Review Category : Local News

One Injured In Trenton Avenue Crash

1/14/16 – 5:26 A.M.

One person was hurt in a crash at Trenton and Morey avenues in Findlay Wednesday morning. The incident happened just before 11 a.m.

21-year-old Raiden Satterlee of Findlay was driving east on Trenton when he ran a red light at the intersection and swerved to avoid another car, hitting a utility pole. A passenger in the car, 18-year-old Joseph Bean, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Satterlee was cited for disobeying a traffic control device and for driving with a suspended license.

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Ottawa Talks About Possible Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

1/14/16 – 5:18 A.M.

Ottawa officials are considering their options when it comes to upgrading the village’s water treatment plant. The Putnam County Sentinel reports village council talked at length about the issue during a recent meeting. USG representative Daryl Bowling told council the EPA is focused on algal blooms. He added that a recent review showed the water treatment plant wouldn’t meet proposed requirements to prevent elements that form the blooms from getting into the water.

The proposed upgrades could cost between $6 and $7 million. The Ohio EPA is offering zero interest funding on loans for projects that reduce algal blooms. There is a March deadline for the applications. Council voted to move forward with information gathering on the subject. The move doesn’t commit the village to any upgrades.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Carey Man Seriously Injured In Wednesday Crash

1/14/16 – 4:51 A.M.

A one-car crash seriously injured a Carey man east of Findlay Wednesday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 568 and Big Lick Township Road 253.

The man, who has not been publicly identified, was driving east on Route 568 when his car went off the road and hit a tree. The driver was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo by medical helicopter. Another driver in a yellow Camaro may have seen the crash happen. Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the person to come forward and give a statement.

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Workforce Programs To Drive Findlay-Hancock Alliance In 2016

1/13/2016 – 7:06 pm

In looking ahead to 2016, Hancock Alliance Economic Development Director Tony Iriti says that Workforce Development will play a major role in the coming year. Driven through it’s Raising The Bar program.

Audio: Tony Iriti

Iriti says that the collective impact initiatives have been instrumental to economic development in that they have brought together like-minded individuals and organizations to help combine efforts to build and improve conditions in Findlay and Hancock County.

One of the ways that the city has been working, over the last several years, to build and improve is the downtown area along Main Street through Findlay. Iriti says that plans in 2016 call for a focus on landscaping and safety measures that can help bring out the downtown experience in Findlay.

Audio: Tony Iriti

Iriti mentioned that the growing businesses, specifically with Marathon’s Corporate Headquarters as a primary driving force behind the downtown revitalization plans. The City of Findlay will be applying for a grant from ODOT in 2016 to help fund the downtown plans.

But landscaping is only part of the issue. Iriti said that with a growing workforce comes the need for housing. Downtown Findlay is seeing a growing workforce, as is the rest of the community, and given that, a goal of the Alliance is to work with building owners to revitalize their buildings in the community.

Audio: Tony Iriti

Iriti mentioned that the demographics of Findlay’s workforce, and by extension the workforce of Hancock County is changing and with younger workers comes the need for affordable housing, parking, and community improvements.

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Fire Damages Mobile Home In Allen Township

1/13/2016 – 3:25 pm

A mobile home was damaged in a fire in Allen Township early this morning. The Allen Township Fire Department was called to the fire on Hancock County Road 220 shortly before 1am Wednesday. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze a half hour after they arrived. The fire department reports there was around $1,000 in damage.

The homeowner, Christina Beall was home at the time of the fire but was not injured. According to Chief Gary Hickman, the fire appeared to be electrical in nature.

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Black Heritage Library To Host 34th Annual Unity Walk Friday

1/13/2016 – 1:57 pm

The Black Heritage Library in Findlay will be hosting the 34th annual Unity Walk in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week. Director Marc Washington said that the walk will begin at 6pm on Friday at The Church of the Living God on North Main Street in Findlay.

Audio: Marc Washington

State Rep Robert Sprague will speak at the program as well. The Unity Walk is sponsored by the Black Heritage Library and Washington noted that in addition to the libraries large collection of books, they have artifacts from around the world dealing with black history as well as a featured exhibit on Black Aviation in the United States.

Audio: Marc Washington

If anyone would like more information about the Black Heritage Library or would like to visit the center, they can stop by at 817 Harmon Street in Findlay or call the library at 419-423-4954. More can be found online as well at Black Heritage Center.org

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Findlay Man Injured In North Blanchard Street Crash

1/13/16 – 5:26 A.M.

A Findlay man suffered minor injuries when his pickup truck hit a utility pole on North Blanchard Street Tuesday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the crash happened in the 600 block of North Blanchard Street around 2 p.m.

27-year-old Joshua Groves was driving south around a curve in the road and over railroad tracks when he lost control. The pickup spun and the driver’s side door hit the pole.

Groves was cited for failure to maintain control.

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Two Injured In Crash On County Road 140

1/13/16 – 5:17 A.M.

A two-car crash injured two people west of Findlay Tuesday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the crash happened around 3:20 p.m. on Hancock County Road 140 near the Glenmar Parkway intersection.

26-year-old Justin Girdler of Findlay was driving his SUV north when he hit the back of a minivan driven by Charles Brown of Perryville. Brown had slowed down for traffic in the area. Both he and a passenger in Girdler’s vehicle were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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