/27/17 – 4:34 P.M.

Physicians Plus Urgent Care will change it’s hours of operations Saturday to avoid the planned power outage by AEP. The facility at the corner of North Main and Township Road 99 in Findlay will be open from noon to 6 p.m.

Physicians Plus Urgent Care provides health services to both children and adults. Their normal hours of operation are 9 a.m -5 p.m.

For more information call 419-423-3888

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