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Hancock County Commissioners Reduce Tap-In Fee For Distribution Drive Homes

8/12/14 – 11:09 A.M.

Some Hancock County residents will pay less to tap into a new sewer line. The Hancock County Commissioners agreed today to charge residences in the Distribution Drive area $1,000 to connect to the new line. Previously the amount was set at $5,500.

Commissioner Phil Riegle explained the change…

Audio: Phil Riegle

A TIF, or Tax Incriment Financing means that the development pays for infrastructure improvements. Reigle says that because the county didn’t have to get a bond to pay for the work, the commissioners felt the break on the connection fee was fair…

Audio: Phil Riegle

The expansion of Distribution Drive was mostly paid for by Tax Increment Finance funds.

Riegle said the break only applied to five properties.

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Water Main Break Closes Olive St. in Findlay

7/29/14  7:42 a.m.

A water main break has closed Olive St. in Findlay in front of Advanced Drainage Systems.

Findlay Water Distribution Center Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Betts said crews have been working on the break since approximately 6 a.m. and are hoping to have it repaired within a few hours.

There is no word yet on what caused the break.

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Hookah Smoking on Rise in Teens, Not Recommended

7/25/14   12:20 p.m.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said the 33 percent decline in teens smoking cigarettes is offset by the 123 percent rise in use of other tobacco products, one of those being hookahs.

Craig Niese, environmental health director for the City of Findlay, said despite not containing nicotine, hookahs are not recommended.

Audio: Craig Niese

Niese said because hookahs are tobacco products they fall under the state-wide indoor smoking ban and are not allowed to be used in public places. The only exception to this is hookah or tobacco stores who can apply for exemption if they sell over a certain percentage of tobacco products.

Niese said there are a few exempt stores in Findlay but whether or not they smoke hookah there is their discretion.

 

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Charges Against Man Accused Of Attacking Infant Daughter Dismissed

7/15/14 – 6:49 A.M.

A Fostoria man accused of assaulting his infant daughter while she sat in a stroller will not face charges. The Review-Times reports the Seneca County grand jury ruled there wasn’t enough evidence to indict 51-year-old Michael Vain on a charge of child endangerment. Vain was arrested on June 3 after witnesses said they saw him shaking and kicking a stroller while his 3-month-old daughter sat in it.

Vain’s lawyer said they waived a preliminary hearing so they could quickly find out if investigators had enough evidence for an indictment.

MORE: Review-Times

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United Way Receives Grant From Toledo for Refrigerated Truck

7/14/14   10:47 a.m.

The United Way of Hancock County’s Halt Hunger Initiative received a big boost today.

The Toledo Community Foundation approved a grant from the Promedica Advisory fund for over 28 thousand dollars to help Hancock County’s United Way buy a 16-foot refrigerated truck.

The truck will be available to community organizations assisting in feeding the community’s hungry.

United Way program/grants coordinator Heather Heilman said the need for the truck comes from experience. Heilman said there have been opportunities where food is available but the United Way hasn’t been able to transport it in a timely manner.

The truck will cost over 62-thousand dollars with the remainder coming from a grant from the Marathon Classic Golf Tournament and Halt Hunger Initiative funds.

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Fire Damages Findlay Home Sunday

7/7/14 – 5:02 A.M.

A Findlay home was damaged by a Sunday morning fire. Firefighters were called to 630 W. Sandusky Street a little after 5:30 a.m. The fire started in the back of the home and spread to the basement and two floors of the home.

No one was home when the fire started. No damage estimate was available.


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Three Teenagers Arrested in Connection To Fostoria Murder

Garrett Brown

5/23/14 – 5:02 A.M.
Updated – 7:31 A.M.

Three teenagers have been charged in connection to the death of a Fostoria woman. 17-year-old Garrett Brown, 18-year-old Tyson Ogg, and 19-year-old Dallas Salaz were all arrested Thursday afternoon. The teens are the primary suspects in the shooting death of 20-year-old Janelle Mauricio Wednesday night.

Mauricio was shot during a break-in at her home on East Culbertson Street. Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno says the suspects knew Mauricio. They also knew 19-year-old Caleb Barto, who was also assaulted in the attack.

Loreno says Brown and Ogg are facing charges of aggravated murder, aggravated burglary and felonious assault. Salaz has been charged with complicity to commit aggravated murder, aggravated burglary and felonious assault. Brown will appear in the Seneca Juvenile Court. The other two suspects will be arraigned in the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court before being transferred to Seneca County Common Pleas Court.

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More Findlay Roads Added On Google Streetview

We hope you had your yard maintained last fall. Google Streetview updated its maps of Findlay last September. The mapping service took pictures along a much bigger area of Findlay streets. It appears to be the first update to Findlay roads since 2009.

Streetview gives a first person view of roadways. Previously it had only catalogued the Findlay roads that saw heavier traffic. Nearly every neighborhood in and around Findlay is on display now.


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