Review Category : Local News

Oven Fire Forces Findlay Family Out of their Home

12/15/14     5:18 p.m.

A fire on George St. in Findlay Tuesday afternoon caused damage to the home, but no injuries.

According to the Findlay Fire Department, the fire at 316 George St. started around 12:45 p.m. and was contained to an oven. While the fire didn’t damage the home the smoke did. Two adults and one child were home at the time but were uninjured.

The fire department said the home belongs to Chad Hughes. The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

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Army Corps Adds FAQ and Forum Section to Website for Blanchard Flood Mitigation

12/15/14     2:13 p.m.

About a month after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced their tentative flood mitigation plan for the Blanchard River they are continuing community outreach, this time online. The corps has added frequently asked question and community forum sections to the Blanchard River Watershed Study page online, which can be found here.

There are nearly 40 questions already posted and visitors to the site have the option to ask their own. Any questions or comments submitted will go directly to the study team.

In an email to local media outlets, Lt. Col. Karl Jansen said his visit to the area last month gave him a better understanding of the study and its complexity, prompting the expansion of the website. He thanked the Farm Bureau for the invitation to see impacted areas and speak with the farming community as well.

Jansen said the study team is currently finalizing drafts of the feasibility study and environmental impact reports. Those reports will then be reviewed by the corps then released for a 45-day public review. After the release, more public informational meetings will take place in the community.

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Owens Community College Names New VP of Academic Affairs

12/15/14     12:58 p.m.

Owens Community College has a new vice president. Dr. Steve Robinson was named Vice President of Academic Affairs today. At Owens, he will be responsible for academic programming, teaching and learning, faculty and academic staff.

Robinson has been working in various faculty roles at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan, including professor and dean. He received his bachelor’s degree in English and literature, master’s in English and doctorate in critical students in the teaching of English all from Michigan State University.

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Columbus Grove Road Closed Starting Today

12/15/14 – 7:17 A.M.

A road on the west side of Columbus Grove will be closed for the foreseeable future. The Columbus Grove Police Department says West Sycamore Street will be closed between Road 11 and Deblanche Street. The closure is due to an ongoing sewer project in the village.

 

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Year In Review: Marathon Announces Major Expansion

12/15/14 – 5:30 A.M.

We begin our look back at 2014 in Findlay and Hancock County today, with a look at an announcement that promised to be a big economic driver for the community. On February 3, Marathon Petroleum announced a major expansion in downtown Findlay.

Audio: Gary Heminger

Marathon CEO Gary Heminger said many locations were scouted for a permanent home for MPLX, but ultimately the decision was made to keep it in Findlay. Heminger added he believed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was committed to solving the flooding problems in Findlay, making it desirable to stay here…

Audio: Gary Heminger

The new buildings announced by Marathon in February included a new office complex for MPLX, two new parking garages, and the potential for a new hotel in downtown.

Construction on the parking garage at the corner of Sandusky and East Street began in the spring. Completion of the entire project is expected to take up to three years.

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Car Seat Inspections Offered Before Holiday Travel Kicks Off

12/15/14 – 5:25 A.M.

Chances are you’re going to be traveling over the next couple of weeks for the holidays. If you’re traveling with children, the Findlay Health Department wants to make sure you’re keeping them safe. With that in mind, the Findlay Area Safe Kids Chapter will have a car seat inspection on December 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Fire Station 4 on County Road 236.

The event will allow you to make sure your car seats are installed properly. Certified child passenger technicians will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

If you have questions in advance you can call (419)424-7441.

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McComb Man Arrested On Drug Charges In BG

12/15/14 – 5:15 A.M.

A McComb man is facing drug charges after he was found overdosed on heroin in Bowling Green last week. The Bowling Green Police Department reports 29-year-old Matthew Chapman was found in a car on East Wooster Street on Thursday. Paramedics used Narcan to reverse the effects of the heroin and took Chapman to the hospital. He was later taken to jail.

Chapman is charged with two counts of possessing drug abuse instruments and a count of possession of a controlled substance.

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One Injured In Two-Car Crash Over The Weekend In Findlay

12/15/14 – 5:07 A.M.

One person was injured in a two-car crash in Findlay over the weekend. The State Highway Patrol reports the collision happened on Hancock County Road 99 at the I-75 off-ramp around 2:45 p.m. Saturday.

85-year-old Diane McDonald of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan was driving on Road 99 when she ran the stop light and hit a car driven by 36-year-old Thomas Nye of North Baltimore.

McDonald was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. She was also cited for failure to stop at a red light.

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Area Gas Prices Continue To Fall

12/15/14 – 4:58 A.M.

Gas Prices are continuing to tumble. Ohiogasprices.com reports the average price for a gallon of regular is $2.40 around the state. That’s down 10 cents from Friday. A month ago the state average was nearly 50 cents a gallon higher.

Local prices are following the same trend. The average price for a gallon of regular in Findlay was $2.39 early this morning. A month ago we were paying $2.86 a gallon. Gas prices in Ottawa were also averaging $2.39 this morning.

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BGSU Football Player Suspended

12/15/14 – 4:39 A.M.

Bowling Green State University will be missing a player this weekend at the Camellia Bowl. Officials say Jhalil Croley was suspended from the team following last week’s arrest at his off-campus apartment. Officers were there on a loud music complaint and when Croley opened the door, they smelled marijuana.

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