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One Person Injured In Crash With Sheriff Deputy Cruiser

01/30/17 – 5:00 P.M.

The Lima Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash in Putnam County Saturday. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports that 18-year-old Tygan Nelson of Continental was heading westbound on State Route 15 around 7:45 p.m. She lost control and struck the driver’s side of 51-year-old Sheriff Deputy Randy Weller’s patrol vehicle.

Nelson was trapped in her car and had to be freed mechanically. She was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Deputy Weller did not suffer any injuries.

The crash shut State Route 15 down for about one and a half hours

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Findlay Young Professionals To Hold Annual Kick-Off at Alexandria’s Thursday

01/23/17 – 5:30 A.M.
This Thursday Findlay Young Professionals will be holding their annual kickoff event. Member Ashley Barger said that the event is open to everyone and helps you get to know the organization. She and fellow member Andy Boes said it is a great way to connect with the community.
 
Boes added that if a non-member decides that FYP is a good fit then they can register on the spot. They will have kiosks available with applications. Membership is $50 annually. Barger added that some people could get free memberships. She said that this is great for those people that have friends that are interested but are hesitant in joining. 
 
The event will start at 5:30 p.m. at Alexandria’s. There is no cost in taking part and the event will be fully catered.

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Part Of Hurd Avenue Closed In Findlay Until Tomorrow

01/19/17 – 11:44 A.M.

A part of Hurd Avenue will be closed in Findlay until Friday afternoon. The city’s engineering department said Hurd Avenue will be closed from Findlay to Washington Streets to through traffic.

You’re asked to avoid this roadblock if possible. Delays are to be expected in the area. If you have any questions you can call the engineering department at 419-424-7121.

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Appropriations Committee Prepares Appropriations Report Of 2017 For Findlay City Council

01/10/17 – 8:22 P.M.

Findlay City Appropriations Committee heard from all of the department heads about incoming projects on Tuesday. Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer said that there could be some big projects coming to Findlay.

Paul Schmelzer

He also mentioned some of the less glamorous projects such as improving roadways and neighborhoods. He also said that there will be several sewer related projects on the agenda this year.

The committee report will be put in front of city council next week. Schmelzer said that once council approves the report, appropriations can start.

Paul Schmelzer

He added that some of the vehicle requests will probably be added to the ordinance right away. It takes awhile for the vehicles to be built so it is best to get them funded as soon as possible.

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City Dry Cleaning Collecting Coats For The Needy

11/28/16 – 5:30 P.M.

City Dry Cleaning is holding it’s 29th Coat Drive this week and you can help. Paul Kramer from City Dry Cleaning says that there’s plenty of ways for you to drop off coats.

Paul Kramer

He added that they are in need of coats for children.

Paul Kramer

The coats will be distributed next weekend at Glenwood Schools. You can pick up a coat on the 10th from 9am -3 pm and on the 11th from 1-3 pm.

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Local Unemployment Rates Continue To Decline

11/23/16 – 5:12 A.M.

Unemployment rates remain low in the area. Numbers released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services show Hancock County’s jobless rate dropped to 3.4 percent in October. That’s down slightly from 3.6 percent in September.

Only Putnam County has a lower rate locally. The unemployment rate in Putnam County stands at 3.3 percent, down from 3.5 in September.

Rates for other counties: (September numbers in parenthesis.)

Allen, 4.7 percent (5 percent); Hardin, 4.7 (5); Henry, 4 (4.4); Putnam, 3.3 (3.5); Seneca, 4.3 (4.6); Wood, 4 (4.3); and Wyandot, 3.4 (3.6).

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Veterans Day Parade Happening This Sunday In Findlay

11/04/16 – 4:11 P.M.

The Veteran’s Day Parade is happening this Sunday in Findlay. Bill Johns from the Veterans Service Center says it will be going on through downtown.

Parade

Johns added that there are several events happening throughout the week to celebrate our veterans. He said the reason that the parade is on Sunday is so that they don’t back up traffic on a work night.

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Fire Prevention Bureau Says To Operate Heaters Safely As The Cold Weather Settles In

10/27/16 – 3:13 P.m.

It’s starting to get cold out and that means that heaters might start getting turned on. Kevin Shinise from the Fire Prevention Bureau said it’s a good idea to check your heater before turning it on.

Heater Safety

He added that external or plug-in heaters should have their own space.

Safe Space

He also advocated checking the batteries of fire and carbon monoxide detectors. Shinise said that every now and then the fire department is called to stop a fire caused by a heater.

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