Review Category : Local News

Four Injured In Crash South Of Findlay

1/18/16 – 6:47 A.M.

Four people were hurt in a one-car crash on State Route 15 south of Findlay over the weekend. The State Highway Patrol says the incident happened around 4:20 p.m. Saturday.

37-year-old Qiana Foxx of Cary, North Carolina, was driving west when her car went off the road, hit a guardrail, and then stopped in the median. Foxx and her three children were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Foxx was cited for failure to control.

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Local Gas Prices Continue To Fall

1/18/16 – 6:41 A.M.

Gas prices are continuing to fall. Findlay drivers are paying around $1.69 a gallon today, compared to $1.85 a gallon a week ago. According to Ohio gas prices.com, we were paying $1.91 a month ago.

Ottawa drivers are paying $1.64 a gallon today. That’s down 18 cents from last Monday.

Prices across Ohio are averaging around $1.68 a gallon today. There are some stations around the state selling for less than $1.30.

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Two Injured In Liberty Township Crash

1/18/16 – 5:24 A.M.

Two people were injured in a one-car crash in Hancock County Sunday afternoon. According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened around 12:15 p.m. on Hancock County Road 139, north of Liberty Township Road 95.

55-year-old Charles Eichar of North Baltimore was driving north on Road 139 when his car went off the road, hit a creek bank, and rolled over. Eichar and his passenger, Marie Eichar, had to be removed from the car by Liberty Township emergency responders. Both were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Eichar was cited for failure to control.

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One Injured In Main Street Crash

1/18/15 – 5:15 A.M.

A two-car crash on North Main Street injured a Findlay woman Sunday. The Findlay Police Department reports the collision happened at the intersection with East Melrose Avenue around noon.

76-year-old Clara Yoder was southbound on Main Street when she tried to turn left onto Melrose and hit another southbound car driven by 60-year-old Thomas Stiger of Fostoria. Yoder was taken to Blanchard Valley Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Stiger was not hurt.

Yoder was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

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Findlay Man Arrested Following Standoff

1/18/16 – 5:05 A.M.

A Findlay man was arrested following a standoff with police Friday night. The Findlay Police Department reports officers were called to 516 1/2 South West Street just before 7:30 p.m. Friday. Investigators say a dispute between a man and a woman in the home had been reported.

When officers knocked on the door, 39-year-old Scott Alesch allegedly said he had a gun and threatened to hurt a woman and three children inside. A crisis management team was called in, and Alesch left the home after a little more than an hour. He was initially treated for overdose symptoms, and was taken to the Hancock County Jail afterwards. The woman in the home refused treatment for minor injuries.

Alesch is facing domestic violence and endangering children charges.

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Fostoria Native Named To OSU Football Coaching Staff

1/15/2016 – 10:55 am

Fostoria native Greg Studrawa has been added to Ohio State’s football coaching staff Thursday by head coach Urban Meyer. Studrawa has been hired as the Offensive Lineman Coach. He has been the offensive line coach the past two seasons at Maryland and spent seven years on the staff of Les Miles at LSU when the team won a national championship and two SEC titles. He also has coached at Bowling Green State University and Wilmington College.

Studrawa will work with a mostly rookie offensive line as only two of the five starting linemen are returning next year.

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Owens Findlay Campus Hosting Local Art Exhibit

1/15/2016 – 10:31 am

The Owens Community College Findlay Campus is hosting an art exhibit that features scenes from Hancock County. The exhibit, called “Close to Home: Artist Depict Hancock County” will feature oils, pastels, acrylics, watercolors, graphite and colored pencil arts. Studio art, as well as art completed on site, are featured in the exhibit. Presented art will feature unique aspects of the landscapes in Hancock County.

The exhibit is featured in EC Room 176 on the Findlay campus, 3200 Bright Road. It is open Monday through Thursday from 8am till 6pm and Fridays from 8am till noon. The exhibit will run until Friday, April 1st. If you’d like more information, you can contact Tom Sink at the college at 567-661-3076.

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Two Findlay Establishments Named Best In The State

1/15/2016 – 10:21 pm

Two Findlay establishments have made headlines by being named to “Best of Ohio” lists for their businesses. Readers and website visitors of Ohio Magazine were polled to vote for over fifty of their favorites throughout the state and they named Jeffrey’s Antiques Gallery as “Best Antique Shop” and Dietsch Brothers Ice Cream was named “Best Ice Cream” in the state. Dietsch Brothers was also chosen as a favorite by the magazine’s editorial staff.

Ohio Magazine is a monthly magazine that provides a guide to festivals, events, arts and entertainment and promotes tourism in Ohio.

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Fire Destroys Putnam County Barn

1/15/16 – 9:21 A.M.

Firefighters from three fire departments battled flames at a barn in Putnam County Thursday morning. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the fire broke out near Kalida, at 16628 Road L around 10 a.m. Flames had overtaken the whole building by the time emergency responders arrived on scene.

No one was at home at the time of the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Probation For Man Who Caused Bomb Scare At Putnam County Factory

1/15/16 – 9:15 A.M.

The man who called a bomb threat into a Putnam County business has avoided jail time. The Lima News reports 24-year-old Thomas Hollingsworth was sentenced to five years of probation Thursday. Hollingsworth had already pleaded guilty to an inducing panic charge at an earlier hearing.

On June 24 of last year Hollingsworth called in a bomb threat to KMI in Kalida. He also told a 911 dispatcher there was a hostage situation at the facility. Investigators found the call came from a deactivated cell phone from inside the business.

Hollingsworth will also have to pay more than $9,000 in restitution.

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