Review Category : Local News

Road Work Continues In Findlay This Week

10/12/15 – 4:55 A.M.

Road work will continue on several Findlay streets today. The most noticeable work will be on U.S. 224 through the city. Traffic will be restricted in areas from Trenton Avenue to County Road 212 once again this week. The repaving of Tiffin Avenue at Center Street is nearly complete. Work will also take place on Main Street between Center Street and Trenton Avenue over the next few days. The paving project should wrap up in the next two weeks.

Another area to watch out for is Fostoria Avenue. The eastbound lane will be closed at times to allow for the installation of new storm sewer lines.

Elsewhere road construction will be taking place on Sweetwater Road, Old Mill Drive, Madison Avenue, Woodworth Drive, Oakdale, and Sycamore Drive over the next five days.

You can get around the trouble spots caused by these projects by downloading the free Waze app on your smartphone and joining the WFIN driving team.

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Injury Crash Involving Car and Combine Near Fostoria

10/9/2015 – 3:16 pm

Firefighters responded to a crash involving a combine early this afternoon. The Courier reports that the crash happened before 2 pm on County Road 23 near the Lecomte Reservoir by Fostoria. According to reports, at least one injury occurred in the crash but that person said they would be seeking medical attention on their own.

Further details will be reported as they are made available.

More: The Courier

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Changes Coming To The PSAT Tests

10/9/2015 – 12:16 pm

There will be some changes this year to the PSAT tests which will help students better prepare for the SAT’s and college. Wendell Hall, Senior Director at College Board spoke on WFIN Radio and said that while traditionally the PSAT was thought of to be a practice exam, the changes will make the test more significant.

Audio: Wendell Hall

Hall says that many of the changes students can expect to see will reflect real world applications.

Audio: Wendell Hall

Additionally, the tests will be able to help students determine what classes they should be focusing on in high school, as well as provide them with scholarship opportunities.

Audio: Wendell Hall

High school students will be taking the PSAT’s this fall. If you would like more information about the tests, you can check out their website at College Board.org.

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Diamond Manufacturing In Bluffton To Expand

10/9/15 – 7:26 A.M.

A Bluffton company will undergo an expansion. The Lima News reports Diamond Manufacturing will build a 50,000 square-foot addition onto its current facility. The expansion could include 21 new jobs added over three years. The company currently employs 85 people.

Diamond Manufacturing is getting a 10-year, 60-percent tax abatement from the state. The deal is expected to save the company around $100,000 of the course of a decade.

MORE: Lima News

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Gas Service Restored In Risingsun

10/9/15 – 6:50 A.M.

Natural gas service was restored to Risingsun residents Thursday night. A damaged transmission line cut service to the village earlier in the afternoon. The Review-Times reports Columbia Gas representatives had to go to all 233 houses in the village to reconnect service following the outage.

The lone line that serves Risingsun was damaged about a mile west of the village. It’s not known what caused the damage.

MORE: Review-Times

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Rural Hancock County Home Burns Again

10/5/15 – 6:37 A.M.

A vacant house that was destroyed by a fire earlier this year, caught fire again early this morning. Delaware Township firefighters were called to 18362 Hancock County Road 8 just before 2 a.m. The fire was extinguished within an hour.

The previous fire happened in July and was considered suspicious. The house had been vacant for years.

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Columbus Grove Home Damaged By Fire

10/9/15 – 5:20 A.M.

A Columbus Grove home was damaged by a fire yesterday. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the Columbus Grove Fire Department was called to 504 South Main Street early Thursday afternoon.

The flames were contained to a carport and exterior wall of the home. No one was injured, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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No Water District In Putnam County Until At Least 2017

10/9/15 – 5:14 A.M.

If a regional water and sewer district is going to happen in Putnam County, it won’t happen for a while. The Courier reports efforts to start the district have been pushed back until 2017 at the earliest. Putnam County Commissioner John Love says more meetings are being held with villages and townships to talk about the plan.

The goal of the proposed district is to provide, “safe, reliable, cost-effective water and sewer service to areas of the county that want it.” If created, it would be a separate government entity. That’s been a sticking point, as many people opposed to the plan have voiced concern about another level of government.

Backers of the plan say it would create savings in water and sewer service and maintenance across the county.

MORE: The Courier

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Dorney Plaza Renovation Plans Reviewed

10/9/15 – 5:01 A.M.

Proposed renovations for Findlay’s Dorney Plaza have been scaled back. Several city and county officials went over changes in a plan to use the area as a gathering space during a Thursday meeting. The Courier reports new plans would put memorials south of the courthouse into a straight line, and adding more benches and landscaping.

There was also talk about what to do with the parking lot west of the courthouse. Those on hand at the meeting said walking through the parking lot is dangerous for pedestrians. There was discussion about limiting it to handicap parking. Expanded greenspace would separate cars from people walking in the area.

The parking spaces lost would be offset by new spaces gained by creating a lot at 222 Broadway.

MORE: The Courier

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Halloween Safety Service Available In Putnam County

10/8/2015 – 5:00 pm

Putnam County residents concerned about their children’s safety this Halloween can use a service which will help. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office announced that the service OffenderWatch will show the addresses of all 43 registered sex offenders in Putnam County. According to a release from Putnam County Sheriff Michael Chandler, they wanted to let the public know where these individuals lived so that they’d avoid their homes on Halloween.

The service provides a mapping and address feature provided through the sheriff’s website at www.sheriffoff.com which will be able to help parents map out their kids Trick or Treat routes. Information on the service can be found at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Website at www.sheriffoff.com or by calling the office at 419-523-3208.

 

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