Review Category : Local News

Construction Continues On Area Highways This Week

9/19/16 – 5:01 A.M.

ODOT crews will be working on several Hancock County highways this week. State Route 12 will see lane restrictions in Arcadia for the installation of curbs, sidewalks, and handicap ramps. Crews will also reduce Route 12 through Fostoria to one lane in each direction while ODOT performs pavement joint repairs followed by pavement resurfacing.

Route 12 remains closed during business hours from Tiffin Avenue to Bright Road as a storm sewer line installation project continues. That closure is likely to remain in place until early November.

The repaving of I-75 south of Findlay continues this week. Ongoing construction has both sides of traffic restricted to one lane. ODOT crews will close the southbound exit ramp from State Route 235 to I-75 Tuesday for pavement repairs on the ramp.

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Hydrant Flushing Scheduled Monday

09/16/16 – 5:16 P.M.

Fire hydrants are scheduled to be flushed this Monday in Findlay. The Water Distribution Department says work will be done in the area of Blanchard River south to East Hobart and from S. Main Street east to County Road 180. You’ll also see work done from Blanchard River south to West Hobart and from South Main Street west to Corporation limit.

You can contact the Water Distribution office at 419-424-7192 if you have any questions.

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Walk To End Alzheimer’s Starts Tomorrow Morning

09/16/16 – 4:38 P.M.

The Northwestern Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association asks you to join in their largest event. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an event that seeks to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. The walk starts tomorrow at 9:30 am and lasts until 12:30 pm at the Koehler Center on Main Street. It is free to take part.

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Open Houses At Local Farms Start Next Weekend

09/16/16 – 4:24 P.M.

Homestead Fall Farm and Geckle Orchard are hosting open houses for three weekends starting with next weekend. The farms are located on Township Road 258 near Alvada.

Geckle Orchard is an apple farm that is open Monday-Friday from 9am – 6pm. During their open house, there will be wagon rides and a behind the scenes tour. Saturday hours will be 10 am- 5 pm with Sunday hours from 1 to 5 pm.

Homestead Fall Farm is a working farm featuring fall decorations. Their open house will sport a family friendly playground, yard games, and even a corn maze. Their hours are 10am-7pm on Saturday and noon – 6 pm on Sunday.

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Mobile Food Pantry Moved To Hancock County Fairgrounds Tomorrow

09/16/16 – 2:29 P.M.

The Chopin Hall Mobile Food Pantry changed locations due to rain that could come tomorrow. The new location is in a covered building near the front of the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Director Marty Price said that they have a lot of food to give away.

Marty Price

They will start handing out food tomorrow at 7 am and will continue until they run out.

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Road Work To Close Streets In Findlay Next Week

09/16/16 – 11:15 A.M.

You’ll be seeing plenty of road work in Findlay starting Monday of next week. The city’s engineering department said you’ll see closures on the following roads for asphalt paving. Avalon Terrace will be closed from Woodworth to the dead end. Greendale Avenue will be closed from Woodworth to the dead end, and Windsor Plaza will be closed from Bright Road to Old Mill Road.

The east and westbound lanes of Fostoria Avenue will also be closed from Tiffin Avenue to Plaza Street. This will be opened to traffic nightly.

You’re asked to avoid the areas.

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Recent Confession May Solve 15-Year-Old Lima Murder Case

9/16/16 -7:51 A.M.

After 15 years, a Lima cold case murder may have a resolution. The Lima News reports 35-year-old David Evans recently walked into the Lima Police Department and confessed to killing 69-year-old Cardell Beachum in 2001. Beachum was locking up his business on July 2 of that year when someone shot him.

It’s the second time this year area authorities have had someone confess to a crime that happened years ago. In July, 30-year-old Travis Soto confessed to Putnam County authorities he had murdered his 2-year-old son in 2006. Soto had served time for child endangerment in that case.

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Hancock County Commissioners Approve Gas Line Project For Mount Blanchard Generator

9/16/16 – 7:30 A.M.

Ongoing upgrades to the Mount Blanchard water treatment plant will see a generator installed at the facility. The Courier reports the Hancock County Commissioners voted in favor of the installation of a gas line to run to the generator during their Thursday meeting. The cost will be around $1,700.

The overall cost of the project is nearly $20,000. The money is coming from Community Development Block Grant funds.

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